Michael Buffer Net Worth: $400 Million
American boxing announcer and entrepreneur, Michael Buffer has an estimated net worth of $400 million. He was born on 2nd November, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buffer is known as one of the greatest ring announcers in boxing and wrestling.
Michael tried his luck in many careers such as acting and modeling before finally becoming a ring announcer in 1982. He achieved fame after he came up with the catch phrase “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble”. This phrase has become his signature phrase and is used to kick start all boxing matches. Michael trademarked this phrase and it got him millions of fortune in the process.
A video game company paid Michael $100 million to just license the phrase in a video game called “Ready to Rumble”. Hence, Michael earned $400 million through just licensing and trademark. Depending on match, Michael earns $25,000 to $100,000 every time the five iconic and famous words are said by him. On some special occasions, Michael has been reported to be paid $1 million for these 5 words! Michael’s half brother is Bruce Buffer who is also UFC announcer.