Michael Buffer is a famous American master of ceremonies (MC), announcer, model, as well as an actor. To the public, Michael Buffer is perhaps best known for announcing boxing and wrestling matches. Known for his “Let’s get ready to rumble!” catchphrase, Michael Buffer has worked as a ring announcer during some of the most popular wrestling events, including matches that featured Hulk Hogan, and other famous wrestlers. Buffer also announced the fight between Matt Hardy and Evander Holyfield, which was a Saturday Night’s Main Event. Throughout his career as an announcer, Michael Buffer has taken part in the NBA finals, the World Series, and Stanley Cup finals.
Michael Buffer Net Worth $400 Million
A well-known ring announcer, as well as an actor, how rich is Michael Buffer? According to sources, Michael Buffer’s earnings from licensing his trademark quote amounted to $400 million in 2009, while in 2013, his salary per event reached as much as $25,000. In regards to his total wealth, Michael Buffer’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million, earned from sources including television, boxing events, as well as acting.
Michael Buffer was born in 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to becoming an announcer, Buffer had various jobs, among which was modeling. Buffer became a model when he was 32 years old, yet he quit his job in order to become an announcer. Michael Buffer started his career in 1982, and by 1983 he had already been featured in the majority of important boxing matches. As his popularity grew, Buffer was invited to join World Championship Wrestling, where he served as a ring announcer during popular pay-per-view events. Buffer also took part in the commercial presentation of the 2008 Royal Rumble event, and later appeared as an announcer during the Royal Rumble.
Aside from being a ring announcer, Michael Buffer rose to prominence as a talented actor. Buffer made his acting debut in 1988, when he portrayed a ring announcer in the movie called “Homeboy”. The following year he starred in a comedy-crime film directed by Eddie Murphy entitled “Harlem Nights”, where he co-starred alongside Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Danny Aiello among others. During most of his acting career, Michael Buffer has usually played either a ring announcer or sports commentator, as he made appearances in “Game Over”, Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky Balboa”, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” starring Adam Sandler, and “More than Famous” to name a few. More recently, Buffer played himself in Peter Segal’s sports comedy film called “Grudge Match”, where he appeared alongside Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, as well as made an appearance in a commercial for “Progressive Corporation”.
In addition to numerous film appearances, Buffer has been a guest on such television shows as “America’s Next Top Model” with Tyra Banks, “The Howard Stern Show”, “In Living Color” and “Saturday Night Live” among others.
Currently, Michael Buffer lives in California, with his third wife Christine Buffer.
A popular ring announcer, and a former model, Michael Buffer has an estimated net worth of $400 million.