Ric Flair Net Worth : $5 Million
A Semi-Retired Professional Wrestler of America
Source of Wealth
Years of Experience
42 Years (Approximately)
Date of Birth
February 25, 1949
Dropped Out of University of Minnesota
Ric Flair’s Income & Total Net Worth
The Nature Boy, Ric Flair, is an American semi-retired wrestler having a net worth of $5 million. Ric has accumulated his net worth from the immense popularity and esteem that he has gained from his professional career, since 1971. He has been the world’s heavyweight champion sixteen times and has been inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame, in 2008. Ric currently works with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and has worked throughout his career for several wrestling alliances, like World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (now known as WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).
Properties: Private Fortune
Ric Flair lives with his family in a huge mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Ric Flair’s Career
Born as Richard Morgan Fliehr in Tennessee, USA, Rick Flair completed his primary education from Wayland Academy and later, attended the University of Minnesota.
As a teenager, the first job taken up by Ric was of a lifesaver in Minnesota. He was then recruited to the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship; however, he dropped the college before receiving the degree. Ric later worked as a bouncer in a local nightclub where he met the Olympic weightlifter Ken Patera, who was getting ready for a ring career. With his help, Ric entered into a training session of Verne Gagne’s wrestling school.
Flair made his professional entrance in the world of wrestling against “Scrap Iron” George Gadaski, which was a 10-minute draw match. Between 1972 and 1974, while working with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), he wrestled with Dusty Rhodes, Wahoo McDaniel, Larry Hennig, and André the Giant.
For International Wrestling Enterprise, the first fought in Japan, in 1973. Throughout the 80’s, he fought against many prominent names of Japanese wrestling and won the title of NWA in 1981. In 1974, Ric left the AWA and became part of the National Wrestling Alliance, where he soon gained immense appreciation and popularity and won matches against Youngblood, Harley Race, Kerry Von Erich, Roddy Piper, Jay Sting, Ricky Steamboat, Magnum T.A., Ronnie Garvin, and Rhodes. From 1986 to 1991, Ric had a fabulous career with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). In 1991, he signed up with World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where, in most of the fights, he used to appear with a Big Gold Belt. He loved to call himself, “The Real World Champion”. He had feuds with many wrestlers while his time in WWF, like Randy Savage.
Ric returned to the World Championship Wrestling (WCW), in 1993, where he hosted a short-lived chat show, called “A Flair for the Gold”. Ric Flair appeared in wrestling matches off and on between 2006 and 2008 but finally took retirement in 2008. In the same year, he won the award for PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Triple H as a part of the Class of 2008. Since 2008, Ric has not appeared in any professional match but has marked part-time appearances on the ring.
Ric has been famous for several in-ring activities and for breaking the rules often. He has earned the title of “the dirtiest player in the game”, by the spectators. His yell of “Woooooo!” and signature move, i.e. Knife-edge chop, entertained his fans a lot, and since then, has become a mark of respect to Ric Flair.
Ric has released his biography in 2004, entitled as “To Be the Man”, which has been extracted from his catchphrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man!”
In 1998, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, considered October 19, 1998, as “Ric Flair Day”, and the same was done in Virginia on November 15, 2008.
Some of the championships and recognitions earned by Ric are:
- WWF Championship
- World Tag Team Championship
- WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Royal Rumble (1992)
- WWE Hall of Fame
- Thirteenth Triple Crown Champion
- Slammy Award for Match of the Year (2008)
- NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2008)
- George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame (2013)