With net worth more than $440 million USD in the year 2017, Michael Buffer is top class American ring announcer for professional wrestling and boxing. He is one of the most famous ring announcer who charges around $5 million for statement of every fight, which raises his overall net worth. Buffer gained popularity due to his trademark phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble”, which he announced in a very amazing style with higher level of excitement.
Michael Buffer Biography
Michael Buffer is an American native, who was born on 2 November 1944 and brought-up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. Buffer wants to become an actor in his early age of life but turned into an elite ring announcer for professional matches in boxing and wrestling. He was in the United States Army during the Vietnam War at age 20 and served there for three years.
He married at the age of 21 but got separated after seven years. Later, more than 25 years of gap he remarried in 1999 but unfortunately, he and his second wife divorced in 2003. Buffer is known for his trademark catch-phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble”, his way of announcing fighter man was awesome because he rolls certain letters amazingly. His half-brother Bruce Buffer is also a top of the line UFC announcer.
Michael Buffer started his career as a ring announcer in the year 1982 before that he served in US army for three years. He held plenty of jobs including a car salesman, then began his dream modeling career at age 32 before becoming a ring announcer at age 38. In 1983, he announced all boxing matches that are promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank. In the end of 80’s, he became the chief announcer in casinos owned by current American president Donald Trump which increased his net worth even more. Early in his career Buffer made a brilliant business when he trademarked his famous phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble”.
The video game company Midway reportedly paid him around $100 million to license to the phrase in perpetuity for the video game “Ready-to-Rumble”, which is not bad deal for an actor turned boxing announcer. He has played himself in the movie “Ready-to-Rumble” and in 2008 appeared in the comedy film “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”.In 2015, he portrayal in movie “Creed” where he himself a ring announcer. He also appeared in syndicated television game show “The Grudge Match” as a ringside announcer. Buffer currently working for “Top Rank” and announcer for all HBO and RTL (Germany) boxing matches.
Michael Buffer award section is empty, he only worked as an announcer of the top class events but unable to get award because of his unique category of work. Buffer host numerous award shows most recently in July 19, 2017 it was announced that he will host fifth annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards presented by Brown-Forman on September 23rd 2017. We wish for the introduction of an award in announcer category also in future days.
Michael Buffer Net Worth and Income Profile in 2017
Michael Buffer charges fees more than $5 million for a single event as and his net worth in the year 2017 is more than $440 million USD which is a hefty amount for a ring announcer. In recent decade, he also appeared in number of films which is one of the reason for this net worth. Moreover, the selling of license of his trademark phrase to a video gaming company is most probable reason for this hefty net worth.
Michael Buffer is now 73 year of age, he looks fit and fine in his appearance and most importantly he is not retired from this work but continue to work in a smooth way. He is the pioneer of distinct style of announcement due to which he got popularity world-wide. We hope to listen more wrestling matches in his remarkable voice.