Who is Ric Flair and what is his net worth 2018? Ric Flair is a former wrestler who was signed to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). He is currently the professional wrestling manager and is regarded as the greatest wrestler of all time. In a career span of 40 years, Flair has appeared in WWE, NWA (National Wrestling Alliance), WCW, (World Championship Wrestling), and TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling). He was referred as “The Nature Boy”. He is a former 16-time World Champion. He has held the NWA Championship 8 times, WCW Heavyweight Championship 6 times, and WWE Championship 2 times. He has also won other championships in his career.
Richard Morgan Fliehr born as Fred Phillips was born on February 25, 1949, in Memphis Tennessee. He is popularly known as Ric Flair. He was born to parents Olive Phillips and Luther Phillips. He was adopted when he a child, and it was arranged by Tennessee Children’s Home Society. His family then settled in Edina, Minnesota. He spent most of his childhood in Edina and then to Wayland Academy, a boarding school located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
In his school, Flair used to participate in track, football, and interscholastic wrestling. He began training as a professional wrestler under Verne Gagne. In 1972, he adopted the name “Ric Flair” after debuting in Rice Lake, Wisconsin against George “Scrap Iron” Gadaski.
In 1971, Flair married Leslie Goodman. They have two children together named David and Megan. The couple divorced in 1983. In the same year, he married Elizabeth Harrell. With her, he has got two children named Reid and Ashley. He divorced Harrell in 2006. From 2006-2009, he was married with Tiffany VanDemark. From 2009-2014, he was married with Jacqueline “Jackie” Beems. He got engaged with Wendy Barlow on July 2016.
In 1973, Ric Flair competed in Japan in IWE (International Wrestling Enterprise). A year later, he started working tours for AJPW (All Japan Pro Wrestling). In 1981, he became the NWA World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Dusty Rhodes. In the late 1980s, NJPW came with an agreement with WCW and Flair became a part of WCW and was recognised as the 1st WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
In May 1991, he defeated Tatsumi Fujinami to retain his title. In 1991, he joined WWE (WWF at that time) and left WCW. Even though he joined WWE, he still used to tour Japan. In 1992, he won the Royal Rumble match and proclaimed the title of WWE Heavyweight Champion. He lost the title to Randy Savage at WrestleMania VIII. In September he again regained the title but soon lost it to Bret Hart. In 1993, Flair returned back to WCW. In September 1993, he again became WCW World Champion by defeating Barry Windham. In 2000, he again won the WCW World title.
A year later WCW was bought by WWE and Flair appeared as the onscreen co-owner of WWE. He feuded with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and defeated him at Royal Rumble 2002. He then became a part of Evolution. In 2009, he signed with ROH (Ring of Honor). He then became a part of TNA from 2010 to 2012. Flair frequently appears in WWE and appeared in November 2016 to congratulate Sasha Banks.
In 2008, Ric Flair was named as ‘Inspirational Wrestler of the Year’ by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He won the Rookie of the year in 1975 and has been named Wrestler of the Year six times in his career. He has been inducted two times into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Ric Flair Net Worth
Apart from being a wrestler, Ric Flair has made many appearances on TV shows. In doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth for himself. Ric Flair’s net worth is an estimated $6 million. He owes his fortune to his illustrative career as a wrestler. He has also released his autobiography called ‘To Be the Man’.
In 2009, he lent his voice to the video game entitled ‘Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising’. He 2015, he was seen in the film ‘Magic Mike XXL’. His documentary called Nature Boy was released in 2017. As a wrestler, he has held numerous championships in his career.
In 2006, Ric Flair was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. He is a Republican and has got a heart condition alcoholic cardiomyopathy.