Michael Buffer Net Worth

Michael Buffer Net Worth 2022: Salary, Personal Life & How Much Does Michael Buffer Make The Per Fight?

Celebrity Net Worth

American boxing announcer and businessman Michael Buffer have a net worth of $400 million. He is best known for being one of the best, if not the best, ring announcers in the history of boxing and wrestling. Buffer became famous all over the world when he came up with the phrase “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble,” which is used to start all big boxing matches. He took out a patent on the phrase. Michael has made hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties from that trademark over the years.

Net Worth: $400 Million
Date of Birth: Nov 2, 1944 (77 years old)
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor, Announcer, Model, Master of Ceremonies
Nationality: United States of America

How much does Michael Buffer make the per fight?

Depending on the match, every time Buffer says those five famous words, he makes between $25,000 and $100,000. Buffer has been paid $1 million only a few times, which is very rare.

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Early Life

The date of Michael Buffer’s birth is November 2, 1944. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in the Pennsylvania town of Lancaster. When he was born, his father was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Buffer’s parents split up when he was 11 months old. He was then raised by a school bus driver and his wife, who were his foster parents.

During the Vietnam War, Buffer joined the U.S. Army and served from the ages of 20 to 23. After he got out of the service, he did things like sell cars, be a model, and act.

Boxing announcer

In 1982, he started working as a ring announcer, and by 1983, he was calling all of ESPN’s boxing matches. It has made him famous and made him a lot of money, especially after Michael was smart enough to trademark his catchphrase “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!” in 1984. In 1992, after a long process, he was able to get a federal trademark for the phrase.

In the middle of the 1980s, he began to work on getting it. In the late 1980s, when Donald Trump-owned casinos with boxing rings, Buffer was the only person who could call the fights. Sugar Ray Leonard and other great boxers have praised Buffer’s work as an announcer.

Micheal Buffer announcer
Micheal Buffer announcer

“When you introduce a fighter, it makes him want to fight,” Leonard once told Buffer. Just from trademark licensing, Buffer has made $400 million over the course of his career. Buffer signed with DAZN to be the only ring announcer for all of its boxing broadcasts. In 2007, Evander Holyfield and Matt Hardy fought in a boxing match at Madison Square Garden that was broadcast on Saturday Night’s Main Event XXXV. He was the announcer for a YouTube boxing match between Logan Paul and KSI on August 25, 2018.

Career Life:

In 1982, Buffer started working as an announcer in the ring. By 1983, he was calling all of Bob Arum’s Top Rank’s boxing matches on ESPN. This made him famous across the country at a time when ring announcers were only hired locally.

By the late 1980s, Buffer was the only person who could call fights in casinos that Donald Trump owned. Many of the best boxers in the world also liked what he did. “When you introduce a fighter, it makes him want to fight,” Sugar Ray Leonard once told Buffer.

He used to be the only person who announced the main events of World Championship Wrestling matches with Hulk Hogan or other top WCW stars until 2001 when the organization went out of business.

In 2018, Buffer signed with DAZN to be the ring announcer for all of its boxing broadcasts, which include deals with Matchroom and Canelo Alvarez.

Personal Life:

In 2008, Michael had cancer of the throat.

His fame has helped him get back in touch with family members he had lost touch with in the past. In 1989, his birth father got in touch with him after seeing Buffer on TV. After that, he met his half-brothers, one of whom, Bruce Buffer, is now a UFC announcer. Bruce used to be Michael’s manager and agent.

Buffer got married when he was 21, but they split up when he was 28. Michael and Matthew are the couple’s two sons. He didn’t get married again until 1999, and he got a divorce from his second wife in 2003. Buffer asked his third wife, Christine, to marry him while he was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They still have a marriage. Christine and Michael Buffer live in Southern California with their children.

Favorite Quotes from Michael Buffer

“It’s always exciting to be at Madison Square Garden. The history, the goosebumps, no matter what the show it is, when you’re in the big room for boxing, it’s a treat for me.” – Michael Buffer 

“I was born and raised in Philadelphia. When the casino industry started in Atlantic City, which was just a little over an hour away, they started to have a ton of boxing. My oldest son, at the time, we were watching a fight and the ring announcer gave a split decision.” – Michael Buffer 

“I trademarked it because I sensed it was starting to pop up editorially – headlines before a big fight. I had a feeling I could capitalise on it and wanted to make sure I had ownership.” – Michael Buffer

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