Ronda Jean Rousey is a professional wrestler, actress and former mixed martial artist and judoka from America. She currently is under a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE). Rousey is one of America’s greatest pride, who won the bronze medal in the Summer Olympics in 2008, making her the first American woman to stand as a prize winner in Judo. Here is a quick summary of net worth of Ronda Rousey’s as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Rousey was born on February 1, 1987 in Riverside, California. She was the youngest daughter of AnnMaria De Mars and Ron Rousey, the former being the first American to win the World Judo Championship. Rousey suffered from apraxia, a neurological disorder and struggled with her speech and the ability to form understandable sentences until the age of six. She obtained extensive therapy at the Minot State University to battle with her disease.
When Rousey was only eight, her biological father was in a sledging accident. Learning that he would be a paraplegic, he committed suicide. She was a high school dropout but later earned her GED. Rousey was married to UFC fighter Travis Browne on August 28, 2017, in Browne’s home state of Hawaii.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Rousey started her career in judo, trained by her mother. She became the youngest Judoka in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. She participated and won in numerous competitions such as the 2006 Birmingham World Cup in Great Britain, the 2007 World Judo Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
She retired from judo at the age of 21 after winning her Olympic medal. She then lived in California and worked three jobs to support herself and her dog. Rousey debuted as an amateur mixed martial artist on August 6, 2010. From 2011 to 2014, she trained with Henry Akins in Jin Jitsu at the Dynamiz MMA. She has also been trained by members of the Gracie Academy, including Ryron Gracie and Rener Gracie.
Rousey’s professional wrestling career is also a glamorous one. Along with Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, Ronda formed the team of The Four Horsewomen, and the team was acknowledged as the same in August 2014. On January 28, 2018, Rousey surprise appeared at the Royal Rumble. She confronted Alexa Bliss, the Raw Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair, winner of the SmackDown Women’s Champion and the winner of the inaugural women’s Royal Rumble match, Asuka. It was during this segment that Ronda’s full-time contract with the WWE was revealed.
Rousey has taken part in numerous events and shows and emerged victorious in quite a number of them. She won numerous matches and got credited with a multitude of other accolades and prizes. The nickname “Rowdy”, that her friends gave her, was personally acknowledged by wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. She has also appeared in a number of Hollywood movies like “The Expendables 3”, “Furious 7” and “Entourage”.
Net Worth & Earnings
Actor and wrestler Ronda Rousey has a net worth of about $14 million. Most of her earnings come from the shows that she visits and performs at. In February 2015, Rousey was paid $65000 to appear at a show and another $65000 for her win at the same. Furthermore, she is estimated to win about $1 million as a bonus of Pay Per View. The prizes that she won in 2014-2015, along with various endorsements, credited her with approximately $6.5 million.
Ronda Rousey is an inspiration and an achiever in a sport that is conventionally dominated by men. Her determination and strength even in the face of dark times have led to the position that she enjoys today. She is one of the most dedicated women who has signed with the WWE and a diligent sportswoman.