The Miz is the professional name of the famous American wrestler Michael Gregory Mizanin. He is most renowned as an actor, announcer, reality television personality and media personality. At present, The Miz works for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Continue reading to find the net worth of The Miz as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
The Miz was born as Michael Gregory Mizanin on 8th October 1980 in Parma, Ohio, the US. While studying at Normandy High School, Michael was the captain of the cross country and basketball teams. He graduated from the Miami University where he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Michael studied business at the Richard T. Farmer School of Business but left incomplete to pursue his career.
The Miz got his training in professional wrestling from the Ultimate Pro Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling. He was the first Deep South Heavyweight Champion and sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). There, The Miz worked in team matches and once won OVW Southern Tag Team Championship. The Miz is married to his present wife, Maryse.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After dropping out of business studies, Michael appeared in ‘The Real World: Back to New York’ (MTV, 2001). Later, he appeared in the spin-offs called Real World/Road Rules Challenge. On appearing in these television series, Michael earned fame. This led him to enter the 4th season of television competition called ‘Tough Enough.’ As per the award, the winner would get to sign a contract with the WWE.
The Miz was the first runner-up in the competition but, he appeared in several television shows including ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’, ‘Battle of the Network Reality Stars,’ ‘Dinner: Impossible,’ ‘Fear Factor,’ ‘Ghost Hunters,’ ‘Identity,’ and ‘Psych.’
Ultimately, The Miz signed with WWE and hosted the Annual WWE Diva Search Competition (2006). He made his first appearance as an undefeated villain in September 2006. He was selected from SmackDown to ECW brand (2007). The Miz joined John Morrison as WWE Tag Team Championship and World Tag Team Championship. The Miz was selected for the RAW brand (2009). He won 2-times the WWE United States Championship. The Miz won the WWE Tag Team Championship with John Cena and the WWE Unified Tag Team Championship with the Big Show.
The Miz won Money in the Bank ladder match. This was his first WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view. In November, The Miz signed his six months contract with WWE Championship. The Miz was positioned no.1 on Pro Wrestling Illustrated annual PWI 500 list (2011). He won the WWE Intercontinental Championship (2012). This placed him in the 25th Triple Crown Champion of WWE. Also, The Miz became the announcer of the Main Event on 3rd October 2012.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of The Miz is $10.5 million. Most of the wealth comes from his profession as a wrestler, and reality TV personality. The Miz works for WWE as a wrestler and announcer.
The Miz is one of the highest paid actors of the Hollywood. The Miz’s annual paycheck has incremented over the years. It then reported, The Miz earned an annual income of $435,000 (2014). The following year, his annual salary was increased to $600,000 (2015). The year after, his salary reached $870,000 (2016). Finally, The Miz earned an annual salary of $1,200,000 (2017).
The Miz has excelled in every field he has joined in his professional life. He made a name for him when he started as an MTV reality show personality. This led to his signing contract with WWE and his wrestling career. Currently, he still works for WWE as a wrestler and announcer. The Miz has enacted in several WWE film productions.