April Jeanette Mendez Brooks is famous by her ring name Aj Lee who is a former WWE professional wrestler from America. After her retirement from wrestling, she continued her career as a writer. She is till date acclaimed for her beauty, inherent wrestling talents and skills and also very popular in social media with over 600,000 followers on Instagram. Keep reading to know more about AJ Lee’s net worth in 2018.
Lee was born on March 19, 1987, in Union City, New Jersey in a very poor family. Her mother was Janet Acevedo and father, Robert Mendez. She grew up in New Jersey with two older siblings. They did not have their own house, and her family struggled with mental illness and drug addiction.
At her tender age of 12, she became interested in wrestling and enrolled her name in a wrestling school to get training. Lee completed her graduation from Memorial High School. Afterward, she enrolled in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, to study film and television production but she dropped out for some financial problems. She started working to earn money for her wrestling training.
Lee was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at her young age and once she attempted suicide. After getting the fame, Lee has made various romantic relationships. She was in a relationship with Daniel Bryan, a World Heavyweight Championship title holder. Afterward, she was with famous WWE wrestler John Cena and Kane. Finally, she married to CM Punk in 2014. It is rumoured that she left WWE due to her pregnancy.
From her early childhood, she has had a keen interest in wrestling. Lee’s professional wrestling career was started in 2007 and extended to 2015. She debuted in wrestling on the New Jersey independent circuit. But her career was actually taken off when she signed the contract with WWE in 2009. Shortly thereafter she won Queen of Florida Championship Wrestling. She had played many memorable matches in SmackDown, RAW and WrestleMania XXX. In 2013, she won her first Divas Championship.
After retiring from the ring, Lee concentrated in writing. She got popularity as a writer among the young generation. She is the ambassador for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). She also works with the organisation National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Awards & Achievements
Lee had spent a successful career in the wrestling ring. She won the Divas Championship back to back for the three times and holds the title for a record of 406 days. She was the winner of the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year in 2012 and 2014. For the consecutive three years, she was named Woman of the Year by readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated from 2012 to 2014.
Lee is the first female to win the video game tournament, WWE’s annual Superstar Challenge. Her book Crazy Is My Superpower was published in 2017 which became a New York Times Best Seller.
Net Worth of AJ Lee
Most of her earnings she had made are from the wrestling matches. It is estimated that she has an estimated net worth of $5.2 million. According to Forbes, she earned $260,000 from WWE. She owns a mansion in Chicago, Illinois. She has some luxury cars like Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini etc.
The talented wrestler the most famous women Diva of all time. She has earned huge fame, popularity and money from WWE. She was one of the highest Paid divas in WWE. After a successful wrestling career, she continues her success with pen and paper. Besides her professional career, Lee is also an animal lover and served to save wild animals.