Ric Flair is a retired professional wrestler from the United States who has been regarded as the greatest professional wrestler ever. He is currently a professional wrestling manager and is known as “The Nature Boy.” Flair has won many championships in his career with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is also the first World Heavyweight Champion of WCW (World Championship Wrestling. Let’s find out how much is Ric Flair’s net worth in 2018.
Ric Flair Early Life
Born as “Fred Phillips,” Richard Morgan Fliehr aka Ric Flair is the son of Olive and Luther Phillips. He was born on February 25, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee.
He was adopted and went to Wisconsin’s Wayland Academy. He is suffering from alcoholic cardiomyopathy, which is a heart condition.
Ric Flair has been married four times. He was first married to Leslie Goldman from 1971 to 1983. He then married Elizabeth Harrell in 1983. From 2006 to 2009, he was married to Tiffany VanDemark. Jackie Beems is his fourth wife, whom he divorced in 2014. He has fathered four children including Ashley, Reid, and David.
He started a company known as ‘Ric Flair Finance’ in 2007. The company filed for bankruptcy in less than a year. He has mostly supported the Republican Party candidates. In 2017, Flair was reported to have kidney failure. He has been in real life feuds with Bret Hart, Mick Foley, Shane Douglas, and Hulk Hogan.
Ric Flair Career
After turning a professional wrestler, Ric Flair made his wrestling debut in 1972. In 1973, he competed in the International Wrestling Enterprise. He did many tours for AJPW (All Japan Pro Wrestling). In the 1980s, he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and had successfully defended it on several occasions.
He then became the first WCW Champion and was also recognized as the NWA World Heavyweight Champion. In 1991, he joined the WWE (then WWF). Despite that, Flair used to tour for Super World of Sports promotion.
In 1992, he won the Royal Rumble match and went on to claim the WWF Championship. He again rejoined WCW in 1993 and remained with the industry till 1996. For three years he played a major role in nWo (New World Order).
Flair became a member of Evolution in 2003 along with other WWE Superstars. In March 2008, he gave his farewell address. In 2009, he signed with the independent circuit called Ring of Honor. He was also a part of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2010 to 2012. Following that, he returned to the WWE and had occasionally been appearing in the show.
Awards & Achievements
Ric Flair has been inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, WWE Hall of Fame, NWA Hall of Fame, and St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame. In 2008, he won the Stanley Weston Award and had been named as the Wrestler of the Year on several occasions. Apart from winning several championships, Flair won the Slammy Award in 2008. He is also the Thirteenth Triple Crown Champion.
Net Worth of Ric Flair
Ric Flair’s estimated net worth is more than $6 million. The most successful wrestler has been active in his career for over four decades. During his wrestling career, he has wrestled with several big names including The Undertaker, Randy Orton, Hulk Hogan, and Vince McMahon. Flair has won the World Heavyweight Championship nineteen times in his career. He has also appeared in films and television shows like ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Baywatch,’ ‘Nature Boy,’ and ‘Die, Detective.’
Ric Flair is one of the greatest wrestlers in the world. He had won many championships when he was an active wrestler. His popularity also made him appear in many films and TV shows. He has inspired many people in the field of wrestling and had fans from across the world.