Michael Gregory Mizanin, commonly known by his stage name, The Miz, is an American professional wrestler. Known for an astounding WWE career and a short-lived Ultimate Pro Wrestling stays, Mizanin was born on October 8, 1980. Keep reading to know more about The Miz’s net worth in 2018.
The Miz Early Life
Michael was born in Parma, Ohio, where he grew up with two half-siblings and studied at the Norman High School. His exquisite athletic abilities were noticeable from an early age when he captained his high school basketball and cross country squads. Later, he enrolled at the Miami University to pursue a business degree which he would end up dropping out of to commence his television career with the 2001 reality TV show, The Real World.
Mizanin is married to the WWE female professional wrestler, Maryse Ouellet, and they are expecting the birth of their first child soon.
The Miz Career
Michael Mizanin has had a long-spanning career in the entertainment industry as well as the sports world starting at a tender age. Appearing on numerous TV reality shows in the early 2000s like The Real World, The Gauntlet, Battles of the Sexes 2, The Inferno 1 and 2, etc., Mizanin commenced his professional wrestling career in 2003 featuring in the Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) competition, training in the Ultimate University.
Further continuing his career as a professional wrestler, Miz trained at the Deep South Wrestling wing under the coaching of Bill DeMott, to finally make his debut WWE appearance at “Smackdown!” in July 2006. Having an undefeated streak for a considerable amount of time, Mizanin teamed up with John Morrison and became the WWE Tag Team Champion in 2007. With a successful tag team reign spanning two seasons, he clinched his first individual title, the United States Championship, defeating Kofi Kingston.
Miz once again became the WWE Tag Team Champion, this time teaming up with The Big Show. Michael’s short-lived yet the most memorable phase in the WWE industry was when he was declared the WWE World Champion. With the catchphrase, “I’m Miz, and I’m Awesome,” Mizanin gained immense popularity making him the number one wrestler among the top 500 wrestlers listed by the PWI 500 in the year 2011.
Over the years of his existence in the WWE industry, the Miz developed diverse crowd responses to his theatrical wrestling moves, feuds, championship reigns, and his dramatic catchphrases. Mizanin continues being a part of the WWE industry, drafted to the ‘Raw’ brand recently, to clinch his seventh WWE title of the Intercontinental Championship.
Apart from the sports world, Michael has made appearances in a number of feature films as well, such as The Campaign, The Marine 3: Homefront, The Marine 4, Queens of the Ring, Christmas Bounty, Santa’s Little Helper, and The Marine 5.
Awards & Achievements
Deep South Wrestling Heavyweight Championship
One time WWE Champion
Seven-time and current WWE Intercontinental Champion
2-time WWE the United States Champion
4-time WWE Tag Team Champion (John Morrison) and 2-time World Tag Team Champion (The Big Show)
Winner of the 2010 Money in the Bank event
Top-ranked in the top 500 wrestlers list given by the PWI 500 in 2011
Net Worth of The Miz
Michael Gregory Mizanin, or The Miz, is believed to possess an estimated net worth amounting to $5 million.
With an ever-developing celebrity status, the paychecks have witnessed enhanced numbers over the years. His annual salary recorded over the years was as follows:
With exquisite acrobatic and wrestling potential, Michael Gregory Mizanin, or the Miz, continues to be a significant part of the WWE’s enormous legacy. At age 37, Mizanin trains as hard as any successful pro wrestler, and recently, was declared the WWE Intercontinental Champion for the seventh time in his career.