Michael Buffer is a popular American ring announcer who is an announcer for professional wrestling and boxing matches. Michael is popular for his catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!”. He started his career in 1982 and has been an announcer in many World Series tournaments. Buffer has also appeared in films and TVs. Keep reading to know more about Michael Buffer’s net worth in 2018.
Michael Buffer Early Life
Michael Buffer was born on November 2, 1944, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He also grew up in Lancaster and was raised by foster parents.
Buffer was enlisted in the U.S. Army at the time of the Vietnam War and served in the army for three years.
He has been married three times in his life. At the age of twenty-two years, he married his first wife. The couple divorced after seven years. From 1999 to 2003, Buffer was married to his second wife, Alina Buffer. In 2007, he got married to his current wife Christine Prado.
Michael Buffer has two sons from his first wife.
Popular UFC announcer, Bruce Buffer is the half-brother of Michael Buffer. They are both the grandsons of Johnny Buff.
In 2008, he was undergoing treatment for throat cancer.
Michael Buffer Career, Awards & Achievement
His career as a ring announcer began in 1982. He started announcing all the boxing matches which were promoted on ESPN by Bob Arum. In 1984, he owned a trademark for the catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble”. In the 1980s, he became an exclusive ring announcer of all the bouts in the casinos owned by Donald Trump.
He was the former ring announcer of WCW (World Championship Wrestling). He left WCW in 2001 after it was folded by Time Warner group. He returned to be the ring announcer of professional wrestling in August 2007. He has also appeared in the commercial of the 2008 WWE Royal Rumble.
Michael Buffer has appeared in several movies as a ring announcer including ‘Creed’, ‘Grudge Match’, ‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan’, ‘Rocky Balboa’, ‘Game Over’, ‘Ready to Rumble’, ‘Rocky V’, and ‘Harlem Nights’.
He has guest appeared in several TV shows like ’30 for 30’, ‘America’s Next Top Model’, ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’, ‘American Idol’, ‘Phineas & Ferb’, ‘Celebrity Boxing’, ‘Mad About You’, and ‘HBO Boxing’.
Michael Buffer at present is the official ring announcer of all the RTL (Germany) and HBO boxing matches.
Awards & Achievements
Michael Buffer’s career achievement remains to be the official ring announcer of various matches including the boxing events telecasted on Sky Sports in the UK. He has announced many tournaments like NFL games, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Volunteer 500, World Series, and Indianapolis 500 in 1999. Buffer has also appeared in the video games ‘PrizeFighter’, ‘ClayFighter 63⅓’, and ‘Ready 2 Rumble Boxing’.
Net Worth of Michael Buffer
Michael Buffer has an estimated net worth of more than $400 million. He made this fortune as a ring announcer for numerous boxing and wrestling matches. He has generated more than $400 million for his catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!”, it has been used in the album of Jock Jams, and also in the video games by Dreamcast, Boy Game Advance, PlayStation2, and Nintendo 64.
Michael Buffer is considered one of the most popular ring announcers in the world. He has been the ring announcer for many top boxing and wrestling events. His popularity is such that, he was the introducer of the drivers at the United States Grand Prix in October 2017. Although he is a famous personality now, he has done several odd jobs in his career including a salesman of a car.