Facts of Michael Buffer
|Full Name||Michael Buffer|
|Birth Name||Michael Buffer|
|Birth City||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Joseph Buffer|
|Date of Birth||November 2,1944|
How Much Is Announcer Michael Buffer's Net Worth?
Famous for the trademarked catchphrase Let's get ready to rumble!, Michael Buffer, an American ring announcer for boxing and professional wrestling has made his way to a massive fortune.
Professional since 1982, Buffer's career from the US army to modeling and then as an announcer at the age of 38 has granted him remarkable success. His half-brother Bruce Buffer announces for UFC.
As of 2020, Michael Buffer owns the net worth of staggering $400 million; the credit goes to his announcing career as well as the licensing of the catch-phrase.
He Owns a Net Worth of $400 Million: Income Sources & Earnings
Michael Buffer, initially a US army began to do various jobs after leaving the army. At the age of 32, Buffer tried out for modeling and then transited to announcing career at the age of 38, in 1982.
His career as a ring announcer began to take a turn by 1983, as he was announcing all boxing matches promoted by Bob Arum's Top Rank on ESPN.
After Michael Buffer developed his own catch-phrase "Let's get ready to rumble" in 1984, it gained enormous popularity resulting in the increase in payroll, eventually showering millions of dollars to Buffer.
According to Celebrity Net Worth and The Richest, Michael has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of May 2020.
Till date, Michael Buffer has announced for Pro-Wrestling, MLB World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, and NFL playoff games. Formerly, until 2001, Buffer was the exclusive ring announcer for World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Well, he returned to pro-wrestling briefly on August 18, 2007, on the edition of Saturday Night's Main Event to announce the bout of pro boxer Evander Holyfield and pro wrestler Matt Hardy at Madison Square Garden.
As reported, Buffer licensed his trademark catch-phrase "Let's get ready to rumble" in 1992 which later earned him $100 million from the video game Ready To Rumble to use his catch-phrase.
Throughout his career, Michael Buffer's trademark has earned $400 million trademark licensing alone.
Well, a typical match announcing earns him $25,000- $100,000 while major events can cover up as much as $1 million.
Back in April 2017, Buffer reportedly earned £4 million ($5.03 million) to announce the fight: Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko.
Fun Fact: Michael Buffer's net worth is equal to veteran Hollywood figure Barbra Streisand ($400 million).
TV & Movie Appearances
Be it movies or TV series, Michael Buffer appearance have never missed to include his profession in it. For a fact, he appeared as an announcer in the movies The Fighter (2010), Creed (2015) and Creed II (2018).
While the major TV appearances include Top Rank on ESPN (1985- Present), HBO Boxing (1998-2017) and The Grudge Match (1991-1992).
Endorsements & Charity Works
Surely, words are powerful and in the case of Michael Buffer, it's not less than an explosion of influence. So, probably Buffer's demand for endorsement deals would come up for a high charge for TV ads & commercials.
But till date, the specifications on Michael's endorsements is not out.
Well, he is an avid user of Instagram and Twitter with over 93.8K followers and 68.2K followers respectively.
As per Influencer Marketing Hub, his Instagram account can earn him $372-$621 per sponsored post.
Also, the American ring announcer is active in charity works and has associations with many non-profit organizations.
In 2017, he hosted 5th annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards which honors humanitarian workers; some famous figures like 39th US President Jimmy Carter, actress Geena Davis, and singer Christina Aguilera have won the award.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle & Expenses
Currently, Michael Buffer lives with his wife Christine Prado in Los Angeles, California. Surely, he lives a lavish lifestyle and owns an impressive collection of assets, however, seems shy to reveal the details regarding his houses & cars.
For a fact, the average house price in LA covers up the range of $618,600-$840,000. So, it's likely that the multi-millionaire lives in millions of dollars worth mansion.
Even if he is yet to open up about his car collection, no doubt that he can afford luxurious cars like Ferrari, Audi, Rolls Royce, and Aston Martin.
Apart from expenses on daily life luxury, Michael also expenditure list include costly clothes, travels & tax payments.
Tax Payments And Insurance
Since Michael Buffer lives and owns property in Los Angeles, CA, the American announcer is liable to the State's tax policy.
As per Smartasset.com, Buffer's LA house costs him 0.793% of its assessed value as property tax, along with $1,360 yearly insurance premium.
On the other hand, his income of $10 million calls on the income tax of $5.15 million, inclusive of 36.3% Federal tax, 2.41% FICA and 12.79% State tax.
No report on Michael's health or body insurance is out.
Michael Buffer's Personal Life: Age, Height, Family, Wife & Children
Born on November 2, 1944, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the USA, Michael is the son of Joseph Buffer. After his biological parents divorced when he was only 11 months old, Buffer was raised by foster parents: a school bus driver and housewife.
At the age of 20, Michael Buffer joined the United States Army during the Vietnam War and served till 23. Later, he struggled with numerous jobs including a car salesman, before stepping into modeling at the age of 32.
Then, by the age of 38, in 1982, Buffer's career as a ring announcer began which soon blessed him with fame and money.
As for a surprise, after he became a famous TV face, Michael got contacted by his biological father along with half-brothers in 1989. Well, Buffer's half-brother Bruce Buffer is UFC announcer.
Well, Michael Buffer holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.
As of July 2019, Buffer's age is 74 and has a height of 6 ft. (183 cm).
Married Thrice: Wife And Children
Well, Michael Buffer has been married thrice in his life and divorce with two. Currently, he lives with his third wife Christine Prado, the duo married on May 10, 2008.
Michael and Christine began dating shortly after their first encounter during a social gathering in 2003.
For a fact, the duo got engaged on a live show after Buffer proposed her on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 13, 2007.
Since their marriage, they are together without any mishaps but are yet to share children.
Previously, Buffer had been married 2 times; he divorced his first wife (name undisclosed) after 7 years of marriage in 1972. Michael became the father of 2 children, both sons: Michael and Matthew with his first wife.
Later on February 25, 1999, he exchanged vows with second wife Alina Carabenci, however, their relationship turned sour, resulting in divorce in 2003.
Interesting Fact: Back in 2008, Buffer underwent successful surgery to treat throat cancer and had tumors removed from throat & neck.