Welcome back to our list of the top ten most wealthy MMA fighters in the world. Here in the top five are the most financially successful fighters in the league yet – but with the way things are going, many of them will probably soon be replaced. Read below for more!
Number Five: One of the Richest MMA Fighters – Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor has a net worth of $18 million, which is high for a fighter many casual fighting fans might not know as well as some of the others on this list. He won many consecutive fights when fighting in the Pride league. He also was a part owner of M1 Global, a fight promotion company which focused on European fights.
Number Four: Randy Couture
Randy Couture is not only one of the most successful fighters in MMA history in terms of his wins – he also has $17 million to show for it. He has competed and won titles in different weight classes over the course of his career. Amazingly, he fought until the age of 47 years old.
Number Three: Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva is a name even non-fighting fans might recognize. The Brazilian UFC star was one of the best known in history and made $18 million over the course of his career. Part of his wealth was made with South American endorsement deals from the likes of Nike and even Burger King. Silva went undefeated for 7 straight years at one point during his career.
Number Two: BJ Penn
BJ Penn amassed a net worth of $20 million in the course of his fighting career, most of it from a lengthy duration with UFC. He joined the league early – both for him and the league itself – in 2001 when he was just 22 years of age. He definitely isn’t the winningest fighter on this list, but his fighting style and personality definitely drew a large fan base.
Number One: Georges St. Pierre
He is by far the richest fighter on this list with a total of $25 million – five million more than the next wealthiest fighter. He retired after a very impressive twelve straight title fight victories. Thanks for reading!