The Undertaker: $16 Million
If ever there was a wrestler who put in his time, played the bad guy when nobody else wanted to and earned his paycheck…it’s the Undertaker. He has been with the WWE since 1990 and today is their longest running active performer. In other words, he has paid his dues.
Once feared as the unknown villain, the Undertaker has become a classic character with a cult following of loyal but creepy fans. The crowd at Wrestlemania is filled with Undertaker look-alikes year after year, and some of the costumes are getting pretty outlandish. But the money maker is evident and the box office is strong, which has kept this character on Santa’s good boy list for decades.
Unlike the other members of this list that had a boat-load of help making their money numbers by starring in blockbuster films, the Undertaker has made virtually all of his money through his actual wrestling and merchandising deals. Who says hard work won’t kill you? This guy claims to be undead after all.