John Cena has been in news off late. First, it was about his relationship with Nikki Bella, and now it’s about his net worth. We all know that wrestling superstars ear stacks of cash.
We all know Cena is no longer a mainstay on wrestling’s biggest stage and is spending more time in Hollywood. With 16 WWE World Championship titles up his sleeves and an ever-growing number of movie roles under his belt, the wrestler is making some serious cash.
Cena’s earnings are up $2 million over the previous year. Part of that increase has to do with a busier wrestling schedule – he nearly doubled the number of events that he worked in an injury-plagued 2016 – but his non-wrestling income is also on the rise.
What is Cena’s total net worth? Here’s all you need to know:
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cena is worth $55million (£35.4m). Forbes reckons he earned $8m,(£5.9m) in 2016 from WWE alone, down from $9.5m (£6.7m) in 2015. However, as of April 2018, they reckon that Cena has overtaken Brock Lesnar as the highest earning wrestler in WWE, pocketing $10m (£7.4m) in 2017.
Cena makes around $8.5m (£6.3) per year solely from wrestling, receiving $500,000 (£375,000) for the main event appearance. He also gets 5% of all merchandise sales, estimated at $1m (£750,000), on top of 25% of the licensing deal, according to Total Sportek.
Apart from this – Cena is also dedicated to his acting career. Forbes claims that over $2m (£1.4m) of Cena’s annual income comes from outside WWE.