Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer and actor who is best known for his trademarked catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble.” He has made hundreds of millions of dollars from this phrase.
The famous ring announcer started his career in 1982, and within a year he began announcing every boxing match promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank on ESPN. This gave him a national identity at a time when ring announcers were locally hired talent. He was also the ring announcer for all World Championship Wrestling main events throughout the 90s until the league dissolved in 2001.
During his career, he has earned over $400 million in income from his work as a ring announcer and actor. He has also made a name for himself in the world of business, having started and co-owned multiple companies.
One of the most well-known businesses is a video game company that makes a game called “Ready to Rumble.” After the game became a hit, Midway reportedly paid Buffer $100 million to license his phrase in perpetuity.
Other businesses include a television network that features boxing and wrestling, as well as an event management company that produces various boxing events and other sports games. He has also made millions of dollars from a company he founded with his brother, Bruce Buffer.
His fame has reunited him with his long-lost family members, and he has been able to pay for his own home in Southern California. He has two sons from his first marriage, which ended in divorce. He remarried in 1999, but the relationship did not last. He then divorced his second wife in 2003, and he has since remarried his third wife, Christine.
He is currently 78 years old and has an estimated net worth of $400 million. He is an American actor, announcer, model, and master of ceremonies.
Throughout his career, he has appeared in many films and television shows. He is also known for his distinctive announcing pattern that includes rolling certain letters and other variations to a wrestler or fighter’s name. He has also appeared in Peter Segal’s sports comedy film, Grudge Match.
The most successful business venture for him was the video game that he created, “Ready to Rumble.” He is also a renowned boxing and wrestling announcer. He has been the ring announcer for numerous events including the MLB World Series, NBA finals, and Stanley Cup Finals.
He has also announced a number of other sports events such as the World Series of Poker, the United States Grand Prix, and a handful of NFL playoff games. His fame has made him a celebrity and he is one of the most popular ring announcers in the world.
He has also announced many boxing matches on DAZN, and has also acted in a few movies. He has made a name for himself as a boxing announcer and actor, and his fame has allowed him to reunite with his long-lost family members. He has also been able to pay for his own home and a car.