Roman Reigns (Leati Joseph Anoa’i) is best known as an American professional wrestler with the WWE. He also used to be a pro gridiron football player.
As of 2020, Roman Reigns is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million.
Roman Reigns Net Worth
|NET WORTH:||$12 MILLION|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||25 MAY 1985|
|PROFESSION||PRO WRESTLER, ACTOR, EX-FOOTBALLER|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH:||WRESTLING, ACTING|
Roman Reigns was born on the 25th of May, 1985. His real name is Leati Joseph Anoa’i and belongs to the Anoa’i family.
This family is home to many pro wrestlers like Rikishi, Umaga, Yokozuna, The Tonga Kid and The Rock (but non-biological).
Roman Reigns is both Italian and Samoan.
Anoa’i started his career in football rather than wrestling and he was at the Pensacola Catholic High School for three years. Roman Reigns also schooled for a year at Escambia High School.
Later, he went to the Georgia Institute of Technology and joined their football team. His teammate was Calvin Johnson, an NFL player.
During his time there, he was named to the first team of the All-Atlantis Coast Conference. In 2007, he was signed by Minnesota Vikings. However, he was diagnosed with leukemia not long after.
In August that year, he joined Jacksonville Jaguars instead but was released right before the NFL 2007 season.
In 2008, he joined Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League and played for a season. By the end of the year, he was released and retired from football.
In 2010, he was signed by WWE and finally began his professional wrestling career. He initially reported to the developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). His debut name was Roman Leakee.
In 2012, WWE rebranded FCW to NXT. His new ring name became Roman Reigns, which is the name he is known for now. His character had a villain persona and debuted defeating CJ Parker.
Together with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, they established themselves as villains and called themselves The Shield.
Roman Reigns began the singles competition in 2014 when the trio was disbanded. It was when he really flourished in the WWE, picking up many championships.
Reigns has won the WWE World Championship 3 times and the Universal Championship 1 time. He has also won the WWE Tag Team Championship with Rollins and also tied the record for most eliminations in a Survivor Series match.
Roman Reigns is now the 28th Triple Crown Champion and the 17th Grand Slam Champion.
He has also appeared in a few movies, the most popular one being Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and he played as Mateo Hobbs. Roman also appeared in some TV shows including Cousins for Life.
Here are some of the highlights in his career.
- He has appeared in PWI’s magazine several times for Comeback of the Year, Inspirational Wrestler of the Year and Tag Team of the Year, among others.
- Reigns has also won many championships, including the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
- He also has an ESPY Award for Best WWE Moment.
Interesting Facts about Roman
- He is related to Dwayne Johnson, but they’re not an immediately family.
- Roman belongs to the famous wrestling family Anoa’i.
- He also prefers to be Iron Man over Batman if he had a choice.
- CM Punk initially didn’t want Reigns to be part of The Shield, but Triple-H insisted.
What contributed to Roman Reigns’ net worth
Roman Reigns’ net worth can be attributed to his success in wrestling in the WWE stage. Although he has appeared in movies, TV shows and played football, they’re unlikely to be a big portion of his income.
As of 2020, he is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million.
Source: Wikipedia, Celebrity Net Worth