Bill Goldberg is just days away from what looks to be his final wrestling match.
Goldberg unexpectedly returned to the WWE in 2016 after a lengthy absence, starting a feud with Brock Lesnar and defeating Lesnar at Survivor Series in one minute and 26 seconds. Goldberg will now face Lesnar again at WrestleMania 33, this time with the Universal Championship on the line.
Though he now only appears on WWE programming occasionally, Goldberg used to be a very active wrestler, and as a result, he has amassed quite a bit of money over the years. Here’s what you need to know about Bill Goldberg’s net worth.
1. His Net Worth is $12 Million
According to The Richest, Bill Goldberg’s net worth is $12 million.
This is just a bit below that of Goldberg’s WrestleMania opponent, Brock Lesnar, whose net worth is $16 million.
And for comparison, John Cena’s net worth is $35 million, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s net worth is $185 million. Both of these men, however, earn quite a bit of money from their movie careers.
2. During His WCW Days, He Made $2.5 Million Per Year
When Bill Goldberg was at the height of his popularity and was wrestling with WCW, he was making about $2.5 million per year.
Payroll information from the time shows that Goldberg’s contract for his first three years with WCW was $2.5 million. In his fourth year, this was bumped up to $3.5 million.
He also in 1999 alone made $531,121 from licensing and $10,003 for merchandise.
3. He Made a Massive Amount of Money for His ‘Survivor Series’ Match
At Survivor Series in November 2016, Bill Goldberg only wrestled for one minute and 26 seconds. However, it sounds like he made quite a bit of money for that brief amount of work.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter via WrestleZone, Bill Goldberg was given a “real big money deal” for this match, although Dave Meltzer did not provide any specific figures or information about the terms of Goldberg’s contract.
In January 2017, Goldberg extended his contract for three more matches: Royal Rumble, Fastlane, and WrestleMania 33. The details of this contract were again not available, but WrestleMania 33 is expected to be his final match.
4. He Has a Large Car Collection
Part of what Goldberg spends his fortune on is collecting cars.
Goldberg’s car collection is seen on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. During the episode, Goldberg reveals that the first thing he did when he started making a lot of money was buy a 1968 Plymouth GTX.
“When I made it big and got the point where I could actually go into my wallet and buy the cars that I dreamed of buying when I was a kid, this was the first one that I bought,” Goldberg told Jay Leno.
5. He Lives in a $2.5 Million Mansion in California
Bill Goldberg lives in a mansion in Bonsall, California with his wife and son. This 30-acre property is reportedly worth $2.5 million, according to Starmap.
Goldberg told the San Diego Union Tribune that he bought this house specifically because it’s so remote and quiet.
“I pointed to it and I said (to my Realtor), ‘Where’s this?’” Goldberg explained in an interview with the San Diego Union Tribune. “He says, ‘Man, it’s in the middle of nowhere.’ I said, ‘Take me there now.’”
Goldberg also revealed that he bought the place without even taking a tour of it first.
“It’s just a very quiet place to unwind and recharge before we’ve got to go back out on the road,” he said.