Richard Morgan Fliehr, better known as Ric Flair is undoubtedly one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He is an American former professional wrestler who started his journey in wrestling in the year 1972. The wrestling career of Ric Flair spanned 40 years. After that, he continued to impress his fans by working as a wrestling coach. However, as of August 2022, Ric Flair net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand. His contribution to his profession is huge and for this reason, he became the inspiration for many young wrestlers.
Richard Morgan Fliehr was born on 25th February in the year 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee. Ric Flair was an adopted child and it is widely believed that his original birth name was Fred Phillips. Some documents are there that refer to him as Fred Stewart or Fred Demaree. At the time when Ric was adopted, his adoptive father was finishing his study in obstetrics and gynaecology in Michigan. His mother, Kathleen, was a working woman who used to work in Star Tribune Newspaper.
Right after his adoption, his family went to Edina which is in Minnesota, and settled there. He spent his entire childhood in Minnesota with his adoptive parents. He started his high school journey at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam. In school, he was in the team of wrestling.
Apart from that, he participated in track and football as well. After completing his high school study, he attended the University of Minnesota to study medicine just like his father did. But, after that, he left the university and discontinued his studies to become a professional wrestler.
He married five times and the names of Ric Flair’s spouses are Leslie Goodman, Elizabeth Harrell, Tifanny VanDemark, Jackie Beems, and Wendy Barlow. He has four children named Megan, David, Charlotte, and Reid. Ric Flair’s daughter Charlotte is also an American professional wrestler.
Ric Flair Net Worth
The audience especially the fans of Ric Flair always ask questions like ‘what is Ric Flair’s net worth?’, ‘How he has gained his money?’, ‘Ric Flair net worth 2022’, etc. So, as we have mentioned earlier that Ric Flair’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be $500 thousand.
Flair was undoubtedly a widely known professional wrestler during his time. He won the title of NWA World Heavy Weight Championship nine times. He was the first holder of the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship and WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
When he was at the peak of his career in the 1980s, he made roughly $700k per annum. When he became the NWA champion, then he got $700,000 in 1987-1988. After that, he got $730k after becoming the WCW champion. WCW earned him $730,000 per annum. By the year 2000, he was still pulling in huge paydays, with his salary for the year at $750k.
During his active career, Ric Flair’s salary was $780,259 in the year 1998. He was the 13th highest-paid wrestler during his time. He used to earn $22k every month when he was in TNA. Now after his retirement, his last recorded salary was $35k every month.
Salary of Ric Flair
If we look at his salary when he was in TNA, then he used to get $22k every month. Though how much salary he got when he was in WWE is still unknown. But once Triple H revealed that on the main roaster the minimum salary is $250,000 per annum. However, now Ric Flair’s salary is $35,000 per month.
Ric Flair Net Worth: Assets
When it comes to Ric Flair’s assets, he has got several luxury cars and flashy properties. The luxury cars include Chevrolet SS in black which is worth $72,000, Chevrolet Camaro which cost him around $61,140, a 1999 Bently Arnage T which is around $72,000, and a Mercedes Benz worth around $32,000. Besides this, he owns a mansion located in Charlotte NC worth $1 million which has a double-storeyed building along with a swimming pool.
With Ric Flair’s nickname ‘The Nature Boy’, he was first introduced to the wrestling industry after he met the Vachon brothers. His first professional wrestling debut was on the 10th of December, 1972 and he appeared opposite ‘Scrap Iron’ George Gadaski. He spent the first few months of his career with the Gagne’s Minneapolis Boxing & Wrestling Club before shifting to Charlotte and he then signed up for Jim Crockett Promotions.
In the year 1981, he got his first NWA World title, then he won NWA United States Heavyweight Championship five times. Flair was the major pay-per-view attention throughout his entire wrestling career. Ric Flair also headlined Starrcade ten times along with WrestleMania and WWF Counterpart. Besides this, he won the title of Royal Rumble in 1992. Also, he was declared as PWI wrestler of the year eight times.
Being inducted two times into the WWE Hall of Fame was his great achievement. The first time, he was inducted in the year 2008 because of his career, and the second time he was inducted for his role in The Four Horseman in the year 2012. However, he is also in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, NWA Hall of Fame, and Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.
During his active career, he got the title of 16 World Championships which is listed below.
- WCW World Heavyweight Championship- 6 times.
- NWA World Heavyweight Championship- 8 times.
- WWF Champion- 2 times.
- Royal Rumble (1992)
- WWE Bronze Statue (2017)
- PWI Wrestler of the Decade (1980s)
- Slammy Award for the Match of the Year (2008)
- Stanley Weston Award (2008)
- Match of the Decade (2000- 2009)
- St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame (2007)
- First WCW Triple Crown Champion
- What is the actual age of Ric Flair?
Currently, the famous former American wrestler Ric Flair is 73 years old.
- How did Ric Flair’s son die?
Ric Flair has two sons named Reid Flair and David Flair. Among them, Reid Flair died at the age of 25 in the year 2015 because of a drug overdose.
- What is the relationship between Ric Flair and Charlotte Flair?
Charlotte Flair, an American Wrestler is the daughter of Ric Flair and Elizabeth Harrell.