Name: Brock Edward Lesnar
Born: July 12, 1977
Occupation: Professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, American football player
Brock Lesnar was born on July 12, 1977 in Webster, South Dakota. He is the son of Stephanie and Richard Lesnar, and he has three siblings: Troy, Chad and Brandi. Brock was raised on a dairy farm his parents owned, which is why he has such a passion for farming to this date.
Brock attended Webster High School, where he played football and participated in amateur wrestling. He went undefeated with a 33-0-0 record and was a two-time state champion in amateur wrestling. He later attended Bismarck State College and won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) heavyweight championship in his sophomore year. Due to his success, Brock was then awarded a wrestling scholarship in his junior and senior college years so he transferred to the University of Minnesota. He’d become an NCAA Division I heavy wrestling champion and ended his college career being a two-time Big Ten Conference Champion and two-time NCAA All-American with a 106-5 record in his four-year stint at college.
The multi-time world champion had been engaged to Nicole McClain. Brock married former WWE Diva Rena “Sable” Greek in the spring of 2006. He has four children and one stepdaughter: Turk, Duke, Luke, Mya Lynn and Mariah. The family resides on a farm in a small town in the province of Saskatchewan – described as being in the middle of nowhere.
Although his passion was football growing up, Lesnar signed a developmental deal with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2000 and was immediately sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling, a developmental territory. Within two years, Brock was called up to the main roster and was paired with manager Paul Heyman, who would often speak on his behalf. Brock debuted on WWE television in March of 2002 and was immediately given the nickname “The Next Big Thing.”
Brock saw instant success in just his first year: he won the King of the Ring tournament, the Royal Rumble and the WWE Championship. Brock also earned the much coveted main event spot of WrestleMania XIX. Despite his success, Brock left the WWE due to an array of health and personal issues.
After exiting the WWE, Brock had a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings, but he was cut during the pre-season. He returned to professional wrestling by competing for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and immediately won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
Two years later, Brock left pro-wrestling to try mixed martial arts (MMA). In 2008, he made his debut for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was a massive draw as his three fights drew more than one million pay-per-view buys. Brock also won the UFC Championship.
Following his defeat to Alistair Overeem, Brock would leave the world of MMA and return to the WWE. Upon his return, he was thrust into a wide variety of feuds, including John Cena, CM Punk, Triple H and others. He also won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and ended the historic and legendary WrestleMania undefeated streak held by The Undertaker. Brock is the second-highest paid talent on the WWE roster, behind John Cena (2016).
Brock has delved into other fields over the years. He published an autobiography in 2011 entitled “Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival.” He has signed endorsement deals, appeared on the front cover of numerous magazines and participated in a social media series hosted by Eric Stonestreet.
We estimate that Brock Lesnar’s net worth is $16 million (2015).
So how much is $16 million really?
$16 million can buy you 16,000 UFC Championship and WWE World Heavyweight Championship replica belts. $16 million can also buy you around 1,000 front-row tickets to WWE WrestleMania.