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How rich is Shinsuke Nakamura?

Name: Shinsuke Nakamura

Born: February 24, 1980

Occupation: Professional wrestler and mixed martial artist

Shinsuke Nakamura, fair use
Shinsuke Nakamura, fair use

Shinsuke Nakamura was born in Mineyama, Kyoto, Japan on February 24, 1980.

He is presently married to Harumi Maekawa. They currently live in Orlando, Florida.

Shinsuke signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in 2002. He immediately made an impact and started rising the ranks of the promotion. Given the nickname of “Super Rookie,” Shinsuke integrated an arsenal of strength, speed and technical prowess. Shinsuke would win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in late 2003, and had become the youngest wrestler in the company’s history.

Due to the increasing profile of Shinsuke, the company put him in a match with former NCAA Champion, UFC Champion and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. Shinsuke lost the match. He would later face off against wrestling legend Kurt Angle in which he was victorious.

Shinsuke left NJPW in 2016.

Outside of NJPW, Shinsuke started to learn mixed martial arts (MMA) and made his debut fight against Daniel Gracie, who had defeated Shinsuke by submission with an armlock, in 2003.  A few months later, he had his second MMA fight and defeated Jan Nortje with a guillotine choke. A couple of months later, he defeated Shane Eitner with another submission victory.

In January 2016, it was announced that Shinsuke was signed to a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He made his in-ring debut in April at NXT TakeOver: Dallas against Sami Zayn. By the time August rolled around, Shinsuke competed for the NXT Championship and defeated Samoa Joe. Shinsuke would lose the title at NXT TakeOver: Toronto in November 2016.

We estimate that Shinsuke Nakamura’s net worth is $3.5 million (2016).

So how much is $3.5 million really?

$3.5 million can pay for front-row tickets to Wrestle Kingdom, WrestleMania and NXT TakeOver specials for the next several years. $3.5 million can also pay for a developmental center similar to WWE’s Performance Center in Orlando.


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