How much is Daniel Bryan worth?
|Date of Birth:
|May 22, 1981 (age 41)
|United States of America
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
About Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan, whose real name is Bryan Lloyd Danielson, is an American professional wrestler. His wrestling career began in the 1990s and he rose to popularity after signing with ROH (Ring of Honor). Presently, he’s signed to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), where he has held multiple championships.
Among some of the many titles that he has held are the WWE Championship (four times) and the World Heavyweight Championship (once). Daniel is also a Money in the Bank winner, former Smackdown General Manager, the 15th Grand Slam, and 26th Triple Crown Champion.
Daniel Bryan has earned income equal to an estimated salary of $2 million dollars per year, since 2019.
Daniel gained popularity in 2002 when he joined Ring of Honour, where he is to this day recognized as one of the “founding wrestlers” of the promotion. Bryan was born on May 22, 1981, in Aberdeen, Washington. His father was a lumberjack, while his mother worked as a therapist. He was first introduced to professional wrestling during his pre-teen years by a friend who showed him a magazine and that’s how he became a fan of the sport.
He attended the local Aberdeen High School from which he graduated in the year 2000. During his teenage years, he spent a lot of time competing in other sports such as American football before deciding to pursue a career in professional wrestling.
Among some of the wrestlers that he looked up to (and to this day cites as his biggest inspirations) are Mitsuhari Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, and William Regal. During his sophomore year, besides using the Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he also moved to Florida to attend Dean Malenko’s wrestling school.
Signing a multi-million dollar contract with WWE helped Daniel Bryan not only achieve international success but also become a millionaire. After training with Rudy Gonzalez and Shawn Michales at the TWA (Texas Wrestling Academy), Bryan made his professional wrestling debut in December 199 and toured Japan with various indie companies. During his tour, he was signed to a developmental contract by the WWF.
He spent no more than a year with MCW (Memphis Championship Wrestling), which was the developmental system of WWF and began earning enough to focus whole heartedly on his professional wrestling career.
In 2002, after spending a year in Japan and appeared in the now renamed WWE, he was signed to a multi-year contract with Ring of Honour. Acknowledged as the “Founding father” of the promotion, he remained with ROH for seven years (2002 to 2009) and was able to win the ROH World and ROH Pure championships once.
Besides earning more than an estimated $500,000, he also established himself as one of the best technical wrestlers in the world with multiple (Pro Wrestling Insider and Wrestling Observer Newsletter) awards that can confirm that.
In August 2009, Bryan re-signed with the WWE and was assigned to the development facilities FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) and NXT.
He then transitioned into a main-roster superstar, with his official in-ring debut taking place at the SummerSlam pay-per-view. He then went on to win the United States, World Heavyweight, Tag Team, and WWE Championships several times. His career hit its peak in 2013 during the so-called “Yes Movement”, which saw millions of fans support Bryan against the McMahon family.
In April 2015, the technical wrestler announced his shocking retirement from wrestling due to multiple neck injuries. Nearly three years later, after two years of evaluations and reviews of hi physical, medical, and neurological tests and evaluations, it was announced that Bryan is cleared to return to the in-ring competition.
Since then, he has continued to win multiple championships, including the WWE Championship for the fourth time.
Bryan’s Total Net Worth
Daniel Bryan has earned estimated total career income of $25 million dollars from his career in wrestling. As Bryan lives in the state of Arizona, he will have had to pay around 43% in taxes on his career income. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $14.25 million dollars, having paid $10.75 million dollars in taxes.
Daniel Bryan married Brie Bella in 2014 and they remain together. They have two children together, Birdie Joe Danielson and Buddy Dessert Danielson, and appear to be in a stable and happy relationship. In 2020, the couple listed their property in Phoenix, Arizona for $1.7 million.
In his personal life Bryan has likely spent $1-2 million dollars of his career earnings but also earned $3 million dollars from his investments. He will have also had to pay around $650,000 in business costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Daniel Bryan has a net worth of about $15 million dollars.
Daniel Bryan is recognized all over the world with his truly fascinating wrestling skills. His career started in 1999 and in just a few years, he was already signed by major promotions such as ROH, WWF, and NJPW The technical wrestler has won numerous awards and achievements throughout his career, which spans two decades.
Besides gaining popularity with his monikers, wrestling ability, and mannerisms, Bryan is also considered one of the best wrestlers on interviews and inside the ring. Now, in addition to having millions of fans from around the world, he also has a net worth estimated to be $15 million, which continues to grow.