Ronda Rousey is a judoka and MMA fighter from the United States with a net worth of $13 million. She was formerly one of the most well-known and successful female MMA fighters in history. Since then, she’s dabbled in acting and professional wrestling.
Ronda Rousey Early Life:
Ronda Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside County, California. After being born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, Rousey struggled with speech difficulties for the first six years of her life.
Her parents moved from Riverside to Jamestown, North Dakota, when she was three years old to get specialized and intense speech treatment at Minot State University.
AnnaMaria De Mars, her mother, was the first woman from the United States to win a World Judo Championship. In addition, while raising her girls, her mother worked on a Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside.
Ron Rousey, her birth father, committed suicide in 1995 after breaking his back while sledding and learning he would be paralyzed. Rousey was eight years old at the time. Rousey dropped out of high school and went on to get her GED afterward.
When Rousey was 11 years old, she began practicing Judo with her mother. Her mother trained her until she was thirteen years old, at which point she moved to a professional trainer.
Rousey was the youngest judo athlete at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, having qualified at seventeen. She went on to win two Junior World medals, the first American to do so.
In February 2007, Ronda moved up to 70kg and became one of the top three female Judo athletes in the world. Rousey became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in Judo when she won Bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Rousey, who won the Olympic gold medal in Judo, departed from the sport at 21. She then rented a studio apartment in Venice Beach with a roommate and supported herself by working three bartending and cocktail waiting for jobs.
Ronda Rousey Quick Summary
|Real Name||Ronda Jean Rousey|
|Born||February 1, 1987 (age 34)|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||134 lb (61 kg)|
|Net Worth||$13 Million|
Mixed Martial Arts Career:
Rousey resumed fighting in the mixed martial arts circuit in 2010 with Team Hayastan, two years after her victory. She also trained with MMA coach Edmond Tarverdyan at the Glendale Fighting Club. She also trained in jiu-jitsu with Henry Akins at Dynamix MMA from 2011 until 2014.
As a member of The Four Horsewomen, Rousey has competed in several WWE events. She’s faced The Rock, The Authority, Triple H, and Vince McMahon in the ring.
In addition, the Four Horsewomen have made appearances in front of the audience in support of various wrestlers. Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Bayley, and Sasha Banks were the Horsewomen’s opponents in 2017.
Later that year, it was revealed that Rousey had signed a full-time contract with the WWE and had been training in the company’s Orlando performance facility.
In January 2018, she surprised everyone at the Royal Rumble. In March 2018, she joined the Raw brand of WWE.
On August 19, 2018, she defeated opponent Bliss to win her first Raw Championship, then a month later, on September 16, she defeated Bliss once more in Hell in a Cell.
Rousey lost her first WWE match to Lynch in March 2019, ending her 231-day reign as champion. Rousey is currently the Raw Women’s Champion for the second time.
Rousey is an actress as well. She starred in “The Expendables 3,” “Furious 7,” “Entourage,” “Mile 22,” and a cameo in 2019’s Charlie’s Angels as a flight instructor.
Endorsements and Earnings:
Ronda Rousey defeated Cat Zingano with an armlock in 14 seconds on February 28, 2015. Ronda received $65,000 just for showing up, $65,000 for winning, and a $1 million Pay Per View bonus.
Ronda received roughly $6.5 million in awards and endorsements between June 2014 and June 2015. She is a spokesperson for Monster headphones, Carl’s Jr., Reebok, Metro PCS, and other brands.
Unfortunately, Ronda’s lucky streak came to a stop on November 16, 2015, as she was easily defeated by Holly Holm and UFC 193 in front of a large crowd.
Ronda earned $14 million in prize money, PPV money, endorsements, and media appearances in 2015. In addition, Ronda was paid $3 million merely to show up for her fight against Amanda Nunes on December 30, 2016.
Rousey is a resident of Venice, California. After Beijing in 2008, she became a vegan. In the 2016 US presidential election, Ronda endorsed Bernie Sanders.
She enjoys Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, and World of Warcraft in her spare time. She has raised funds for the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation, whose mission is to rescue large cats from circuses and zoos.
Rousey has admitted to dealing with body image issues and depression, telling Ellen DeGeneres in an interview that she had suicidal thoughts following her terrible loss to Holly Holm and the injuries that forced her to retire from the ring for a year.