Randy Orton Net Worth & Biography

By Mixxerly Updated: SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
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Introduction

NET WORTH

$12M

Randy Orton is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand. Just like his counterpart John Cena, he is widely regarded to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

At age 24, he became the youngest world champion in WWE history after he won the World Heavyweight Championship.

He also acquired the moniker "The Legend Killer" during a storyline where he began disrespecting and then physically attacking WWE Hall of Famers and wrestling veterans. As of , Randy Orton has a net worth of nearly $12M.

At a Glance

Full name: Randal Keith Orton

Other names: Randy Orton, The Legend Killer

Birthday: April 1, 1980

Age:

Net worth: $12M

Source of wealth: Professional Wrestling, Acting

Country of origin: United States of America

Net Worth

Randy Orton became a WWE superstar at a very young age. He is a very successful professional wrestler as well as a promising actor. His successful career certainly helped him gain huge wealth. As of , Randy Orton has a subtle net worth of about $12M.

Early Life

Randy Orton was born on April 1, 1980 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the son of nurse Elaine and professional wrestler Bob Orton Jr., grandson of Bob Orton and nephew of Barry Orton.

Randy Orton is a third-generation professional wrestler; his grandfather Bob Orton, father Bob Orton Jr., and uncle Barry Orton were all wrestlers.

Randy has a younger brother named Nathan, who is a stand-up comedian, and a younger sister named Rebecca.

Orton's parents tried to convince him to stay away from wrestling because it was very hard to gain any success as a pro wrestler. His father warned him that life in the ring meant a life on the road and away from family.

Orton attended Hazelwood Central High School, where he was an amateur wrestler. After graduating from high school in 1998, he enlisted with the Marines.

Career

Orton made his wrestling debut in 2000 at the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association-Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling (MMWA-SICW) in St. Louis, Missouri, an offshoot of the historic St. Louis Wrestling Club headed by Sam Muchnick.

In 2001, Orton signed a deal with the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and was sent to its developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in Louisville, Kentucky, where he continued his training.

Before being signed by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), he trained in and wrestled for the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association and Southern Illinois Conference Wrestling. He was then signed by the WWF and was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he held the OVW Hardcore Championship twice.

He won the OVW Hardcore Championship twice by defeating Mr. Black on February 14, 2001, and Flash Flanagan on May 5, 2001, respectively. On several occasions, he faced Rico Constantino on combined WWF/OVW events and also lost to The Prototype (John Cena) in a tag match on July 28 in Jacksonville, Indiana.

One of Orton's first official WWF appearances was March 16, 2002 at WrestleMania X8's Fan Axxess, where he was defeated by Tommy Dreamer. Orton's first televised WWF match was a victory against Hardcore Holly on SmackDown! on April 25, 2002.

In 2003, Orton spent much of his time helping Triple H overcome challenges for the World Heavyweight Championship. He joined Triple H in an Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam, involved primarily to secure Triple H's title defense, and was eliminated by Goldberg, but the stable managed to fulfill its purpose and Triple H went on to eliminate Goldberg and retain his title.

Orton became the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history at SummerSlam in August 2004.

Orton then began proclaiming himself the "Legend Killer", with his gimmick becoming that of a young upstart who was so talented that he touted himself as the future of wrestling. He embarked on numerous feuds with older, well-respected names in wrestling and gained infamy for blatantly disrespecting them.

After losing the Intercontinental Championship, Orton became the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship after winning a 20-man battle royal.

Orton was named number one contender for John Cena's WWE Championship.

A former Marine, Orton was set to star in the action film The Marine 2 (2009), but was replaced by Ted DiBiase after injuring his collarbone. He had a supporting role as the father of a school bully in the comedy-drama film That's What I Am (2011).

He signed on to star in the action film The Marine 3: Homefront (2013), but was replaced by The Miz due to his uneasy history with the Marines. He later starred in the action films 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013) and The Condemned 2 (2015).

He had a guest role as James Richards, a former Navy SEAL and leader of a militia group, in a December 2016 episode of the USA action series Shooter. He has also had supporting roles in the comedy-drama film Changeland (2019) and the romantic comedy film Long Shot (2019).

Personal life

Orton married Samantha Speno on September 21, 2007. Their only child, a daughter named Alanna Marie Orton, was born on July 12, 2008. They separated in late 2012 and divorced in June 2013. On November 14, 2015, Orton married Kimberly Kessler, who was previously a member of his fan club. Their first child together (Kessler's fourth and Orton's second), a daughter named Brooklyn Rose Orton, was born on November 22, 2016. They reside in St. Charles, Missouri.

Favorite Quotes from Randy Orton

“Ric Flair, you put me in this position. You named me the Legend Killer and after Tuesday, you will respect me.” – Randy Orton
“Ric Flair, you can tell all these people that I’m full of it for calling myself the Legend Killer? Well, I think you’re full of it for coming out here every Monday and telling the whole world that Triple H is the best wrestler in the world today. I know it’s not true, I’m pretty sure all these people know it’s not true and Ric Flair, I know that deep down inside your heart, you know it’s not true either which is why it’s so tragic to see what you’ve become. This generation is gonna remember Ric Flair for kissing Triple H’s ass!” – Randy Orton
“You think you’re funny! You think you’re funny Cena, huh? The only pose you’re going to be doing tonight is lying on your back with me on top!” – Randy Orton
“I was even more of a fan of Jake The Snake than I was of my dad when I was a kid, and that’s because of the snake. Jake used to have his snake, Damien, out in the locker room slithering around the showers. In the locker room, they would actually block off one of the showers just so Damien could roll around, and I’d sit there and watch him.” – Randy Orton
“Guys like Jack Lanza, Pat Patterson, Bruce Pritchard, Tom Pritchard – those guys all helped me get a tryout. And I’d never been in the ring, so they went on a lot of faith and signed me and thought that they could help mold me into a WWE superstar. And now I’m glad they did because that was a big turning point in my life.” – Randy Orton