Ronda Rousey Net Worth

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Who is Ronda Rousey?

Ronda Jean Rousey is an American professional wrestler, actress, and retired mixed martial artist. She is best known for her time in the UFC and the WWE. As of , Ronda Rousey's estimated net worth is at least $15M.

Her longstanding nickname, "Rowdy", was inherited from late professional wrestler Roddy Piper. Rousey has not wrestled since she took time off from WWE after WrestleMania in April 2019.

After becoming the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo by winning bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Rousey began pursuing a career in mixed martial arts (MMA). She won her MMA debut for King of the Cage before going to Strikeforce, where she became the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion before the UFC bought Strikeforce in 2011.

What is Ronda Rousey's Net Worth?

Rousey took part in the first women's fight in UFC history when she successfully defended her title against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, and she later set the record for most UFC title defenses by a woman (six). In 2018, she became the first female fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. As of , Ronda Rousey's estimated net worth is at least $15M.

Early life of Ronda Rousey

Ronda Jean Rousey was born in Riverside, California on February 1, 1987, the youngest of three daughters of AnnMaria De Mars (née Waddell) and Ron Rousey, after whom she was named. Her mother, a decorated judoka, was the first American to win a World Judo Championship (in 1984). Rousey is of English, Polish, and, through her maternal grandfather, Trinidadian and Venezuelan ancestry.

Her Venezuelan grandfather was partly of Afro-Venezuelan descent and her Trinidadian maternal great-grandfather, Alfred E Waddell, was a doctor who emigrated to Canada and became one of the first black physicians in North America. Her stepfather is an aerospace engineer. Her biological father, after breaking his back sledding with his daughters and learning that he would be a paraplegic, committed suicide in 1995 when Rousey was eight. AnnMaria pursued a PhD in educational psychology at the University of California, Riverside as her daughters grew up.

For the first six years of her life, Rousey struggled with speech and could not form an intelligible sentence due to apraxia, a neurological childhood speech sound disorder. This speech disorder was attributed to being born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.

When Rousey was three years old, her mother and father moved from Riverside, California, to Jamestown, North Dakota, to obtain intensive speech therapy with specialists at Minot State University. Rousey dropped out of high school and later earned her GED.

She was raised between Jamestown and Southern California, retiring from her judo career at 21 and starting her MMA career at 22 when she realized that she did not want to spend her life in a conventional field of work.

Favorite Quotes from Ronda Rousey

“The knowledge that everything good can be taken away at any second is what makes me work so hard.” – Ronda Rousey
“Everyone wants to win. But to truly succeed; whether it is at a sport or at your job or in life; you have to be willing to do the hard work, overcome the challenges, and make the sacrifices it takes to be the best at what you do.” – Ronda Rousey
“To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do. Don’t stand still, leap forward.” – Ronda Rousey
“Success is the result of hard work, busting your ass every day for years on end without cutting corners or taking shortcuts.” – Ronda Rousey
“No one is ever going to give you anything of value. You have to work for it, sweat for it, fight for it. But there is far greater value in accomplishments you earn than in accolades that are merely given to you. When you earn something, you never have to worry about justifying that you truly deserve it.” – Ronda Rousey
“I want to be a perfect fighter, and that’s one of those unattainable goals because you will never be perfect. But I can always be closer to perfect.” – Ronda Rousey