Michael Buffer earns a salary of $5 million every time he utters those 5 famous words. Buffer’s net worth is $120 million.
Early in his career Buffer made a brilliant business decision when he trademarked his famous phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble”. The video game company Midway reportedly paid Buffer $100 million to license to the phrase in perpetuity for the video game “Ready To Rumble”. Not bad for a wanna-be actor turned boxing announcer.
Michael Buffer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 2, 1944 and may be the greatest Ring Announcer for boxing and wrestling matches of all time. He began his career as a ring announcer in 1982 after trying his hand at several other careers including acting and modeling. Buffer became world-famous when he developed his signature call of “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” which kicks off all major boxing events. It has brought him fame and incredible fortune. Once established, Buffer became the ring announcer for most ESPN boxing and wrestling events … for the WCW …and for events held anywhere in the world at casinos owned and operated by Donald Trump.