For many years, professional wrestling did not produce wealthy wrestlers -- unless you happened to be someone like Vince McMahon who built an empire. Stories are rife of wrestlers retiring broke or wrestling into their 70s just because they didn't have any money to retire with. Names like Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Big Van Vader had to reach out for help when facing medical issues later in their lives.
However, things changed around the time of the Monday Night Wars. WCW gave multi-million dollar guaranteed contracts. Wrestlers became smarter, investing money and not throwing it away as soon as they earned it. There are also the men who took their fame in wrestling and used it to become rich in other ventures. Here is a look at the 10 richest wrestlers in the world today.