Michael Buffer is an announcer and entrepreneur from America. He is best known for being the ring announcer for boxing and wrestling matches. Buffer became world-famous when he started using the catchphrase “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble”. That trademark helped Michael to earn hundreds of millions of dollars over the years.
Michael Buffer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born on November 2, 1944. He was brought up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His father was in the United States Navy and fought in World War II. His parents got divorced when he was just 11 months old. Buffer enlisted in the United States Army and served from 20-23.
He became noticed in the public as a ring announcer in the boxing matches on ESPN. He earned an incredible fortune, and formed his signature catchphrase in 1984, “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!” He also was an announcer for a YouTube boxing match.
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Buffer is a ring announcer for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and has hosted many boxing events Hulk. Buffer served as the lead announcer and earned a lot of success and fame. He signed an exclusive contract with UFC, and he became a major part of the wrestling promotions.
Net Worth and Video Game Earnings
Buffer has a net worth of $400 million. Buffer owns the trademark line and if anyone uses the phrase then they have to pay Michael. Since 1992, Michael owns the license for the phrase and these phrases have been used in many songs and video games. The phrase got so much popular and the phrase was also used in many movies, TV shows, ads, and merchandise. Buffer is an announcer and earns a good amount of money in every match. Buffer earns $25,000 and $100,000 when he speaks five famous words. There are some rare occasions when Buffer was paid $1 million. He also has a video game deal with “Ready to Rumble.” The game became a huge hit and Midway has reportedly paid Buffer $100 million.
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Michael suffered from throat cancer in 2008. He became famous and that helped him to reunite with his estranged family members. His birth father contacted him in1989 after he recognized Buffer on television. He was also introduced to his half-brothers. One of his half-brothers is also an announcer Bruce Buffer is his stepbrother and is an announcer for UFC.
Buffer was in love with his ex-wife and got married at the age of 21. The couple got divorced seven years later. They have two sons together named Michael and Matthew. He did not remarry until 1999. He got divorced from his second wife in 2003. Buffer made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and made a proposal to his third wife, Christine on the show. The couple is still married and together. Christine and Michael Buffer live in Southern California.