Ronda Rousey is an American MMA judoka. She is one of the most popular female MMA fighters and has earned a lot of success. She is also a successful actress and a wrestler.
Ronda Rousey has an estimated net worth of $13 million as of 2020. She is a successful Judo player and an actress. The popular star has gained a lot of fame and attention and has earned a massive net worth through her multiple careers. She has also signed endorsement deals with many big brands which have contributed to her net worth.
Ronda Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside County, California. Ronda was born with an umbilical cord around her neck, and this why she struggled with a speech disorder for many years of her life. When she was just three years old, her family moved from Riverside to Jamestown North Dakota where she received speech therapy. Her biological father suffered from an accident and broke his back. He learned that he could become paraplegic, and attempted suicide in 1995. Rousey was just eight years old and dropped out of high school to earn GED.
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Rousey began familiar with Judo because her mother was a professional Judo player. She started practicing judo when she was just 11 years old. She was trained by her mother at the age of 13 and then later started getting trained by a pro trainer. Rousey participated in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens at the age of seventeen.
Among the other competitors, she was the youngest judo competitor. Rousey is the first American athlete who has won two Junior World medals. Ronda was ranked one of the top three women Judo competitors and was the first American who has won an Olympic medal in Judo. She won the Bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and retired at the age of 21.
Endorsements and Earnings
In 2015, Ronda Rousey competed with Cat Zingano for an armlock competition in 14 seconds. Ronda earned $65,000 for winning the game. Ronda earned $6.5 million and won prizes and endorsements. She is the brand ambassador of Monster headphones, Carl’s Jr, Reebok, Metro PCS, and many more brands. Ronda also earned $14 million through her endorsement deals and media appearances. When she competed with Amanda Nunes she was paid $3 million to show up.
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Rousey resides in Venice, California. When she is free she loves playing Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, and World of Warcraft. She does a lot of charity and raised money for the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation. Rousey has admitted that she has struggled with body image issues. She has also been vocal about depression and admitted suffering from it in Ellen DeGeneres’s show. She also revealed that she often had suicidal thoughts after she lost against Holly Holm. She got injured and got out of the ring for a year.