The Miz is an American professional wrestler. He is also a television personality and you will often see him appearing on different popular Sports TV shows. He made his debut as a member of the MTV reality show called “The Real World: Back to New York” in 2001. He also appeared in the “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” and he was a part of the show for three years.
The Miz has an estimated net worth of $14 million. He is a professional wrestler and is a TV personality and has acquired his net worth by his appearances on Television and on the wrestling ring. He earned his success and net worth by becoming a part of the WWE star Maryse Ouellet, which aired on the USA network. The reality series “Miz & Mrs” was one of the most popular shows of that time. He is also one of the 10 most successful players in WWE history and has been a part of many WWE main events.
The Miz was born Michael Gregory Mizanin on October 8, 1980, in Parma, Ohio. He was born to parents, Barbara and George, and they got divorced when he was young. He was brought up with his stepfather, Donnie, and he also had step-siblings, Jimmy and Tonia. Mizanin attended Normandy High School, and he was a member of the yearbook staff. He was also the captain of the basketball team and the cross-country team. After graduating, he attended Miami University (also known as Miami of Ohio). He also took courses at the University of the Richard T. Farmer School of Business.
Reality Television Career
Michael became the cast member of the tenth season of “The Real World”. He also appeared in several seasons of the “Real World/Road Rules Challenge“. Some of the popular TV reality shows that he has appeared in are as follows:
- “Battle of the Seasons” (2002)
- “The Gauntlet” (2003–2004)
- “The Inferno” (2004)
- “Battle of the Sexes 2” (2004–2005)
- The Inferno II” (2005)
- “Battle of the Seasons”
- The Inferno II
- “Battle of the Network Reality Stars”
- “Fear Factor” (2006)
- “Ghost Hunters” (2008)
- “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” (2009)
- “Family Game Night” (2014)
- Champs vs. Stars”
- The Challenge”
Professional Wrestling Career
Michael made his debut in the wrestling world by joining the Ultimate Pro Wrestling in 2003. He trained at the Ultimate University and competed for $1 million. He also appeared in season four of “WWE Tough Enough.” He came in second, and this helped him to get a new contract with the Deep South Wrestling in Georgia.
The Miz joined Matt Cappotelli and they appeared in two WWE dark matches. They kept appearing together many times until Matt was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Miz hosted a series of reality shows including “SmackDown!” in June 2006. He defeated and was undefeated for the next three months. He appeared on “Miz TV” and “SmackDown!” in an interview segment.
Michael got married to French-Canadian wrestler Maryse Ouellet. They got married on February 20, 2014, in The Bahamas. His wife gave birth to daughter Monroe in 2018 and moved to Austin, Texas. The couple had a little sister named Madison in 2019.