Jim Ross is an American professional wrestling commentator who has earned healthy net worth. He is currently signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a commentator, analyst, and senior advisor. He is best known for a long and distinguished career as a play-by-play commentator for the WWE. Jim is known affectionately as Good ol’ JR and has been labelled as the greatest wrestling commentator of all time. Ross was widely regarded as the voice of the company, particularly during The Attitude Era of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Jim was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2007. Ross made his debut calling boxing in 2014 for Golden Boy Promotions on Fox Sports 1.
Jim Ross: Net Worth
Jim Ross has an estimated net worth of around $4 million. Ross penned a three-year deal with AEW on April 3, 2019. AEW termed the deal as “groundbreaking” and “the most lucrative deal in pro wrestling commentary history.” He earns a salary of $600,000 approx annually. Jim Ross is one of the richest Sportscasters. He has earned a healthy part of his net worth from his lucrative salaries in WWE and now in AEW.
Jim Ross has been quite steady in his league throughout and has experimented with various professions. He also earns money from his other professions. Ross also hosts his own weekly podcast, Grilling JR. Outside of wrestling, Ross is known for his barbecue sauce and beef jerky brand, J.R.’s Family BBQ. He has also earned money from his acting assignments.
Jim Ross Net Worth: Career
Jim Ross started his career in commentary during his college time as he spent a lot of time in college radio shows. Ross started out as a wrestling broadcaster in 1974 and was part of NWA and WCW commentary teams prior to joining WWE in 1993. He was the leading voice of WWE’s pay-per-view events. Ross was the “voice of Raw is War” alongside Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Ross was a part of significant wrestling events and most WrestleMania matches from 1995 to 2013. He left WWE in December 2014 and again returned to WWE on WrestleMania 33 to commentate the No Holds Barred match between Undertaker and Roman Reigns. Ross left WWE in 2019 only to join All Elite Wrestling. He signed a three-year deal with AEW as a commentator and senior advisor. He does commentary on MMA also.
Jim Ross: Personal Life
Jim Ross was born in California, the U.S. on January 3rd, 1952. Ric Flair claims that he introduced Ross to his late wife Jan, who died in 2017. He has two daughters from two previous marriages and two granddaughters. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Jerry, “The King” Lawler, are his best friends. He suffers from a disease named Bell’s Palsy, which temporarily paralyzes his facial muscles. His wife Jan died in a car accident.