Who is Michael Buffer and why is he so famous?

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  • Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer for boxing, wrestling, and American football matches
  • Buffer is known for his catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!”, which has earned him in excess of $400 million. 
  • As of February 2023, Wealthy Gorilla estimates Michael Buffer’s net worth to be around $400 million. 

Michael Buffer is an American ring announcer for boxing, wrestling, and American football matches. Michael Buffer biography takes you through the ring announcer’s early life, career, family and personal life.

Buffer is known for his catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!”. He was the official announcer for World Championship Wrestling main events featuring top wrestlers like Hulk Hogan until the promotion folded in 2001.

His work has been admired by several people, including legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Donald Trump. Sugar Ray once told Michael Buffer that he makes a fighter want to fight when he introduces them in the ring.

Buffer was the exclusive ring announcer for all bouts in Donald Trump-owned casinos by the late 1980s. The license for Buffer’s trademark catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!” has earned him in excess of $400 million.

As of February 2023, Wealthy Gorilla estimates Michael Buffer’s net worth to be around $400 million.

Michael Buffer Biography 

Full Name                         Michael Buffer

Date of Birth                     November 2, 1944

Age                                     78

Place of Birth                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Height                                6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

Nationality                        American

Occupation                        Ring announcer

Marital Status                   Married

Early Life 

Michael Buffer biography has it that the legendary ring announcer was born on November 2, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. His parents divorced when he was just eleven months old, which led to him being raised by foster parents.

Just like his real father, Michael Buffer served in the military. He was enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam army in 1964 and served there for three years. Afterwards, he did jobs such as modelling and also worked as a car salesman.

Career 

Now into the heart of Michael Buffer biography, the American began his career as a ring announcer in 1982. The following year, he was announcing all boxing matches that were being promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank on ESPN. Top Rank is a professional boxing promotion company based in Las Vegas.

Buffer developed his catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!” in 1984. It was well received by the audience, leading to his popularity at a time when ring announcers were only locally hired talent.

Buffer soon became the exclusive ring announcer for all bouts taking place in casinos owned by former US President Donald Trump. He also worked with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), announcing main events. He also had a brief stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

The well-known ring announcer has also announced at other sporting events, including the MLB World Series, NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals and NFL Playoff games. Buffer, who also announces NFL games, signed with DAZN in 2018 to be their exclusive ring announcer.

Michael Buffer

Personal Life 

Michael Buffer biography would be incomplete without talking about his personal life. His half-brother Bruce Buffer is an announcer for the UFC.

Michael Buffer married his first wife when he was 21 years old. Buffer had two sons in that marriage before he and his wife decided to divorce. He lived without a wife for over 25 years before marrying again in 1999. The marriage ended barely four years later.

Buffer proposed to his current wife, Christine, on September 13, 2007, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Buffer, who currently lives in Southern Carolina, reunited with his long-lost family members after he became famous.

FAQs 

Who is Michael Buffer? 

Michael Buffer is a ring announcer for boxing, wrestling, and American football matches.

How old is Michael Buffer? 

Michael Buffer is 78 years old.

How tall is Michael Buffer?

Michael Buffer is 1.83 m tall, which is equal to 6 ft 0 in.

What is Michael Buffer’s net worth?

According to Wealthy Gorilla, Michael Buffer’s net worth is estimated to be $400 Million.

How much does Michael Buffer earn per fight?

The amount Michael Buffer earns when he says “Let’s get ready to rumble!” depends on the match. His earning is between $25,000 and $100,000 every time he utters those five words. On rare occasions, Buffer has earned $1 million.

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