Arguably the greatest “special attraction” in pro wrestling history, Andre the Giant, or Andre Rene Roussimoff, is the only deceased wrestler on this list, so his estate is worth $10 million.
Andre was born in Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France in 1946 and died in Paris in 1993 at the age of 46.
He joined WWE in the early 1970s, long before first-class plane tickets were the norm for the top superstars. As a result, air travel forced Andre’s 7-foot, 500-pound frame to awkwardly sit in business class. Usually, he bought two seats so that the person next to him wouldn’t be uncomfortable.
Still, Andre was wrestling’s biggest star before he passed the torch to Hulk Hogan.
Over a 15-year stretch, from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, Andre was the highest-paid wrestler in the world. According to the 1974 edition of "Guinness Book of World Records," Andre’s annual salary was $400,000, which equates to roughly $2 million with inflation.