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The Undertaker net worth 2019. Want to know just how much the ‘Deadman’ is worth? Read on to find out The Undertaker’s net worth and how he acquired his fortune.

The Undertaker Net Worth

Everyone knows who the Undertaker is. His name strikes fear into the hearts of many and his presence brings his foes to their knees. People talk about him, and whenever the ‘Deadman’ enters the ring, there is no telling what you’d expect, he shows it to you.

This is how fearfully famous the Undertaker has declared himself in the world of wrestling entertainment. However, I’m so sorry to disappoint you guys but the Undertaker is a man, a living man, and not a dead man as he is fondly called.

As a matter of fact, and I mean this with no disrespect or whatsoever, the Undertaker needs his salary like every other entertainer does.

So, when he’s done playing the role of the deadman, at the end of the show he goes back home and counts his bucks. Now, his incredible performance in playing the role as the dreaded, undisputed, king of hell has earned him quite the reputation, and that reputation has garnered him quite a mouth-watering net worth over the years in his career as a professional wrestler.

His success in the world of entertainment wrestling has made him millions of dollars bills. In 2019, the Deadman, the Undertaker has a net worth estimated at $17 million.

So, want to know how he arrived at a huge net worth? Just keep on reading.

Net Worth$17 Million
Source of WealthProfessional Wrestler
Date of Birth24 of March 1965
ResisdenceAustin, Texas, U.S

Early Life of The Undertaker

The Undertaker’s real name is Mark William Calaway and he was born on the 24 of March 1965 in Houston, Texas to Frank Compton Calaway (died July 22, 2003) and Betty Catherine Truby.

He is the last of five sons of his parents. His brothers are David, Michael, Paul, and Timothy(sorry again to disappoint you, but Kane is not one of them). He attended Waltrip High School and was a member of the school’s basketball and football teams.

Calaway graduated in 1983 before getting accepted to study at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas on a basketball scholarship.

He got accepted into the Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1985. During his time there, he studied sports management and played basketball for the Rams in the 1985–1986 season as a centre.

He dropped out of the school in 1986 to lay more focus on his career in sports. He had considered playing professional basketball in Europe but then changed his mind to focus on professional wrestling.


The Birth of the Undertaker

A lot of people, especially kids, still believe he’s actually a deadman walking. Well, that could be true, or it could be a hoax or just something to spice up the show. But, whichever it is, one known and undeniable fact is that he is the Undertaker.

But, becoming the Undertaker wasn’t as easy as many would think. Calaway struggled with acceptance during his tryouts for pro wrestling as no one showed any interest in him.

At first, it looked like it was because of his appearance, just huge and looking very simple. He had to train too many years before getting his first match in a local wrestling arena.

He only got the opportunity to wrestle because he looked like the son of a famous wrestler of that time.

Later on, he made his debut for World Class Championship Wrestling under the moniker Texas Red(that was wack), before he joined WWF in 1989.

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When he debuted in the WWF, he changed his name to ‘Kane the Undertaker’. After a while, the removed the ‘Kane’ and just went by the ‘Undertaker’.

The name ‘Kane’ was adopted by another wrestler, and the two would go on to become storyline brothers for many years in the WWF. Together, they were called the ‘Brother of Destruction’.

From there, the Undertaker went on to become one of the most feared and undefeated wrestlers in the WWF(now WWE).

His career span over 27-years and he keeps on coming back, which is taken as one of the key points in his career. Why? Because every time the Undertaker comes back, people get confused by the amount of different persona that comes with each return.

Some times, he goes all evil, and other times, he’s a good dead man which made people start thinking there was more than one Undertaker.

However, from 2001-2003, people witnessed an end to his continuous changes and saw an all-evil Undertaker which was followed by Return of the Deadman from 2004 to 2007, which earned him the nickname “The Phenom” due to his impressive health and physique then before.

Currently, the Undertake has the company’s longest consistently in-ring performance in the history of the organization.

Prior to his most recent return back to the WWE, the Undertaker was famous for The Streak of 21 straight victories at WrestleMania which began on March 24, 1991, after he defeated Jimmy Snuka by Pinfall.

His long-held streak was broken by the ‘Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar at the WrestleMania 30, and the 2nd was against Roman Reigns. But, despite his loss, he still made a return and won three more Wrestlemania fights and now his streak is 24-2.


Calaway A.K.A The Undertaker has been married three times and has four children. He married his first wife, Jodi Lynn in 1989 and they had a son born in 1993. He and Jodi divorced in 1999. Calaway married his second wife, Sarah, in 2000.

He had two daughters with Sarah before they divorced in 2007. Calaway remarried again for the third time in 2010 to former wrestler, Michelle McCool. The couple’s first child was born in 2012.

The Undertaker Net Worth: How Did He Amass So Much Wealth?

As of 2019, The Undertaker (Calaway) net worth is $17 Million dollars. He has earned quite the sum from his role a the Undertaker in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) which has seen him wrestling for over 27-years and counting.

Career Highlights of The Undertaker

Here are some of the best highlights of The Undertaker’s career:

  • Regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time
  • He has held 17 championships
  • The Undertaker is a four-time WWF/E champion
  • He is also the second most prolific pay-per-view performer in WWE history
  • Ranked at No. 21 in the top 500 singles wrestlers of the “PWI Years” in 2003
  • Ranked at No. 2 in the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2002
  • Eyegore Award (2000)
  • WWF’s Greatest Hit (1996) at Slammy Awards
  • Star of the Highest Magnitude (1997) at Slammy Award

Favourite Quotes from The Undertaker

“The fear of death is far greater than the death itself. But the fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all!” – The Undertaker

“The Attitude Era was so great because you had the best collection of superstars of any one time period. You had The Rock, Stone Cold, Undertaker, Mick Foley.” – The Undertaker

“The only time I had an ego is I when I wanted to have a reverse Undertaker record at WrestleMania, and they messed it up!” – The Undertaker

“Getting to work with The Undertaker right off the bat was a tremendous opportunity. It was an opportunity to be a career-maker, and fortunately, I was able to take advantage of that.” – The Undertaker

“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is a delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – The Undertaker

“Had the WWE fights were artificial and pre-scripted, there would have been no need for wrestlers like The Great Khali and The Undertaker. You cannot fool thousands of people crammed into a stadium and sitting four to five feet away from you in the ring.” – The Undertaker

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