John Layfield Net Worth

February 17, 2023
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John Charles Layfiled was born on the 29th November 1966 in Sweetwater, Texas USA, and is best known to the world for having been a professional wrestler, who was the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion for 280 days in Smackdown category. He has recently been working as a sports commentator for WWE, and as an actor and writer. His career has been active since 1990, and he is known to the world by his ring names – Blackjack Bradshaw and John “Bradshow” Layfield – JBL.

Have you ever wondered how rich John Layfiled is? Sources estimate that Layfield’s net worth is $10.5 million, with the main source of this amount of money being, of course, his career as a professional wrestler. Based on a salary per year approaching $530,000. Additionally to this, when he retired, he started working as a sports commentator for WWE, which has also added to his net worth. Another source of his wealth comes from acting, writing, television appearances, and working in the business world. There is no doubt that his overall net worth will became higher through his various activities in sports and other industries.


John Layfield Net Worth $10.5 Million


John Layfield was raised in his hometown in Texas by his father Lavelle Layfield, who worked as a minister, and mother Mary Layfield, and showed his talents in sport as a very young boy. Before he started being a professional wrestler, he played football for Abilene Christian University, where he was selected in the first-team All-Lone Star Conference as a junior and as a senior. Besides that, he trained the football team of the Trinity Valley Community College. Later, in 1990, Layfield was a football player for the San Antonio Riders in the World League of American Football. This was a great move onto the higher level of the football industry, so this year was probably the start of his rising net worth.

His professional wrestling career began when he became a member of the Global Wrestling Federation in Texas. Soon after, in 1995, he struck a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), and made his debut ring appearance in 1996 which ended by defeating Bob Holly. Later, he joined “The New Blackjacks”. His net worth was certainly rising. He changed his ring names and appearances frequently – Bad Santa, Blackjack Bradshaw, Death Mask, and Johnny Hawk, but he became recognized for the name John “Bradshow” Layfield and outfitted as a tough cowboy/mountain man.

In his wrestling career, Layfield won some great championships. He became a WWE Champion after defeating Eddie Guerrero, and held the title from the 27th June 2004 until the 3rd April 2005. He was also a one time Triple Crown Champion, a one time US Champion, a one time European Champion, a one time International Champion, a 17 time Hardcore Champion, and a three time World Tag Team Champion with Faarooq as part of the Acolytes Protection Agency (APA). He was also a Grand Slam Champion. In the world of wrestling, his rivals were some of the greatest wrestling champions of all time, such as Chris Benoit, Dave Batista, John Cena. In 2009, he retired, from his wrestling career, started working as a sports commentator for the show called “WWE SmackDown!”.

Side by side with his career in wrestling, he is a stock exchange market investor and specialist, so he became a regular panelist on the Fox News TV Channel’s show named “The Cost of Freedom”, and is also a financial analyst for Fox News. Furthermore, he has written a book called “Have More Money Now”, which was a bestseller in the financial industry, and added to his net worth.

Currently, he has his own radio talk show, on which he also discusses politics, as he is the Senior Vice-President of Northeast Securities. In 2012, with commentator Michael Cole, he contributed to the WWE YouTube web series called “The JBL and Cole Show”, but Cole quit, and his new partner in this series was Renee Young, so they changed the name to “The JBL and Renee Show”. This show includes appearances one of the best wrestlers. The last episode was aired on the 15th May 2015.

He also runs the website “Layfield Report” which highlights a variety of his views and opinions in numerous articles. Besides that, he is the founder and CEO of the website “Nutrition Market”, “Five Stones” and “Layfield Energy”. All this activities have raised his net worth.

When it comes to his personal life and relationships, John has had quite an interesting time. He has been married twice. His first marriage was to Cindy Womack, but their marriage was short-lived, as they married and divorced in 1994. John’s second wife is Meredith Whitney, a financial analyst, and they have been married since 2005J, so far without children.

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