Shawn Michaels Net Worth: House, Earnings & Merch

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The American retired professional wrestler Michael Shawn Hickenbottom aka Shawn Michaels has a net worth of $17 million. 

Also known as Michael Shawn, he is a former professional wrestler who has touched the movie industry and became a television presenter. 

Michaels contributed most of his years to wrestling for WWE, earning the most outstanding professional wrestler in history. 

Likewise, the match between Michaels and Ric Flair at WrestleMania 24 was named Match of The Decade by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The legendary wrestler Shawn Michaels.
The legendary wrestler Shawn Michaels.

Even after his retirement, he appeared in non-wrestling roles and wrestled in a 2000 Texas Wrestling Academy match.

Likewise, he is a four-time world champion with outstanding performance, holding the WWF Championship three times and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship once. 

Shawn Michaels | Quick Facts

Full name Michael Shawn Hickenbottom
Nickname Heartbreak Kid
The Showstopper
Mr. WrestleMania
Ring name Shawn Michaels
Birthdate July 22, 1965 
Birthplace Chandler, Arizona, United States
Nationality American 
Ethnicity Unknown 
Religion Christian 
Zodiac Sign  Cancer
Age 58 years old
Father’s name Richard Hickenbottom
Mother’s name Carol Hickenbottom
Sibling Randy Hickenbottom
Scott Hickenbottom
Shari Hickenbottom
High School  Randolph High School
College Texas State University
Gender Male 
Marital Status  Married 
Wife’s Name  Rebecca Curci Hickenbottom (m. 1999)
Theresa Lynn Wood (m. 1988–1994)
Ex-Girlfriends Unknown 
Children  Two 
Children’s Name Cameron Kade
Weight In Kilograms – 102 Kg
In Pounds – 225 lbs
Height In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Eye Color Green 
Hair Color Dark Brown 
Profession  Professional Wrestler
Television Presenter
Billed From  San Antonio, Texas, U.S. 
Trained by  Jose Lothario 
Debut  October 10, 1984
Retired  March 28, 2010
November 2, 2018
Wrestling Career 1984-2018
Salary  $1 million annually 
Net Worth $17 million
Social Media  Twitter, Instagram
Merch Action Figure, Elite action figure, Autograph, Funko Pop, Book
Last Update May, 2024

Shawn Michaels’s Net Worth and Income

The renowned wrestler’s net worth stands at an estimated total of over $17 million, and he is considered one of the highest-paid wrestlers in WWE history. 

He earned most of his wealth from his primary career of 25 years as a professional wrestler. 

Besides being known in his career, he has also participated in hosting and acting, which has helped increase Michaels’ net worth. 

Shawn earned an annual salary of $1 million during his career and made thousands of dollars for every appearance.

In 2018, during his in-ring return match at WWE Crown Jewel, Shawn Michaels received $3 million.

Despite his retirement, he still earns a considerable sum from his position as a WWE ambassador.

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The former wrestler’s House is in San Antonio, Texas. Michaels is very particular about his privacy, due to which there is not much information. 

The location of Shawnn Michaels house.
The location of Shawnn Michaels’s House.

The area around the House is 5500 sq feet of land and is surrounded by marvelous green landscapes. Inside the House, there is a gym along with a steam room. 


Despite having worldwide fame and being an on-screen character during his career days, Michaels, in reality, is known to be a modest man who does not participate much in the worldly notions of society. 

Shawn Michaels is known for driving his GM pickup truck around Texas. However, he also owns many American muscle cars. 

Net Worth of Shawn Michaels in Different Currencies 

Look at Shawn Michaels’s net worth in different currencies, including cryptocurrency and BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro 14,935,350€ 
Pound Sterling 12,654,545£ 
Australian Dollar 23,081,750A$ 
Canadian Dollar 21,252,890C$ 
Indian Rupee 1,264,316,350₹ 
BitCoin 276฿ 

Shawn Michaels | Other Ventures

Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures

Michaels hosts the outdoor television show Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures with his long-time friend and hunting partner Keith Mark.

Together they hunt big-game animals worldwide; one can watch the series on Carbon TV. 


As a former wrestler, Michaels debuted in the Hollywood industry after his appearance in The Resurrection of Gavin Stone in 2017. He started his acting career in the American Christian drama film.

In the same year, he also starred as a character named Ted in Pure Country: Pure Heart. 

In 2018, Michaels starred in two films, Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars as the Incredible Master Yoga and The Marin 6: Close Quarters as Luke Trapper.

Recently, in 2019, he got the role of James Devine in the film 90 Feet from Home. 

Similarly, he also worked as Vinnie in the television series Baywatch in 1996 and as Michael Shane for two episodes of Pacific Blue in 1999.

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On February 10, 2015, Shawn Michaels published his autobiography, “Wrestling for My Life: The legend, the Reality and the Faith of a WWE Superstar.”

The book was co-written by David Thomas, who brought out the true greatness and journey of the former wrestler. 

Shawn Michaels | Career & Records

Shawn Michaels was born on July 22, 1965, in Chandler, Arizona, the United States, to Richard Hickenbottom and Carol Hickenbottom

With guidance and training from Jose Lothario, Michaels made his professional wrestling debut in 1984 with the National Wrestling Alliance. 

In 1987, he signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation but got fired due to a misunderstanding. However, one year later, he was rehired by the Company and debuted at a live event in 1988.

Later, in 1993 Shawn Michaels partnered with Diesel and was awarded by Dave Meltzer for his match with Razor Ramon at WrestleMania X five-stars.

Shawn Michaels’ first run with WWE lasted from 1988 to 1998, a testament to the greatness of ‘The Boy Toy.’

Some of the famous opponents Michaels wrestled with were Kurt Angle, John Cena, and Edge. In 2010, he had his last wrestling with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 25. 

Shawn Michaels’s Final Match 

In January 2010, Shawn Michaels buried the hatchet with Bret Hart, his long-time rival. Both of the competitors shook hands and hugged in the ring.

Likewise, in WrestleMania XXVI, The Undertaker had victory over him, resulting in Michaels being forced to retire due to the march stipulation. 

Michaels in after the match against the Undertaker.
Michaels is in after the match against the Undertaker.

On the March 29 episode of Raw, Michaels gave an emotional farewell speech ending with his familiar sentence, “Shawn Michaels has left the building.”


Michaels is considered one of the greatest wrestlers in history, with many achievements and excellent performances.

  • He got tremendous support and praise from the public for several of his matches. He was also awarded the 15 Match of the Year awards between Pro Wrestling Illustrated and Wrestling Observer Newsletter. 
  • Likewise, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter named the match against Ric Flair at WrestleMania 24 the decade’s game.
  • David Meltzer also gave Michaels two five-star matches for the Ladder match against Razor Ramon and the first Hell in a Cell against The Undertaker at Bad Blood. 
  • Shawn Michaels is known as Mr. WrestleMania after several acclaimed matches at WrestleMania. 

Similarly, the match between him and Steve Austin in WrestleMania XIV was considered the best main event by CBS Sports reporter Dave Richard. 

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  • Michaels was the youngest among his older siblings and was raised in a military family. 
  • Shawn Michaels’ cousin, Matt Bentley, is a professional wrestler in TNA and WWE. 
  • The former wrestler is ambidextrous and had difficulty differentiating between right and left, which impacted his football games during his youth.
  • Once in 1996, he posed for a non-nude layout in the famous Playgirl magazine, only later finding out that the magazine had a predominantly homosexual readership. This led him to be teased by his fellow wrestlers.
  • In 1987, Shawn Michaels developed a pattern of “heavy” substance abuse and contemplation of suicide. Later, he was suggested psychological intervention.


  • “Man, I have absolutely zero ability to narrow any of my favorites into just one, but I have to say, I gotta go between Undertaker and Triple H… I could put the trust of the match, the story, and absolutely everything into their hands and let go of my control.”
  • “If you’re going to use me as a stepping stone, you’d better step hard.”
  • “I will give you a show you’ve never seen before; why?… because I can.”

Some FAQs:

What is Shawn Michaels doing at present?

The former wrestler, Shawn Michaels, took his expertise in his area and has applied a teaching component to it, and he’s doing the same in the WWE Performance Center. 

Was Shawn Michaels passing out real?

On October 14, 1995, Shawn Michael was attacked in a parking lot in an actual incident.

Later, the WWF played off his attack and had him “pass out in the 20th November match against Owen Hart. 

What is Shawn Michaels’s win/loss record?

Shawn Michaels has a professional career record of 6 wins and 11 losses.

Why did Shawn Michaels go bald?

During one of the interviews, Shawn Michaels revealed that he went bald for a movie role.

Are Shawn Michaels and Triple H friends?

Shawn Michaels and Triple H friends are close friends. They have a close friendship and have been there for each other through tough times.

Did Stone Cold defeat Shawn Michaels?

Stone Cold defeated Shawn Michaels to win “WrestleMania XIV” in 1998 at the FleetCenter.

What is Shawn Michaels’s theme song?

 The theme song for Shawn Michaels’s entrance is “Sexy Boy.”

Did Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan ever fight?

Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan faced each other at SummerSlam on August 21, 2005.

Is Cheyenne the daughter of Shawn Michaels?

Yes, Cheyenne Michelle Hickenbottom is the daughter of Shawn Michael and Rebecca Curci Hickenbottom. She was born on August 19, 2004.

When did Shawn Michaels break his back?

In the 1998 Royal Rumble event, Michaels faced The Undertaker in a Casket Match. The Undertaker hit Shawn with a back body drop to the outside during the match.

Also, while falling, Michaels hit his back on the casket’s edge. Though it didn’t look serious then, he later suffered two herniated discs and crushed the third one during the fall.

What happened between Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels?

Marty Jannetty caused Shawn Michaels to be eliminated by accidentally slamming one of the Nasty Boys into him in the 1991 survivor series.

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