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Ron Simmons Net Worth

Ron Simmons Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Ronald Simmons net worth is
$3 Million

Ronald Simmons Wiki/Biography

Ronald Simmons, better known by his nickname Faarooq, was born on the 15th May 1958 in Perry, Georgia USA, and is a retired professional wrestler, who competed for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), as well as for Extreme Championship Wrestling, and is probably best recognized for being the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He is also known as a former professional football player, who played in the NFL, CFL, and USFL. His career has been active since 1981.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ron Simmons is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ron’s net worth is over $3 million, an amount which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the sports industry not only as a professional American Football player, but also as a professional wrestler.

Ron Simmons Net Worth $3 Million

Ron Simmons spent his childhood in his hometown, attending Warner Robins High School where he began playing football in the positions of linebacker and tight end for the school team. As he distinguished himself as a player, he was named lineman of the 1976 year, as well as a first-team All-State by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at Florida State University, where he continued to play for the college team in the position of a defensive nose guard, having a great four seasons under Coach Bobby Bowden. Thanks to his skills, Ron earned Consensus All-America honors in 1979 and 1980, and later in 2008, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Thus, Ron’s professional football career began right after his graduation, when he was selected in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns in the 1981 NFL Draft. He had a very brief career there as a defensive tackle, as he stayed with the Browns only two seasons, after which he spent a season in the Canadian Football League (CFL)’s team – the Ottawa Rough Riders, which added to his net worth. Finally, he finished his career playing from 1983 to 1985 for the Tampa Bay Bandits in the United States Football League (USFL), where he met Lex Luger, a future professional wrestler.

Speaking about his wrestling career, it began when he joined Jim Crockett Promotions in 1987, and in the same year he had his biggest victory, defeating Ivan Koloff, and five days later he defeated Rodney Anoa’i. Soon his career turned full professional, when he became a member of the National Wrestling Association in 1988. He stayed with NWA/World Championship Wrestling until 1994, and one of his greatest victories was when with Butch Read he defeated The Steiner Brothers for the NWA World Tag Team Championship in 1990, and when they won the WCW World Tag Team Championship in January of 1991. In the following year, he became the first African American WCW World Heavyweight Champion, defeating Vader, and his final match for the WCW was against Scott Armstrong in 1994, which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Afterwards, from 1994 to 1995, Ron appeared as a member of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), unfortunately, he didn’t have much success.

Then, Ron became a part of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and he made his debut in an episode of “Raw”, a professional wrestling television program, in 1996, increasing further his net worth. During the same year, he established the professional wrestling stable The Nation of Domination (NOD), which reached great success in the WWF, which lasted until 1998. After that, Ron together with John Layfield founded The Acolytes Protection Agency (APA), a professional wrestling tag team, competing until 2004, when he retired. Thanks to his accomplishments, Ron was elected to the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2012.

If to talk about his personal life, Ron Simmons has been married to Michelle Golden since 1987; they have four children and their current residence is in Marietta, Georgia.


Full NameRon Simmons
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthMay 15, 1958
Place Of BirthPerry, Georgia, United States
Height1.87 m
Weight122.47 kg
ProfessionProfessional wrestler, National Football League (NFL) Player for Cleveland Browns (1981-1982), USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits (1983-1985)
EducationSouthern Arkansas University, High school Warner Robins (GA), Florida State University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMichelle Golden (m. 1987)
ChildrenMiami Beach, FL, United States, Diggy Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, Russell Simmons II, Miley Justine Simmons, Victoria Anne Simmons, Joseph "JoJo" Simmons Jr.
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/RonSimmonsDamn/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realronsimmons?lang=en
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/_ron_simmons_/
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0799881
AwardsAfrican American WCW World Heavyweight Champion (1992), PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1992), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Heavyweight title, College Football Hall of Fame (2008), Consensus All-American (1979, 1980)
NominationsNFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 6 / Pick: 160, Hall of Famer (2006–present), WWF Tag Team Championship, WWE Hall of Fame (2012)
MoviesRing of Glory: The Great Commission (2006), Fully Loaded (2000)
TV ShowsECW Hardcore TV (1993-2000), WCW WorldWide (1975-2001), Saturday Night's Main Event (1985-1992), WWE Sunday Night Heat (1998), Starrcade (1992), WCW Halloween Havoc (1992), The JBL Show (2015), WWE Smackdown! (1999-2004)
#Trademark
1Trademark Double Team Move (with Bradshaw): Double Spinebuster
2Trademark Double Team Move (with Bradshaw): Back Suplex/Neckbreaker Combination
3Finishing Double Team Move (with Bradshaw): Aided Powerbomb
4Trademark move: Shoulder Block
5Finishing move: Snap Scoop Powerslam Pin
6Finishing move: Standing Thrust Spinebuster
7Finishing move: The Dominator (Inverted Front Powerslam)
#Fact
1WWE Hall of Famer.
2Currently a Backstage Road Agent for the WWE's Smackdown Program. [January 2005]
3Released from WWE. [March 2004]
4Returned to WWE Smackdown! [June 2003]
5Retired from professional wrestling. [December 2002]
6Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
7Played for the United States Football League's Tampa Bay Bandits in 1984 and 1985. One of his teammates was future professional wrestler Lex Luger, whom Simmons worked with during their time together in WCW.
8Personally attends nominations for the WWE "Slammy Award" for "Best Damn Moment".
9Previous Managers: Woman, Theodore Long, Iron Sheik, Sunny, Clarence Mason, The Jackyl, Jacqueline and Bradshaw (as APA).
10Simmons arrived in the WWF in 1996, and became Faarooq Asad under the guidance of Sunny. He feuded with Ahmed Johnson.
11In October 2002, Simmons dropped the Faarooq ring name.
12Wrestled with "Hacksaw" Butch Reed as his tag team partner under the name of Doom. Originally they were masked and known as Doom #1 and Doom #2, being brought in by Woman (Nancy Daus-Sullivan) to take care of the Steiner Brothers. After Woman left them they were forced to unmask as per a match stipulation after losing to the Steiners. When the team obtained the managerial services of former Referee Theodore Long, Doom made a comeback, defeating the Steiner Brothers for the NWA World Tag Team titles. When WCW began withdrawing as a subsidiary from the NWA in 1991, Doom were recognized as the first WCW World Tag Team champions. They were the longest reigning WCW World Tag Team/NWA World Tag Team (Mid-Atlantic) Champions at 282 days.
13Was Best Man at John Layfield's wedding to Meredith Whitney.
14In March of 2004 Ron Simmons was released by the WWE for reasons undisclosed. At the time he was considering retirement due to his health and age to become a backstage agent for the company. Interestingly enough, the firing came the same day as his on-screen character, Faarooq, being fired on television.
15First African American to win a World Championship in any significant professional wrestling organization. He defeated Big Van Vader for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on August 2nd, 1992.
16Former leader of the Nation of Domination.
17First African American to hold the WCW World Heavyweight title.
18He is one of only three men to have his number retired in football by Florida State University. Deion Sanders and Ron Sellers are the two others. (Two additional players have had their jerseys retired, but the numbers remain active).
19Retired professional wrestler.
20Played football as an All-American for Florida State University under coach Bobby Bowden from 1977 - 1980, as a Nose Guard. He was pick number 6 for the Cleveland Browns for the 1981 NFL Draft. Later in the year he briefly played in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Rough Riders.
211979 Heisman Trophy candidate.
22Played for the Cleveland Browns for a short time in 1981.
23Former member of the Ministry of Darkness.
24Three-time WWF Tag Team champion (with Bradshaw), MCW Southern Tag Team champion (with Bradshaw), OVW Southern Tag Team champion (with Bradshaw), NWA Florida Heavyweight champion, WCW United States Tag Team champion (with Big Josh), WCW World Tag Team champion (with Butch Reed) and former WCW World Heavyweight champion.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE: Story Time2016TV SeriesFarooq
The JBL Show2015TV SeriesRon Simmons
WWE '132012Video GameFaarooq (voice)
WWE WrestleMania X-82002Video GameFaarooq
WWE Jakked1999-2002TV SeriesFaarooq
Invasion2001TV MovieFaarooq
Fully Loaded2000TV MovieFaarooq
No Way Out2000TV MovieFaarooq
Fully Loaded1999TV MovieFaarooq
WWF Attitude1999Video GameFaarooq (voice)
WWE Metal1998TV SeriesFaarooq (1998-2002)
WWF War Zone1998Video GameFaarooq (voice)
Fully Loaded1998TV MovieFaarooq
No Way Out1998TV MovieFaarooq- The Nation of Domination
WWF Shotgun Saturday Night1997-1998TV SeriesFaarooq
WWF Friday Night's Main Event1997TV SeriesFaarooq
World Wrestling Federation1997TV SeriesFaarooq
WWF Superstars1996TV SeriesFaarooq Asad

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE: Story Time2016TV SeriesHimself - Ron Simmons
WWE Hall of Fame2016Himself
WWE Raw1996-2016TV SeriesFaarooq Himself Faarooq Asad ...
WrestleMania2015TV MovieHimself
WWE Hall of Fame2015TV SpecialHimself
The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sheik2014DocumentaryHimself
WrestleMania XXX2014TV MovieHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20132013TV SpecialHimself
The JBL Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Attitude Era2012VideoHimself / Faarooq
WrestleMania XXVIII2012TV SpecialHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20122012TV SpecialHimself
The Epic Journey of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson2012VideoHimself (as Faarooq)
WWE: History of the World Heavyweight Championship2009Video documentaryHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20092009TV SpecialHimself
E.C.W.2008TV SeriesHimself
WWE Sunday Night Heat1998-2007TV SeriesFaarooq / Himself / Farooq / ...
WWE Smackdown!1999-2007TV SeriesFaarooq Himself Faarooq- The APA ...
Summerslam2007TV SpecialHimself
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event2007TV SeriesHimself
WWE Great American Bash2007TV SpecialHimself
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialHimself
WrestleMania 232007TV SpecialHimself
WWE Hall of Fame 20072007TV SpecialHimself
WWE One Night Stand2007TV SpecialHimself
Royal Rumble2007TV SpecialHimself
WWE New Year's Revolution2007TV SpecialHimself
Survivor Series2006TV SpecialHimself
WWE Cyber Sunday2006TV SpecialHimself
WWE: Byte This!2005TV SeriesHimself
WrestleMania XX2004TV SpecialFaarooq- The APA
WWE No Way Out2004TV SpecialFaarooq
WWE No Mercy2003TV SpecialFaarooq
WWE Vengeance2003TV SpecialFaarooq
WWE Rebellion2002TV SpecialHimself
WWE Velocity2002TV SeriesHimself (2002); Faarooq (2002-2004)
WWF Backlash2002TV SpecialFaarooq
WrestleMania X82002TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF No Way Out2002TV SpecialFaarooq
Royal Rumble2002TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Vengeance2001TV SpecialFaarooq
Survivor Series2001TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Rebellion2001TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF No Mercy2001TV SpecialFaarooq
Summerslam2001TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Judgment Day2001TV SpecialFaarooq
WrestleMania X-Seven2001TV SpecialFaarooq- The APA
Royal Rumble2001TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF No Mercy2000TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Unforgiven2000TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Insurrextion2000TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Backlash2000TV SpecialFaarooq
WrestleMania 20002000TV SpecialFaarooq
Royal Rumble2000TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Armageddon1999TV SpecialFaarooq
Survivor Series1999TV SpecialFaarooq- The Acolytes
WWF Rebellion1999TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Unforgiven1999TV SpecialFaarooq
Summerslam1999TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Over the Edge1999TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF No Mercy1999/ITV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Backlash1999TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre1999TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Royal Rumble: No Chance in Hell1999TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Over the Edge1998TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF Unforgiven1998TV SpecialFaarooq
WrestleMania XIV1998TV SpecialFaarooq
Royal Rumble1998TV SpecialFaarooq
Survivor Series1997TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF in Your House: Badd Blood1997TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF in Your House: Ground Zero1997TV SpecialFaarooq
King of the Ring1997TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF in Your House: A Cold Day in Hell1997TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF WrestleFest '971997TV SpecialFaarooq
WrestleMania 131997TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF in Your House: Final Four1997TV SpecialFaarooq
Royal Rumble1997TV SpecialFaarooq
Survivor Series1996TV SpecialFaarooq
WWF in Your House: Mind Games1996TV SpecialFaarooq
ECW Three Way Dance1995TV SpecialHimself
ECW Hostile City Showdown 19951995VideoHimself
ECW November to Remember1994VideoHimself
WCW World Championship Wrestling1994TV SeriesHimself
Clash of the Champions XXVI1994TV MovieHimself
WCW Battlebowl1993TV MovieHimself
WCW Beach Blast1993TV MovieHimself
Clash of the Champions XXIII1993TV MovieHimself
WCW SuperBrawl III1993TV MovieHimself
Starrcade1992TV SpecialHimself
Clash of the Champions XXI1992TV MovieHimself
WCW Halloween Havoc1992TV MovieHimself
Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary1992TV MovieHimself
WCW Beach Blast1992TV MovieHimself
WCW the Great American Bash1992TV SpecialHimself
Clash of the Champions XIX1992TV MovieHimself
WCW Wrestle War1992TV SpecialHimself
WCW SuperBrawl II1992TV MovieHimself
Clash of the Champions XVIII1992TV MovieHimself
Starrcade1991TV SpecialHimself
Halloween Havoc1991TV MovieHimself
Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl 911991TV SpecialHimself
WCW the Great American Bash1991TV SpecialHimself
WCW SuperBrawl I1991TV MovieHimself
WCW Wrestle War1991TV SpecialHimself - Doom
WCW Worldwide Wrestling1991TV SeriesHimself
Clash of the Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite1991TV MovieHimself
Starrcade1990TV SpecialHimself - Doom
Halloween Havoc1990TV SpecialHimself - Doom
WCW/NWA the Great American Bash1990TV SpecialHimself
Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush1990TV MovieHimself
WCW/NWA Capital Combat1990TV SpecialHimself - Doom
Clash of the Champions X: Texas Shootout1990TV MovieHimself
Starrcade1989TV SpecialDoom #1- Doom
Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout1989TV SpecialDoom #1
Halloween Havoc1989TV SpecialHimself
WCW/NWA the Great American Bash1989TV SpecialHimself
Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory1989TV MovieHimself
Clash of the Champions IV: Season's Beatings1988TV MovieHimself
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup1988VideoHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz2016DocumentaryFaarooq
The Best of Sting2014Himself
WWE: Raw 20th Anniversary Collection2013VideoFaarooq
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment2013Video documentaryHimself
WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come2013VideoFaarooq
The Top 100 Moments in Raw History2012VideoFaarooq
WWE: You Think You Know Me - The Story of Edge2012VideoFaarooq
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History2011VideoFaarooq
Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho2010VideoFaarooq
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW2009VideoHimself
Starrcade: The Essential Collection2009Himself
The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment2008VideoFaarooq
WWE Legends of Wrestling2008TV SeriesFaarooq Asad
Triple H: King of Kings2008VideoFaarooq
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32008VideoFaarooq
The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story2006VideoHimself
The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers2006VideoHimself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32005VideoFaarooq
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42005VideoFaarooq
The Rise & Fall of ECW2004Video documentaryHimself
Mike Graham Presents: The Best of Classic Championship Wrestling Vol. 12003VideoHimself
WWE: Raw Tenth Anniversary2003VideoFaarooq
WWF Divas: Tropical Pleasure2002Video documentaryHimself
WWE: Hardy Boyz - Leap of Faith2001VideoFaarooq
WWE: Undertaker - This Is My Yard2001VideoFaarooq
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Faarooq

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