Cody Rhodes is from a family of excellent sportsmen (wrestling in particular) and has shown that he has what it takes to succeed as a wrestler. His father and half-brother were renowned professional wrestlers during their active days and Cody has followed in their footsteps. He is one of the well respected professional wrestlers on and off the WWE and the independent circuit today. Apparently, Cody Rhodes’ net worth is proof he is in the right vocation.
Additionally, Rhodes is also an entrepreneur and currently serves as an executive vice president in All Elite Wrestling alongside his wrestling career.
What is Cody Rhodes Age?
Born Cody Garrett Runnels in Marietta, Georgia, the U.S. on the 30th of June 1985, Cody’s father Dusty Rhodes was also a wrestler and was the one who taught young Cody the basics of wrestling before he was trained by Danny Davis, Al Snow, Ricky Morton, and Randy Orton.
He attended high school at Lassiter High School where he had a very successful amateur wrestling career. As a sophomore, he came out 6th in the (78kg) division and went ahead to win the Georgia state tournament in 2003 and 2004 at (86kg). While in high school, he also acted as a referee in his father’s Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling Promotion.
Cody Rhodes planned to do collegiate wrestling in the Pennsylvania State University but changed his plans and went into professional wrestling instead. He then went to acting school after high school. In 2006, Cody made his debut in Ohio Valley Wrestling in a match against Pat Buck which he lost. Not the type to give up easily, he went ahead to become a three-time champion in OVW and was then promoted to the WWE’s main roster in 2007. He mostly fought under his real name ‘Cody Rhodes’ but sometimes he uses the name ‘Stardust’.
He had lots of successes during his 9 years stint in the WWE. He holds the record as one of the most prolific tag team wrestlers as he won six tag team championships with four different partners which include 3 WWE Tag Team Championships and 3 World Tag Team Championships. He requested a release from WWE in May 2016 and took his leave. He then began to wrestle in the independent circuit and the Total Nonstop Action (TNA). Although he signed under his real name, he was hesitant in using it to avoid conflict with WWE.
By 2017, Cody Rhodes had spread his tentacles and competed in several events like the WrestleMania by WWE, the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) Wrestle Kingdom events and the Ring of Honor’s (ROH) Final Battle. He also appeared for TNA at Bound for Glory. His wins include a one-time ROH World Champion, One-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion winning with the Young Bucks and a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. He was also a one-time Global Force Wrestling Champion and a one-time new heavyweight champion at Northeast Wrestling.
One of the highest points of his career was when he held Six-Man titles simultaneously which includes the IWGP U.S, NWA World, and ROH.
On the 1st of January 2019, a new promotion All Elite Wrestling was unveiled with which he signed a five-year contract alongside his Young Bucks tag teammates (Nick and Matt Jackson) and Kenny Omega. They would serve as on-air talents and Executive Vice Presidents. Their inaugural pay-per-view event held on the 25th of May 2019 where Cody wrestled and defeated Dustin Runnels (his real-life half brother).
Cody Rhodes has also spread his tentacles into acting. He has appeared on established TV Series like Arrow (2016- 2018), Warehouse 13 (2010). He is married to Brandi Reed a former ring announcer with WWE under the name Eden Stiles.
How Much Is Cody Rhodes Net Worth in 2019?
Cody has done well for himself in his career considering where he started from at the bottom of the ladder. He has made money on the WWE circuit and after he left WWE in 2016, he began to wrestle in a different independent circuit which has earned him more money. He is an actor and has featured in a couple of movies and TV shows. He is a promoter and is also the Executive Vice President in ‘All Elite Wrestling'(AEW). He has also enjoyed endorsement deals from Gillette Fusion products, running advertising campaigns for them.
Through all of the above named numerous endeavors, he has made bank and his net worth has been estimated to be around $4 million.