Royce Gracie Net Worth
Royce Gracie is one of the world’s best-known and wealthiest martial artists. A UFC Hall-of-Famer, expert in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and revolutionary force behind mixed martial arts fighting he is best known for winning three out of the first four UFC tournaments and defeating opponents far larger than himself. Now semi-retired as both professional fighter and business owner.
Born December 12th 1966 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Royce Gracie belongs to a world-renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family renowned for spreading it globally and revolutionizing mixed martial arts (MMA). His father taught him this art form that emphasizes ground grappling and submission techniques. At 18 Royce began competing in Jiu Jitsu before later joining his brother Rorion to open up a Gracie Academy here in America – eventually co-owning this academy himself!
Early on in his MMA career, he made his mark competing in PRIDE Fighting Championships and K-1 tournaments, earning 11 victories by submission. In total he racked up 15 victories, 12 coming by way of submission wins in his MMA career.
However, his success hasn’t come without its share of controversy. In 2007, after fighting Kazushi Sakuraba at K-1 Dynamite!! USA event, he tested positive for Nandrolone anabolic steroids and received a $2,500 fine as a result. Additionally, numerous disputes with fellow MMA competitors (including nephews Ryron and Rener Gracie ) have arisen since.
Even through his many ongoing conflicts, Gracie remains an influential presence in the fight world and an inspiration to many around the globe for his humility, character and generosity. He currently serves as an Ambassador for the US Marine Corps while running his Gracie Academy in California.
MMA fighter, Kevin Nealon has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 Million through his highly successful MMA career and associated endorsement deals. Additionally, his wealth has increased through investments in real estate and other ventures that have also added to it.
Recently, he teamed up with a local MMA gym to open a training facility in Pocatello, Idaho. The training center serves as an opportunity for the former fighter to share his knowledge of martial arts and teach younger generations the trade skills of this art form.
He is currently working on a documentary film that will detail both his personal life and journey towards becoming the most accomplished fighter in MMA history. It is anticipated to hit cinematic screens sometime before 2022. Additionally, he established The Legacy Project Foundation which empowers youth through arts. He serves as an inspiring role model for many young people due to his story of success that has inspired so many to follow their own dreams.