|Real Name:||Michael Gregory Mizanin|
|Known As:||The Miz|
|Net Worth:||$14 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 8, 1980|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Wrestler, Actor, TV Personality, Media Personality, Announcer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
The Miz Net Worth
The Miz is an American professional wrestler and television personality who has a net worth of $14 million. He first became known as a cast member of the MTV reality shows “The Real World: Back to New York” (2001) and “Real World/Road Rules Challenge” (2002–2005). The Miz was runner-up on “WWE Tough Enough” in 2004 and launched his professional wrestling career in September 2006 as a as a villain who went undefeated. He has gone on to appear in several film and television projects, such as “Psych” (2012), “Supernatural” (2016), and “Fighting with My Family” (2019), and he began starring with his wife, fellow WWE star Maryse Ouellet, on the USA network reality series “Miz & Mrs” in 2018. A Triple Crown Champion, The Miz is one of the 10 most-successful Pay Per View draws in WWE history, having headlined several WWE main events, including 2011 Wrestlemania.
Early Life: The Miz was born Michael Gregory Mizanin on October 8, 1980, in Parma, Ohio. His parents, Barbara and George, divorced, and he grew up with a stepfather, Donnie, and step-siblings Jimmy and Tonia. Mizanin studied at Normandy High School, where he was a member of the yearbook staff and the student government and served as captain of the basketball team as well as the cross-country team. After graduation, he enrolled at Miami University (also known as Miami of Ohio) and joined the Theta Chi fraternity. He took courses at the university’s Richard T. Farmer School of Business before dropping out to star on “The Real World” in 2001.
Reality Television Career: Michael joined the cast of the tenth season of “The Real World” and introduced the world to his alter ego, The Miz. He later appeared in several seasons of “Real World/Road Rules Challenge”: “Battle of the Seasons” (2002), “The Gauntlet” (2003–2004), “The Inferno” (2004), “Battle of the Sexes 2” (2004–2005), and “The Inferno II” (2005). Mizanin won two seasons of the series, “Battle of the Seasons” and “The Inferno II,” and competed on Bravo’s “Battle of the Network Reality Stars” in 2004. He later appeared on “Fear Factor” (2006), “Ghost Hunters” (2008), “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” (2009), and “Family Game Night” (2014). The Miz hosted MTV’s “The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars” from 2017 to 2018, and he has hosted several “The Challenge” reunion shows. In 2020, Mizanin began hosting “Cannonball” on the USA network.
Professional Wrestling Career: Michael joined Ultimate Pro Wrestling in 2003, training at the Ultimate University, and the following year, he competed for $1 million and a WWE contract on season four of “WWE Tough Enough.” Though he came in second, the WWE offered him a developmental contract anyway and sent him to Deep South Wrestling in Georgia to train with Bill DeMott. The Miz teamed up with Matt Cappotelli for two WWE dark matches in July 2005, and they kept working together until Matt was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December of that year. Mizanin was transferred to Ohio Valley Wrestling in early 2006, and he appeared in a “Miz TV” segment on the organization’s television show. The Miz began hosting “SmackDown!” in June 2006 and defeated Tatanka during his in-ring debut on the September 1st episode; he was undefeated for the following three months. He debuted “Miz TV” on “SmackDown!” as an interview segment in March 2007, and in June, he was drafted to ECW, the WWE’s Extreme Championship Wrestling brand.
The Miz won his first WWE championship in November 2007 when he and John Morrison defeated Montel Vontavious Porter and Matt Hardy to become Tag Team Champions. The pair was given two webshows on the WWE website, “The Dirt Sheet” and “Word Up.” Michael won the United States Championship in October 2009, and in January 2010, he became tag team partners with Big Show, and they were the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions a month later. With this win, The Miz earned the honor of being the first WWE wrestler to hold three championship titles at the same time, and later that year, he won the Money in the Bank ladder match and the WWE Championship. The Miz won the Intercontinental Championship on July 2012, becoming both a Grand Slam Champion and a Triple Crown Champion. In 2018, he teamed up with Asuka in the Mixed Match Challenge tournament, and they won $100,000 for the charitable organization Rescue Dogs Rock. Mizanin and Morrison won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in February 2020, and they were both drafted to Raw in October.
Personal Life: Michael married French-Canadian wrestler Maryse Ouellet on February 20, 2014, in The Bahamas. They welcomed daughter Monroe on March 27, 2018, relocated to Austin, Texas, then Thousand Oaks, California, and gave Monroe a little sister, Madison, on September 20, 2019.
Championships and Accomplishments: During his career with the WWE, The Miz has won one WWE Championship, eight WWE Intercontinental Championships, four WWE Tag Team Championships, two WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships, two World Tag Team Championships, two WWE United States Championships, and several other championships. In 2008, Mizanin and John Morrison were named Tag Team of the Year, and he won the Money in the Bank match in 2010. “Rolling Stone” magazine crowned him WWE Wrestler of the Year in 2017, and “Pro Wrestling Illustrated” ranked him #1 on their 2011 list of the top 500 singles wrestlers. Michael also won the Deep South Wrestling Heavyweight Championship in 2005 and the Ohio Valley Wrestling Tag Team Championship (with Chris Cage) in 2006.
Real Estate: In 2017, Michael and Maryse paid $2.35 million for a mansion in Austin, Texas, and they sold it in July 2019 for $2.64 million. In Los Angeles, they at one time owned a home in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood, which they sold for around $3 million. In August 2019, Miz and Mrs. Miz spent $6.4 million to acquire a large mansion in Thousand Oaks, California. Located in a gated community, the 10,400 square foot home sits on 1.3 acres.