Paul Heyman is one of the biggest names in WWE and here is all about his net worth and more
Net Worth (2020)
Date of Birth
11 September, 1965
Paul Heyman is an American entertainment producer, executive producer, writer, performer, marketer, promoter and professional wrestling manager. Currently employed with WWE, he is best known for being “The Advocate” to Brock Lesnar.
As of July 2020, Paul Heyman has an estimated net worth of $15million. Most of his earnings come from his role on WWE, where he appears as the hype-man for Brock Lesnar.
While he was previously working as the executive director of WWE Raw, he was recently discharged from those duties and is currently contracted with the promotion as a performer only. Paul E. is believed to make a handsome $2million-a-year.
At a very young age, Heyman showed his entrepreneurship skills, as he ran a successful celebrity and sports memorabilia mail order business from out of his home when he was just 11.
A short stint as a photojournalist followed, before he worked at a couple of radio stations, before he once again turned to photography, while writing for wrestling publications such as Pro-Wrestling Illustrated.
At 19, he was hired by Studio 54 in New York, where he grew from a photographer to a producer and promoter in a short time. In the late 80s, Heyman turned to managing wrestlers, starting on the Northeast Independent circuit, before switching to Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF), where he went by the name ‘Paul E. Dangerously’.
After CWF was absorbed by Jim Crockett Promotions, he moved to Continental Wrestling Association (CWA), before stints at American Wrestling Association (AWA) and Continental Wrestling Federation (CWF) followed.
Heyman then joined WCW where he worked as an announcer alongside Jim Ross for a brief period, before returning to a managerial capacity in 1991.
Two years later, he moved to Eastern Championship Wrestling, which later became known as Extreme Championship Wrestling. He was the creative presence behind the promotion from 1993 till 2001, when the promotion went bankrupt.
In 2001, after ECW went defunct, Heyman joined WWE, initially as a commentator, before he grew into the lead writer for SmackDown from July 2002 to February 2003. Around the same time, he took over the role of managing Brock Lesnar, who rose to great heights alongside Heyman, before the latter turned on him.
Heyman also enjoyed a run as the general manager of SmackDown between 2003 and 2004. The following year, he was given the reins of Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), which was the developmental territory maintained by WWE.
Heyman also relaunched ECW, as a third brand under the WWE flagship. While the brand saw success initially, a drop in ratings and creative disagreements with Vince McMahon eventually conspired to Heyman exiting the company in late 2006.
15 years ago!! ECW One Night Stand, one of the most exciting PPVs ever. @HeymanHustle & the ECW originals made an amazing statement that night; that there was nothing quite like ECDub. Fair play to WWE, giving Heyman the keys to the kingdom to create something EXTREMEly special pic.twitter.com/sjuenP2QBn
— Gorilla Position (@WWEGP) June 12, 2020
Six years later, in 2012, Heyman returned to WWE, back working as the manager and ‘advocate’ to Brock Lesnar, who made his big return to the promotion. Paul E. also formed an alliance with CM Punk and was a constant presence alongside the Straight Edge Superstar as he rose to great heights, before eventually turning on him.
While he has mainly been by the side of Lesnar in his second stint with the promotion, Heyman also worked briefly with the likes of Curtis Axel, Ryback and Cesaro as well.
In 2019, Heyman was promoted to the role of Executive Director on Raw. However, he lasted in the position for just about an year, before being removed by WWE. He is now just contracted with the company in just a performing capacity.
Heyman was born on September 11, 1965, in Westchester County, New York to Sulamita (mother) and Richard S. Heyman (father). His father was a prominent personal injury attorney and World War II veteran, while his mother was a Holocaust survivor.
Paul Heyman was married to Marla Heyman for a long time, but the pair have parted ways. They have two children together – Azalea Heyman, who was born in 2002 and Jacob Heyman, who was born a couple of years later in 2004.
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) July 14, 2013
Heyman is the co-founder of the award-winning New York City firm The Looking4Larry Agency. The firm broke new ground with its initial campaign with EA, THQ video games, 2K Sports and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. He also worked closely with Brock Lesnar, collaborating for his autobiography, Death Clutch: My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival.
Heyman has appeared in the video games WWE Day of Reckoning, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw and the entire WWE 2K series starting from 2K14 to 2K20.
The 54-year-old has appeared in 2002’s movie Rollerball. He also starred in the movie adaptation of long-running Off-Broadway show Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.
Is Paul Heyman leaving WWE?
As mentioned previously, Heyman enjoyed a run as the executive director of Raw for around an year. He was stripped of those duties earlier this year, with Bruce Pritchard assuming the role for both Raw and SmackDown.
WWE claimed that the decision was taken in an effort to streamline both the Raw and SmackDown writing teams into one group. However, creative differences with McMahon, once again, are believed to be the reasons behind his dismissal. Raw’s ratings, since, have been on a nosedive.
He has since been reduced to his “Advocate” role for Brock Lesnar. Although, with the Beast Incarnate not appearing on television since his Wrestlemania 36 defeat to Drew McIntyre, Heyman hasn’t been seen much either.
While Heyman has been removed from the directorial role, he is likely to be kept on the books as a performer given his exceptional skills on the mic.