Daniel Bryan 2021 – Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Personal Life


Bryan Lloyd Danielson, also known by the ring name Daniel Bryan is a four-time WWE champion. Here is everything you need to know about Daniel Bryan, including his net worth, salary, records, personal life.

Daniel Bryan is an American professional wrestler and is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling after over 12 years in WWE. Let us have a look at one of the most highly valued superstar’s net worth, career, records, and much more. 

Daniel Bryan Facts 

Birth PlaceAberdeen, Washington, U.S
Father’s NameDonald “Buddy” Danielson 
Mother’s NameDarlene 
Star SignGemini
Net Worth (2021)$ 12 million
Salary (2021)$2 million
Date of BirthMay22 , 1981
High SchoolAberdeen high school
Wrestling Debut1999
WWE Debut2000
FinisherRunning Knee, Yes Lock, 
AchievementsWWE Champion, WWE World Heavy Weight Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, Money in the Bank winner, and WWE United States Champion
SpouseFellow WWE Female star Brie Bella
ChildrenOne boy and one girl
NicknameAmerican Dragon, Dynamic Dragon, 
Social MediaInstagram 

Daniel Bryan Net Worth and Salary

As of 2021, Daniel Bryan has an estimated net worth of around $12 million, and his annual salary is approximately $2 million.

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Bryan Danielson (Credits: Wrestling Inc)

The valuation of this WWE star is growing exponentially with his popularity, and now, as he signs a contract with All Elite Wrestling, this value growth is not stopping anywhere. He also earns from merchandising.

Daniel Bryan Career 

Daniel Bryan started straining under veteran wrestler Shawn Michaels at the Texas Wrestling Academy. 

Bryan began his professional wrestling career in 1999 on the independent circuit. He signed an 18-month contract with WWF (now known as WWE) but, after a certain period, paved his towards a separate course. 

Daniel Bryan on what Vince McMahon said after his first WWE match
Photo Credit: Daniel Bryan debut (ftw.USAtoday)

Bryan spent a lot of time playing professional wrestling in Japan. 

Danielson joined the independent promotion of Ring of Honour as the Founding Father of the company.

Bryan spent around six years in the independent circuit before joining WWE. Bryan resigned from WWE in August 2009. He made his debut against Chavo Guerrero in 2010, where he defeated Guerrero.

Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan

But within a few months of being in the WWE NXT, Bryan was fired from WWE for being too violent, and he strangled Justin Roberts with his necktie.

It was all downfall for Bryan as NXT rookies kicked him out of WWE, and rumors began that Bryan would never return to WWE again.

Bryan again returned to Independent International circuits for some time. However, he soon returned to WWE at SummerSlam, the surprise seventh member of the Team WWE who fought against The Nexus. 

Bryan won his first championship in WWE by defeating his former NXT mentor, The Miz, at Night of Champions. By becoming the United States Champion.

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Photo Credit: Bryan with the US Championship title (full press wrestling)

The Bella Twins began supporting Bryan at the ringside. Bryan made his debut on the SmackDown brand in 2011. Bryan won the Money in the bank to be the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Bryan cashed in the Money in the Bank at TLC against Big Show, who just defeated Mark Henry, which allowed Bryan to become the first-ever wrestler from NXT to win WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

At Wrestlemania 28, Bryan’s 105 days streak of the championship ended when Sheamus defeated Bryan in just 18 seconds due to AJ’s distraction and good luck kiss.

A very unusual team-up of Kane and Bryan won the WWE Tag Team Championship against Kofi Kingston and R-Truth at Night of Champions and regarded their team as Team Hell No.

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Photo Credit: Daniel Bryan and Kane after winning (sky sports)

The Yes Movement became the highlights of Daniel Bryan’s career which began when McMahons started endorsing Orton as the face of WWE while labeling Bryan as a B+ player.

Bryan put his efforts again and again to win the WWE championship title, but Authority will put him down every time.

Daniel Bryan’s Yes chant became a part of the WWE universe. At WrestleMania 30, Bryan won over Batista and WWE Champion Randy Orton in the main event to win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion with continuous support from the fans as they kept screaming the “YES” chant and eventually became a Yes Movement.

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Photo Credit: The Yes Movement (giphy)

Bryan was out for many years from WWE due to injury, but he made his comeback at WrestleMania 34 on November 13, 2019, with the Yes Movement.

Bryan Participated in the biggest ever 50-man Royal Rumble and lasted a record 76 minutes. He went on to win several championships again.

WrestleMania 37 saw Bryan last as he failed to win the title, and his WWE contract expired. 

Daniel Bryan made a surprising debut for the All Elite Wrestling on September 5, 2021, at the AEW All Out PPV.

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Bryan Danielson AEW (Credits: AEW Twitter)

Daniel Bryan Family and Personal Life

On May 22, 1981, Daniel Bryan was born in Aberdeen, Washington, to mother Darlene and lumberjack Donald Danielson. Brayan’s parents divorced over his father’s alcoholism.

After dating for nearly three years, Bryan got married to fellow WWE Wrestler Brie Bella on April 11, 2014.

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella's wedding: photos | WWE
Photo Credit: Daniel Bryan wedding( WWE)

They have a daughter named Birdie Joe Danielson and a son named Buddy Dessert Danielson. They live together in Napa County, California.

Danielson became a vegan after suffering from elevated liver enzymes and staph infections. In 2018 it was reported that he and his wife planned to raise their children as vegetarians.

Brie Bella on Husband Sleeping in Guest Bedroom | PEOPLE.com
Photo Credt: Daniel Bryan with his family (people

Daniel Bryan is a fan of the football team Seattle Seahawks.

FAQs about Daniel Bryan

What is Daniel Bryan’s net worth?
Bryan has a net worth of approximately $12 million.
How old is Daniel Bryan?
Daniel Bryan  is 40 years old
When did Daniel Bryan make his WWE debut?
Daniel Bryan made his WWE debut in 2000
Who is Daniel Bryan married to?
Daniel Bryan is married to WWE Hall of Famer Brie Bella 
Does  Daniel Bryan have any children?
One Boy and One girl

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