Michael Buffer, the famous American ring announcer is known for his iconic catchphrase “let’s get ready to rumble”.
He became popular due to his announcing on ESPN. Further, the famous ring announcer has announced for WWF, WWE, WCW, NFL, and NBA.
Keep reading to find out more about the announcer’s wife and family.
Michael Buffer (aged 77) was born on November 2, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, he was raised by foster parents in Roslyn, Pennsylvania when his parents got divorced.
At the time of his parent’s divorce, Michael was only 11 months old. He was enlisted in the US Army at the age of 20 for Vietnam War where he served for three years.
Buffer tried out his luck in many professions from salesman to model before he became ring announcer at the age of 38. In 1983, just after a year after starting his career as a ring announcer, he was an announcer for all of ESPN’s boxing matches.
Since that time he has successfully ventured into different companies as a ring announcer and is having great success with it till today.
Michael Buffer Wife
The famous American ring announcer has been married to Christine Prado since 2008. Buffer was previously married twice before marrying. The details of his first wife are yet to be revealed.
His second wife was Alina Buffer, with whom he was married from 1999 to 2003. After parting ways with his ex-wife, Buffer started to date Christine Prado in the same year.
He proposed to Christine on The Jay Leno Talk Show in 2007 in front of millions of viewers. The couple exchanged vows back in 2008.
Christine Prado aged 45 is of Chinese-Haitian ancestry and is very private about her life. She seems to stay disclosed in public and media. The couple has shown a strong bond as they have been together for so long despite the age difference of 32 years.
Michael Buffer Family
Buffer was born to a middle-class family. His father, Joseph (Joey) Buffer was enlisted in US Navy in World War II.
However, little is known about his mother. The legendary ring announcer grew up with foster parents
In the year 1989, the famous ring announcer was reunited with his birth father as his father saw him on TV.
Buffer is a half-brother to another legendary ring announcer, Bruce Buffer. He has two sons from his first marriage, Michael and Matthew.
Michael Buffer’s Net Worth
The legendary ring announcer started his career as a boxing announcer. He has worked for renowned platforms including ESPN, WWF, WWE, WCW, NFL, and NBA.
Further, he has acted in movies like You Don’t Mess with Zohan (2008), Scooby-Doo (2004), and Virtuosity (1995). From this, the announcer has landed a fortune. He has a net worth of around 400 million dollars.
Buffer charges between 25,000 to 100,000 dollars for his appearance and sometimes when the work is for all night, he charges around 1 million dollars.
Further, the legendary ring announcer has trademarked his phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble” from which also he earns money.