Michael Buffer
Michael Buffer
Real Name/Full Name Michael Buffer
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Michael Buffer
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 2 November 1944
Age/How Old: 79 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 186 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Bruce Buffer
School: Unknown
College: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Christine Buffer
Kids/Children Name: Unknown
Profession: Ring announcer and actor
Net Worth: $450 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Michael Buffer is a very popular ring announcer who is also called MC. He announces boxing and professional wrestling matches. He uses the phrase “Let’s get ready to Rumble” as his trademark. Buffer has a distinctive announcing style such that he rolls and adds certain letters to the name of a fighter. Bruce Buffer is his half-brother who is a UFC announcer.

Well, how well do you know about Michael Buffer? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michael Buffer’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Michael Buffer to date.

Biography and Early Life

Michael Buffer was born on 2 November 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. His father was enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. Buffer was only 11 months old when his parents divorced. He was raised by foster parents, his foster father being a school bus driver while his mother a housewife. He grew up in Roslyn, Pennsylvania. He has a half-brother named Bruce Buffer.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Buffer in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Buffer’s age is 79 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024 having been born on 2 November 1944. Though, he is 6′ 00″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 186 lbs in Pound and 85 kg in Kilograms.


Buffer has not shared the information concerning his educational background. During the Vietnam War, he was enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 20. He served until he was 23 years. After leaving the army, he did various jobs like selling cares before embarking on a modeling career when he was 32 years. Buffer began his ring announcing career when he was 38 years.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Buffer was approached by his biological father in 1989 to introduce his half-brothers to him after he had seen him on TV. He contacted one of his brothers, Bruce Buffer, to work with him as his manager. Together, they were able to grow their business and increased licensing productivity of their trademark.

Buffer has been married three times. His first marriage was when he was 21 years, but the marriage only lasted for seven years. He has got two sons with his first wife. Buffer remained unmarried for the next 25 years. In 1999, he married his second wife, only to be divorced in 2003. His third wife and the current one is Christine Buffer, who he had proposed on 13 September 2007 during the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He resides in South California together with his wife.

He was diagnosed with throat cancer but was treated in 2008.

Is Michael Buffer Gay?

No. Buffer has a straightforward sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He has  married for three times and has two sons from his first marriage. He is living happily with his current wife and is neither fighting nor planning to divorce.

Professional Career

Buffer began his professional career as a ring announcer in 1982. After being promoted by Bob Arum, he became the boxing announcer of all matches in 1983. At this time, he gained national recognition. He started using his common phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble” in 1984, and this gained much fame. He acquired the federal trademark of this phrase in 1992, although he began the process in the ’80s. The license of his trademark has earned him more than $400 million.

Buffer was initially the ring announcer of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) until 2001, when the organization was closed. Time Warner was the parent company for WCW and owned the pay-per-view division of HBO and Buffer became the lead ring announcer.

Buffer has announced other sports like MLB World Series, NBA Finals, NFL playoff games, and the Stanley Cup Finals. Just like his brother, he announced UFC fights in 1995. He was the announcer of Affliction: Banned mixed martial art show on 19 July 2008.

Buffer has appeared on various shows like Saturday Night Live., Mad TV, In Living Color, and the Howard Stern Show. He has appeared on a number of talk shows with such hosts as Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, Jimmy Kimmel, and David Letterman. He has appeared in several films as a ring announcer.


Buffer is one of the most recognized ring announcers of all time. He has achieved a lot through his ring announcing career, having announced various boxing events. Apart from boxing, he has announced other sports like NFL, MLB, NBA Finals, Indianapolis 500, and Stanley Cup Finals. All these achievements are because of his unique announcing style.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Buffer in 2024

Michael Buffer Net Worth
Michael Buffer Net Worth

Buffer is among the richest men in the world. He has acquired an estimated net worth of $450 million as of 2024. His ring announcing career has been the main source of his income. Buffer has also announced other games, which has well helped to improve his earnings. Buffer has also been earning huge amounts from appearing in various films.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Due to his fame, Buffer was able to reunite with his long-lost family.
  • The time his father saw him on television, he contacted him and introduced his half-brothers to him.
  • Just like him, his half-brother, Bruce Buffer, is the announcer of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Michael Buffer is not only a popular ring announcer in American countries but in the whole world. He has announced many top boxing and wrestling fights. He is popularly known for his phrase, which is also his trademark. He worked as a car salesman before getting to his ring announcing career.


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