Rich Franklin
Rich Franklin
Real Name/Full Name Richard Jay “Rich”Franklin II
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rich Franklin
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: October 5, 1974
Age/How Old: 49 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 92 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Richard Franklin, Sr.
Mother – Vaila Franklin
Siblings: Greg Franklin
School: William Henry Harrison High School
College: University of Cincinnati
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Beth Franklin m. 2002–2011
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Martial artist
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Among the mixed martial artists to ever exist, a list of the same without the name of Rich Franklin is incomplete. The retired mixed artist was once a UFC Middleweight Champion and competed in Ultimate Fighting Championship. Another significant thing about him is serving the position of the Vice President of ONE Championship. He joined the Asian mixed martial art company in 2014. Upon retiring from mixed martial artist, Rich Franklin has also tried out various investment ventures.

Well, how well do you know about Rich Franklin? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rich Franklin’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 Rich Franklin to date.

Biography and Early Life

Rich Franklin was born in 1974 on 5th October to Richard Sr. together with Vaila Franklin. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States as Richard Jay Franklin II. He was not an only child since he was born together with his brother Greg Franklin.

However, he didn’t enjoy a complete family for a long time. After all, at the age of 5, his parents decided to go their separate ways. The divorce explains why Rich Franklin has five half-siblings comprising of 2 half-brothers and three half-sisters.

Thanks to his resemblance to Jim Carrey, the actor who portrayed the character of Ace Ventura. Joe Rogan, Rich has earned the Ace moniker.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rich Franklin in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rich Franklin’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 5 October 1974. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 92 kg in Kilograms.


Rich Franklin went to William Henry Harrison High School for his studies. Upon graduating, he joined the University of Cincinnati to further his studies. By the time he left the institution, Rich Franklin was a holder of a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in mathematics and education, respectively.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rich Franklin is single, but that was not the case up until 2011. That’s because, between 2002 and 2011, Rich Franklin had a wife by the name Beth Franklin. For the time that it lasted, they must have been busy. However, for reasons only known to them, the couple decided to divorce. As much as the marriage lasted for almost a decade, they never had a child together. As a matter of fact, there is not even a single record of a child that Rich Franklin has sired over the years.

Whether Rich Franklin is single or not is not something that one can tell for sure. After all, unlike most celebrities, he has mastered the art of keeping his personal life a secret. Whether that uncertainty changes or not is something, only time can tell.

Is Rich Franklin Gay?

It is no secret that Rich Franklin is single. Nevertheless, his sexual orientation is straight with no rumour suggesting that he is gay or bisexual. As a matter of fact, Franklin was once married. As much as the marriage ended up collapsing, something that happens almost every other day, his partner was a woman.

Professional Career

The most notable career of Rich Franklin is competing in mixed martial arts championship. After learning karate and submission fighting, he gave UFC a shot. He started at a high note with a 3-0 start. That resulted from winning at UFC 42 against Evan Tanner, UFC 44 against Edwin Dewees and UFC 50 against Jorge Rivera. He has played in two divisions namely Light Heavyweight and Middleweight. Over the years before retiring in 2015 on 28th September, he has recorded 0f 29 wins out of 37 matches.

However, he has had other careers before and after mixed martial arts. For instance, he was once a mathematics teacher at the Oak Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additionally, around 2002, he became one of the founders of an athletic clothing brand. He and his partner gave it the name American Fighter. Rich Franklin has yet another business partner, Billy Zebe, and the two own the Ze/Lin Organic Juice & Fusion Café.

For a substantial amount of time now, he has worked at the ONE Championship Company. From vice president to the face of the brand, he has served several positions. Roles in Mantervention, The Hammer and Cyborg Soldier, are examples of his appearances in films.


Throughout his tenure at the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Rich Franklin has received various recognitions. For instance, he was once a UFC Middleweight Championship. When playing versus Chuck Liddel, the match was named Knockout of the Night. For two times, he fought against Wanderlei Silva and on both occasions, the game got the title Fight of the Night. He also recorded the UFC Middleweight Championship bout’s most significant strikes in a match against David Loiseau. He has also received inductions into the UFC Hall of Fame and Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rich Franklin in 2024

Rich Franklin Net Worth
Rich Franklin Net Worth

As of 2024, Rich Franklin net worth is approximately $5 million. He has earned wealth through his career as a mixed martial artist. Out of the 37 matches in his professional record, Franklin won 29 of them. Each win contributed to his current net worth. His role in ONE Championship is also another source of income. Equally important, he owns a clothing brand and a juice store. That’s how Rich Franklin has amassed the net worth.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Rich Franklin played in both Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions
  • His trainers include John Cross, Joel Jamieson, Jorge Gurgel, and Matt Hume
  • Throughout his mixed martial arts professional career, he played 37 matches
  • Out of the 37, he won 29 and lost 7
  • Cincinnati’s mayor made it official that 21stFebruary 2006 be Rich Franklin Day
  • He is a born again Christian, and his love for Psalm 144:1 is evident on his fighter gear as well as his webpage

Rich Franklin was a teacher before becoming a mixed martial artist. The exciting part is that once he joined the mixed martial arts arena, he never looked back. Everything that he ever did after that, revolved around mixed martial art. It shows that he has a passion for mixed martial arts. Besides doing what his heart wanted, Rich Franklin also became famous and wealthy with a significant net worth.


  1. 185 lbs equals 83 kg and not 92 kg, as you write, but both weights could be correct, depending whether he fought in Light Heavyweigt or Middleweight…


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