Justin Gaethje Net Worth, Salary & Earnings (2022)

Justin Gaethje is perhaps the UFC’s most intriguing competitor. “The Highlight” is well-known for his fast speed, aggressive approach, and brawling. As of 2022, Justin Gaethje’s net worth is estimated to be $4 Million.

Full NameJustin Gaethje
Date of BirthNovember 14, 1988
Birth signScorpio
BirthplaceSafford, Arizona, United States
ProfessionProfessional MMA Fighter
Net Worth$4 million

Early Life

Gaethje was born in Safford, Arizona, on November 14, 1988. Carolina Gaethje, his mother, is of Mexican ancestry, while John Ray Gaethje, his father, is of German origin. His mother worked as a postal clerk, and his father as a copper miner. Gaethje has two sisters and a twin brother, Marcus John Gaethje, who spent nearly a decade working in the Moreni mine.

In terms of education, he attended Safford High School, where he was a four-time wrestling finalist and two-time Arizona State champion. He then transferred to Northern Colorado University, where he earned a spot on the Western Wrestling All-Conference First Team.

Justin Gaethje Net Worth & Career

Justin Gaethje is a lightweight wrestler who participated in NCAA Division I wrestling for the University of Northern Colorado. Gaethje made his professional MMA debut in August 2011 by defeating Kevin Croom.

In January 2018, he defeated Richard Patishnock to claim the inaugural WSOF Lightweight Championship.

Justin Gaethje made his UFC debut in July 2017 by defeating Michael Johnson in the Performance of the Night and Fight of the Night at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale.

He lost the Fight of the Night to Eddie Alvarez in December 2017 and to Dustin Poirier in April 2018. Gaethje was named the Night’s Best Performer following victories over James Vick in August 2018 and Edson Barboza in March 2019.

In September 2019, he won the Fight of the Night against Donald Cerrone. Justin Gaethje defeated Tony Ferguson for the interim UFC Lightweight Championship in May 2020 with the Performance of the Night and the Fight of the Night.

Justin Gaethje Net Worth

Justin Gaethje’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million as of 2021. He earned the lion’s share of the cash during his MMA career. His most recent paycheck was $350,000 for his fight with Tony Ferguson. This figure excludes his bonus.

Justin Gaethje’s Career Earnings

According to Sports Daily, Gaethje’s career earnings are around $3,230,500. Below are his top five paydays in the sport. 

Sr. NoDate/EventOpponentPurseW / L
530th Mar 2019 / UFC Fight Night : Barboza vs Gaethje Edson Barboza$294,000W
47th Jul 2017 / TUF25 FinaleMichael Johnson $302,500W
314th Sept 2019 / UFC: Cowboy vs GaethjeDonald Cerrone$315,000W
224th Oct 2020 / UFC 254Khabib Nurmegomedov$440,000L
19th May2020 / UFC 249Tony Ferguson$480,000W

Justin Gaethje Net Worth Growth

Net worth in 2022$4 million
Net worth in 2021$3.5 million
Net worth in 2020$3 million

Summary

  • Gaethje was born in Safford, Arizona, on November 14, 1988.
  • Gaethje made his professional MMA debut in August 2011 by defeating Kevin Croom.
  • As of 2022, Justin Gaethje net worth is estimated to be $4 million

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