Even today, when Ted DiBiase’s demonic laugh echoes, people across the world grip their assets little tighter because for the “Million Dollar Man,” everybody has a price. Ted Dibiase is a three-time WWE Tag Team champion with partner Irwin R. Schyster, the first North American Heavyweight Champion and the 1988 King of the Ring.
The Million Dollar Man
In 1983, he entered All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) and won the NWA United National Championship on October 14, 1983. He returned back to WWF as a babyface on May 15, 1987, and on a June 27 episode of WWF Superstars, DiBiase gave the world a first glimpse of “The Million Dollar Man.” Following the event, the world saw a millionaire who wore a gold-studded, dollar-sign-covered suit and in time, a custom-made, diamond-encrusted "Million Dollar Championship" belt.
During that period he bought everything, from the No. 30 spot in the 1989 Royal Rumble to the WWE Championship from Andre the Giant. He even created his own title, the solid gold diamond-laced Million Dollar Championship but was never officially recognized by WWE.
Ted's wrestling career spanned over four decades until he took his retirement in 1994, due to sustaining an injury to two cervical discs in the neck. Even after his retirement, he continued dedicating his life in the sport as a coach and manager of The Million Dollar Corporation. In 1996, DiBiase became the fourth member of the New World Order (nWo). After a brief run with WCW, he stepped down from WWE before he was inducted into the 2010 class of the Hall of Fame.
Ted DiBiase Net worth
Dibiase is currently working as a Christian minister in the Heart of David Ministry which he founded in 1999. He travels around the world ministering in churches, camps and conferences including Promise Keepers and Youth of the Nation. He often appears in WWE as a guest commentator. His most recent appearance was on January 22, 2018, during the 25th Anniversary episode of Raw.
DiBiase has also published a few books including Every Man Has His Price and The Million Dollar Man. On November 7, 2017, Peter Ferriero released The Price of Fame which featured Ted DiBiase Jr. following the story of his father’s redemption and faith. As of 2018, 64 year old, Dibiase has an estimated net worth $1 million.