Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoa'i is a professional wrestler and former professional football player and a member of the Anoa'i family. He is widely known under his ring name, Roman Reigns. He started his career in WWE in 2010 after signing a contract. Initially, Reigns was also an active member of the dominating trio group, The Shield during his early years in WWE. Later, he played solo and won ''WWE Heavyweight Championship'' several times.
Active in the industry for years, he has earned a huge net worth from his wrestling and other careers. He is also involved in several charitable works which helped him to spot in ''Most Charitable Athletes.''
Early Life And Ethnicity
Roman Reigns were born Leati Joseph Anoa'i on May 25, 1985, in Pensacola, Florida, the United States under the birth sign Gemini. He is American as per nationality and belongs to Mixed (half Samoan and half Italian descent).
Reigns are the son of Sika Anoa'i (former Samoan professional wrestler) and Patricia A. Anoa'i. His parents raised her with his sibling Rosey. His brother, Rosey was a Samoan-American professional wrestler.
Education of Reigns
Born and Raised in a wrestler family, Reigns was interested in sports from a very early age. Unlike, his family, he took an interest in football.
Later, he attended Pensacola Catholic High School and Escambia High School. He became part of the school football team in both schools. Reigns also attended the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Roman Reigns started playing football at his school. In his senior year, Pensacola News Journal named him Defensive of the Year.
At the beginning of his career, Reigns was a part of an active football player who was playing with Georgia Tech. He began his professional career as a footballer and adapted it seriously. After his hard work and sincerity, he became part of the Canadian Football League during the year 2008 and played for the team.
At the end of the year, they also took retirement from football and ended their career as a footballer.
Right after his end as a footballer, then he started his career and searched across wrestling. He was signed to WWE during the year 2010 and made his debut in November 2012 against Roman Leakee but lost.
His father and brother were professional wrestlers by whom he was highly influenced. His cousin was also playing as a professional wrestler because of this he was highly motivated and attracted to the field.
Reigns lost several matches before winning a single match against Fahd Rakma. Following the victory, he started participating in several tag-team matches. Later, he formed a tag team with Donny Marlow.
On 18th November 2012, he made his roster TV debut along with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose and henceforth became popular. They named their group ''The Shield'' who together won several matches. They were also entitled the winners of ''WWE Tag Team Championship.''
Won the Title ''WrestleMania''
In 2014, Reigns got separated from the group and started playing single in the ''World Title Contention.'' The year he gained a spot on the ''WWE World Heavy Weight Championship'' after winning ''Battle Royal.'' But he could not win the title as was defeated by pro wrestler Randy Orton.
Reigns then won the title of ''WrestleMania'' defeating Daniel Bryan and later challenged Big Show and won the match. He again became the contender to climb to ''WWE World Heavyweight Championship'' after defeating Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, and Dolph Ziggler.
Three Times WWE Champion
Reigns became ''WWE Heavyweight Champion'' three times after defeating Triple H in 2016. On 24th September, he defeated John Cena at No Mercy on Raw which was described as one of the biggest won of his career.
As of 2018, he is still in the race and is playing several matches and winning some of them as well.
Roman Reigns' Net Worth And Salary
According to The Richest, Roman Reigns has an estimated net worth of $180k and as per Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is estimated to be $13 million. He is listed on the list as one of the highest-paid wrestlers. He earns an annual salary of $2.1 million. As of 2022, he earns $13 million from his wrestling career.
Moreover, Reigns earns 5% of the Main Event PPV sales. He also earns from his investments and endorsement deals with snickers and bullies' text.
Regions own a house in Tampa, Florida where he resides with his family. He has a collection of luxury cars like
- Lamborghini Huracan = $241,945
- Toyota Fortuner = $47,990
- Range Rover = $80k
- Mercedes Benz SUV = $40k
Charities And Donations
The professional wrestler is involved in several charity events and shows. He helps to raise money for several organizations including ''Answer the Call'' which is an online charity for New York Police and Fire Widows.
Reigns also raised money for the East Tennessee Children's Hospital by appearing on the show, Dancing with the Knoxville Stars in 2015. Furthermore, he partnered with a restaurant chain Jimmy's Seafood which donated $1 to ''the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every like that a tweet featuring Reigns received.''
— Jimmy's Seafood (@JimmysSeafood) August 24, 2017
His actions helped her to earn the shot on ''Most Charitable Athletes.''
Roman Reigns' Wife
Roman Reigns is married and has a child. Reigns got married to his girlfriend turned wife, Galina Joelle Becker, with whom he was in an affair for a long time.
They got married in the early December of 2014. He has a beautiful daughter, Joelle with whom he appeared in a public service announcement in 2014.
Father of Twins
Two years later, he became a father for the second time after his wife gave birth to twin boys. He currently resides in a beautiful mansion located in Pensacola, Florida.
Reigns is a devoted family person who loves to spend most of his spare time with his family. He and his wife are together for years without any divorce rumors.
Belongs to Wrestling Background
He belongs to a family from a wrestling background. He is the cousin of the professional wrestler, The Rock, Yokozuna, Rikishi, Umaga, and The Tonga Kid. He is a good friend of fellow wrestlers, John Cena and Sheamus.
Besides, he is active on social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter. He has a huge fan following.
Roman Reigns' Body Measurement And Age
- Height = Roman Reigns stands at a height of 1.9 meters (6 feet 3 inches).
- Weight = He weighs 265 lbs (120 kg).
- Age = As of 2019, his age is 34.
- Body Measurements: He has an athletic physique with measurements of 52-36-20 inches(chest-waist-biceps).
- Eyes Color: She has hazel brown eyes color.
- Hair Color: His eyes are black in color.
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by sanjeet, 22 Dec, 2015