Dave Bautista Net Worth

$16 Million

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What is Dave Bautista’s net worth?

Net Worth:$16 Million
Born:January 18, 1969
Height:1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Professional Wrestler/Actor
Last Updated:August 2, 2022


As of December 2022, Dave Bautista’s net worth is approximately $16 Million. 

Dave Bautista is an American actor, and retired professional wrestler from Washington D.C. 

From 2002 to 2010, he gained fame under the ring name Batista and became a six-time world champion by winning the World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice.


Early Life

Dave Michael Bautista Jr. was born on the 18th of January, 1969, in Washington, D.C. Bautista is the son to Donna Raye and David Michael Bautista. 

He has a sister who was named after their mother as well as a brother named Michael. Bautista has talked about the financial difficulties his family had to face when he was a child. 



After being involved in professional bodybuilding for a while, Dave Bautista wanted to pursue a career in professional wrestling. This was a period when the industry still had other promotions competing with WWE on equal footing. 

Bautista then went to their biggest rival, WWE. After a successful tryout, WWE designated him to the Wild Samoan Training Center wrestling school to train under Afa Anoa’i. 

In 2000, he made his debut under the ring name Leviathan and went on to win the OVW Heavyweight Championship. His rapid progression in the promotion convinced WWE to include him in the WWE main roster.

Batista was the World Heavyweight Champion from April 3, 2005, to January 13, 2006, breaking the previous record of 280 days set by Triple H by two days. 

At the 2009 Extreme Rules, Batista became the WWE Champion for the first time after he defeated Orton. However, he had to vacate two days later due to a genuine injury to his left bicep. He would eventually win back the belt at the 2010 Elimination Chamber but would lose it to John Cena.

In 2013, after gaining modest popularity as an actor, Batista returned to WWE and won the 2014 Royal Rumble. Despite being reintroduced as a face character, Batista was booed by the audience.

Bautista has gone on to succeed in the acting world, majorly as the character Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers.

As of December 2022, Dave Bautista’s net worth is $16 Million. 



Here are some of the best highlights of Dave Bautista’s career: 

  • Blade Runner 2049 (Movie, 2017) 
  • Avengers: Infinity War (Movie, 2018) 


Favorite Quotes from Dave Bautista 

“I’m a poor kid from the streets. What I’ve been able to achieve has really just been through hard work and not letting anyone tell me that I couldn’t do something. I always try to encourage people to just pursue your dreams.” – Dave Bautista

“I’m not afraid to go up to people and pick their brains and ask for advice. To me, that’s how you get better. That’s how I’ve gotten better at everything I’ve ever done. Don’t be too proud to ask for help.” – Dave Bautista

“If you’re pursuing something that you love and you’re learning something new, every day, that’s the key to youth [staying young].” – Dave Bautista

“I didn’t want to be a movie star, I wanted to be an actor. Because acting is what I fell in love with, and acting is what is still challenging for me.” – Dave Bautista

“I’m a poor kid from the streets. What I’ve been able to achieve has really just been through hard work and not letting anyone tell me that I couldn’t do something. I always try to encourage people to just pursue your dreams.” – Dave Bautista


3 Great Lessons from Dave Bautista 

Dave Bautista Success Lessons

Now that you know all about Dave Bautista’s net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from him: 


1. Change 

You can’t preach change. If you want to bring about change, present unequivocal facts, and inspire through your actions.


2. Be You 

Be the change you want to see in the world. Simple.


3.  Care and Attention

If something is worth doing it’s worth doing with care and attention. You’ll get far greater satisfaction from doing tasks methodically, and with great attention to detail, than by rushing through them in a bid to get more done.


Frequently Asked Questions


How much is Dave Bautista worth?

Dave Bautista’s net worth is estimated to be $16 Million.

How old is Dave Bautista?

Dave Bautista was born on January 18, 1969, and is currently 53 years old.

How tall is Dave Bautista?

Dave Bautista’s height is 1.98 m, which is equal to 6 ft 6 in.


Dave Bautista is an actor and former professional wrestler from America. Bautista has been crowned the World Heavyweight Champion four times and the WWE Champion twice.

He has also won the Royal Rumble twice, the World Tag Team Championship three times, and the WWE Tag Team Championship once. 

As of December 2022, Dave Bautista’s net worth is roughly $16 Million. 

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