Gordon Ryan Net Worth: How Rich Is The Grappler Actually?

Gordon Ryan Net Worth

Gordon ‘the King’ Ryan is arguably the best grappler of all time. He’s known for his victories in ADCC and the IBJJF World Championships, as well as his trolling activity on social media. As of 2021, Gordon Ryan net worth is estimated to be roughly $3 million.

Gordon Ryan is also a marketing genius. He has many BJJ instructionals available on BJJ Fanatics. He also earns a lot of prize money from Brazilian jiu jitsu tournaments.

Full NameGordon Ryan
Birth DateJuly 8, 1995
Birth PlaceMonroe Township, New Jersey
ProfessionProfessional BJJ athlete
GirlfriendNathalia Santoro
Net worth$3 million

Early life and family

Gordon Ryan was born on July 8, 1995 in New Jersey, where he started training Brazilian jiu jitsu when he was 15. Later, he started training under John Danaher and Garry Tonon in New York city. He grew up with his brother Nicky Ryan who is now also successful in grappling.

Gordon Ryan Girlfriend

Gordon Ryan’s girlfriend is Nathalia Santoro, a fitness model, bodybuilder and BJJ competitor herself. She has many followers on Instagram from these different communities. Nathalia also frequently features in Gordon Ryan’s jiu jitsu instructionals on BJJFanatics.

Nathalia Santoro is currently a purple belt under John Danaher. Whether she will get promoted or brown belt and black belt by Gordon Ryan himself is something that Gordon hasn’t commented on.

Gordon Ryan Net Worth And Career

Gordon Ryan rose to prominence after winning the IBJJF World Championship at the brown belt level. Later, he broke through at the black belt level by winning multiple Eddie Bravo Invitational tournaments.

Gordon Ryan doesn’t earn a steady salary, instead he earned a lot of money through prize money from winning tournaments. And he also earns money from sponsorships. But this is not the biggest income source for Gordon Ryan. 

Gordon earns most of his money through selling BJJ instructionals on BJJFanatics. He is the best selling athlete on the platform. And he has many instructionals available.

Controversy often surrounds Gordon Ryan. For example, in 2021 Gordon slapped Andre Galvao and almost got into a fight with him. And Gordon is always feuding with other BJJ athletes on social media.

The marketing strategy that Gordon Ryan uses is also very intelligent. He uses a combination of boasting and trash talking with successful performances in competition. He also specifically tries to win his competition matches with the moves that he shows on his latest instructional, which not many other BJJ fighters can replicate.

Gordon Ryan Net Worth

Gordon Ryan’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $3 million. Gordon Ryan makes a fortune of royalties from his instructionals on BJJFanatics. He also accumulated a small fortune in prize money, with the self reported ability to earn $200,000 in prize money 2021 if no events had been canceled.