Rickson Gracie is a BJJ and mixed martial arts legend. He fought in challenge matches and in Pride, as a representative of the Gracie family. As of 2021, Rickson Gracie net worth is believed to be $300,000.
|Full Name||Rickson Gracie|
|Birth Date||November 21, 1958|
|Birth Place||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Profession||Professional martial artist|
Early life and family
Rickson Gracie is the youngest son of Helio Gracie, the founder of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He was born on November 21, 1958 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the brother of Rorion Gracie, Relson Gracie, Rolker Gracie, Rolker Gracie, Royce Gracie and Robin Gracie.
Rickson grew up as the toughest brother in his family. He was always the enforcer in their gym, and later went on to carry the Gracie family flag across the globe.
Rickson Gracie Net Worth And Career
Rickson Gracie grappled and fought from a young age. He primarily trained together with his brothers. He was promoted to black belt when he was 18 by his father, Helio Gracie.
Rickson Gracie fought in many challenge matches to represent Gracie jiu jitsu. His first high profile match was against Rei Zulu, a professional wrestler. Rickson impressed the crowd with his victory despite being a much smaller man.
After competing many times in Brazil, Rickson was invited to fight Vale Tudo in Japan. This is where he made a name for himself internationally. He impressed a global audience with his mounted armbar victory in Pride 1 in Japan.
Rickson competed many more times in MMA and Vale Tudo matches. He retired undefeated and has cemented himself as a martial arts legend.
Many people first got to know Rickson Gracie on a more personal level through his documentary Choke. In the documentary, you follow Rickson in his daily life. You see what kind of exercises he does, and the heavy emphasis he puts on spiritual training.
In 2021, Rickson released his autobiography Breathe. Here he describes how he grew up and the role that martial arts played in his development and life. Again, the spiritual part of martial arts is emphasized by Rickson.
Rickson now has a brand of affiliated academy’s. These academies teach fundamental Brazilian jiu jitsu with an emphasis on self defense and Vale Tudo.
Rickson Gracie Wife and Daughters
Rickson Gracie’s wife is Cassia Gracie, who is also featured in the documentary about his life. Together they have two daughters, Kauan Gracie and Kaulin Gracie, and a son, Kron Gracie. All of them train Brazilian jiu jitsu, and Kron Gracie is an extremely successful mixed martial arts fighter in his own right.
Rickson Gracie Net Worth
Rickson Gracie’s net worth is estimated to be around $300,000. He had a fairly big book deal in 2021 with his autobiography Breathe, and he makes money from gyms that are affiliated with his name. His earlier fights were unfortunately not a big source of income for him. If Rickson lived now, he would likely have made far bigger fortunes off of his fighting career by becoming a UFC champion.
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