Bas Rutten
Bas Rutten
Celebrated Name: Bas Rutten
Real Name/Full Name: Sebastian “Bas” Rutten
Gender: Male
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 24 February 1965
Birth Place: Tilburg, Netherlands
Nationality: Dutch–American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 86 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Karin Rutten
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Rachele Rutten, Sabine Rutten, and Bianca Rutten)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Bas Rutten Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, retired mixed martial artist, kickboxer and professional wrestler
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Bas Rutten is a well-known actor, retired mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and professional wrestler from America who was a three-time King of Pancrase world champion and UFC Heavyweight Champion. He has a 22 fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, one draw) and has also been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Maybe you know about Bas Rutten very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Bas Rutten’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Sebastian Rutten was born on 24 February 1965 in Tilburg, Netherlands. When Rutten was six years old, he suffered from eczema and severe asthma. Due to this, he was constantly bullied on a daily basis.

At the age of 12, he saw the movie Enter the Dragon, which starred Bruce Lee and became interested in martial arts. After school, he used to train boxing with his friend in the backyard. His parents didn’t want him to pursue martial arts, but after two years of begging, he was allowed to practice taekwondo.

At that time, he got in a street fight with one of the bullies in the town and broke his nose. The police came to his house, and Rutten was prohibited by his parents to practice martial arts further. At the age of 21, he moved out of his parent’s house and started training taekwondo, eventually earning a 2nd-degree black belt.

Personal Life

Bas Rutten is married to his wife Karin, with whom he has two children, Sabine and Bianca. He also has a daughter from his first wife. In 2015, his grandchild was born to his daughter Rachele.

Rutten became a citizen of the United States twenty years ago, and currently, he lives happily with his family in Westlake Village, California.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 February 1965, Bas Rutten is 59 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024. His height is 1.85 m tall, and his weight is 86 kg.


Bas Rutten started his career at the age of twenty as a bouncer and model. At the same time, he also competed at various kickboxing competitions. He participated in 16 kickboxing matches and won 14 of them by knockout and lost only two fights.

Later, Rutten was scouted by Chris Dolman to train at the Fighting Network RINGS as a mixed martial artist. In 1993, he made his debut for the Pancrase franchise and defeated Ryushi Yanagisawa in only 48 seconds. In 1999, he faced Kevin Randleman in a close match for the UFC Heavyweight Championship.

The judges gave the split decision win to Rutten, crowning him as UFC Heavyweight Champion. In 2006, he competed in his last UFC match against Kimo Leopoldo and won in a first-round victory after leaving his opponent unable to stand. He ended his UFC career with 28 wins, four losses, and one draw.

After retiring as a wrestler, Rutten appeared in several television shows like Martial Law, 18 Wheels of Justice, The King of Queens, Freedom, and others. He was also the color commentator of Pride Fighting Championships events. He did a cameo in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV and also featured in the video game WCW vs. the World.

In 2009, along with rock band New Found Glory, Rutten appeared in the music video for Listen to Your Friends. He was seen in the 2012 sports comedy movie Here Comes the Boom in which he played the role of a former MMA fighter. He also coached Mark Kerr for the HBO documentary The Smashing Machine.

Awards & Achievements

Bas Rutten has won several awards and recognition in his illustrious career. He is a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion and UFC hall of fame inductee.

Rutten has competed in 16 kickboxing matches and has won 14 of them via knockout and lost just two matches. He has also competed in 33 mixed martial matches and won 28, lost four and drawn one match.

Net Worth & Salary of Bas Rutten in 2024

Bas Rutten Net Worth
Bas Rutten Net Worth

As of June 2024, Bas Rutten has an estimated net worth of more than $2 million. He has made this huge wealth through his successful work as an actor, retired mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and professional wrestler.

Most of his earnings are through his participation in various fights and wrestling matches. However, a significant portion of the net worth also comes from his appearance in television shows and movies. He has worked in more than twenty movies, including Shadow of the Dragon, NJPW Samurai TV, The King of Queens, The Modern Warrior, Zookeeper, and many more.

Rutten works as a color commentator and a professional wrestling coach who also helps in increasing his net worth considerably.

Bas Rutten is one of the most renowned wrestlers and artists in the world. He has worked in different industries, from sports to wrestling to acting and has been successful in all of them.


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