When you think of the richest athletes, who do you think of? From Conor McGregor to Lionel Messi and LeBron James to Roger Federer, there is a long list of athletes who earn millions for their performances on (and off) the pitch. Add to that list Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who happens to be one of the highest paid QBs in the NFL.
At MEAWW, we have regular coverage of the net worth of your favorite celebs. In the past, we’ve dived into the wealth and assets of sports stars like New York Giants QB Daniel Jones, New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill, and Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill. We’ve also covered non-quarterbacks, like DeAndre Hopkins and more. Now it’s time to shine the spotlight on Wilson.
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With a 1-0 record in two Super Bowls, Wilson is a key man for the Seahawks this season. That’s why the team was happy to fork out a massive $ 140 million one-year contract, making him one of the highest-paid QBs in the league. Like all celebrities, Wilson didn’t put all his eggs in one basket, he also earns a pretty dime from his endorsements and a contract with Minor League Baseball. Are you wondering how much all of this represents?
What is Russell Wilson’s net worth?
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Wilson to be worth around $ 135 million in August 2021. Breaking that valuation down, here’s where he makes that money. We know his contract with the Seahawks is worth $ 140 million over four years, which is $ 35 million per season. That’s a huge step up from his rookie deal, which was only worth $ 2.99 million over 4 years. Along with his per-season earnings, Wilson also took home a massive $ 65 million signing bonus, the richest in NFL history. Overall, he’s guaranteed to make $ 107 million, up from the $ 60 million guaranteed in his 2015 contract.
The NFL, however, only accounts for a portion of Wilson’s income. In 2010, the Colorado Rockies signed Wilson to a one-year, $ 200,000 contract, admittedly only a fraction of his earnings in the NFL. In 2016, he would also have scored $ 10 million in endorsements, as he has grown into one of the league’s most marketable players. He is said to have made deals with Microsoft, Nike, Bose, United Way, Alaska Airlines, Braun, Eat the Ball and Luvo. In addition to that, he also launched his own clothing line with Nordstrom. It’s unclear how much his trade deals are worth today, but for a Super Bowl winner it must certainly be well over $ 10 million.
He also has business offers to keep the cash. Besides his clothing line, Wilson also signed a partnership with Juice Press to open a store in Seattle. He is also said to have a stake in the MLS Seattle Sounders FC team. Other investments include the Portland Diamond Project and in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. Wilson has also invested $ 7 million in the helmet manufacturing company VICIS. In 2018, he also invested an undisclosed amount in mattress company Molecule. The list is not made, however. In 2014, Russel founded brand management company West2East and tracking device company TraceMe in 2017.
So what does he do with all this money? In addition to investing it in various businesses and charities, Wilson gave up $ 6.7 million for a waterfront mansion in Bellevue, Washington in 2015. In 2019, he also added to his large collection of cars with a pair of custom Mercedes G-Class SUVs, which cost around $ 135,000 each. Apparently he also owns Audi, Range Rover, Tesla and Mercedes cars. Safe to say, with a net worth like that, Wilson can afford a few more G-Class SUVs and Tesla.