How Rich Is NFL Star Russell Wilson?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Brashear/AP/Shutterstock (12387768fc)Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gestures as he walks off the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, in Seattle.
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Russell Wilson is the starting quarterback for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, a standout player and, according to Celebrity Net Worth, one of the highest-paid NFL players, if not athletes, in the world. He impressed reps for the Seahawks back in 2012 when he was first picked and has not disappointed since.

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Russell Wilson Net Worth: $135 Million

In 2015, he signed a four-year contract extension for $87.6 million with a signing bonus of $31 million and a $60 million guarantee. In 2016, his base salary jumped to $12.34 million, then higher to $12.6 million in the next season, up to $15.5 million in 2018 and to $17 million in 2019. In 2019, however, things changed radically: He signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with a massive $65 million signing bonus, considered “the richest deal in NFL history” at the time, according to Celebrity Net Worth. That translates to $107 million in guaranteed money. And he has earned $90 million from other work, such as endorsements for such big names as Nike, Microsoft, Bose, United Way and Alaska Airlines. His total net worth is now valued at $135 million.

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Award-Winning Talent

It’s no wonder he rakes in the big bucks: Wilson has earned numerous honors, including Pepsi’s NFL Rookie of the Year, PFF Offensive Rookie of the Year and a ranking of No. 51 on the NFL Top 100 of 2013. He was a 2012 Pro Bowl selection — Wilson has seven Pro Bowls to his name and started in two Super Bowls, including winning Super Bowl XLVIII.

On top of all that, he can boast the record for most wins by an NFL quarterback through seven seasons and he’s one of only two quarterbacks in NFL history whose career passer rating is over 100.

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Personal Life

Wilson has also made waves in his personal life, by dating and then marrying singer Ciara. They received media attention for taking a vow of celibacy until they married, which they did in July 2016 in England. The couple has since had two children together.

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Last updated: Sept. 9, 2021 

 

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Jordan Rosenfeld is a freelance writer and author of nine books. She holds a B.A. from Sonoma State University and an MFA from Bennington College. Her articles and essays about finances and other topics has appeared in a wide range of publications and clients, including The Atlantic, The Billfold, Good Magazine, GoBanking Rates, Daily Worth, Quartz, Medical Economics, The New York Times, Ozy, Paypal, The Washington Post and for numerous business clients. As someone who had to learn many of her lessons about money the hard way, she enjoys writing about personal finance to empower and educate people on how to make the most of what they have and live a better quality of life.

 

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