The Richest Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

Find out which NFL Super Bowl MVP is the wealthiest.

The Super Bowl is a sacred event for football’s faithful. For over half a century, the NFL’s two finest teams of the year have battled off in one of America’s greatest traditions. As the saying goes, there’s no ‘I’ in the word “team.” In the Super Bowl, however, there is almost always one player who stands out from the rest. Keep reading to find out more about the wealth of the NFL’s best players.

Richest Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

In the half-century the Super Bowl has existed, the game has morphed from a glorified championship into a timeless tradition for the whole family. These MVPs might share a similar accolade in their careers, but they each did different things with their football fortunes.

GOBankingRates compiled a list of the richest Super Bowl MVP’s, listed in order of their impressive net worths:

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NFL Super Bowl MVP Net Worths
NFL MVPNet WorthMVP-Winning Super BowlPositionTeam
Roger Staubach$600,000,000Super Bowl VIQBDallas Cowboys
Peyton Manning$200,000,000Super Bowl XLIQBIndianapolis Colts
Steve Young$200,000,000Super Bowl XXIXQBSan Francisco 49ers
Tom Brady$180,000,000Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIXQBNew England Patriots
John Elway$145,000,000Super Bowl XXXIIIQBDenver Broncos
Eli Manning$100,000,000Super Bowl XLII, XLVIQBNew York Giants
Drew Brees$80,000,000Super Bowl XLIVQBNew Orleans Saints
Joe Montana$80,000,000Super Bowl XVI, XIX, XXIVQBSan Francisco 49ers
Jerry Rice$55,000,000Super Bowl XXIIIWRSan Francisco 49ers
Joe Flacco$55,000,000Super Bowl XLVIIQBBaltimore Ravens
Ray Lewis$45,000,000Super Bowl XXXVLBBaltimore Ravens
Aaron Rodgers$30,000,000Super Bowl XLVQBGreen Bay Packers
Kurt Warner$30,000,000Super Bowl XXXIVQBSt. Louis Rams
Von Miller$30,000,000Super Bowl 50LBDenver Broncos
Troy Aikman$25,000,000Super Bowl XXVIIQBDallas Cowboys
Santonio Holmes$25,000,000Super Bowl XLIIIWRPittsburgh Steelers
Lynn Swann$20,000,000Super Bowl XWRPittsburgh Steelers
Emmitt Smith$18,000,000Super Bowl XXVIIIRBDallas Cowboys
Joe Namath$18,000,000Super Bowl IIIQBNew York Jets
Hines Ward$16,000,000Super Bowl XLWRPittsburgh Steelers
Phil Simms$16,000,000Super Bowl XXIQBNew York Giants
Deion Branch$15,000,000Super Bowl XXXIXWRNew England Patriots
Terry Bradshaw$15,000,000Super Bowl XII, XIVQBPittsburgh Steelers
Desmond Howard$14,000,000Super Bowl XXXIKRGreen Bay Packers
Doug Williams$10,000,000Super Bowl XXIIQBWashington Redskins
Len Dawson$10,000,000Super Bowl IVQBKansas City Chiefs
Terrell Davis$10,000,000Super Bowl XXXIIRBDenver Broncos
John Riggins$6,000,000Super Bowl XVIIRBWashington Redskins
Bart Starr$4,000,000Super Bowl I, IIQBGreen Bay Packers
Marcus Allen$4,000,000Super Bowl XVIIIRBLos Angeles Raiders
Franco Harris$3,000,000Super Bowl IXRBPittsburgh Steelers
Larry Csonka$2,000,000Super Bowl VIIIFBMiami Dolphins
Malcolm Smith$2,000,000Super Bowl XLVIIILBSeattle Seahawks


The 52nd Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. Justin Timberlake will perform for the world-famous Super Bowl halftime show and the game will be announced by the hosts of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” — Al Michaels, providing play-by-play commentary and Cris Collinsworth, serving as color commentator.

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Net worth information sourced from Celebrity Net Worth. Only Super Bowl MVPs with documented net worth estimates were considered for this article.

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