Professional football legend and actor Jim Brown has an estimated net worth of approximately $50 million. And that net worth came from a variety of channels: The NFL, television, and film. His athletic career began in college at Syracuse University. During this time, Brown excelled at a variety of sports besides football, such as track, basketball, and most notably, lacrosse. It was in football, of course, that real attention was garnered, becoming a first round draft pick in 1956 for the Cleveland Browns. His career as a running back for that team is still legendary, and Brown was recently named the greatest professional football player of all time by the magazine Sporting News.
However, it was in 1964 that he first began what would become his second career: That of an actor. He made his film debut in the western actioner Rio Conchos, going on to appear in a variety of films, including his most famous role in The Dirty Dozen. It was during production on that movie that he announced his (premature, in the eyes of many) retirement from football. Other movies to feature Jim Brown include the late 80s and 90s spoofs I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and Mars Attacks! as well as the Al Pacino Cameron Diaz football flick Any Given Sunday, directed by Oliver Stone.