John Madden net worth: Boom! John Madden is a legendary NFL player, sportscaster and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $200 million. At the peak of his broadcasting career, John Madden was earning only $5 million a year. A nice sum but not nearly enough to explain his otherworldly riches. The reason Madden is able to drive around the country in a solid gold bus built for an emperor (he is deathly afraid of flying) is because of a little video game franchise put out by EA Sports called Madden NFL. Madden NFL debuted in 1989 and every year since snowballed in popularity to become an absolute video game powerhouse with over 43 million copies of the game sold.
In 2005 EA Sports signed a $300 million deal to become the exclusive game for the NFL. Around the same time, rumors began to spring up that EA was thinking about dropping the name "Madden" from tall future games. It was subsequently revealed that John Madden himself had signed a deal that would allow his likeness and name to be used in the games in perpetuity for a reported $150 million.
Add this monster deal to the money John was already raking in from the 43 million copies of the games sold, plus his spokesman duties for athletes foot company "Tough Actin" Tenactin (rumored to be worth $2 million per year BOOM!) and you have amassed a neat little empire that will only grow exceptionally as his likeness is used for decades to come for all kinds of products.