Russell Wilson Net Worth
Russell Wilson net worth and salary: Russell Wilson is an American professional football player who has a net worth of $135 million. Wilson is the starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. As of this writing he has appeared in two Super Bowls (winning one) to date. He is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. His base NFL salary of $35 million makes him the highest paid quarterback in terms of per-season earnings. Between June 2018 and June 2019, Russell Wilson earned $90 million from his various endeavors.
Early Life: Russell Wilson was born on November 29, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He began playing football with his father and brother before he started kindergarten. He went on to distinguish himself as a football player throughout high school, finishing his four years with multiple all-district, all-region, and all-state honors, as well as being named Conference Player of the Year. He was featured in Sports Illustrated his senior year. He was also a star player on his high school baseball and basketball teams. Russell was drafted into Major League Baseball straight out of high school by the Baltimore Orioles. He was the fifth pick in the 41st round of the 2007 MLB draft. Technically he was the 1,222nd overall pick. Wilson turned down the contract and opted to attend North Carolina State. Russell went on to play football, very successfully, for North Carolina State but was never invited to the NFL's Scouting Combine. He then surprised everyone by announcing his intention to play professional baseball. In 2011, Russell reported to spring training with the Colorado Rockies. Over the next two summers, Russell had moderate success playing minor league baseball. He also transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he spent one more year. During the 2011 season at Wisconsin, he set the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) and led the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl appearance.
In another move that shocked family and friends, in January 2012, Russell announced he was going to begin training for the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine. He entered the 2012 NFL draft as a projected middle-round pick. The Seattle Seahawks chose Russell Wilson in the third round as the 75th pick overall.
Career: Russell has gone on to earn multiple honors since joining the Seahawks, including being named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, PFF Offensive Rookie of the Year, and ranking #51 on the NFL Top 100 of 2013. He was a 2012 Pro Bowl selection. At the XLIX Super Bowl, Wilson and the Seahawks almost repeated as champions but were defeated 28-24 by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Technically he is also still available to play Minor League baseball and was recently acquired by the Texas Rangers, but those career aspirations might need to fall to the wayside. He played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman, and as of 2019, his professional baseball rights are held by the Trenton Thunder, a Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Wilson has been named to seven Pro Bowls and has started in two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XLVIII. He holds the record for most wins by an NFL quarterback through seven seasons (75) and is one of two quarterbacks in NFL history with a career passer rating over 100.
Personal Life: Wilson met his first wife, Ashton Meem, while they were both in high school in Richmond, Virginia. Ashton was also a star high school athlete. When Russell headed off to North Carolina State, Ashton went to the University of Georgia. She followed him to Wisconsin in 2010. They married in January 2012 and divorced in April 2014. They remain good friends.
Wilson began dating R&B singer Ciara in early 2015. The couple announced their engagement on March 11, 2016. They married on July 6, 2016, at a castle in England. Their daughter Sienna Princess Wilson, was born on April 28, 2017. Wilson is also stepfather to Ciara's son Future Zahir. In late January 2020, the couple announced they were expecting their second child together.
Wilson is a devout Christian. He frequently speaks about his Christian faith on his social media accounts. When Wilson and Ciara started dating, they made a vow to be celibate until they got married.
Wilson is active in philanthropy in the Seattle community. During the NFL season, Wilson makes weekly visits on his days off to the Seattle Children's Hospital and has also visited with soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. In the offseason, Wilson hosts the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, a youth football camp, in several cities. In 2012, proceeds from the camp went to the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association, for which Wilson is the National Ambassador.
Wilson co-hosts an annual charity golf event along with NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington to support various organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Seattle Children's Hospital. In August 2016, Wilson's Why Not You Foundation presented a check for $1,060,005 to Seattle Children's Hospital for its Strong Against Cancer initiative.
In March 2020, Wilson and Ciara partnered with Food Lifeline to donate 1 million meals to those in need during the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic
Salary Highlights: On July 31st, 2015, the Seattle Seahawks signed Wilson to a four-year contract extension valued at $87.6 million with a signing bonus of $31 million and $60 million of it guaranteed. Going forward he will play out his rookie contract this upcoming season for a base salary of $700,000. For the 2016 season his base jumped up to $12.34 million, up again the next season to $12.6 million, then $15.5 million in 2018, and $17 million in 2019.
On April 16, 2019, Russell and the Seattle Seahawks signed a four-year $140 million contract extension. The contract, which comes with a whopping $65 million signing bonus, is the richest deal in NFL history. Wilson will receive a total of $107 million in guaranteed money.
Real Estate: In 2015, Wilson bought a home in Bellevue, Washington for $6.7 million. The waterfront mansion sits on Lake Washington and had been on the market since 2010 when Wilson purchased it. It was built in 2008. The two-story, 10,700-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, 6.75 bathrooms, and sits on two-thirds of an acre of property with views of Lake Washington, downtown Seattle and nearby mountain ranges. It comes with five fireplaces, a wine cellar, skylights, and a walk-in pantry.
|Net Worth:||$135 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 29, 1988 (31 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Athlete, American football player|
|Nationality:||United States of America|