Russell Wilson Net Worth: How Much Did He Earn From His Career?
What is Russell Wilson's net worth and salary?
Russell Wilson is an American professional football player who has a net worth of $135 million. He plays football for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
Wilson takes over as the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks this season. As of this writing, he has appeared in two Super Bowls, including one in which he was victorious. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, earning almost $1 million each year. In terms of pre-season earnings, his base NFL salary of $35 million places him as the highest-paid quarterback in the league. Russell Wilson made a total of $90 million between June 2018 and June 2019 via his numerous enterprises and endorsements.
Early Life of Russell Wilson
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Russell Wilson grew up in the city of Richmond, Virginia. He was born on November 29, 1988, and raised there. Before entering kindergarten, he began to participate in football with his father and older brother. The rest of his high school career saw him garner numerous all-district, all-region, and all-state honours, as well as the honour of being awarded Conference Player of the Year at the conclusion of his four-year collegiate career. During his senior year, he was featured in the magazine “Sports Illustrated.” As a member of his high school’s baseball and basketball teams, he was a standout performer.
Russell was chosen into Major League Baseball by the Baltimore Orioles right out of high school. He has played professionally since then. He was selected with the fifth overall choice in the 41st round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draught.
Technically, he was the 1,222nd overall pick in the 2006 draught. Wilson declined the contract and instead chose to attend North Carolina State University. Russell went on to play football for North Carolina State University, where he was a standout performer, although he was never invited to the NFL’s Scouting Combine.
He then took everyone by surprise by expressing his intention to pursue a professional baseball career. Russell reported to the Colorado Rockies’ spring training camp in 2011, and the team won the World Series. In the following two summers, Russell achieved a modest amount of success as a minor-league baseball player. In addition, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he completed one more year of undergraduate studies.
Wilson broke the FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) in a single season during the 2011 season, and he helped the team win the Big Ten championship and the Rose Bowl against the Oregon Ducks in 2012. Wilson is a native of Chicago, Illinois. Wisconsin was defeated in the bowl game.
Russell revealed in January 2012 that he will begin training for the next NFL Scouting Combine, which stunned his family and friends. Russell is the son of former NFL quarterback Randy Russell. As a projected middle-round choice in the 2012 NFL draught, he went into the process with high expectations. Russell Wilson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round, with the 75th overall pick.
Russell Wilson’s Career
Russell has gone on to garner numerous accolades since joining the Seahawks, including being named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, and Pro Football Focus Offensive Rookie of the Year, and was ranked #51 on the NFL Top 100 in 2013.
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In 2012, he was selected for the Pro Bowl. Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks came close to repeating as Super Bowl winners but were defeated 28-24 by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the XLIX Super Bowl.
Wilson is technically still available to play Minor League baseball, and the Texas Rangers have recently acquired him from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Second baseman for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011, he was a member of the minor league baseball team in Tri-City.
With seven Pro Bowl selections and two Super Bowl starts under his belt, Wilson is the most decorated player in NFL history, having won Super Bowl XLVIII. With 75 victories in seven seasons, he owns the NFL record for the most victories by a quarterback and is one of just two quarterbacks in the league’s history to have a career passer rating greater than 100.
Russell Wilson’s Personal Life
Wilson is a fervent Christian who practises what he preaches. On his social media pages, he expresses his religious beliefs on a regular basis.
When Russell Wilson was in high school in Richmond, Virginia, he met Ashton Meem. A talented athlete in high school, she went on to attend the University of Georgia after he left for North Carolina State to get his degree in business administration. Her husband, Wilson, relocated to Wisconsin in 2010, and she joined him in the state. The pair tied the knot in January 2012 then divorced in April of the following year. They are in a civil and friendly divorce agreement.
Wilson began dating Ciara, a singer, in the spring of 2015. They made a promise to each other that they would remain celibate until they were married. They announced their engagement in the middle of March of this year. On July 6, 2016, they exchanged vows in a castle in the United Kingdom. Their daughter was born on April 28, 2017, according to the couple. Ciara also has a son from a previous relationship, who resides with her. Wilson and Ciara made the announcement that they were expecting their second child together in January 2020.
Wilson is heavily involved in the charity community in the Seattle area. During the NFL season, he makes a weekly visit to the Seattle Children’s Hospital on his off days from the team. His offseason activities include running the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, which is a kid’s football camp for boys and girls. He’s also paid a visit to soldiers stationed at a nearby military post.
Wilson currently serves as the National Ambassador for the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association in the United States. In 2012, the revenues from his youth football camp were donated to this charity, which was established in his honour.
In addition, he and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne co-host an annual charity golf event at the Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington, which is located east of the city of Seattle.
A donation of slightly more than $1 million from Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation was delivered to the Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2016 to benefit the hospital’s Strong Against Cancer programme.
During the Covid-19 outbreak, Wilson and his wife collaborated with Food Lifeline to provide one million meals to families.
Russell Wilson Salary Highlights
A four-year contract deal for $87.6 million with a $31 million signing bonus and $60 million in guaranteed money was signed by Wilson on July 31st, 2015, with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson received a $31 million signing bonus and $60 million in guaranteed money.
Going forward, he will be paid a base salary of $700,000 for the remainder of his rookie deal, which will be completed this season. His salary base increased to $12.34 million for the 2016 season, then it increased again the next season to $12.6 million, then $15.5 million in 2018, and $17 million in 2019.
Russell and the Seattle Seahawks reached an agreement on a four-year, $140 million contract deal on April 16, 2019. The contract, which includes a record-breaking $65 million signing bonus, is the highest in NFL history, according to Forbes. Wilson will be paid a total of $107 million in guaranteed money throughout the course of his career.
Properties Owned by Russell Wilson
Wilson spent $6.7 million on a property in Bellevue, Washington, in the summer of 2015. The waterfront estate, which is located on the shores of Lake Washington, has been up for sale since 2010. It was constructed in 2008. A two-story, 10,700-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and 6.75 baths on a two-thirds-acre lot with views of Lake Washington, downtown Seattle, and adjacent mountain ranges is on the market for $2,500,000. It has five fireplaces, a wine cellar, skylights, and a walk-in pantry, among other features.
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