What is Herschel Walker's net worth? Trump-backed ex-NFL star joins US Senate race
The former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker is running for U.S. Senate in Georgia, setting up a high-profile Republican primary next year in the critical battleground state, news outlets reported on Wednesday, August 23
Walker is running for office for the first time. He submitted paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, August 24, launching his campaign, but he was not immediately available for comment. In addition, he just registered to vote in Georgia. Walker is backed by former president Donald Trump, who said that the ex-NFL star would be as "unstoppable" as a candidate as he was on the field.
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Walker, who went on to play in the National Football League for 12 seasons, has been a close aide to Trump for a long time. He spoke out in support of Trump at the 2020 Republican National Convention and recently attended Trump's private birthday party.
Beautiful day in Cheyenne watching Champions Day @CheFrontierDays @PRCA_ProRodeo with @Cowboy_Channel #cheyennefrontierday #cfd pic.twitter.com/Kl61BVYm24— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 1, 2021
What is Herschel Walker's net worth?
Herschel Walker's net worth is $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Walker played for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants during his NFL career. The three-time All-American began his professional career with the USFL's New Jersey Generals before being hired by the NFL's Dallas Cowboys in 1986. With the Cowboys, he had a five-year contract worth $5 million.
Walker joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992. He played there for three seasons before joining the New York Giants in 1995. The Giants reportedly offered him a three-year contract worth $4.8 million. He subsequently went on to play with the Dallas Cowboys, where he returned in 1996. After the 1997 season, he retired from the NFL, concluding his career with the same franchise with which he began. Walker competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, while still a member of the National Football League. He was a part of the men's bobsleigh squad for the United States. He is also a Taekwondo practitioner with a fifth-degree black belt.
Apart from, his earnings through his various sports, Walker has made quite a buck from his television appearances. He was a contestant on the third season of 'Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off,' where he became the season's winner. 'Celebrity Apprentice' is the other show on which he has appeared in 2009. During the eighth episode, he was eliminated from the show. In 2007, Walker appeared on the HDNet show 'Inside MMA' as a guest. He appeared in a commercial sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce in 2014. His $12 million net worth, thus, stems from his sporting, television, and political endeavors, Rich Athletes reported.
With Trump's support, Herschel Walker joins a crowded field of candidates aiming to topple Democrat Raphael Warnock, Georgia's first Black senator. Trump has been fixated on Georgia politics since losing the state's 16 electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election, according to NPR. When Walker will make a formal Senate announcement is unknown. The filing of his campaign papers on Tuesday, August 24 puts an end to months of speculation about his political intentions, including Trump's forecast in June that the former NFL star will soon enter the Republican primary.