What was NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene's net worth? Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker dies at 58
When Greene came to the Steelers in 1993 he had an immediate impact. During his 15-year career, he spent three years with the Pittsburgh team, from 1993-95
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene, a class of 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, has died at the age of 58. No cause of death has been announced.
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene,” said Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker in a statement. “I regarded him as a personal friend and a true Hall of Famer in every sense. He possessed the most incredible can-do attitude of anyone I ever met. He was a great player, but more than that, he was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s wife, Tara, and their entire family. We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations. The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Kevin’s memory.”
“We lost an amazing player and person this morning with the passing of Kevin Greene,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement. “His sudden death is a shock to us all as he was a close friend and teammate to so many people in the Steelers family. When Kevin came to the Steelers in 1993 he had an immediate impact. Paired with Greg Lloyd, Kevin and Greg led a defense that became known as Blitzburg and went on to play in Super Bowl XXX. Kevin’s energy and enthusiasm were inspiring for our team as well as our fans.”
The statement further said: “My condolences go out to Kevin’s wife, Tara, their children, and the entire Greene family in this most difficult time. They will always be members of the Steelers family and our thoughts and prayers.”
The linebacker, during his 15-year career, spent three years with the Pittsburgh team, from 1993-95. Greene was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. He finished his NFL career with 160 sacks, 26 fumble recoveries, and five interceptions.
As per the official NFL website, “Loud, physical and aggressive, Greene dabbled in pro wrestling, as well, joining the World Championship Wrestling ranks while he was still an active NFL player.”
How much was Greene’s net worth?
As per CelebrityNetWorth.com, Greene had a net worth of $9 million. Per the website, in 1988 and 1989 he earned $250,000 per season. In the 1990 football season, Greene received a $1 million annual salary. Soon, however, he signed a three-year $2.5 million deal, which worked out to $833,000 per season. Adjusting for inflation, that's the same as earning around $1.6 million per season today, the website noted.
In 1993 he signed a three-year $5.35 million deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, earning $1.8 million per year. After adjusting for inflation that's the same as earning $3.2 million per season today. After his stint with the Steelers, in 1996, Greene signed a two-year $2 million deal with the Carolina Panthers. He only played one season of that contract.
In 1997, he signed a six-year $13 million contract that came with a $750,000 signing bonus and equated to just over $2 million per season. He ended up back with the Panthers under his new contract in 1998. In total Kevin earned around $22 million in salary. Per CelebrityNetWorth.com, that is roughly the same as $34 million after adjusting for inflation.