What is Russell Wilson's net worth? Seahawks quarterback earns a whopping $35M per season
When you think of the richest athletes, who comes to your mind? From Conor McGregor to Lionel Messi and LeBron James to Roger Federer, there's a long list of athletes making millions for their on (and off) the field performances. Add to that list Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson, who just happens to be one of the highest-paid QB's in the NFL.
Here at MEAWW, we have regular coverage of the net worths of your favorite stars. In the past, we've dived into the wealth and assets of sports stars like New York Giant's QB Daniel Jones, New Orleans Saints QB Taysom Hill, and Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill. We've also covered non-quarterbacks as well, like DeAndre Hopkins and more. Now, it's time to turn the spotlight on Wilson.
With a record of 1-0 in two Super Bowls, Wilson is a key man for the Seahawks this season. That's why the team was happy to shell out a massive $140 million for a year contract, making him one of the highest-paid QB's in the league. Like all celebrities though, Wilson hasn't put all his eggs in one basket, he also makes a pretty penny from his endorsements and a Minor League Baseball contract. Wondering how much it all adds up to?
What is Russell Wilson's net worth?
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Wilson is worth around $135M as of August 2021. Breaking down that valuation, here's where he makes that money. We know his Seahawks contract is worth $140M over four years, which amounts to $35M per season. That's a huge step up from his rookie contract, which was worth just $2.99M across 4 years. Apart from his per-season earnings, Wilson also netted a whopping $65m signing bonus, the richest in NFL history. Overall, he's guaranteed to make $107M, up from $60M guaranteed under his 2015 contract.
The NFL though represents only a part of Wilson's earnings. In 2010, the Colorado Rockies signed Wilson for a one-year $200,000 contract, which admittedly is just a fraction of his NFL earnings. In 2016, he was also reported to have netted $10M from endorsements, as he became one of the league's most marketable players. He reportedly had deals with Microsoft, Nike, Bose, United Way, Alaska Airlines, Braun, Eat the Ball, and Luvo. On top of that, he also launched his own clothing line with Nordstrom. It's unclear how much his commercial deals are worth today, but for a Super Bowl winner, it sure has to be well over $10M.
He's also got business deals to keep the cash flowing. Apart from his clothing line, Wilson also signed a partnership with Juice Press to open a store in Seattle. He also reportedly owns a stake in the MLS team Seattle Sounders FC. Other investments include the Portland Diamond Project and in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle. Wilson also invested $7M into helmet manufacturing company VICIS. In 2018, he also invested an undisclosed amount in mattress firm Molecule. The list isn't done though. In 2014, Russel founded brand management company West2East, and tracking device firm TraceMe in 2017.
So what does he do with all that money? Apart from investing it in various businesses and charities, Wilson dropped $6.7M for a waterfront mansion in Bellevue, Washington in 2015. In 2019, he also added to his large car collection with a pair of custom Mercedes G-Class SUVs, which cost around $135,000 each. Reportedly, he also owns cars from Audi, Range Rover, Tesla, and Mercedes. Safe to say, with a net worth like that, Wilson can afford a few more G-Class SUVs and Teslas.