Drafted in 2004, Ben Roethlisberger is a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers with whom he has played 15 seasons in the NFL so far. He became the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl when he led the Steelers to a 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in only his second season. He went on to make two more Super Bowl appearances with the Steelers, winning one and losing one.
Nicknamed Big Ben. Roethlisberger was the passing yards leader for the 2018 NFL season, the second time he achieved this feat, the first instance of the same happening in 2014. His net worth his estimated at $70 million.
Ben Roethlisberger Salary
Big Ben is one of the highest paid NFL players of all time, having made over $187 million in cumulative salaries throughout his 15-year career so far. He signed a 4-year $87.4 million contract in 2015 which included $31 million as signing bonus. That year, Roethlisberger took home $35.2 million in salaries alone, the highest ever in his playing career.
The 37-year-old is slated to earn $17 million in the final year of his current contract in 2019 which includes a base salary of $12 million and a roster bonus of $5 million.
Ben Roethlisberger Endorsements
Back in 2009, Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault by Andrea McNulty, allegations that were later dropped due to lack of evidence. However, as a result, Big Ben still lost several brand endorsement deals that year, most importantly the Big Ben Beef Jerky deal that he had with PLB Sports. In recent years, Roethlisberger has promoted the likes of Nike, Sprint, Panini, Fanatics and Upper Deck.
Ben Roethlisberger Charity Work
Big Ben started the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation which serves two main purposes. The first is to provide support to the fire and police departments throughout USA while the second is to improve the quality of life in Findlay, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Roethlisberger also donated $1 million to his alma mater Miami University for an indoor sports center.
|Source of wealth||Professional NFL player, Endorsements|
|Salary||$21.85 million per year|
|Endorsement earnings||$2.5 million in 2015*|
|Brands endorsed||Nike, Sprint, Panini, Fanatics, Upper Deck|
|Marital status||Married to Ashley Harlan|
|Charities supported||Ben Roethlisberger Foundation|
*Note: No reliable data for Roethlisberger's endorsement earnings post 2015 has been made available.
Updated on 6 March 2019