Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson is a former wide receiver who played 11 seasons in the NFL. Having been drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals, he represented the Ohio based franchise for 10 years before being traded to the New England Patriots in 2011, the same season where he played the only Super Bowl. The Patriots fell short to Eli Manning and the New York Giants that time. Johnson went on to play for the Miami Dolphins in the 2012 preseason. However, an arrest for domestic violence led to the Dolphins subsequently releasing him.
Despite make six Pro-Bowl appearances as well as being selected in the All-Pro First Team three times, it is Chad Johnson's issues off the field that derailed his career. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Chad Johnson Salary
The 41-year-old earned $46.6 million in salaries cumulatively across his 11-year NFL career. His contract with the Miami Dolphins before he was released was a one-year $925,000 deal, of which he couldn't accrue anything.
Johnson's biggest paycheck came his way in 2008 where he took home $8 million in salaries alone. This included $5 million in signing bonus and $3 million in base salary. Johnson earned $925,000 in his only year with the New England Patriots which was also his final season in the NFL.
Chad Johnson Endorsements
Just like any other successful athlete, Johnson was subject to several huge endorsement deals during his heyday. His most prominent sponsors included Reebok, Go Daddy and Unilever's Degree Men deodrant.
However, following his domestic violence scandal, most of these deals fell apart. Johnson ended up promoting local brands which impacted his endorsement earnings severely. As of 2014, he was reported to be earning a reported sum of $130,000 annually through endorsements.
Chad Johnson Charity Work
Johnson maintained a list called Who Covered 85 in '05 of defensive backs who managed to successfully cover him during the 2005 season. Degree and Yahoo created a different version of this list in 2007 where individuals were allowed to vote for quarterbacks with whom Johnson would like to play catch. Every vote would help in raising money for Johnson's Feed the Children charity project.
|Residence||Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
|Source of wealth||Professional NFL player (retired), Endorsements|
|Cumulative salary earnings||$46.6 million over 11 seasons|
|Endorsement earnings||$130,000 in 2014*|
|Brands endorsed||Reebok, Go Daddy, Degree Men|
|Charities supported||Feed the Children|
*Note: No reliable data for Johnson's endorsement earnings post 2014 has been made available.
Updated on 8 March 2019