|Name||Andrew ‘Drew’ Christopher Brees|
|Net Worth||$160 million|
|Age||42 (Born January 15, 1979)|
|Position||Quarterback (San Diego Chargers: 2001-2005, New Orleans Saints: 2006-|
|Residence||New Orleans, LA|
|Marital Status||Married (2003)|
|Spouse||Brittany Brees (2003-present)|
|Children||Rylen Judith Brees, Bowen Christopher Brees, Callen Christian Brees, Baylen Robert Brees|
|Source of Wealth||NFL, endorsements, businesses|
|Salary||$25,000,000 per annum|
|Endorsements||AdvoCare International, Nike, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble - for products Nyquil and Dayquil- , Verizon and Wrangler|
|Endorsement Earnings||$16 million|
Drew Christopher Brees is a decorated quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League. Drew dabbled in baseball, basketball, and football during high school and secured a record-breaking win for his high school football team, the Austin Westlakes followed by a state championship. He was named amongst the Top 5 Most Valuable Offensive Players in Texas high schools.
What is Drew Brees Net Worth in 2021?
As of 2021, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Drew Brees has an approximate net worth of $160 million. The player is the 22nd richest athlete internationally, earning through his sport as well as numerous endorsements.
The jersey number 9 quarterback reportedly left the San Diego Chargers in 2005 after being disappointed with the deal he was offered post his injury, instead of signing a six-year contract with the New Orleans Saints in 2006 for $60 million-plus bonuses.
Drew Brees Salary
During his first NFL season with the San Diego Chargers in 2005, Brees signed a one-year contract for $8 million. However, left the team shortly after sustaining an injury and failing to secure a profitable deal. The following year, Drew was signed by the New Orleans Saints for a six-year contract worth nearly 7 times the previous amount, $60 million, as well as a $22 million signing bonus. In his 20 years playing for the NFL, the quarterback and part-time war veteran has earned nearly $250 million from matches. Drew has signed a five-year, $100 million contract, the highest amount ever in NFL history. The 42-year old father of four earns $22 million annually.
Drew Brees Salary History
|Year||Contract||Signing Bonus||Average Salary|
|2001 - 2004 (San Diego)||4 yr(s) / $3,605,000||$1,845,000||$901,250|
|2005 (San Diego)||1 yr(s) / $8,078,000||-||$8,078,000|
|2006 - 2011 (New Orleans)||6 yr(s) / $60,000,000||$8,000,000||$10,000,000|
|2012 - 2016 (New Orleans)||5 yr(s) / $100,000,000||$37,000,000||$20,000,000|
|2016 - 2017 (New Orleans Extension)||1 yr(s) / $24,250,000||$30,000,000||$24,250,000|
|2018 - 2019 (New Orleans Extension)||2 yr(s) / $50,000,000||$13,500,000||$25,000,000|
|2020 (New Orleans Extension)||$2,000,000||$16,250,000||$25,000,000|
Drew Brees Endorsements
Drew Brees is not just famous as one of the best starting quarterbacks in the NFL, but is also popular for his many endorsements. In 2010, Brees became the national spokesperson for AdvoCare International, a marketing company that produces personal care products and nutritional supplements for weight management. Later that year, Brees was appointed as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition by then-President Obama. He shared the title with the ex-Olympic gymnast, Dominique Dawes. A victim of bullying in high school, Brees cameoed in an anti-bullying video “It Gets Better” in October 2010.
Brees endorses multi-million dollar corporations such as Nike, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble - for products Nyquil and Dayquil, Verizon, and Wrangler. He earned an estimated $13 million through endorsements in 2018. The celebrity player is said to pocket over $13,000 for every sponsored tweet.
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Drew Brees Investments
Apart from an illustrious career in the NFL, Drew Brees’ has made successful investments in a number of businesses, ranging from restaurants to a food delivery service, Waitr. In 2015, Drew purchased 25% stakes of a sports bar in Baton Rouge, called Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. In 2019, he opened a Walk-On’s branch in his hometown, Texas. He is currently planning to expand the franchise to Gulf Coast states. Brees is also the owner of nine Jimmy John’s stores, a gourmet fast-food chain, as well as chains of Happy’s Irish Pub, and Dunkin. He reportedly aims to open 69 Dunkin branches at various locations in the US. He has also partnered with the San Diego Surf Sports, a soccer center for aspiring athletes. In 2016, Drew became the co-owner of the boxing franchise, Title Boxing Club.
Drew Brees Charity Work
Drew Brees and childhood sweetheart turned wife, Brittany Dudchenko founded the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 in memory of Brittany’s aunt who lost her life to cancer. The organization supports cancer patients and funds research and expanded to provide shelter and assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In 2007, the charity partnered with an international children’s charity organization, Operation Kids, that offered academic and sporting opportunities as well as mentoring programs to intellectually challenged children. The partnership also worked to strengthen and improve child care facilities in New Orleans. He also raised money for the organization by participating in the Pro Sports Team Challenge for Operation Kids. Apart from this, the NFL quarterback also raised money for other charities by promoting a new line of hamburgers by the Chilli’s Grill and Bar in 2008.
He has also paid a massive amount of $50,000 to the Purdue Athletic Life Support (PALS) Program. Moreover, Drew also sponsors his alma mater fraternity, the Sigma Chi, to aid in constructing houses in partnership with the Rebuilding Through Brotherhood initiative of the Habitat for Humanity organization.
As of today, the Brees Dream Foundation has donated over $35 million to various causes globally, including $5 million to Louisiana for Covid-19 relief as well as another $5 million to Ochsner Health System for rebuilding healthcare centers in the state.
How much does Brees make a year?
Drew Brees has an annual average income of $25,000,000.
Is Drew Brees under contract for 2020?
Drew Brees’ contract with the New Orleans Saints was extended for the 2020 season for $50 million, which is less than most quarterbacks in the NFL.
What Companies Does Drew Brees Own?
Drew Brees does not only excel at Football but also at business. He loves franchising and currently owns restaurant franchises as well as a food delivery service, Waitr. He owns 25% in shares of a sports bar Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, nine outlets of Jimmy John’s, and chains of Happy’s Irish Pub and Dunkin. He is also the co-owner of a boxing franchise, Title Boxing Club.
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Last Updated: 15 March 2021