One of the greatest players of all time, Jerry Rice is a former wide receiver, known majorly for his time with the San Francisco 49ers with whom he won three Super Bowl honors and one Super Bowl MVP. Having spent 16 seasons with the Bay Area franchise after being drafted in 1985, Rice also played for the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2004, thereby ending a 20-year career in the NFL.
Jerry Rice was named to the All-Pro First Team 10 times, played in the Pro Bowl 13 times and up until 2017, he held more than 100 NFL records to his name. He has an estimated net worth of $55 million.
Jerry Rice Salary
Throughout his 20-year career, Rice earned close to $42.4 million in cumulative salary earnings. He could have played another year with the Denver Broncos in the 2005 season and added to the aforementioned tally having agreed on a one-year deal with the franchise. However, he decided to retire after learning how low in the pecking order he was for the Broncos.
The now 56-year-old earned his biggest paycheck in 1996 when a signing bonus of $4 million in addition to a base salary of $1.6 million saw him pocket $5.6 million in salaries alone that year.
Jerry Rice Endorsements
Of the several sponsorships struck by Rice, the most high profile ones include deals with Gatorade, All Sport, and Visa. Rice would appear in the commercials on the aforementioned brands during his time with the 49ers. In 2002, he also managed to land a 2-year deal with corporate uniform manufacturer Cintas, while playing for the Oakland Raiders.
Jerry Rice Charity Work
The 56-year-old established the Jerry Rice 127 Foundation in 1994 to support agencies and organizations in the Bay Area in order to effect the betterment of children and their families. A supporter of chiropractic care, Rice acts as a spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. In order to promote kidney health, Rice teamed up with the National Kidney Foundation in July 2017.
Source of wealth
Professional NFL player (retired)
Cumulative salary earnings
$42.4 million over 20 seasons
Gatorade, All Sport, Visa, Cintas
Engaged to Latisha Pelayo
Jerry Rice 127 Foundation, National Kidney Foundation, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, Make-A-Wish Foundation