JJ Watt's Net Worth

Last Modified Jun 6, 2024 05:28 GMT
JJ Watt's Net Worth
JJ Watt at Super Bowl LVIII


NameJustin James Watt
Net Worth$70 million
Age35 years old (March 22, 1989)
PositionDefensive End (Houston Texans: 2011-2020; Arizona Cardinals: 2021-2022)
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseKealia Watt (2020-present)
ChildrenSon - Koa Watt
Source of WealthProfessional Football, Endorsements, Investments
SalaryApproximately $14 million per year - (last contract before retirement)
EndorsementsReebok, Gatorade, Ford, Verizon,
Endorsement EarningsApproximately $7 - $10 million


Hailing from small-town Wisconsin, JJ Watt was selected as the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, with whom he played till the 2020 season. He won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2014, & 2015. He last played for the Arizona Cardinals as a defensive end and retired from football after the 2022 NFL regular season. In his first five seasons in the NFL, Watt received the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times. In 2014, in the history of the NFL, he became the first player to record two 20+ sack seasons in a career. Watt holds the franchise records for the Texans in both sacks and forced fumbles. Sports Illustrated named Watt its 2017 Sportsperson of the Year.

What is JJ Watt's Net Worth in 2024?

As of June 2024, JJ Watt’s estimated net worth is $70 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. Watt signed a six-year $100 million contract with the Houston Texans in 2014. As a signing bonus, the contract came with $10 million and was roughly 50% guaranteed. This made him the NFL's highest-paid non-quarterback at the time. After being selected in the first round by the Houston Texans as the first defensive end, Watt signed a 4-year contract worth about $11 million. On March 1st, he signed a contract with the Cardinals for two years. The deal was worth $31 million with $23 million guaranteed broken down as $20 million guaranteed at signing, and $3 million guaranteed for injury.


JJ Watt's salary

In 2011, Watt signed a four-year contract of $11.2 million in guaranteed money. Then in 2014, the Texans extended his contract for six years for $51.8 million. Following this, Watt on March 1st, 2021, signed a 2-year, $28,000,000 contract with the Arizona Cardinals.


YearContractSigning BonusAverage Salary
2011-2015 (Houston Texans)4 yr(s)/$11,237,498 $6,672,728$2,809,375
2014-2021 (Houston Texans Extension)6 yr(s)/$100,005,425$10,000,000$16,667,571
2021-2022 (Arizona Cardinals)2 yr(s)/$28,000,000$12,000,000$14,000,000


JJ Watt Endorsements

Watt has done endorsements with companies like Reebok, Gatorade, Ford, and Verizon, among others. These endorsements have helped him earn between $7-$10 million per year.


JJ Watt Investments

It was reported that in the southeastern Wisconsin area of Summit, the former Texan had purchased a home in 2015. Sitting on a 35-acre plot of land in Waukesha County, the log cabin spans 4,500 square feet. Watt apparently paid $800,000 for the four-bedroom home.


The Wisconsin native put his home in Texas up for sale in 2016 with an asking price of $465,000. The modest residence located in Pearland sits on about a quarter acre of land. It features 4169 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, and a saltwater pool. Watt originally purchased the property for about $399,000 back in 2011. Earlier in 2021, it was reported that Watt bought a house in Strongsville.


Recently, JJ Watt and his wife Kealia invested in the soccer team Burnley F.C. Burnley was promoted back to the Premier League. Watt and his wife sparked speculation after they were spotted for Burnley's match against Wigan Athletic. Kealia is a former USWNT international soccer player. Terms of the Watts' investment were not disclosed.


As for his car collection, he owns a Ford F-150 Platinum, a Polaris 1000, and an Audi RS7.


JJ Watt Charity Work

Watt is the president of The J.J. Watt Foundation, launched in 2010, which reaches out to middle schools in Wisconsin and Texas, as well as deserving schools in any other state that have insufficient funding for after-school athletic programs, or that have no after-school athletics whatsoever. Watt is also known for his interactions with children and has many kids and families in their time of need, some who have been affected by school shootings. He also raised over $37 million ($100,000 of which he personally donated) to help Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey, surpassing his initial goal of $200,000.


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FAQs

A. JJ Watt played for the Houston Texans and the Arizona Cardinals in his 12-year NFL career.

A. JJ Watt was drafted in the first-round with pick 11 of the 2011 NFL Draft.

A. JJ Watt went to Central Michigan University for one year after which he transferred to the University of Wisconsin. He played gridiron football for the Wisconsin Badgers football team.

A. JJ Watt was one the most impactful defensive ends in the history of the NFL. He won the AP Defensive Player of the Year 3 times in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

A. JJ Watt is married to Kealia Watt with whom he shares one son named Koa James Watt.

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