Having played the majority of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Montana is a retired quarterback who won four Super Bowl titles with the franchise. Drafted into the NFL in 1979, he spent the last two years of his 16-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs before retiring after the 1994 season. The 49ers have already retired the number 16 jersey in his honor.
Having been inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, Montana was the first player in the history of the NFL to win three Super Bowl MVP honors and has an estimated net worth of $80 million.
Joe Montana Salary
Despite being one of the best players in the NFL, Montana's salary did not reflect the contribution he made to the 49ers. Till 1990, Montana had an average salary of only $356,000. However, that very year, Montana signed a 4-year $13 million deal.
The Notre Dame alumnus signed a 3-year $10 million contract on being traded to the Chiefs out of which he was able to pocket $8 million during the two years that he remained active.
Joe Montana Investments
Having retired from professsional football in mid 1990s, Montana has since then transitioned from the world of sports to the world of finance, by becoming an angel investor. In 2015, Montana joined hands with three known entrepreneurs and set an early stage venture capital firm called Liquid 2 Ventures. His partners include Ron Conway, Mike Miller, and Michael Ma.
The firm took little time in establishing itself as an elite seed fund company and has investments in GitLab, Crowd Cow, Rappi, Captain401, HERB and many more.
Joe Montana Charity Work
Montana started the Four Rings Montana Foundation with his wife Jennifer to support the youth in need in the San Francisco Bay area. He has also participated in the Celebrity Fight Night for charity.
San Francisco, California
Source of wealth
Professional NFL player (retired), Angel investor
Cumulative salary earnings
$22.5 million (approx) over 16 seasons
Companies invested in
GitLab, Crowd Cow, Rappi, Captain401, HERB
Married to Jennifer Montana
Four Rings Montana Foundation, Celebrity Fight Night Foundation