Currently an investment mogul, Roger Staubach is a former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys who played the entire 11 years of his career for the same franchise between 1969 and 1979. He led the Cowboys to the Super Bowl five times, winning two of the same in the process. He was also declared the MVP of Super Bowl VI. Staubach led the league in passer ratings four times during his career.
A six time Pro Bowler in his playing career and the recipient of the NFL Man of the Year award in 1978, Roger Staubach is currently the executive chairman of the investment management company Jones Long LaSalle and has an estimated net worth of $600 million.
Roger Staubach Salary
The NFL wasn't a multi-billion dollar league back during the time when Roger Staubach played actively. His salary during his first year as a Cowboy was $25,000. This sum rose to $95,000 midway through his career in 1976. Staubach's highest salary as an NFL player was in the final year of his playing career in 1979 where he earned $160,000 in salaries.
Roger Staubach Investments
Unlike what most other players would do, Staubach didn't wait until he hung up his boots to start working on ventures besides his football career. He would work as a real estate broker during the offseason in the '70s and finally set up the Staubach Company in 1977.
Staubach put in years of hard work and grew the company's clientele throughout the rest of the 20th century and then in the early 2000s as well. In order to expand his services overseas, Staubach partnered with the Chicago-based real estate firm Jones Long LaSalle which bought the Staubach Co. in 2008 for a sum of $640 million which was paid out over multiple years.
Staubach has also co-owned Hall of Fame Racing, a NASCAR Cup Series team, with former teammate Troy Aikman in the past.
Roger Staubach Charity Work
Staubach set up the Roger Staubach Foundation which he has mostly funded privately using his own money. The foundation has made considerable donations to the Children's Cancer Fund and Genesis Women's Shelter.
Source of wealth
Professional NFL player (retired), Investor
$160,000 in 1979
Married to Marianne Staubach
Roger Staubach Foundation, Children's Cancer Fund, Genesis Women's Shelter