|Name||Russell Carrington Wilson|
|Net Worth||$42 million|
|Age||32 (born November 29, 1988)|
|Marital status||Married (July 6, 2016)|
|Spouse||Ex-wife Ashton Meem (2012 - 2016), Ciara (2016 - present)|
|Children||Sienna Princess Wilson (April 28, 2017), Win Harrison Wilson (July 23, 2020), and stepson Future Zahir|
|Source of Wealth||NFL, Endorsements, hosting tv shows, business|
|Endorsements||Amazon, Bose, Mercedes Benz, Alaska Air Group, Nike, Wilson Sporting Goods, Microsoft, Duracell, Braun, United Way, Levi’s, Pepsi, American Family Insurance, Larson Automotive Group, Reliant Recovery Water|
|Endorsement Earnings||$9 million|
Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Hawks in the National Football League (NFL). He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 29, 1988. A talented athlete played baseball for North Carolina State University and in the minor league for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and Asheville Tourists in 2011, as a second baseman.
The Somerset Patriots currently own the player’s baseball rights. In 2011, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin to pursue football, winning the Big Ben title as well as the 2012 Rose Bowl. He broke the single-season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) in the match.
Russel Wilson was picked 12th in the third round (75th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, winning the team a Super Bowl in 2013 and eight Pro Bowls (2013-2015, 2017-2020). He has made it into the NFL history books by being one of only four quarterbacks with a career passer rating over 100, having most wins by an NFL quarterback through nine seasons, and the third quarterback to throw for 30 touchdowns in four consecutive seasons.
His skills and achievements have made him one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league. Through his various endeavors apart from sports, he has earned a net worth of $42 million.
Russell Wilson’s Net Worth
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has a net worth of $42 million. He was ranked as the 6th highest-paid athlete of 2019 by Forbes.
Russell Wilson’s Salary
Russell Wilson earns an annual salary of $35 million through matches played in the National Football League. Wilson became the highest-paid athlete in the NFL after he signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the Seahawks on April 15, 2019, and received an additional $65 million signing bonus. This is the most expensive deal in NFL history. The contract will earn him a guaranteed income of approximately $107 million.
Russell Wilson’s Endorsements
Russell Wilson has appeared in endorsements for a multitude of well-known brands, including Amazon, American Family Insurance, Alaska Air Group, Braun, Bose, Duracell, Larson Automotive Group, Levi’s, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, Nike, Wilson Sporting Goods and United Way. He began endorsing Luvo, a frozen fast-food company, and Reliant Recovery Water in 2015. He earns approximately $9 million from these endorsement endeavors. In 2020, Wilson became the Chairman of NFL FLAG, working with flag football organizations across the globe to recruit athletes at a young age. He is also the ambassador for the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association.
Russell Wilson’s Investments
Russell Wilson has a great sense of business and is an expert in the field, having made numerous investments. He has invested in the Portland Diamond Project that aims to bring a Minor League Baseball (MLB) team to Oregon. In 2014, the player announced his investment as a partner along with hedge fund manager Chris Hansen, NBA player Wally Walker and Erik and Pete Nordstorm to develop a new sports arena in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood for future NBA and NHL teams. The following year, he invested $7 million in a football helmet manufacturing company VICIS. He has also invested in and endorses “Molecule”, a mattress company since 2018. Russel Wilson and his wife, model and music artist, Ciara, took joint ownership for the local Major League Soccer club, the Seattle Sounders FC in 2019.
Russell Wilson’s Other Sources of Income
Apart from his income through NFL and endorsements for multi-million dollar companies, Wilson has started his own ventures. He is the CEO of the brand management firm “West2East Empire” which also oversees two production companies.
In 2016, Wilson launched his own clothing line, Good Man Brand. The same year, he partnered with Juice Press to launch the company’s first franchise in Seattle.
The following year, Wilson founded “TraceMe”, a platform for fans to connect with celebrities. Jeff Bezos, Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai, and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley were some of the investors of the app.
Russell Wilson’s House and Car
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson owns a 10,700sq.ft mansion in Bellevue, Washington. The 7 bedrooms, 6 bathroom house is worth $6.7 million and also includes 5 fireplaces, a wine cellar, skylights, and a walk-in pantry. The house has been in and out of the market since 2010. The player owns a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, an Audi, a Range Rover, and a Tesla.
Russell Wilson’s Charity Work
Russell Wilson is actively involved in many charitable endeavors. He visits the Seattle Children’s Hospital frequently and donated $1,060,005 from his Why Not You foundation for its Strong Against Cancer event in 2016. He hosts the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, the proceeds of which were donated to the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association in 2012.
He partnered with Russell Investments for the “Invest with Russell” program through which he donated $3,000 to Wilson’s charity foundation for every touchdown in 2013 and 2014.
The player also supports organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Seattle Children's’ Hospital by hosting an annual charity golf event in Washington. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Wilson and his wife Ciara donated 1 million meals to the needy in partnership with Food Lifeline.
Who makes more money, Russell Wilson or his wife?
Russell Wilson’s wife, Ciara is a renowned singer, dancer, and model. She released her debut album in 2004 and was signed by IMG, a modeling agency in 2016. Her net worth is estimated to be $20 million, slightly less than half of her husband’s $42 million.
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What does Russell Wilson own?
Russell Wilson owns a brand management firm “West2East Empire” which has two production companies under it. He is also the co-owner of the Seattle Sounders football club, clothing line Good Man Brand and app TraceMe.
Is Russell Wilson the highest-paid quarterback?
Russell Wilson was the highest-paid NFL player in 2019, after signing the most expensive NFL deal, a 4-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, worth $140 million, and a $65 million signing bonus. He is the third highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, after Patrick Mahomes ($45 million) and Deshaun Watson ($39 million).
How much does Russell Wilson make in a year?
Russell Wilson earns an annual salary of $35 million just from his profession as an NFL quarterback. He earns another $9 million from endorsements. He also receives money from his other investments and business ventures.
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