The 2012 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, Russell Wilson is a quarterback who plays for Seattle Seahawks of the National Football Conference. Wilson led the Seahawks to two straight Super Bowls during the 2013-14 and the 2014-15 seasons. The Seattle outfit won the first one in spectacular fashion, annihilating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII, but lost the next one to the New England Patriots. Tom Brady and Co. came up trumps there 28-24 in a last-second thriller.
Defying preseason expectations, Wilson led the Seahawks to the playoffs in the recently concluded 2018-19 NFL season while recording his career best and franchise best passer rating of 110.9 in addition to 35 touchdown throws. The 30-year-old has an estimated net worth of $45 million and is currently married to American singer Ciara.
Russell Wilson Salary
Wilson has played seven seasons in the NFL so far, all with the Seattle Seahawks. His last contract extension came in July 2015 when he signed a `4-year $87.6 million deal. This was also the year when Wilson took home his biggest paycheck, thanks to the $31 million signing bonus included in the aforementioned contract. Wilson recorded $15.5 million in cash payouts in 2018 and is slated to earn $17 million in 2019.
Russell Wilson Endorsements
Wilson led the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory in only his sophomore year. That not only brought widespread acclaim for the quarterback, it also brought plenty of endorsement deals on the table.
Most big name athletes these days sign agreements with sports equipment manufacturers and Wilson is no different. He is currently party to a deal with Nike. But that's not all. Braun, Alaska Air Group, Bose, Microsoft, and Wilson Sporting Goods are just some of the other brands that he has worked with.
Russell Wilson Charity Work
The 30-year-old founded the Why Not You Foundation in 2014 which seeks teen empowerment by providing them the resources to realize their educational and career goals. Wilson has also made respectable donations to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
He is also known for his active volunteer work within the Seattle community, often making visits to the Seattle Children's Hospital during his off days.
|Source of wealth||Professional NFL player|
|Salary||$21.9 million per year|
|Endorsement earnings||$10 million per year|
|Brands endorsed||Nike, Microsoft, Alaska Air Group, Bose, Braun, Wilson Sporting Goods|
|Marital status||Married to Ciara|
|Charities supported||Why Not You Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation|
Updated on 21 February 2019