Drafted into the NFL in 1989 as the first overall pick, Troy Aikman is a retired quarterback who played the entire 12 seasons of his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, leading them to three Super Bowl wins in the process. The MVP of Super Bowl XXVII, Aikman was selected to play in six straight Pro Bowls from 1991 to 1996. The UCLA alumnus has also had his No. 8 jersey retired by the Bruins.
Currently working as a sportscaster for Fox, Troy Aikman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 along with five other inductees and has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Troy Aikman Salary
Having led a 12-year career in the NFL, Aikman earned a reported $55.5 million in cumulative salaries. He was due a 7-year $70 million contract post the 2000 season but was waived in the off-season by the Cowboys which ultimately led to him hanging up his boots for good.
Aikman's biggest paycheck came his way in the penultimate season of his career in 1999 when a $13 million signing bonus coupled with a $3 million base salary saw him pocket $16 million in salaries alone that year. In his final year, Aikman reportedly earned $2.25 million.
Currently working as a football commentator for Fox, Aikman reportedly earns $1 million annually from this venture.
Troy Aikman Endorsements
Sports athletes having shoe deals is nothing new and same was the case with Troy Aikman who was under contract with Nike in regards to the same during his playing career. He was also a spokesperson for Acme Brick in his active years.
In recent times, Aikman partnered with car rental company Silvercar in 2016. Having backed Wingstop since 2003, Aikman was also awarded with thousands of vested and unvested shares in the company, most of which he sold during the IPO in June 2015 and made at least $6 million. He also appeared in Rent-A-Center commercials in 2012 with Hulk Hogan.
Troy Aikman Charity Work
Aikman founded the Troy Aikman Foundation for Children in 1992. The non profit organization focused on building playplaces for chidren's hospitals. However, in April 2016, Aikman dissolved the foundation and transferred all its $1 million worth of assets to the United Way Foundation. This led to the formation of the Troy Aikman Foundation Fund in the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas.
|Source of wealth||Professional NFL player (retired), Media personality|
|Cumulative salary earnings||$55.5 million over 12 seasons (as a player)|
|Brands endorsed||Nike, Acme Brick, Wingstop, Rent-A-Center, Silvercar |
|Marital status||Married to Catherine Mooty|
|Charities supported||United Way|
Updated on 12 March 2019