Bo Jackson Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Bo Jackson Net Worth 

Bo Jackson has an estimated net worth of $25 million. Bo Jackson came to fame in the 1980s as a multitalented athlete, who excelled in baseball, football, and track at an early age. He earns most of his income from his career as a baseball player. 

Bo Jackson played in both the NFL and the Major League Baseball. Recruited in high school by the New York Yankees, Jackson instead attended Auburn University, where he led his football team to a Sugar Bowl victory and also qualified for the United States Olympic track and field team. He began his MLB career in 1986 and later joined the NFL and the Los Angeles Raiders in 1991, where he played for four years before retiring due to injury.

To calculate the net worth of Bo Jackson, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Bo Jackson
Net Worth: $25 Million
Monthly Salary: $150 Thousand
Annual Income: $3 Million
Source of Wealth: Baseball player, American football player, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete

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Childhood & Early Life

Vincent Edward Jackson was born on November 30, 1962, in Bessemer, Alabama, and raised there. He and his siblings were largely supported by his mother, Florence Jackson Bond, because his father, A.D. Adams, never married Florence.

Jackson got the nickname ‘Bo’ from the ‘wild boar hog’ because he was always getting into mischief. His life as a hoodlum was cut short when he met Dick Atchinson, a track and football coach at ‘McAdory High School’ in McCalla, Alabama.

He turned down an offer from the ‘New York Yankees’ in the second round of the ‘Major League Baseball Draft’ in 1982. Instead, he enrolled at ‘Auburn University,’ where he excelled in baseball, football, and track.


The ‘Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ selected Jackson with the first overall pick in the ‘1986 NFL Draft,’ but he chose to play baseball for the ‘Kansas City Royals.’ He also played football with the ‘Los Angeles Raiders’ beginning 1987.

In terms of performance, 1990 was by far his best year. In football, he averaged 11.3 yards per reception and 5.6 yards per rush. He had a 0.272 batting average in baseball.

When he suffered a debilitating hip injury while playing for the Raiders in 1991, his football career was cut short. Later that year, he was acquired by the ‘Chicago White Sox’ from the Kansas City Royals. He helped them win the American League West title in 1993. He decided to retire from baseball after the 1994 season in order to devote more time to his family.

At the time of his retirement in 1994, he had a career batting average of 0.250 while playing for the ‘Kansas City Royals,’ ‘Chicago White Sox,’ and ‘California City Angels.’ In football, he had a fantastic average of 8.8 yards per reception and 5.4 yards per rush while playing for the ‘Los Angeles Raiders.’

Throughout the 1990s, he dabbled in acting, appearing in a few films and making several television guest appearances. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development from Auburn University in 1995.

Bo Jackson and John Cangelosi founded the ‘Bo Jackson Elite Sports Complex,’ a multi-sports dome facility in Lockport, Illinois, in 2007. He’s had success with other investments, including a food company called ‘N’Genuity.’ He is also one of the investors in the Chicago suburbs’ ‘The Burr Ridge Bank and Trust.’

After 20 years since his famous ‘Bo Knows’ campaign, Jackson returned to do commercials for ‘Nike’ for their ‘BOOM’ campaign in the fall of 2010. Jackson returned to the ‘Chicago White Sox’ as an ambassador on January 22, 2014.

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Awards & Achievements

Jackson won the ‘Heisman Trophy’ in 1985 while attending ‘Auburn University.’ In 1987, he received the ‘Bert Bell Trophy,’ the NFL’s ‘Rookie of the Year Award.’ He was named ‘American League All-Star’ and ‘All-Star Game MVP’ in 1989.

People magazine named Jackson one of the “25 Most Intriguing People” in 1990. He received the ‘Jim Thorpe Legacy Award’ and the ‘Power to Overcome Award’ from Easter Seals in 1992.

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was a Nike endorser and part of the ‘Bo Knows’ ad campaign. His digital counterpart, dubbed ‘Tecmo Bo,’ was dubbed “the greatest athlete in video game history.”

He was named the ‘Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year’ in 1993. In 1996, he was inducted into the ‘Alabama Sports Hall of Fame,’ and in 1999, he was inducted into the ‘College Football Hall of Fame.’ Jackson was named the ‘Greatest Athlete of All Time’ by ESPN Sport Science in March 2013.

Personal Life & Legacy

Jackson is married to Linda, a clinical psychologist, and they have three children: Garrett, Nicholas, and Morgan. The family resides in Burr Ridge, Illinois, United States.

In 2012, he completed a 300-mile charity bike ride and launched the ‘Bo Bikes Bama’ campaign to assist tornado victims in Alabama. It has now become an annual tradition.

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