Drew Brees Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Drew Brees Net Worth 

Drew Brees has an estimated net worth of $160 million. NFL quarterback Drew Brees plays for the New Orleans Saints. In 2009, he led the franchise to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, earning the game’s MVP honors. He earns most of his income from his career as an American football player. 

Drew Brees began his career as a quarterback at Westlake High School before attending Purdue University and leading the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Championship and a Rose Bowl appearance. Brees was drafted by the NFL’s San Diego Chargers in 2001 and earned his first of many Pro Bowl selections in 2004, before joining the New Orleans Saints in 2006. He led the Saints to Super Bowl XLIV victory in 2009, breaking league records for completions, passing yards, and touchdowns.

To calculate the net worth of Drew Brees, 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: Drew Brees
Net Worth: $160 Million
Monthly Income: $1 Million+
Annual Salary: $22 Million
Source of Wealth: American football player, Athlete

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Early Life and Education

Andrew Christopher Brees, better known as Drew Brees, was born on January 15, 1979, in Austin, Texas. His maternal grandfather, Ray Akins, is one of Texas high school football’s all-time great coaches, and his uncle, Marty Akins, was an All-Southwest Conference quarterback in 1975.

Brees lettered in basketball and baseball at Westlake High School in Austin, but he truly excelled on the football field. He led the club to a perfect regular-season record and a state championship during his senior season in the fall of 1996.

Brees enrolled at Purdue University the following year, where he continued to shine as a quarterback. Brees, a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist, led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl during his four-year career.

NFL Career

San Diego Chargers

Despite his stellar college resume, Brees’ small stature (he’s listed at 6 feet) and perceived mediocre arm strength helped him fall out of the first round of the 2001 NFL draft. He was selected first overall by the San Diego Chargers in the second round.

Brees established himself as one of the game’s top quarterbacks as a Charger. Following his debut as the team’s full-time starter in 2002, Brees led a young San Diego team to the playoffs in 2004, earning him his first Pro Bowl selection.

New Orleans Saints

Following the 2005 season, Brees became an unrestricted free agent and signed a six-year, $60 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. Brees’ decision was praised in a city and fan base still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Brees has not let down New Orleans fans. In 2011, he set an NFL record with 5,476 passing yards (since broken), while also leading the league with a career-high 46 touchdowns. Moreover, despite his reputation as a “gunslinger,” he maintained an unusually high percentage of pass attempts.

For the next decade, Brees remained among the best at his position. In 2018, at the age of 39, he broke Brett Favre’s NFL career completion and passing yardage records (set by Peyton Manning). That season, he also completed a career-high 74.4 percent of his throws and was named to his 12th Pro Bowl, though the season ended in disappointment with a controversial loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game.

In addition to his passing abilities, Brees demonstrated his durability by appearing in at least 15 of 16 regular-season games from 2004 to 2018. That streak ended when he suffered thumb ligament damage early in the 2019 season, but he showed no signs of rust after returning in late October, gaining 373 yards and three touchdowns in a rout of the Arizona Cardinals.

Brees set another NFL record in December, breaking Manning’s career total of 539 passing touchdowns.

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Family and Philanthropy

In 2003, Brees married his college girlfriend, Brittany Dudchenko. They are the parents of four children.

The star quarterback has made significant contributions to the community of New Orleans and elsewhere. Shortly after moving to the city, he and Brittany established The Brees Dream Foundation to fight cancer and help children in need. The nonprofit foundation has raised more than $30 million for its work since its inception.

Brees and Brittany announced plans to donate $5 million to charities in March 2020 to help feed Louisiana families during the coronavirus pandemic.

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