Emmitt Smith Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Wife

Emmitt Smith Net Worth 

Emmitt Smith has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He earns most of his income from his American football career. His salary alone contributed $61 million to his wealth. In addition, he earned millions of dollars from brand endorsements and real estate investments. 

Emmitt attended the University of Florida before leaving his freshman year to join his dream team, the Dallas Cowboys. During his career, he became the NFL’s best rusher and won numerous awards. In addition to his football career, he also appeared on the popular television show “Dancing with the Stars.”

He played a major role in the recent successes of the Dallas Cowboys. In his entire career, he scored 18,355 yards, 164 touchdowns, and 515 carries. Apart from this impressive record, he has also won three Super Bowls and four NFL rushing titles.

To calculate the net worth of Emmitt Smith, 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: Emmitt Smith
Net Worth: $25 Million
Monthly Salary: $700 Thousand
Annual Income: $9 Million
Source of Wealth: American football player

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Early Life

Emmitt James Smith was born in Pensacola, Florida to Mary Smith and Emmitt James Smith, II.

He had a childhood dream of playing for the Dallas Cowboys. However, he had to overcome a number of obstacles before he could realize his dream. Growing up, his family faced a lot of financial difficulties, so young Smith worked odd jobs to help support his family.

He was known for his athletic abilities in school and went on to play football for the University of Florida. He quickly established himself as one of the university team’s most ‘dynamic’ performers.

While in school, he set a number of football records, including 100 yards in his first game—many of which are still unbroken today.

When he was selected in the NFL draft in 1990, he left the University of Florida in his junior year to play for his dream team, the Dallas Cowboys.


In 1992, he won his first Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys. The following year, he led his team to another Super Bowl victory.

In his first five seasons as a professional football player, he established himself with the Dallas Cowboys and set the record for most games played in a season with 25 rushing touchdowns in 1995. It was his most productive year, with 1773 rushing yards and 62 receptions.

In 1995, he was instrumental in his team’s third Super Bowl victory. He had season after season of success and was chosen to play in eight Pro Bowls.

He was so prolific and dependable that on October 27, 2002, he broke Walter Payton’s all-time career rushing yardage record. He finished his NFL career with 18,355 yards rushing, 164 touchdowns, and 4409 carries, all of which are NFL records.

He was scheduled to be fired by the Dallas Cowboys following the 2002 season, but he chose to be released anyway, with the Cowboys paying him $4.9 million. He later signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

He announced his retirement from the NFL shortly before the start of Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005. The following year, he was hired as a studio analyst on the NFL show ‘NFL Total Access.’

He also became a real estate developer in 2005. Smith/Cypress Partners LP was founded by him and another football player, Roger Staubach. He is also a co-founder of ESmith Legacy, a commercial real estate development and investment management firm.

Soon after retiring, he became a television personality, appearing on a variety of popular shows. He was one of the judges at the Miss Universe pageant in 2006. He was also a contestant on the popular dance reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ which he won with partner Cheryl Burke.

He joined ESPN in 2007 as a studio expert for NFL pre-game coverage, alongside Mike Ditka, Chris Mortensen, and Tom Jackson. However, he was replaced the following season. He appeared in the hit American television series ‘How I Met Your Mother’ the same year.

In 2010, he was seen at Super Bowl XLIV, where he was asked to flip the coin to start the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts.

He defeated David Williams in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2011, but was eliminated in the second round by Andrew Robl. Following that, he was seen again in the fifteenth season of ‘Dancing with the Stars, All-Stars,’ this time with Cheryl Burke, but he was voted off.

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Awards & Achievements

He was named the SEC’s Most Valuable Player in 1989.

From 1990 to 1999, he was an eight-time Pro Bowler.

In 1990, he was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Smith won the NFL rushing title four times, in 1991, 1993, and 1995.

In 1992, 1993, and 1995, he won three Super Bowls.

In 1993, he received the Bert Bell Award.

He has been inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

Smith has been inducted into the UF Athletic Hall of Fame.

In 2010, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Personal Life & Wife

While playing professional football, he returned to the University of Florida in 1996 to earn his bachelor’s degree in Public Recreation.

He has a daughter by his ex-girlfriend Hope Wilson.

On April 22, 2000, he married supermodel and Miss Virginia USA, Patricia Southall. The couple has a son, Emmitt IV, and a daughter, Skylar. He has a stepdaughter from his wife’s previous marriage to Martin Lawrence.

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