Richard Sherman Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Wife

Richard Sherman Net Worth 

Richard Sherman is an American football player who has an estimated net worth of $40 million. He earned most of his fortune from NFL salary and endorsement deals. He is a cornerback for the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ of the National Football League. Prior to joining the team, he played for ‘Seattle Seahawks’ from 2011 to 2017 and helped the Seahawks win ‘Super Bowl XLVIII’.  

Sherman played four years for the Stanford Cardinals before being drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He was a member of the ‘Seahawks’ for seven seasons, during which he was named three times to the ‘First team All-Pro’ and four times to the ‘All-Pro,’ as well as four times to the ‘Pro-Bowl.’

He was the NFL interception leader in 2013, having scored the most number of interceptions and passes deflections in the League. 

To calculate the net worth of Richard Sherman, 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: Richard Sherman
Net Worth: $40 Million
Monthly Income: $500 Thousand
Annual Salary: $9 Million
Source of Wealth: American football player

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Early Life

Sherman was born to Kevin and Beverly Sherman on March 30, 1988, in Compton, California. He is the second of three children, the other two being his elder brother, Branton, and his younger sister, Krystina. His father was a sanitation worker for the city.

He attended ‘Dominguez High School,’ where he was a wide receiver, cornerback, and punt/kick returner. He was involved in athletics in addition to football.

During his senior year, he assisted his school in winning the ‘CIF Southern Section Division III’ championship. He won the ‘California State title’ in the triple jump and was named a ‘USA Today – All-American’ in athletics. He was named the ‘Male Student Most Likely to Succeed’ and a ‘Salutatorian’ in his class at his graduation in 2006. He graduated with a 4.2 GPA and enrolled at ‘Stanford University,’ becoming the first student in 20 years to qualify on both academic and athletic grounds.

From 2006 to 2010, he was a member of the ‘Stanford Cardinals’ at Stanford. For the first three years of his career, he was a wide receiver and was named a ‘Freshman All-American.’ Due to a knee injury, he was limited to four games during his junior year and was granted a medical redshirt.

He later moved to defense and began playing cornerback. The ‘Stanford Cardinal Team’ set a school record by going 12-1 in the NCAA Division I FBS Football season in 2010.

Sherman graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in communication in 2010. He is a member of the fraternity ‘Phi Beta Sigma.’ During his final year of eligibility, he enrolled in a master’s program.


In January 2011, he competed in the ‘2011 Senior Bowl,’ and he later attended the ‘NFL Scouting Combine.’ ‘Sporting News’ ranked Sherman as the fourth best cornerback in the ‘2011 NFL Draft.’ The ‘Seattle Seahawks’ selected him in the fifth round, 154th overall, in the draft. In July 2011, he agreed to a four-year, $2.22 million contract with a $182,424 signing bonus.

He had 55 combined tackles (47 solo) in his rookie season with the ‘Seattle Seahawks,’ 14 pass deflections, 4 interceptions, and a forced fumble. He was named to the ‘2011 PFW All-Rookie Team,’ and he led the team with 17 pass deflections and 4 interceptions. In 2011, he was ranked 16th out of all (qualifying) cornerbacks.

During the 2012 season, Sherman and teammate Brandon Browner were suspended for four games for allegedly using ‘Adderall’ (a combination drug known as a CNS stimulant), as using performance-enhancing drugs was against League policy. On December 27, 2012, he won his appeal against the League’s four-game suspension. He appeared in all 16 games of the season, recording 64 total tackles (58 solo), 24 pass deflections (a career high), 8 interceptions, and one touchdown.

The ‘Seattle Seahawks’ made the playoffs in 2013, and Sherman played in his first career playoff game in January. The team, however, was eliminated in the divisional round.

He was named to the ‘2014 Pro Bowl’ in December 2013. (his first Pro-Bowl). For the second year in a row, he was named to the ‘Associated Press NFL All-Pro First Team.’

‘The Legion of Boom’ (the defense of the ‘Seattle Seahawks’), of which Sherman was a key member, was ranked first in defense in 2013. On January 19, 2014, he played a key role in his team’s victory over the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ in the ‘NFC Championship Game.’ Sherman was fined $7875 after the game for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ due to his mocking gesture towards an opposing team player. In 2013, he led the NFL in interceptions.

On February 2, 2014, the ‘Seattle Seahawks’ defeated the ‘Denver Broncos’ 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII. Sherman had three tackles and a pass deflection.

He signed a four-year, $56 million contract extension with the ‘Seattle Seahawks’ in May 2014. He went on to become the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.

On November 27, 2014, Sherman was named the ‘NFC Defensive Player of the Week’ for his performance in the ‘Thanksgiving Day Game.’ In 2014, he had 57 combined tackles (45 solo), 8 pass deflections, and 4 interceptions.

In February 2015, he represented his team in ‘Super Bowl XLIX,’ but the ‘Seahawks’ were defeated by the ‘New England Patriots.’ Sherman underwent Tommy John surgery for a torn ligament in his left elbow following this game.

He was the second consecutive ‘Seahawk’ to receive the PFWA (Pro-Football Writers Association) Good Guy Award following the 2014 season. He was also named ‘NFC Defensive Player of the Year’ by the ‘Kansas City Committee.’

Sherman was named to the ‘Pro-Bowl’ for the third time in a row in December 2015. He started all 16 games in 2015, totaling 50 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and two interceptions. He was named to the ‘Second Team All-Pro,’ and his teammates ranked him 20th in the ‘NFL Top 100 of 2016.’

During the 2016 season, he suffered a sprained MLC in his right knee, which hampered his play in the second half. He was chosen for the ‘2017 Pro-Bowl,’ but he had Achilles problems in 2017 and had to leave the game midway through the 10th week due to a ruptured Achilles. He was unable to play the rest of the season.

He was released by the ‘Seattle Seahawks’ on March 9, 2018, and signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ on March 10.

Sherman founded his charity, ‘Blanket Coverage – The Richard Sherman Family Foundation,’ in 2013, to provide school supplies to students from low-income communities across the United States.

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Awards & Achievements

Sherman was elected to the Pro Bowl for four consecutive years, from 2013 to 2016. In 2013, he led the league in interceptions. Three times (2012-2014) he was selected to the First Team All-Pro and once (2015) to the Second Team All-Pro.

Personal Life & Wife

On February 5, 2015, Sherman’s girlfriend Ashley Moss gave birth to a son named Rayden. They got engaged in June 2016, and Avery was born on April 16, 2016. They tied the knot on March 28, 2018.

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