Russell Wilson Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Russell Wilson Net Worth 

Russell Wilson has an estimated net worth of $165 million. American football quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. He is married to R&B singer Ciara. He earns most of his income from his career as an American football player. 

Russell Wilson, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a high school multi-sport star. Despite an outstanding collegiate career at NC State and Wisconsin, many NFL teams thought the 5’11” quarterback was too small. Nonetheless, Wilson quickly established himself as an elite pro quarterback, leading the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory in only his second season.

To calculate the net worth of Russell Wilson, 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: Russell Wilson
Net Worth: $165 Million
Monthly Income: $1 Million
Annual Salary: $22 Million
Source of Wealth: Athlete, American football player

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Early Years

Russell Carrington Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 29, 1988, and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Wilson, the second of three children born to Harrison III, a former NFL prospect turned lawyer, and Tammy, a legal nurse consultant, honed his athletic abilities by competing against his older brother, Harry.

Wilson was a standout on Richmond’s Collegiate School’s baseball, basketball, and football teams. As a senior quarterback, he was named conference player of the year after finishing the season by throwing two touchdowns and rushing for 223 yards and three more scores in the state title game victory.

College and NFL Draft

Wilson became North Carolina State University’s first freshman quarterback to earn all-ACC first team honors, but his desire to continue playing baseball put him at odds with coach Tom O’Brien. Wilson clashed with O’Brien after being drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2010, over his decision to attend spring training with the Rockies in 2011. For his final year of collegiate eligibility, the quarterback decided to transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wilson had an outstanding senior year, leading the Badgers to the Big Ten title and setting an NCAA record for passing efficiency. Despite his successes and obvious athletic ability, many thought the 5’11” Wilson was too small for the NFL. He was chosen 75th overall by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft, after five other quarterbacks.

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Pro Football Stardom

Despite the presence of veteran quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson on the Seahawks, Wilson impressed coach Pete Carroll with his maturity and won the starting job. Wilson ran for three touchdowns in Week 14 and threw for four more the following week as Seattle finished the season on a five-game winning streak. He set a rookie record with 26 touchdown passes and was named NFL.com Rookie of the Year.

Wilson led the Seahawks to 11 wins in their first 12 games and the NFC West title the following season. The 25-year-old then threw two touchdown passes in a lopsided 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, becoming only the fourth quarterback in history to do so in his second season.

The Seahawks were 3-3 after Week 7 of the 2014 season, but the ever-steady quarterback ignited a six-game win streak that helped the team win its second consecutive NFC West title. Wilson then had an uncharacteristically slow start in the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers, but he helped erase a 12-point deficit with less than two minutes to go and threw the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

Wilson, the first quarterback to start two Super Bowls in his first three seasons, was denied a second championship by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

New Contracts and More Success

Wilson, who had already established himself as one of the game’s top young players, agreed to a four-year contract worth a reported $87.6 million before the start of the 2015 NFL season.

He lived up to the hype, throwing for a career-high 34 touchdowns and leading the NFL with a passer rating of 110.1 in 2015, despite the Seahawks’ playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers. The following season, the QB recorded a career-high 4,219 passing yards before the team was eliminated in the second weekend of the playoffs.

Seattle missed the playoffs entirely in 2017, and the rebuilding team was not expected to fare much better in 2018. However, the Seahawks won 10 games and returned to the playoffs thanks to Wilson’s outstanding play, which included 35 touchdown passes and a passer rating of 110.9.

Seattle then rewarded its franchise quarterback with a four-year, $140 million contract extension, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL at the time. In 2019, he had another outstanding season, completing more than 66 percent of his passes and throwing 31 touchdowns against only five interceptions, earning him his first AP All-Pro selection.

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Personal Life

Russell Wilson married his high school sweetheart, Ashton Meem, in 2012, but the couple divorced in 2014. The football player then began dating singer Ciara, with whom he married on July 6, 2016. Sienna Princess Wilson, their daughter, was born on April 28, 2017. Win Harrison Wilson, the son, was born on July 23, 2020. Ciara also has a son from a previous relationship, Future Zahir Wilburn.

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