Vince Lombardi Net Worth at Death – Salary, Income, Earnings

Vince Lombardi Net Worth 

Vince Lombardi had an estimated net worth of $5 million at death. Vince Lombardi was an NFL coach, notably for the Green Bay Packers, a team he led to five championships. He earns most of his income from his career as an NFL coach. 

Vince Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers to three NFL championships and Super Bowl I and II victories as head coach and general manager (1967 and 1968). As a result of his success, he became a national symbol of unwavering determination to win. Lombardi led the Washington Redskins to their first winning season in 14 years in 1969 as coach, general manager, and part owner. In 1970, he died of colon cancer.

To calculate the net worth of Vince Lombardi, 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: Vince Lombardi
Net Worth: $5 Million
Monthly Salary: $70 Thousand
Annual Income: $1 Million
Source of Wealth: NFL coach

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Early Life

Vincent Thomas Lombardi was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 11, 1913. The oldest of five children and the son of an Italian immigrant, Vince Lombardi was steeped in a life dominated by the Catholic Church. At the age of 15, Lombardi enrolled at the Cathedral College of Immaculate Conception, where he intended to study to become a priest.

Two years later, however, Lombardi changed his mind and bolted for the St. Francis Preparatory School. There, he starred as the football’s fullback, paving the way for a football career at Fordham University. At Fordham, Lombardi was one of the football team’s “Seven Blocks of Granite,” a nickname for the team’s sturdy offensive line.

Early Career

Following a short stint as a pro football player, Lombardi started studying law, before getting swayed back to the field as a coach at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, New Jersey. He stayed there for eight seasons and then left for a new coaching position at Fordham in 1947.

Lombardi’s coaching career at his old university was brief, with a wish to replace head coach Ed Danowski that never came to fruition. In 1949, Lombardi left for West Point, where the iconic Red Blaik hired him as offensive line coach. Lombardi stayed at West Point for five seasons before packing his bags again, this time for the NFL, as offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

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Esteemed Pro Coach

Lombardi’s five seasons in New York, which included a league title in 1956, only elevated his status and his value to NFL owners. In 1959, Lombardi changed employers again, when he signed a five-year deal to head up the Green Bay Packers.

Under Lombardi’s tight-fisted leadership, the struggling Packers were transformed into hard-nosed winners: Over the course of his career with the team, he led the club to a 98-30-4 record and five championships, including three straight titles, from 1965 to 1967. The team never suffered a losing season under the Hall of Fame coach.

Final Years and Death

After retiring from coaching following the 1967 season and working strictly as the Packers’ general manager, Lombardi left Green Bay in 1969 to return to the field as the head coach of the Washington Redskins. With his new franchise, Lombardi proved to have his old touch, leading the club to its first winning record in 14 years.

A second year with the Redskins, though, never materialized for Lombardi. In the summer of 1970, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of colon cancer. He died nearly two months later, on September 3, 1970.

As a tribute, the NFL’s Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor shortly after his passing. In 1971 the late coach was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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