Russell Wilson is an American professional football player. His estimated net worth is around 120$ million.
Russell Carrington Wilson was born on November 29, 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent his childhood in Virginia and his father was a lawyer, while his mother worked as a legal nurse consultant. The family has two more children, a son Harrison IV and a daughter Anna.
Great-grandfather on his father’s side was a slave for the Confederate colonel and he reached freedom after the American Civil War. His grandfather was the president of the Norfolk State University and was also famous for playing football and basketball at the Kentucky State University.
Grandfather on his mother’s side was the famous painter A.B. Jackson and Wilson’s family line has been traced up to 524 A.D.
Sport talent runs in the family. Wilson’s father played football as a wide receiver at the Dartmouth, his brother played baseball and football for the University of Richmond and his sister plays basketball for Stanford University.
Russell attended the Collegiate School in Virginia. He played football throughout his high school years and was named the Richmond Times Dispatch Player of the Year. In his class he was the senior president and Wilson was also on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine after the championship game victory.
In 2006 he decided to choose North Carolina University, even though he was offered a scholarship from the Duke University as well.
During his time on the team, Wilson led them to 4-3 record in the regular season and in 2008 he was named by the Atlantic Coast Conference as the All-ACC quarterback. In 2011 he transferred to Wisconsin and was soon awarded as the Griese-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the Year and Yahoo Sports honored him as the third-team All-American.
Professional football career
Wilson entered the NFL draft in 2012 and was chosen by the Seattle Seahawks. He signed a 2.99$ million contract with the team and his debut was against the Tennessee Titans in 2012.
Because of his amazing performance and skills at the field he was awarded the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award only 10 weeks into his presence on the team. For his good performance at the end of the season he received a 200$ thousand bonus.
Wilson is still a part of the Seattle Seahawks and so far he was named 3 times a Pro Bowl, 2 times NFC champion, NFL passer rating leader and Pro Bowl Offensive MVP. So, a very impressive career for a 28 this year old athlete, with a lot more of victories to come.
Wilson is not only an amazing athlete he has also used his business talents to improve his net worth. He is the part-owner of the Eat the Ball, a European bread company and Wilson also became the endorser for the frozen food company Luvo.
He launched the Good Man Brand clothing line and in 2016 he announced opening of the new franchise in Seattle. Some of his endorsements include contracts with American Family Insurance, Braun, Bose, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Levi’s, Nike and many more.
From all of his endorsements and business projects we can only expect to see his net worth increasing significantly in the next few years.
Baseball and basketball career
During his high school and college years, Wilson played basketball and baseball as well, before deciding to pursue a professional career in football.
He played baseball for the Baltimore Orioles and was actually offered a 350$ thousand signing bonus just to join the team and play professionally, nut instead he decided to go to college first and later focus on his athletic career.
In college he played baseball for the college team NC State Wolfpack and in 2010 he was actually chosen by the Colorado Rockies in the MLB Draft. He continuously played baseball until 2015, joining Rangers spring trainings.
Wilson appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Men’s Fitness, Rolling Stone magazine and many more. He has many followers on his social media platforms and his popularity keeps on rising. From his social media accounts we can see photos from his everyday life and highlights from his on-field performances.
Russell is a Christian and he takes his faith and religion seriously. He is thankful for everything he has received in his life and he often speaks about that in interviews.
From 2012 to 2014, Wilson was married to Aston Meem but the marriage didn’t work out and the couple finalized their divorce by April 2014.
Wilson was linked to many famous women but in 2015 he announced his relationship with a singer and song writer Ciara. The couple got engaged soon after that and in July 2016 they got married. The couple is now living in a lavish home in Bellevue in Washington.
Wilson is a huge dog lover so he and Ciara own two Great Danes and in October they announced that they were expecting their first child.
To give something back to the world and to help those in need, Wilson is often a part of charitable events. He often visits children’s hospitals and spends time with some of his biggest fans who are unable to attend his games and see him in person.
He hosted a youth football camp to raise funds for the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association. He also partnered with the Russell Investments that gave 3 thousand dollars for every touchdown that he scored.
Russell also co-hosts NASCAR charity event that raise money for different causes and charitable organizations. His foundation called Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation gave a 1,060,005$ to the Seattle’s Children’s Hospital.
Besides being a great football player, Wilson is also a multi-talented athlete who excels in baseball and basketball as well. Because of his athletic skills and true business talent, he is now one of the richest men in the sports world.
Full Name: Russell Wilson
Date of Birth: November 29, 1988
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Age: 29 years
Profession: professional football player
Height: 1.80 m
Weight: 98 kg
Net worth: 120$ million