Russell Wilson is a professional football quarterback having an estimated net worth of USD 175 million. Undoubtedly, he is the most successful quarterbacks among the history of American football ever. Currently, he is playing with Denver Broncos.
Rusell played for a long time with Seattle Hawks and achieved quite a lot of success and fame. He has been pivotal in leading his team to win many titles and championships. He started his career playing baseball and college football at NC State.
Russell played baseball until 2012, later being selected for National Football League. His baseball career was a hit as well. Russell has won numerous awards and honors in his career for both football and baseball. He is among the few to have achieved great success in both games.
Russell Wilson Stats
Russell Wilson Age (in 2022): 33 years.
Russell Wilson Height (as reported): 5.11 ft
Russell Wilson Weight (as reported): 98 kg
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Occupation: Professional Baseball and Football Player
Net worth: 175 million USD
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Russell Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 29, 1988, to parents Harrison Benjamin Wilson III and Tammy Wilson. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and began playing football with his brother and father before even starting kindergarten.
He became famous as a football player throughout his four years at high school, with several all-district, all-region, and all-state honors, not only that he achieved title of Conference Player of the Year. “Sports Illustrated” featured him in his senior year. He was also a star athlete on his high school basketball and baseball teams.
Russell was recruited into Major League Baseball by the Baltimore Oriole straight out of high school. Technically, Wilson is still available to play Minor League baseball and was recently recruited by the Texas Rangers. He has played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011.
Wilson opted to attend North Carolina State and went on to play football magnificently for North Carolina State. Still, surprisingly, he was never invited to the NFL’s Scouting Combine. He then shocked everyone by announcing that he intended to play professional baseball.
In 2011, Russell persued spring training with the Colorado Rockies . And he got moderate success playing minor league baseball over the next two summers. During the season of 2011, Wilson set the FBS record for efficiency in passing (191.8) in a single season and led his team to a Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl against the Oregon Ducks in 2012
In another move that stunned family and friends, in January 2012, Russell announced he was beginning training for the approaching NFL Scouting Combine. The Seattle Seahawks drafted Russell Wilson in the third round as the overall 75th pick.
Russell went on to earn numerous honors while with the Seahawks, including being named PFF Offensive Rookie of the Year, Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, and in 2013 ranked #51 on the NFL Top 100. At the XLIX Super Bowl, Wilson and the Seahawks almost repeated history as champions but were beaten 28-24 by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Tough Luck!
Russell Wilson has the record for most wins by an NFL quarterback through seven seasons (75) and is one of the only two quarterbacks in the history of the NFL with a career passer rating over 100.
Wilson is a devout Christian who frequently preaches his faith on social media. Russell met Ashton Meem in high school in Richmond, Virginia, who was also a star athlete in high school. She went to the University of Georgia when he was at North Carolina State. In 2010, when Wilson transferred to Wisconsin, Ashton followed him there. The high school sweethearts got married in January 2012. However, they got divorced in April 2014 and have an amicable divorced relationship.
Wilson began a relationship with singer Ciara in early 2015. They pledged to be celibate until they married, a testament to his unwavering faith. They announced they were getting engaged in March 2016, and finally, on July 6, 2016, they married at a castle in England. On April 28, 2017, their first daughter was born. The singer also has a son from an earlier relationship. In January 2020, Wilson and Ciara announced they were expecting their second child.
Russell visits the Seattle Children’s Hospital weekly on his off days during the NFL season. He visits the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, a youth football camp during the offseason. He also visits soldiers at a local military base.
Russell is the National Ambassador of the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association. In 2012, he donated all the proceeds from his youth football camp to this foundation.
Russell owns a luxurious 10,700sq.ft mansion in Bellevue, Washington. The seven-bedroom, six-bathroom house is estimated to be worth $6.7 million. The mansion also includes five fireplaces, skylights, a wine cellar, and a walk-in pantry. The house has been in and out of the real estate market since 2010. The player owns several cars, including an Audi, Mercedes Benz G Wagon, a Range Rover, and a Tesla.
Is Russell Wilson the highest-paid quarterback?
Russell was the highest-paid NFL player in 2019 after signing NFL’s most expensive deal, a 4-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, valued at $140 million and a $65 million signing bonus.
How much does Russell Wilson make in a year?
Russell Wilson earns approximately $35 million annually just from his profession as an NFL quarterback and another $14 million from endorsements. He also receives money from his other business ventures.