Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. who has been nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football player for Pittsburgh Steelers of NLF (National Football League). He has also played the college football at the Miami University and also got drafted by Steelers in the first round of 2004 NFL Draft. In the year 2004, that was when was awarded AP NFL Offensive Rookie Award and the first time that he got selected to the Pro Bowl was in 2007. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Ben Roethlisberger in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Roethlisberger was born in the year 1982 on March 2nd, and his place of birth is in Lima Ohio, His parents are Kenneth Todd Roethlisberger and Idea Jane. At one time, he played for the Georgia Tech, and he has a younger sister by the name Carlee Roethlisberger who played for University of Oklahoma’s basketball team.
He schooled at the Findlay High School which was situated in Findlay Ohio. He rose to become the captain of basketball, football, and baseball teams. He never played in the position of quarterback until the senior years. In most cases, he played the position of a wide receiver as his coach by the name Cliff Hite explained.
In the year 2011, that was when he tied the knot with Ashley Harlan, who was working as a physician deputy from the New Castle, in Pennsylvania. One year later, via his Facebook account, he announced that the two were expecting their first child. The son was born on 21st November in 2012. Their first daughter was born in 2014 while the second son was welcomed in 2016. Roethlisberger runs his line of the barbecue sauce.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Roethlisberger began his career back in high school. By then, he had risen to the position of captainship of numerous teams, and this included basketball, football, and baseball. His position was a wide receiver which he played until when he reached the senior years and became the quarterback. This position never changed despite him joining University, and he played for the Miami University football team which is known as Miami RedHawks.
He was with this team for three years, and this was between the years 2001 to 2003. Due to the terrific performances, with the university team, his skills were sought by very many teams. Pittsburgh Steelers selected him, and this was when he joined the NFL in the year 2004.
He penned down a contract of six years in the same year and within four years later, the team saw the display of excellent skills, and they came into an agreement of an eight-year deal. Throughout the various games that he has been part of, he has been able to display very excellent skills which have seen him win various awards. Interestingly, he is two times super Bowl Champion and was selected as Player of the Year, MAC Offensive.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Ben Roethlisberger is estimated to be over $80 million. The source of his wealth has been from his career as a football player. The first contact that he signed with Steelers was a six-year contract, and it was worth $22.26 million regarding the bonuses and salaries as well. To ensure he was well motivated, he got bonuses worth $17.73 million. His eight-year contract with the team is worth $102 million, and the annual salary is a maximum of $12.8 million.
Ben is among the best football players in the world. His career began when he was back in high school, and throughout his university life, he was highly involved with the college football. After finishing University, that was when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers.