Any American football fan would know his name, especially the fans of Green Bay Packers as he is one of the greatest players in the history of the club. People would have been familiar with the achievements of the quarterback in terms of the sport but what is the case in terms of his net worth? No idea right? No worries, you are at the right place at the right time, as this article is written for the purpose of enlightening you with the information regarding the net worth of Brett Favre in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Brett Lorenzo Favre was born on October 10, 1969, in Gulfport, Mississippi, the United States to Bonita Ann and Irvin Ernest Favre. Both his parents were school teachers and Brett’s father was the head coach of the Hancock North Central High School whom Brett represented in various high school competitions. While Brett was playing one of his school matches, the assistant coach of Southern Mississippi Mark McHale was watching him and was awestruck by his throwing ability. He was highly impressed with Brett’s talent and immediately offered him a scholarship in football at Southern Mississippi.
Brett Favre married Deanna Tynes in July 1996. The couple has two daughters Brittany and Breleigh. Brett also has a grandchild through his first daughter Brittany, and the news caught huge media attention as Brett was still playing in the NFL while he became a grandfather. In 2012, Brett along with his mom Bonita released a book titled Favre. His wife Deanna was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 which inspired her to create the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation, to help women affected by cancer.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Brett started his professional career with the Atlanta Falcons in 1991 but played only two games for them. In 1992, he moved to Green Bay Packers and played his first game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Though he struggled initially with the team, he went on to become one of the best quarterbacks in the team’s history over the coming years.
Favre claimed three MVP awards and helped his team to reach eleven playoffs and seven division titles between the years 1995 to 1997. Favre started all the games for the Packers since his first game in 1992 and his father’s death on December 21, 2003, was expected to put a halt to his record, as a game was scheduled the following day. Favre decided to play the game against Oakland Raiders, and he was unanimously cheered by the whole stadium including the fans of Oakland Raiders.
In 2008, after a 15-year stint with Packers, Brett announced his retirement from the NFL, but after negotiations, he was traded to New York Jets. He played for the jets only for a season and moved to Minnesota Vikings in 2009. After spending two seasons with the team, Brett officially retired from NFL on January 17, 2011.
Brett Favre’s career is decorated with many achievements including 3 MVPs, 11 Pro Bowl selections, six All-Pro selections and his induction into the Green Bay Packers’ Hall of Fame. He also holds NFL records such as the player with most passes completed (6,300 passes), most pass attempts (10,169), most interceptions (336), and most starts (298).
Net Worth & Earnings
Starting his career with a salary of $310,000 for the Atlanta Falcons, he managed to increase it to $12 million at the time of his retirement. He signed a ten-year contract with the Green Bay Packers in 2001 for a whopping $101 million and a two-year contract with the Vikings in 2009 for $25 million. Taking into consideration his salary and the amount he has generated via endorsements and other business deals, the quarterback’s estimated net worth is $120 million.
Brett Favre is not only a great sportsman; he is also a businessman who has an eye for charity. In 1996, he established the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation and had donated over $2 million for the development of Mississippi and Wisconsin which proves that he completely deserves the love shown by his fans towards him.