Russell Wilson is a well-known American footballer who has been playing for the NFL team that is known as ‘Seattle Seahawks.’ Wilson usually plays in the position of a quarterback for the team and is well known for his winning of the Super Bowl XLVII. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Russel Wilson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Russell was born in the year 1988 on November 29th in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born to Harrison Benjamin Wilson III and Tammy Wilson. He was brought up in the Richmond, Virginia together with his two siblings. Right from when he was a child, his love for the football was evident and spent his childhood playing football with the father and brother in their backyard.
Interestingly, Russell comes from a family that has a passion for sports. His paternal grandfather used to play football and basketball at the Kentucky State University. Wilson’s father played football in the San Diego Chargers. His brother also used to play baseball at the University of Richmond while the sister was a basketball player at Sanford.
Wilson schooled at Collegiate School in the Richmond, Virginia. Despite having a young age, he was awarded ‘Player of the Year.’ Apart from playing football, he also was part of the School basketball as well as the baseball team.
After he graduated from high school, he joined North Carolina State University. He was in the North Carolina for three years and later transferred to the University of the Wisconsin Madison.
There have been very minimal records of the previous dating life, and he started his dating life with Ashton Meem from high school and the couple dated very many years before they tied the knot after graduating from college. They have been married for two years but the chemistry drifted apart and due to personal differences, and it was the main reason for a divorce. Wilson was married to Ciara, who is an R&B singer and they have a daughter together.
Career, Awards & Nominations
After he joined, the North Carolina State University, Russell was the first freshman quarterback to secure freshman quarterback to secure all the All ACC first team honors. Due to the differences with the coach at University, he made a transfer to the University of Wisconsin in the final year. It turned out to be one of the best decisions that he has ever made as he set a new record as a result of the passing skills.
Russell had all skills that can be considered best for a football player but was still left out of the NFL draft, but he was lucky enough to get drafted by the Seattle Seahawks that sighed him at the draft in following year. After he agreed to join the team, he managed to sign a four year deal with the Seahawks and played for the debut game against the Kansas City Chiefs in a pre-season. The regular season debut came when his team faced Arizona Cardinals. He has been awarded the prestigious ‘Steve Largent Award’ in 2012 and also he was named as the ‘’Rookie of the Year’.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Russell Wilson is estimated to be over $50 million, and the wealth has been generated from his career as a football player. There are reports that he earned $12.5 million a year in 2015 and he signed a four-year extension of worth $87.6 million inclusive of the $31 million signing bonus.
Russell is yet to hit thirty years, but he has achieved a lot within a limited period. He has attributed his success from the hard work and determination he has demonstrated in everything that he does. Two years ago he had an injury that almost ended his career, but he recovered.