An Australian former professional rugby league footballer, Billy Slater played for the Melbourne Storms since 2003. Further, he is a former player for the Queensland rugby league team and the Australian national rugby league team.
Slater is one of the most well-respected and renowned players in Australia who has been honored with the Rugby League World Golden Boot Award in 2008. His net worth is yet to be revealed but earns $700,000 as an annual salary. Slater is married to his wife Nicole Slater.
As per the reports, Billy has a net worth of over $18 million (£13.8m) which is entirely generated from his professional career. In 2012, Slater earned AUD 900,000 as a yearly salary from the team, Melbourne Storm. Later in 2018, he received $700,000 as an annual salary.
Apart from career earnings, he is the brand ambassador for Australia Suzuki through which he earns a significant amount of money. Furthermore, he has accumulated a huge fortune from different endorsement deals and especially, he has gathered more than $1 million from the brand he endorsed.
He and his wife are building a house on a property outside Melbourne with a horse stable. Additionally, Billy has also invested money in real estate and reportedly, he earned around $0.27 million by selling the Byron Bay hinterland retreat which he purchased for $1.105.
Slater’s star sign is Gemini. He got married to his wife, Nicole Slater in November of 2009 in Cairns. They have two children together, Son, Jake, and a daughter, Tyla Rose Slater. He met his wife at a pony club at the age of 14.
Billy Slater's wife is a talented artist and runs her beautiful business by selling her beautiful artworks and prints. Currently, the couple is enjoying their relaxed lifestyle in their house in Melbourne. His wife has her website, “NICOLE ROSE ART” through which she sells her artworks.
Slater's family is passionate about the horse and often posts family pictures with a horse on Instagram. The couple is often spotted on the beach with their children enjoying their vacation. In 2010, he attended the beautiful wedding ceremony of Greg Inglis.
Billy Slater is the professional name of William Slater who was born on June 18, 1983, in Nambour, Queensland, Australia. He was born to his father, Ron, and mother, Judy Slater, and grew up with his four siblings. Slater holds an Australian nationality.
Billy Slater first started playing rugby league for the club, “Innisfail Brothers”, Innisfail, Queensland. At the age of 16, he left Innisfail State High School to achieve his passion for thoroughbred racing and worked as a roustabout for an Australian horse trainer, Gai Waterhouse for around six months.
Slater started playing for Melbourne Strom in 2003 as the fullback and made his debut against Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Remondis Stadium. In his second season with the club, he scored in the decider but could not stop New South Wales’ former player, Brad Fittler.
Billy Slater was later suspended for seven matches in Round 4 for kicking John Skandalis. So far, he has earned 732 points from 299 games and 183 tries. Previously, he played with Cooper Cronk and Gareth Widdop.
He was again penalized for his try-saving hit on Sharks winger Sosaia Feki recently in September 2018. He has already revealed that this will be his last NRL season.
He was a member of the team that won the 2007 NRL Grand Final, 2008 State of Origin Series, 2009 State of Origin Series, 2009 NRL Grand Final, 2009 Rugby League Four Nations, 2010 World Club Challenge, 2010 State of Origin Series, 2011 State of Origin series, 2017 Rugby League World Cup, 2017 NRL Grand Final, 2017 State of Origin series and much more.
As a successful rugby player, he has been honored with Dally M Top Try Scorer (2005), and Melbourne Strom Team of the Decade (2007).
Billy Slater was also honored with Dally M Fullback of the Year, Rugby League World Cup Top Try Scorer, Rugby League World Golden Boot Award in 2008 as well as Wally Lewis Medal (2010), Dally M Fullback of the Year (2011), Dally M Fullback of the Year and Clive Churchill Medal in 2017.
In 2004, Slater took his first step on the international field with the Queensland rugby league team in the 2004 State Origin Series. He made 732 points from 299 games and 12 Tries. He played for the team from 2004 to 2017.
On another hand, Slater represented the Australian rugby league team in 2008. He played for nine years where he made 108 points from 30 games and 27 tries.