Wayne Bennett is a former Australian former Rugby player and is currently serving as the head coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NR. Earlier, he was the head coach of the National Rugby League team, Brisbane Broncos coach.
He was also the head coach for the Australian rugby team in 1998, 2004 to 2005, and an assistant coach of the New Zealand rugby team.
Wayne Bennett Net worth and Salary
Being one of the best Rugby coaches in recent memory, his net worth is not known and still under review. He according to reports, he signed a $1.8 million contract with the Australian Rugby team, Brisbane Broncos which can be led to assume that he must be making millions.
By looking at his contract deals, he is estimated to earn AUD 750,000 which he earns as an annual salary from his current team. Besides being a coach, he has a guest and conference speaker for several companies like National Australia Bank, Incentive Action, etc.
He is estimated to earn around $5000 for speaking at such events and has also written books that only added to his overall net worth. The Broncos coach has done some philanthropic works mostly for the firefighters club and special needs children.
It came into attention, an online bet bookmaker, Sports bet has announced that they will donate
$2000 to charity if the Bennet flashes a smile during and post-match after Broncos against Panthers.
Wayne Bennett’s Career
Wayne Bennett was born on January 1, 1950, in Allora, Queensland, Australia. He is of Australian nationality. He was a police officer before starting his career as a player and coach. Bennett played as a goal kicker and winger for Queensland from 1971 to 1973.
After retirement, he began his coaching career with Ipswich and later on went to managed Ruby teams such as St George, Illawarra Dragon, Canberra Riders, etc, to name a few. He later rejoined his former team, Brisbane Broncos in 2015 and has coached both Australian as well as the English Rugby team in the international arena.
For his outstanding and remarkable contribution to Australian Rugby, he won the Australian Medal and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as well as Order of Australia for his contribution to Australian sports.