John Elway Biography

( 1960 - )
December 17, 2018
First published on:February 11, 2016
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Facts of John Elway

Date of Birth: 1960, June 28
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign:: gemini
Birth Name John Albert Elway Jr.
Famous Name John Elway
Father Jack Elway
Mother Janet Elway
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Port Angeles, Washington
Salary $3.5 million
Net Worth $145 Million
Weight in KG 98 kg
Currently Married Yes
Married to Paige Green (m. 2009), Janet Elway (m. 1984–2003)
Children N/A
Divorce Yes
Profession former football quarterback
Started career as a football quarterback
School attended Granada Hills Charter School
University attended Stanford University
Father Nationality American
Mother Nationality American
Wife profession cheerleader
Horoscope Cancer
Birth Date June 28, 1960
Siblings Jana Elway
University Team Stanford Cardinal football program
No. of Twitter Followers 1.1m
No. of Instagram Followers 52.1k
Height 1.91m
Weight 98kg
No. of Siblings one

John Elway is a former American football quarterback who currently serves as a General Manager and president of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. As a player, he spent 15 years of his professional career with Denver Broncos.


John Elway was previously married to Janet Elway but the couple divorced in 2003 and Elway again got married to Paige Green. As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $145 million.

John Elway's Early Life

John Elway was born as John Albert Elway Jr. on 28 June 1960, to American patents Jack Elway and Janet Elway in Port Angeles, the United States. John is an American by his nationality and his ethnicity is white. In the year 1983, he started his career professionally, after he graduated from Stanford University.

He also had a twin sister named Jana who died of cancer at 42.

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Professional Career of John Elway

John Elway started his college career in 1979 after he joined Stanford University; during his college days, he played both football and baseball.

Elway was picked 1st overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by Baltimore Colts but was later traded to Broncos which made Colts struggle net season until the signing of Peyton Manning.

CAPTION: John Elway

John Elway led the team to the Super Bowl in 1986 defeating Cleveland Browns. He was included in the Pro Bowl Team in 1987 and also won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. He also led the team to the Super Bowl XXXII in 1997 and won first Super Bowl defeating the defending champions Green Bay Packers.

Elway won his second Super Bowl in 1998 and was also named the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII.

The Colts quarterback was named to the College Football Hall Fame in 2000 and Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

John Elway's Personal Life

John Elway married his first wife Janet Buchan in 1983. They lived together happily for the 19 years, they separated in 2002. The divorced was finalized, 2 decades after their marriage in 2003.

His former wife Janet competed swimming at the Stanford University. They have four children together; they are Jessica, Jordan, Jack, and Juliana.

After getting divorced from his first wife, he started having an affair with Paige Green. Paige was a cheerleader by her profession.

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The couple met at a celebrity golf tournament held by former Raiders running back Marcus Allen in Los Angeles in 2005 and Elway proposed her for marriage in Italy in September 2008.

In August 2009, the lovely couple united together with a marital relationship. Presently, they both are living happily together. 

He is not only a sports person but also one of the renowned businessman and has set an example by giving his best efforts in his profession. 

Net Worth and Salary of John Elway

The 58 years aged, former American football quarterback and the current general manager and president of football operations of the Denver has earned high amount of net worth throughout his career.

As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $145 million, including all of his properties and earnings. He is currently receiving an annual salary of $3.5 million from his club. He is listed in the world's top ten richest NFL player along with Tom Brady, Eli Manning, and Tony Romo on the list.

Elway was the co-owner and CEO of the Arena Football team the Colorado Crush and served as the chairman of the AFL executive committee. He too owns two restaurants in Colorado which are appropriately named "Elway's". He previously owned five car dealerships and is still the owner of two Toyota Scion dealerships.


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