Mike Iupati is an American football guard who currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2010 NFL Draft with a five-year contract worth $18.25 million, with $10.8 million guaranteed. Also, he played for the Arizona Cardinals who signed him in a $40 million five-year contract in 2015. Before turning professional, he played college football for the University of Idaho clubs.
Regarding his personal life, Iupati is married and shares a son with his wife. Moreover, his net worth is approximately $40 million.
As of 2019, Mike Iupati's net worth is estimated to be over $40 million. He has been making big money since his first contract as a professional NFL player. He has played for 9 seasons and over the course of his career has reportedly made $45.5 million through his NFL Salary.
Currently signed to Seattle Seahawks, his salary for 2019 is around $495,000.
Furthermore, he owns a lavish mansion in Phoenix, Arizona worth $1,365,000. Additionally, he is a business owner of Never Satisfied Sportswear.
Mike Iupati is married to Ashley Galeai, his longtime girlfriend. He met his wife in 2009 after playing a home game. He was in a relationship with her for 3 years and married her in February of 2012.
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Moreover, the couple has a son KoaAli'i who was born in August 2012.
Currently, the family resides in South San Jose.
Michael Iupati was born on May 12, 1987, in Vaitogi, Tutuila, American Samoa to parents Aposetolo and Belinda Iupati. He was a Western High School student in Anaheim where he started to play football under the guidance of Odell Harrington. During his sophomore years, he received an all-state and all-conference honors and also served as a team captain.
After graduating high school, Iupati joined the University of Idaho and started playing for the Idaho Vandals football team from 2006 to 2009. In his sophomore years of 2007, he became the starter for all 12 of the season and became an impact player for the Vandals.
Due to shoulder surgery, Iupati missed two games of the 2008 season but returned and played in 10 of the remaining games of the season. He was able to earn second-team stats All-WAC recognition in his junior year.
In his senior years of 2009, Iupati led the Vandals to their first season win since 1999. The vandals also attended their first bowl game win since 1998. Iupati became an All-American a first-team All-WAC in the season.
Mike Iupati entered the 2010 NFL Draft and was considered one of the best offensive guard prospects. The San Francisco 49ers were the ones to draft Iupati in the first round as the 17th pick overall of the 2010 NFL Draft. Iupati signed a five-year contract worth $18.25 million, with $10.8 million guaranteed on July 30, 2010.
Iupati took the position of first-string offense at left guard filling in for David Baas who was injured during the training camp. 2010 was the rookie season of Iupati and he was able to perform outstanding during the season with not committing any penalty or allowing a sack until week 5.
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In 2012, Mike Iupati had an even better season and was named to the 2012 All-Pro first team. He has also named the starters for the 49ers for the 2012 Pro Bowl. The 49ers were unable to make a large impact in the competition. The 49ers lost to Baltimore Ravens in the Pro Bowl with a score of 34-31. He was selected to the all the future Pro-Bowl during his stay at the 49ers.
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Iupati stayed at the 49ers till the end of the 2014 season. After the completion of the 2014 season, Iupati was acquired by the Arizona Cardinals who offered him a five-year, $40 million contract. He signed the contract on March 10, 2015. He was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl and Second-team All-Pro in 2015.
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In 2017, Mike Iupati played in the opening game as the Cardinals starting left guard. He suffered from a triceps injury in a week and was placed on injured reserve on September 30, 2017, missing all remaining games for the season.
On March 14, 2019, Iupati inked a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks.