Russell Wilson, full name Russell Carrington Wilson, is an American professional footballer who currently plays as quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. The 29-year-old footballer Wilson is a married person who happily lives with his second wife, R&B singer Ciara enjoying a good amount of net worth earned through his career.
So, how much is the net worth and salary of this footballer? What about his property and endorsements? Let's know the details about the net worth, salary, and career.
Russell, the NFL rookie of the year 2012, is reportedly having a huge amount of net worth, however, the precise amount of net worth is under review. Wilson is estimated to have a net worth of $120 million.
Wanna know his earning details? Scroll down.
Russell who got selected by the Seattle Seahawks after the 2012 NFL Draft and signed a 4-year contract with the Seahawks worth $2.99 million. With the signing amount of $619,000, Wilson earned an annual salary of $390,000 in 2012. Also, he earned a bonus of $222,000 through the NFL’s Performance-Based Pay program.
The salary gradually increased to $526,000 in 2013, becoming $662,000 in 2014. Later on July 31, 2015, Wilson signed a 4-year contract with the Seahawks with the value of $87.6 million including $31 million signing bonus and $61,542,000 guaranteed.
Confirming seahawks and Russell Wilson reach deal on 4yr deal worth just under $90M. Very smart for all parties to go shorter term
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 31, 2015
Wilson earned an annual salary of $700,000 in 2015, which rapidly increased to $12.34 million in 2016. And he reportedly earned $6.5 million from his endorsement deals in 2015.
As per the contract, he will earn the annual salary of $15.5 million in 2018 which is nearly $9 million more than his salary in 2017. For the 2018 season, Wilson's cap hit will be $23,786,666 along with the cap dead value of $16,573,334.
Wilson's career earning from his salary is $31.8 million and his total earnings from his endorsements with Braun, Alaska Air Group, Bose, Microsoft, Nike, earned him $10 million.
The quarterback of Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson
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Here comes a surprise, many of you might not know, but till 2012 before playing in NFL, Russell played in the MLB for Baltimore Oriole during his college days with his signing amount of $350,000 and later played for Colorado Rockies before joining Seattle Seahawks of the NFL.
Russell Wilson, after his divorce with his first wife, Ashton Meem, in 2014, currently lives with his second wife, Ciara, and daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson. The happy family lives in their home in Bellevue, Washington.
According to sources, Wilson bought the property in August 2015, paying $6.7 million. Let's have a look at the property.
Wilson's house in Bellevue
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The two-story house, built in 2008 in 10,700-square-foot, consist of seven bedrooms and 6.75 bathrooms. Actually, it was sold at a total cost of $6.8 million including $119,000 excise tax.
As reported, the annual tax of the house is $66,000.
Russell Wilson seems to have a good collection of cars. His collection includes Audi, Range Rover, Mercedez Benz G63 AMG, Tesla, etc.
The base price of Mercedez Benz G63 AMG is $142,000 and starting price of Tesla is $101,500.
Russell was spotted with his lovely partner, Ciara back in March 2017, in his Rolls Royce, with the starting price of around $250,000.
Wilson and Ciara in Rolls Royce
Really nice taste of cars!
Now let's move in to know about his philanthropy.
Russell along with his successful career has also given his handful contribution to the charity works. Russell makes his visit to Seattle Children Hospital and also with soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on weekly basis.
Russell partnered with Russell Investments in 2014 and 2015 that funded $3000 to Wilson's Charitable foundation, Invested with Russell, for his every touchdown.
In August 2016, Russell's foundation donated $1,060,005 to Seattle Children's Hospital for its Strong Against Cancer initiative.
Russell's team, the Seahawks were fined back on November 9, 2017, for the violation of the league's concussion protocol. They were fined $100,000.
Let's have a look at the Twitter video of the issue.
Russell Wilson sent off after taking hit to the chin for concussion check, ducked in the tent then sent right back out pic.twitter.com/8HXvKOGNuG
— That Dude (@cjzer0) November 10, 2017
However, the Seahawks coach, Pete Caroll accepted their guilt and took it as a lesson which he stated as:
We accepted it. I think something positive came out of it because there have been some changes that have been created to help what caused the issue last time. We never had any intention of trying to avoid that at all. It’s just the way that things came down. I see why the league did what they did. The best thing about this is it shouldn’t happen like that again, and we’ve made some changes to help us. So in the long run, it’s a good thing.
Appreciation is greater than arrogance!
Russell used to play baseball for his college team Baltimore Orioles before joining the NFL. Russell Wilson played professionally for the Colorado Rockies after his 2010 MLB Draft, however, it short-lived after he decided to play in NFL.
But, Wilson who also played football during his college, failed to get an invitation from the NFL in 2011. Later on June 27, 2011, Wisconsin head coach, Bret Bielema announced that Wilson is committed to Wisconsin for the 2011 season. During that time, he was named first-team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media with his record of 62 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown run.
On April 22, 2012, Wilson was selected by the Seattle Seahawks where Thomas Rawls also play as a running back and signed a 4-year contract on May 7 that year. During Wilson's time till 2015, he was awarded NFL Rookie of the year in 2012 and NFL passer rating leader of 2015.
Let's have a look at Wilson's top 10 plays of his career.
Wilson's 2015 season is considered as franchise record-breaking year as on July 31, 2015, Russell Wilson signed a four-year contract of worth $87.6 million. He broke numerous Seahawks single-season passing records in 2015, including most passing yards (4,024), most passing touchdowns (34), and highest passer rating (110.1).
But in the 2016 season, he got a double minor injury after getting stepped on by defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and injury on his left knee after a takedown by linebacker Eli Harold.
After getting voted as the captain of the Seattle Seahawks on September 5, 2017, Wilson made his career-high 452 passing yards and 4 touchdowns in a matchup where both him and Deshaun Watson each threw over 400 yards.
Have a look at his career highlights.
let's wish him best for future and stay tuned for more updates!