Willie McGinest Biography

( 1971 - )
February 17, 2019
First published on:January 14, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Willie McGinest

Date of Birth: 1971, December 11
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
Birth Name William Lee McGinest, Jr.
Birth Place Long Beach, California
Famous Name Willie McGinest
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father Willie McGinest
Mother Joyce McGinest
Net Worth $12 million dollars
Salary $75,637 dollars
Siblings Lisa Giles and Tanisha McGinest
School Location CA
Career Earnings $12 million dollars
House Location Los Angeles, CA
No. of Twitter Followers 154k
No. of Instagram Followers 53.1k
Weight 122 kg
No. of Siblings 2
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession former NFL player and current analyst
Famous for football
Started career as football player
Currently Working For NFL Network
Awards Super Bowl champion, Pro Bowl
Current City Los Angeles, CA
University attended University of Southern California
School attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School
Married to Gloriana Clark
Children Rylie and Halie

Willie McGinest is a former American football linebacker who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played professional football for the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns. Currently, he works as a football analyst for NFL Network.


As an analyst, William Lee McGinest, Jr. reportedly earns around $75,637 as his yearly salary from NFL Network. Further, as of 2019, William Lee McGinest, Jr. has an estimated net worth of over $12 million.

Willie McGinest's Salary and Net Worth

As of 2019, William Lee McGinest, Jr. has an estimated net worth of over $12 million dollars. Further, he has an average salary of $75,637 dollars annually, working as an analyst for NFL Network.

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The goal is to soar above the rest at all times !#moneyneversleeps #execute #mindset #keepitmovin 2019 and beyond!!!!!

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William Lee McGinest, Jr. so far has made earnings of $12 million dollars from his entire career. Kept aside William Lee McGinest, Jr. financial earnings, his personal assets include a house in Los Angeles, CA.

in 2014, he sold a plot of land in Calabasas for $4 million.

Other than being a former NFL player, William Lee McGinest, Jr. is pretty famous in social media. He has 53.1k Instagram followers and 154k Twitter followers.

Willie McGinest's Personal Life

Willie McGinest, Jr. is married to his wife, Gloriana Clark. The couple has two kids named Halie and Rylie. The couple's relationship is going on strong as ever. However, McGinest hasn't revealed much about his family.

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Being father is the best thing in the world !! I am truly blessed @ryliemcginest @halie.mcginest @datkiddo___hanna @mmy_3girls

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Currently, McGinest resides in Los Angeles, CA with his family in a massive mansion of over 10,000 square feet where they are living a happy and content life over there.

Willie McGinest's Early Life

William Lee McGinest, Jr. was born on December 11, 1971, in Long Beach, California to parents, Willie McGinest and Joyce McGinest. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Sagittarius. He grew up alongside his siblings, Lisa Giles, and Tanisha McGinest.

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William Lee McGinest, Jr. attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in CA where he played for his high school football team. After completing high school, William Lee McGinest, Jr. enrolled at the University of Southern California and played for the USC football team.

Willie McGinest's Professional Life

McGinest was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft and was one of the cornerstones for New England's success in winning the Super Bowl in 2001, 2003, and 2004. He further was named to the Pro Bowl twice, in 1996 and 2003. The Patriots released McGinest in March 2006.

CAPTION: Willie McGinest playing for the New England Patriots SOURCE: Pinterest

In the same month of 2006, McGinest signed with the Cleveland Browns. He signed a three-year deal worth $12 million with $6 million in guarantees and bonuses. He said in an interview prior to the 2008 season that he would be playing his final year of professional football before retiring in the offseason.

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In July 2009, he said that he would like to end his career with the Patriots. In August 2015, he signed a one-day contract with the Patriots during his Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

CAPTION: Willie McGinest playing for the Cleveland Browns SOURCE: Zimbio

Following his retirement, McGinest joined the NFL Network as a football analyst, and appears on various programs, including NFL Total Access.

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Prior to joining the NFL Network, he served similar roles at Fox Sports and ESPN.

Facts and stats of Willie McGinest

William Lee McGinest, Jr. was not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. The former NFL star is 6 feet 5 inches in height and weighs around 122 kg.

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