Russell Wilson is a United States based football quarterback who plays for Seattle Seahawks of the National Football league. Wilson joined Seahawks in 2012 and a year after the man led the team in its first ever Super Bowl victory and the following year made sure the team got Super Bowl berth.
Wilson to date is the highest rated NFL passer of all time and during his first six seasons in NFL he won 65 games which is more than any other quarterback. Considering now that he signed $87.6 million contract extension in 2015 which is set to expire in 2019, what do you think is Russell Wilson net worth as of 2018?
Russell Carrington Wilson hails from Cincinnati where he was born in 1988. He is the son of Tammy Wilson and Harrison Benjamin Wilson III who raised him in Richmond, Virginia together with his siblings Anna and Harrison IV. Wilson enrolled at Collegiate Preparatory School where his career as a quarterback footballer arose. Due to his talent he was awarded a football bursary courtesy of Duke University.
In 2016, Wilson wedded the renowned musician Ciara in Cheshire, England. Together they bore a daughter in 2017 and named her Sienna Princess Wilson.
Wilson career in football began when he was still young and at in his senior year he played for his schools team and scored 3,009 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 7 kickoffs. He used to compete for North Carolina State University between 2008 and 2010 and also contested for the University of Wisconsin in 2011. He continued being successful in his high school year where he once scored 394 yards and 4 touchdowns making him to be recognized as the First-Team All-ACC player.
He rose to prominence in 2011 after winning against the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten Championship game with 3 touchdowns. He also set a record in the 2012 Rose Bowl game winning over the Orgen Ducks with 296 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wilson professional career kicked off in 2012 and he has since competed in championships like the Rookie Season 2012, and Super Bowl Season 2013 & 2014.
Wilson is also a baseball player where he used to play in high school too. Due to his talent, he made a lucrative deal with the Baltimore Orioles worth $350,000. Between 2008 and 2010 he played for the NC State Wolfpack baseball team and in 2009 he competed for the Gastonia Grizzlies team. His success in baseball was in 2011 after championing over the Asheville Tourists with 228 batting score and 15 RBIs.
As a business person, Wilson has signed many endorsement deals with companies like French/west/Vaughan in 2012, Eat the Ball in 2014, and Luvo in 2015. He founded a clothing brand in 2016 called Good Man Brand in collaboration with juice press. His latest project was in 2017 after launching a network media known as TraceMe where key figures were able to communicate with their followers. The platform was bankrolled by the likes of Jeff Bezos, Chad Hurley and Joe Tsai.
On Awards and Achievements, Russell Wilson has so far received accolades such as the Steve Largent Award 2012, Super Bowl champion (XLVIII),PFWA Good Guy Award 2014, NFL passing touchdowns leader (2017), being recognised as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month 2012 and The Offensive Player of the Year 2016.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Russell Wilson net worth is estimated to be $46 million. The first three seasons with Seahawks Russell was earning around a base salary of $2 million until 2015. In 2015 he was rewarded with a four year contract which is worth $87.6 million and had a signing bonus of $31 million and not forgetting the $61.5 million of guaranteed income. Russell Wilson earnings in 2015 totalled around $7 million, in 2016 his base salary together with bonuses totalled $18.5 million, in 2017 Russell earnings were $21.7 million and in 2018 it’s estimated the base salary will be $15.5 million but when the bonuses are added he will end up with $21.7 million. Another source of Russell Wilson net worth is his numerous brand endorsement deals where he works with brands such as Microsoft, Nike, Bose, Pepsi, Duracell, United Way and others.
7 Facts You Don’t Know About Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson is a man possibly you have heard of or watched if you’re a fan of NFL but irrespective of fame there are still a few things you probably don’t know about Russell Wilson.
1. Russell Wilson can also do article writing and believe it or not he does it perfectly and he once wrote an on violence. Check out The Players Tribune.
2. Apart from football Russell Wilson also used to play baseball and basketball back in collegiate school.
3. Every Tuesday is a day of visiting Seattle Children’s Hospital.
4. He was not ashamed of putting on his headgear hat and apron while attending to customers at Pile Place.
5. His father and brother were also football and baseball players.
6. Wilson became a follower of Christ at the age of 14 after dreaming with Jesus.
7. He owns a bus which is dubbed after him.
8. Did you know that he used to be a bully in school?
Russell Wilson worth will absolutely read a higher figure in 2019 considering how much success he has brought Seahawks who will definitely give him a contract extension and a higher income figure.