Joe Namath is one of the most celebrated players in the history of both, the NFL and AFL. He has a staggering net worth of $18 million. Joe, the former American football quarterback, once dominated the National Football League and American Football League as a quarterback during the 60s and 70s.
Joe played college football for the University of Alabam and professional football in the AFL and NFL. Joe played most of his professional football career for AFL's New York Jets and finished his career with NFL's Los Angeles Ras.
Find in detail his net worth, income, and career in this article.
The 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Joe Namath has an estimated net worth of $18 million. With a whopping net worth of $18 million, Joe falls in the league of NFL legends including Roger Staubach, John Madden, and John Elway, and in the list of NFL Hall of Famer with the highest net worth.
From 1962 to 1964, Joe played college football, turning professional in the year 1965. Joe earned most of his wealth over his 11 years at NFL's New York Jets.
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Known to be one of the ultra-marketable players in the American football league, Joe has numerous endorsements, including Beautymist pantyhose, Ovaltine, and Nobody Beat the Wiz. His earnings from his endorsement deal also add to his net worth.
In 1965, St. Louis Cardinals selected Joe the 12th overall in the NFL draft, while the Jets peaked him as the first overall choice of the AFL draft.
In a meeting with the Cardinals executives, Joe's salary request was $200,000 and a new Lincoln Continental. Joe was selected to sign with the Jets for a salary of $427,000 over three years, which was a pro football record at the time.
Prior to the start of the 1975 season, the Chicago Wind of the World Football League made an extensively large overture to Joe.
The Winds even designed their uniforms identical to that of the Jets and offered Joe a payment of $600,000 annually for three years, $100,000 for the next 17, and a $500,000 signing bonus.
The WFL's TV provider, TVS TV Network, insisted the Winds on signing Joe to continue broadcasts. In turn, Joe requested a percentage of the league's TV revenue.
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However, the league turned down Joe's request and Joe stayed with the Jets. Joe's net worth would be way higher given he had agreed on the deal with the Winds. Anyways, with a fortune of $18 million, Joe can live his life the way he wants.
Joe Namath, the pro football hall of Famer was an exemplary player on the field as well. Joe probably has everything a superstar can own.
When it comes to spending money on houses and cars, Joe doesn't hesitate a bit. Joe, 75, resides in Teequestathe in the southwest Florida. Joe lives in his over-the-top expensive mansion, standing on 1.5 acres. His 6,000 sq. ft. mansion consists of four beds, three baths, a boat dock, and a swimming pool.
Speaking of cars, Joe previously owned a B5 blue 1969 Dodge Charger R/T and a Lincoln Continental.
In addition to his million fortune and luxurious properties, what makes Joe a "larger-than-life Joe" is his glorious career and his several achievements and awards.
Here is the list of Joe Namath's awards: