Aaron Rodgers is a professional American football player who is widely considered by many sports experts as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. The success he has enjoyed in his career has led him to have accrued an estimated personal net worth of $70 million. SO, how did this talented sportsman become so rich? Rodgers was born in Chico, California, on December 2, 1983. He showed talent on the field from an early age and it is possible that he inherited some of his sporting skills from his father who had played for Chicago State Wildcats for three years before becoming a chiropractor.
In early childhood, he played basketball more frequently than football, However, by the time he was a student at Pleasant Valley High School, he was an important member of the school football team ad set many school records. Although he had an excellent high school record, the Division I programs showed little interest in him and Rodgers accredited that to his unimpressive stature. Rodgers’ ambition was to attend Florida State, but he was rejected. His one invitation was to complete a scholarship at Illinois, but he declined the offer.
Rodgers considered quitting football and going to law school, but he then received an offer to play football for Butte Community College in Oroville. He had an outstanding football record at the college, so after just one year, he was transferred to the California Golden Bears football team where he had three years of eligibility. His professional career began in 2005, He was hopeful that he would get selected by the San Francisco 49ers, but they opted for Alex Smith as their quarterback. Instead, he was the 24th pick by the Green Bay Packers.
In 2005, Rodgers made a lucrative deal. It was reported that the deal was initially worth $7.7 million, of which $5.4 million was guaranteed. If further escalators and incentives were met, there was the potential for him to earn as much as $24.5 million. For the first three years, he backed up Brett Favre before becoming the starting quarterback in 2008. Rodgers was named as the Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011 after leading the Packers to a Super Bowl XVL victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers the previous year. He went on to lead the NFL in the touchdown-to-interception ratio in 2011, 2012, and again in 2014.
He also led the NFL in passer rating in 2011 and 2012, in touchdown passing percentage in the same years, the lowest passing interception percentage in both 200 and 2014, and in touchdown passes in 2016. In addition to these accolades, Rodgers has won any awards for his talent as a football player. Aaron Rodgers continues to play for the Green Bay Packers and to retain in him the team, he is offered lucrative contracts. In 2018, he signed a four-year deal to continue playing for the team that was worth a reported $134 million. It is believed that this deal features a $57 million signing bonus.
Although playing American football is the predominant source of his income and the way in which he has accrued a personal net worth of $70 million, this is not his only source of income. It was announced that he had become a limited partner in the Milwaukee Bucks ownership group in April 2018. This meant that he was the first-ever active NFL player to have an ownership stake in an NBA franchise. Rodgers has also earned money through his media appearances. He has appeared in several commercials for well-known brands, including State Farm Insurance and Pizza Hut. He also made a cameo appearance alongside other NFL players in ‘Key & Peele’, a sketch comedy series.
In his personal life, Rodgers lives in Suamico, Wisconsin. This is just 10 miles from the Lambeau Field in Green Bay. As a wealthy man, this is not his only residence as he owns a second home where he lives in offseason. This property is in the affluent beach community of Del Mar in California. He is currently unmarried but has had serious relationships with several high-profile women. He has two brothers, one of whom is also a professional sportsman.