Jerry Rice is a retired American professional footballer who has a net worth of $55 million. He was a wide receiver for 20 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) — especially with the San Francisco 49ers. In 2010, Jerry Rice was enrolled in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jerry spent fifteen years with the San Francisco 49ers. He won one Super Bowl MVP & three Super Bowl honors playing with the 49ers. Later, he played for the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, and Denver Broncos.
In college football, Jerry Rice played for Mississippi Valley State. In 2006, he was introduced into the College Football Hall of Fame. Apart from football, Jerry Rice played an acting role in the ten-part television series — ‘The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players’.
The main source of Jerry Rice’s earning is Football. Jerry spent fifteen years, playing for the San Francisco 49ers. Later, he played for Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks for five years. Throughout this twenty years of a football career, Jerry Rice earned a $42.4 million cumulative salary.
Here’s Jerry Rice playing year, team, and earning:
|1985||San Francisco 49ers||$700k|
|1986||San Francisco 49ers||$240k|
|1987||San Francisco 49ers||$265k|
|1988||San Francisco 49ers||$950k|
|1989||San Francisco 49ers||$950k|
|1990||San Francisco 49ers||$1.5 million|
|1991||San Francisco 49ers||$1 million|
|1992||San Francisco 49ers||$1.75 million|
|1993||San Francisco 49ers||$3.9 million|
|1994||San Francisco 49ers||$2 million|
|1995||San Francisco 49ers||$2.175 million|
|1996||San Francisco 49ers||$5.6 million|
|1997||San Francisco 49ers||$1.7 million|
|1998||San Francisco 49ers||$4.250 million|
|1999||San Francisco 49ers||$3.550 million|
|2000||San Francisco 49ers||$4.7 million|
|2001||Oakland Raiders||$1.4 million|
|2002||Oakland Raiders||$1.75 million|
|2003||Oakland Raiders||$2.25 million|
In the 1985 NFL Draft, Jerry signed with the San Francisco 49ers for $1.885 million. After fifteen years in San Francisco, he signed a four years deal with Oakland Raiders for $5.4 million with a signing bonus of $750k.
What’s more, Jerry gained a handsome salary playing for Denver Broncos for one year. After that, he decided to say goodbye to football.
In 1996, Rice signed his career-best contract of $4 million bonus alongside a $1.6 million base salary with San Francisco 49ers. Behind his $55 million net worth, this contract made the foundation.
Jerry Rice earned well enough through Endorsement deals. He made high profile deal with All Sport, Gatorade, and Visa. The golden era of Jerry Rice’s football career was playing with the San Francisco 49ers. At that time, Jerry gained the eye of famous brand management.
Jerry Rice signed a two years deal with Cintas, while he was playing for the Oakland Raiders.
To Sum Up, here’s Jerry Rice’s Yearly, Monthly, Weekly, and Daily income:
- Yearly Income: $30 million
- Monthly Income: $2.5 million
- Weekly Income: $577k
- Daily Income: $82,191.78
Jerry Rice: At a Glance
|Full Name||Jerry Lee Rice Sr.|
|Date of Birth||13 October 1962|
|Birth Place||Starkville, Mississippi, United States|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88m)|
|Weight||91 kg (200 lb)|
|Spouse||Jacqueline Bernice Mitchell (m. 1987-2009)|
|Children||4 ( Jerry Rice Jr., Brenden Rice, Jaqui Bonet Rice, Jada Symone Rice|
|Profession||Former NFL Footballer|
|Net Worth||$55 million|
Jerry Lee Rice is the son of Eddie Rice and Joe Nathan Rice. He was born on 13 October 1962, in Starkville, Mississippi, and spent most of his time in Crawford. He has seven brothers.
Talking about education, Jerry attended B.L. Moor High School that is located in Oakton, Mississippi. Here he attended his school’s football team. But, his mother opposes him playing football. However, Jerry continued football through his school life.
After high school, Rice attended Mississippi Valley State University, where he became a standout receiver and took the nickname, ‘World’ — because he was capable of catching anything near him.
Jerry Rice earned enormous fame during his collegiate football career. He became a part of the College Football Hall of Fame. His amazing football career just boosts him up to become San Francisco 49ers’ round 1 No. 16 pick in the 1985 NFL Draft.
Rice spent most of his football career with the San Francisco 49ers. He gifted three Super Bowl honors and a Super Bowl MVP to the 49ers. In total, Rice played 20 seasons for San Francisco.
Later, in 2001, Jerry Rice joined the Bay Area Franchise—Oakland Raiders. Here, Jerry played 16 seasons for the Raiders. He left Oakland Raiders in 2004 and joined Seattle Seahawks.
With Seattle Seahawks, Jerry continued football for one year. Though Rice joined Denver Broncos in 2005, he decided to retire.
Throughout his football career, Jerry was featured in the ten-part television series as the greatest player in NFL history. He has set some fabulous records throughout his two decades of a football career. What’s more, Jerry was listed in The Sporting News’ chart of “Football’s 100 Greatest Players” after Jim Brown.
Brenden Rice is the son of Jerry Rice who became the first Buffaloes player, receiving a touchdown and a punt return for a TD in a game. However, Jerry Rice has two sons and two daughters.
Jerry Rice has two sons. They are Jerry Rice Jr. and Brenden Rice. Brenden Rice is currently playing for the University of Colorado. On the other hand, Jerry Rice Jr. represents the University of Nevada, Las Vegas further known as UNLV Rebels Football.
After Jim Brown, Jerry Rice is the best NFL Player of all time. The U.S. based sports news website—Sporting News ranked him the second greatest NFL player of all time. Besides, he became a part of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and College Football Hall of Fame.
The greatest American footballer—Jerry Rice—lives in the San Francisco Bay Ares. He and his four kids are currently in that house.