Joe Namath Net Worth In 2019

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Joe Namath is a 76-year-old former American football quarterback and actor from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. The 6ft 2in (1.88 m) was born on May 31, 1943.

Early Life: Joe Namath is the child of Catholic parents and Hungarian descent who lived in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. His mother Rose and father János “John” Andrew Namath (steelworker) inevitably separated while Namath was growing up.

Namath was the youngest among his four siblings (all brothers) and an older adopted sister. After his parents divorced he was kept with his mother and experienced childhood in its Lower End neighborhood.

Namath was already a lover of sports when he experienced schooling at the Beaver Falls High School. He very well played football, basketball and baseball is his curricular activities, but proved standout in football as a quarterback.

While at Beaver Falls, Namath was coached by Larry Bruno and the football team went on winning the WPIAL Class AA championship record in 1960, Namath was later added to the ‘Pro Football Hall of Fame’ in Canton.

In 1961, Namath graduated from his schooling years, and had a tough time deciding for his college eduacation, he was confronted with offers from several Major League Baseball teams but Namath wanted to pursue a career in professional football.

Finally, he settled for a full scholarship to attend the University of Alabama where he was coached under ‘Paul “Bear” Bryant’ as a quarterbacked for the ‘Alabama Crimson Tide’ between 1962 and 1964.

In 1964, Namath drove Tide to win the national championship and was inducted into the ‘Pro Football Hall of Fame’ in 1985. His coach Bryant died from a heart attack in 1983 and Namath was in tears remembering him during his induction speech.

Bryant titled Namath — “the greatest athlete I ever coached“.

Professional Football Career

Namath was picked 12th overall in the NFL Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and the first overall pick was by the Jets for the AFL draft.

Namath agreed to sign with ‘New York Jets’ for a three-year contractual salary of $427,000, he was titled “Broadway Joe” following his appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated in July in 1965.

In Namath’s rookie season he owned the title of the ‘AFL Rookie of the year’ in 1965, though he was suffering from multiple knee injuries he was still an AFL All-Star in 1965, 1967, 1968, and 1969.

In 1968, Namath helped Jets win over the defending AFL champion ‘Oakland Raiders’ with a 27–23 lead, he owned the Hickok Belt from the season as a top professional athlete of the year.

In 1972, he became an AFC-NFC Pro Bowler and was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1985. In January 1969, Namath took his performance to his careers peak by defeting Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III game, the Jets won 16–7.

Later, Namath became interested in a venture where he opened a nightclub “Bachelors III” which was attended by big names in sports and entertainment.

Following his venture, he drove various political issues surrounding the NFL play which resulted in selling the entertainment hub. He returned back to Jets for the 1969–70 season, but was afraid of his injuries, he wished to retire before the 1970 and 1971 seasons.

Later, Namath was offered eventual ownership of a WFL franchise in New York, the Chicago Winds offered him a deal worth $600,000 per year for three years, a $2 million annuity and $500,000 signing bonus.

But after much anticipation and the league not agreeing to Namath’s request for a percentage of the league’s television revenue, he stayed with the Jets.

To get a new start, Namath moved to ‘Los Angeles Rams’ on May 12, 1977, but his gameplay was effected by his ever-increasing injuries, he was kept out after poor performe and Namath retired from his thirteen-year journey as a quarterback in professional football.

Acting career

The professional footballer turned towards the entertainment industry, where he hosted his The Joe Namath Show in 1969, he has guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson multiple times and talked as a commentator on NFL broadcasts.

Namath has guest-starred on numerous television series…

  • The Waverly Wonders,
  • The Love Boat, Married… with Children,
  • Here’s Lucy, The Brady Bunch,
  • The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour,
  • The Flip Wilson Show,
  • Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,
  • The Dean Martin Show,
  • The Simpsons,
  • The A-Team,
  • ALF,
  • Kate & Allie,
  • The John Larroquette Show

Namath was regarded by the Ride of Fame, a double-decker bus devoted to him in New York City. He can be seen in popular movies like — 2013’s Underdogs and comedy film The Wedding Ringer released in 2015.

Personal Life: Namath married an aspiring actress Deborah Mays in 1984 and shares two children, Jessica (b. 1986) and Olivia (b.1991) together, but they seperated (divorced) in 2000.

Since then, Namath has garnered unfavorable media attention for being an alcoholic he has gone through weeks of an outpatient alcoholism treatment program.

Namath’s alcoholism went to an extent that he told an interviewer “Suzy Kolber” of ESPN — “I want to kiss you. I couldn’t care less about the team struggling.”

Later, he addressed the unfruitful situation as a motivation to quit alcohol. In 2019, Namath said — “I had embarrassed my friends and family and could not escape that feeling. I haven’t had a drink since.”

Namath’s Books
2004 — Namath: A Biography.
2006 — Namath (Icons of the NFL)
2019 — All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters.

Real Name:Joseph William Namath
Date of Birth:31 May 1943
Age, How Old:76 Years Old
Place of Birth:Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
How Tall, Height:6ft 2in (1.88 m)
Zodiac Sign:Gemini
Profession(s):American football player, Actor
Partner:Deborah Mays (m. 1984–2000)
Years Active:Present Since — 1985


7th Oct 2019: Joe Namath was titled No. 7 on the list of the top 100 game changers in NFL history. A panel of 80 people considered Joe the league’s 100 greatest game changers in celebration of its 100th NFL season. Joe has been a groundbreaking icon, a pro footballer and a Hall of Fame member, he played the New York Jets and lastly the Los Angeles Rams as a quarterback.

Football Legend Joe Namath Talks About His New Book

Joe Namath Net Worth

So how much is Joe Namath net worth and how rich is he today. We accumulate maximum information (if available) from trusted sources to provide you with true data about salary, income, money, assets & liabilities of a celebrity.

Today, Joe Namath Net Worth Is Estimated To Be Close To $20 million dollars.

Most of Joe Namath’s net worth and the money he has earned comes from being an NFL player and entertainer.

Joe Namath’s salary and income per year can vary depending on multiple undertakings as a sports icon and businessman. It is hard to predict or gauge his spending habits every month as this information is private and not publicly available.

We are only updated with buying information for big transactions like; house, property, real estate, cars, jewelry, and lavish spending. This information will be listed in this article if necessary! Check for updates.

Joe Namath’s Salary

Net Worth in 2019$20,000,000 (Approximately)
Earnings in 2019Under Review (Will Update)
Income SourceAmerican football player, Actor,
Businesses, Royalties
House WorthUnder Review (Will Update)
InvestmentsUnder Review (Will Update)

How Much Salary Do NFL Players Get Paid?

Many NFL players are earning a league minimum salary which is of course more than any average worker in the US. In fact, for every high earner in the NFL, there are multi-million dollar contracts renewals and lucrative endorsements deals from sports brands in a given season.

An active rookie player earns a minimum salary close to $450,000 with a given year’s contract according to the NFL Players Association and collective bargaining agreement.

The minimum salary can grow every year depending on a player’s experience in the field. A three year experienced can earn at least close to $700,000 and seven to nine years experienced can earn close to $900,000.

According to, the median salary for all NFL players is actually about $860,000. In terms of NFL payouts, Quarterbacks are the high earners with an average salary is $5.76 million and a median wage of $1.1 million.

Celebrities have other sources of income that can make them a lot of money as well, a good number for their net worth comes from investing elsewhere.

Celebrities make money by teaching their skills, selling products on the television, selling royalties, opening businesses like; restaurants and fashion labels, brand endorsement campaigns, flipping real estate, attending concerts and events for some real money.

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How Net Worth Is Calculated?

Many of them don’t know how exactly celebrity net worth is calculated, the monetary terms of determining an individual’s net worth are by subtracting the liabilities from the assets. Net worth is the amount of accumulated money which is already debt-free.

How To determine an Individual’s net worth? The net worth is calculated by determining how much money is invested “in the bank”, or assets right now, this does not include an upcoming paycheck.

The net worth can be classified into liquid or non-liquid assets. Liquid assets can be can simply mean the money in savings account which is quickly accessible for use. Non-liquid assets include; home, jewelry, collectibles, artwork, business or service which has a monetary value after a trade.

Unlike assets, celebrities has liabilities as well, which can be a negative impact on their worth. Liabilities and debt are not a part of net worth, and this is the reason why you could see a decline in a celebrity’s net worth.

If you see a big fall in any celebrity’s net worth, it can be due to many factors including; lawful charges, divorce settlement, child care, mortgages, outstanding bills, back taxes and overheads.

Income, salary, net income or net salary is not the same as net worth. Net earnings is actually the income in hand after deductions and taxes, like Social Security and 401(k) contributions.

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