One of the best footballer’s of all time, Jim Brown played as a fullback during his career. He was among the few fortunate professional footballers who would get a Pro Bowl invite, in each of the seasons. Breaking records and mastering the art of playing, by the time of his retirement he was pronounced the best by his peers. Here is a quick summary of Jim Brown’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Jim Brown Early Life
Born to parents Swinton Brown and Theresa on February 17, 1936, on St. Simons Island, an island off the southern coast of Georgia. Just when he was two years old, his father left the family and soon his mother also departed and took up a job in New York. Jim was then raised by his grand-mother till he was 8 years old when he mother asked for him to come to New York.
Jim Brown Career
His career achievements took off right at the time when he was in college. At the Syracuse University, Brown bagged a spot in the college team after averaging 14.9 yards per carrying in the running back. In only eight games of the college, he made a remarkable 14 touchdowns.
In Cotton Bowl, he made 3 touchdowns running for 132 yards. Brown’s sports career was not limited to football, he was also good at playing basketball, track events, especially lacrosse.
1957 NFL draft selection saw Brown been taken in by Cleveland Browns. Brown rushed for 237 yards against Los Angeles Rams in the rookie season for the ninth game of the season. This instantaneously leads a record being established which was invincible for 14 years.
In 9 years of his NFL career, Brown departed holding a record both in the single-season category (1,863 in 1963) and career rushing (12,312 yards.) He also leaded the rushing touchdowns scoreboard with a total of 106 to his kitty.
Close to his retirement from football, Brown began his career as an actor. In the movie, Rio Conchos, Brown played the role of a buffalo soldier. The premiere of the movie was attended by several of his teammates.
His second movie MGM’s The Dirty Dozen become a huge success on the box office. Production delays had lead to the Cleveland Browns filing a lawsuit against him for missing out on training camp. Sometime later, Brown announced his retirement from the game.
His other movies include The Split, Ice Station Zebra, 100 Rifles and Kenner all of which contributed greatly to increasing Brown’s popularity and boosting his acting career.
Awards & Achievement
Right from holding awards to breaking records, Brown was unstoppable. He won the NFL championship in 1964, 9 season Pro Bowl in (1957-1965), NFL Rookie of the Year 1963. He also won Best Bell Award(1963),
Apart from this, Brown was also featured and nominated in the popular film, and television award shows for his roles as an actor.
Net Worth of Jim Brown
Starting his early life with the tragic of his parents dumping him, little could Brown have imagined that he would achieve the fanfare and recognition that he has achieved today. He has drawn a lump sum amount of money for playing with the Cleveland Browns. Jim Brown has a whopping net worth of $50 million. This astounding amount is a result of the accumulation of his earnings from his movie roles as well.
Jim Brown still holds some of the records to his name. His statistics and playing style is a thing that young football players look up to and set them as a goal. After retiring, he focused more on acting and coaching young football players.