Russell Wilson is a famous American Footballer who is currently playing for an NFL team called ‘Seattle Seahawks’. Wilson plays as a quarterback for the team and is famous for winning the Super Bowl Championship XLVIII. To know more about Russell Wilson and his net worth in 2018, keep reading the article.
Russell Wilson’s Early Life
Russell Carrington Wilson was born on November 29, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born to his father, Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, and mother, Tammy Wilson. He grew up in Richmond, Virginia along with two siblings. Right from the childhood, he loved playing football and spend his childhood playing football with his father and brother in their backyard.
Wilson comes from a family of great athletes and personalities. His paternal grandfather played football and basketball at Kentucky State University. Wilson’s father was also a football player who played for San Diego Chargers. His brother played baseball and football at the University of Richmond and sister was a basketball player at Stanford.
Wilson did his preparatory schooling from Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia. Even as a young boy, Wilson took hold of numerous achievement including the ‘Player of the Year’. In addition to playing football, he was also a part of school basketball and baseball team. After graduating, he enrolled himself at the North Carolina State University. He was there in North Carolina for about three years and then was transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
There are not many records of Wilson’s previous dating life. He was dating Ashton Meem from high school. The couple dated for many and tied a knot after graduating from college. The couple was married for almost two years, but the chemistry between the two drifted and their personal differences became the main reason for their divorce.
Currently, Wilson is married to Ciara, an American R&B singer. The couple married a year before last and are blessed with a beautiful daughter.
Russell Wilson’s Career, Awards & Achievement
After joining the North Carolina State University, Wilson became the first freshman quarterback to secure all-ACC first team honors. Due to some issues with the football coach at the University, he made a transfer to the University of Wisconsin in the final year of college. It turned out to be a great final year for the boy, who set a new record because of his passing skills.
Having all the necessary skills, Wilson was considered not fit for the NFL draft and was left out that year but Seattle Seahawks signed him at the draft in the following year. He signed a four-year contract with the Seahawks and played his first against the Kansas City Chiefs in the pre-season. His regular season debut came against the Arizona Cardinals. In the initial stages, he struggled a bit but he improvised on his game very quickly and got the smooth rhythm of NFL.
Wilson ended his debut season with good stats and received few awards for the same. He had his ups and down as quarterback but he bounced back very strongly breaking some of the records on NFL. His biggest achievement for Seahawks was when he won the Super Bowl for his team when Seahawks defeated Denver Broncos by 43-8. Two years later, Wilson again helped his team to the Super Bowl but Seahawks were defeated by New England Patriots.
Awards & Achievements
As a quarterback of Seattle Seahawks, Wilson has broken many records and got numerous awards to his name. He was awarded the prestigious ‘Steve Largent Award’ in the year 2012 and also, in his debut season, he was named the ‘Rookie of the year’.
Net Worth of Russell Wilson
The estimated net worth of Russell Wilson is approximately $45 million. According to the reports, he earns around $12.5 million a year, as in the summer of 2015, he signed a four-year extension of worth $87.6 million including a $31 million signing bonus.
Russell Wilson is hardly thirty years of age, who has a bright future ahead of him. Already he has achieved so much of success in his life through his sheer hard work and dedication. Two years ago, he had a horrible injury prone season but he has recovered fully from it and is preparing himself to win another Super Bowl for his team.