Roger Stokoe Goodell is an American businessman and the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). Roger was elected over four finalists for the position as the successor of retiring Paul Tagliabue(August 8, 2006). He officially commenced his tenure on September 1, 2006 before the beginning of the 2006, NFL season. According to commentators Roger Goodell, he is “the most powerful man in sports.” Let’s find out how much is Roger Stokoe Goodell’s net worth in 2018.
Roger Stokoe Goodell Early Life
Roger Goodell was born on February 19, 1959in Jamestown, New York. His father was then the United States Senator Charles Ellsworth Goodell of New York. His mother is Jean (Rice) Goodell of Buffalo, New York. Roger graduated from Bronxville High School where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball, and baseball. Roger was the captain of all three teams as a senior. He was named the athlete of the year of Bronxville High School. Roger could not join the college football team due to his injury. Roger Goodell graduated with Economics from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1981.
Roger Stokoe Goodell Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1982, Roger secured an administrative intern position of NFL league office in New York. Roger and members (total 28) wrote in a letter-writing campaign under Pete Rozelle, the Commissioner. Roger joined the New York Jets as an intern (1983). He returned as an assistant in the public relations department to the same league office in 1984.
Roger assisted the president of the American Football Conference, Lamar Hunt (1987). He worked for Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and joined in various football and business operations roles. Eventually, he reached the position of NFL’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer by December 2001. Roger’s responsibilities included the leagues’ NFL COO Football and other business functions. He led the NFL’s ventures overseas, media properties, marketing and sales, stadium development and other strategies.
During the summer of 2011, Roger focused on collective bargaining agreement with NFLPA and NFL owners. He managed to expand the league, realignment, and stadium development. Roger launched the NFL Network to secure the new television agreements.
Roger was elected for the commissioner’s post after he received the maximum votes (August 8, 2006). Officially, Roger took his post on September 1, 2006, on the day Paul Tagliabue retired. As a commissioner, Roger decided to protect the integrity of the football game and made it safer by—”protecting the shield”.
The spring league NFL Europe was founded in 1995. There were five of six teams based in Germany since 2004, Roger closed then down after 2007 season. The NFL International Series commenced in October 2007 with regular season games in London.
Awards & Achievements
Roger Goodell was awarded the third highest honor within the Department of the Army Civilian Awards scheme. Also, he received the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for his substantial contributions to the US Army community while serving as the NFL commissioner (2014).
Net worth of Roger Stokoe Goodell
Roger Stokoe Goodell has an estimated net worth of $85 million. In FY 2013-2014, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned $34.1 million. Forbes quoted that Roger deserved every single penny. Roger had successfully negotiated for a lucrative television rights deals to improve several new leagues.
Roger has been estimated at around $200 million in total benefits (FY 2016-17). His salary was $155 million that would be directly under his salary category. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith mentioned that approximately 1800 players would share $6.4 billion. This would be based on collective bargaining agreement about 47-48% share of the total league revenues.
The American businessman Roger Stokoe Goodell is the present Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected after he got the maximum votes amongst the four finalists for succeeding the position of Paul Tagliabue who retired on September 1, 2006. According to commentators Roger Goodell, he is “the most powerful man in sports.”Forbes has commented on Roger’s earning since he is worth every penny.