71-year-old NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw played in the NFL for over a decade and then joined TV sports reporting after his playing career ended. As of January 2020, his estimated net worth is $15 million.
Bradshaw is an all-time great of the NFL, and his 4 Super Bowl wins in 14 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers is enough to cement his status as a legend. In addition to this, he has worked in various fields in the past and has also released some music.
Like most NFL players, Bradshaw also started his career in college. He attended Louisiana Tech University. By the time he arrived at Louisiana in 1966, he was already a football sensation and caused a media frenzy.
He was considered one of the hottest talents in 1969, and many claimed him the prime young rugby player for teams to sign in the year. His stats in that year were staggering. When he graduated from college, he held almost all records for passing in the university.
In the 1970 NFL Draft, he was picked up by Pittsburgh Steelers. It didn’t take him long to make himself a starter for them, but it was a while before he adjusted himself to the NFL.
In 1974, he lost his starting place in the team to Joe Gilliam but retook it over the regular season. He gave his best performance in a season in 1978 when he was named MVP.
Did You Know: Terry Bradshaw once refused to appear in the Super Bowl MVP Parade an event dedicated to celebrating past MVPs because the NFL couldn’t guarantee that they would make that much from the event.
Bradshaw career in football is highly illustrated, but Bradshaw started working in sports media. He began presenting the Super Bowl XIII and XIV title teams.
As a sports broadcaster, he has worked in shows like Fox Kids, Digimon: Digital Monsters, Super Bowl XLVI etc.
Terry also released a few singles and albums during his career, his singles and albums also did well on the charts. As of January 2020, he has released five albums like "Terry & Jake", "Sings Christmas Songs for the Whole World", "Here in My Heart" among others.
His singles from the album "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" reached up to 17 number on the US charts and even charted in Canada.
Regarding his TV career, he has made guest appearances on shows like Married... with Children, NFL Country, Everybody Loves Raymond where he appeared alongside Andy Kindler, Ray Romano, and Brad Garrett.
Additionally, he also appeared on shows like The League, Modern Family, The Masked Singer etc.
As much as NFL players earn today, Terry Bradshaw played in the NFL when the normal salary was not enough to get by, and he worked as a used car salesman during the offseason.
However, as per data in January 2020, he earns more than $2 million per year. Similarly, he also earned $4 million in 2014.
Some online sources claim that he also earned around $470,000 in the final year of his career as an NFL player.
Bradshaw lost $900,000 once while selling properties he owned in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico.
But his financial adviser said that it was the best decision he ever made as to the housing as the housing market crashed just after this transaction.
The sports presenter is also very charitable and has donated huge sums of money to charitable organizations.
In fact, he once donated $45,000 to the Waterboys project in Africa. He also donated $10,000 for a charity that helps army veterans.
Some other charities that he supports are Food for Families Foundation, Chris Long Foundation, American Humane Association, among others.