John Madden- Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH- $200 MILLION

PROFESSION- FORMER AMERICAN FOOTBALL PLAYER, COLOR COMMENTATOR AND FORMER HEAD-COACH

INTRODUCTION

JOHN-MADDEN

John Madden, the legendary ex-football player was born on 10th April, 1936 in Austin, Minnesota. He is better known as John Earl Madden. He played IN the National Football League. He has a lot of titles attached to him, which includes that of a former Super Bowl winning head coach of Oakland Riders in the American Football League, a former commentator for the widely known NFL telecasts. He was, in 2006, included in the renowned Pro-Football Hall of Fame. Besides the  game, Madden has also written several books and advertised various products on television.

FROM BIRTH TO FOOTBALL

NFL Historical Imagery

John Madden was born in Austin, United States. His father, Earl Russell  Madden was an auto mechanic. While his mother, Mary Margret (Flaherty) Madden. When he was young, their family moved to a suburb of San Francisco, Daly City, California. He got his middle school education from Our Lady of Perpetual Help. In the year of 1954 he graduated from the Jefferson High School. He is married to Virginia Fields on December 26, 1926. The couple lived in Pleasanton, California. They have two sons whom they named Joseph and Michael.

PEEPING INTO HIS BEGINNING

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John Madden began his career in 1957 as a football player. He played for California Polytechnic College at San Luis Obispo. He was soon selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1958 in the NFL draft. His football career soon ended following his knee injury. But this did not affect his spirit. He stayed back at Cal Poly from where he got his bachelors in 1959 and masters in 1961.

Once graduated, he began coaching Hancock Junior College in Santa Maria. He coached them for four years. Later in 1964 he was selected for the post of defensive coordinator at San Diego State. This gave him the memorable career with the Oakland Raiders. He joined Oakland in the year 1967 as a linebacker coach. Two years after joining, when he was 33, in the year 1969, he became the youngest coach in the American football League. It was under  his coaching the team won seven AFC Western Division titles and also victory over the massive Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. He retired in the year 1979.

FROM FOOTBALL TO TELEVISION

JOHN-MADDEN-TV

He entered into the world of television in the year 1980, where he worked for CBS. His abilities as an orator, describing even the finest points about football. To add more to the essence, he used his perfectly timed humor. All these qualities helped him become an icon in the television world. In the year 1994, he signed a deal with Fox, worth $32 million, for four years. This contract was one of the richest contract than any other NFL issues. In 2002, he joined Al Michaels for ABC’s Monday Night Football.

AND THEN TO PEN AND RADIO

john madden- books

Besides football and television Madden has several books to his name. His books became the best seller. Books written by him include “Hey, Wait a Minute”, “I Wrote a Book”, “All Madden” and the cookbook “John Madden’s Ultimate Tailgating”. Exhibiting his versatility, Madden does a radio show on KCBS from six to nine in San Francisco with the sports and news anchors every weekday in the morning at 8.15 am. His show is so much liked that his show is even repeated throughout the day.

MADDEN AND ADVERTISEMENT

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Madden also appeared in television commercials. He can be seen in advertisements for Ace Hardware, Outback Steakhouse, Verozon Wireless, Rent-A-Career, Miller Lite, Sirius Satellite Radio and Tinactin.Madden also appeared in a brief movie where he played for a youth football person, in 1994, Little Giants and also in the film Replacements in the year 2000. He was also seen in the episodes of The Simpsons in 1999, “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday”. He also hosted an episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 1982. He also featured himself in a song “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out of”.

NAME, FAME AND GAME

NAME AND FAME

Much to everyone’s  surprise the legendary sportscaster has a booming net worth of $200 million. Even though he has been a professional much in demand football coach for almost ten years and also a national television sportscaster for some two decades, still no one has an answer as to how he built such a huge empire. Madden earned an amount of $5 million a year during his broadcasting career. Some deduce that it has been made possible because of his video game series called as Madden NFL which he started in 1989. T has been estimated that Madden has sold over 43 million copies of the game. The EA sports signed a deal with Madden in 2005 declaring the exclusive game for the NFL through 2012. The deal, according to the sources was worth $300 million. He also signed a deal with the athletes foot company “Tough Actin” which allowed him to bag $2 million every year.

AWARDS IN HIS BAG

JOHN MADDEN- AWARDS

Madden has won 13 Emmy awards, a stats not easy to achieve, for his keen interest and personality as a sports analyst. Madden was awarded with Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award in 2002 by The Pro Football Hall of Fame. Madden along with Rayfield Wright, in August 2005, was selected by the Hall’s Veterans’ Committee as candidates for entry into the Hall in 2006. David was at number two on David J. Halberstam’s list of Top 50 All Time Network Television Sports Announcers by Yahoo Sports.

Madden was selected to be one of 13 California Hall of Fame inducted in The California Museum’s exhibit on August 25,2009,  by Governor Arnold Schwarzeneger  and Maria Shriver

 

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