Peyton Manning: Net Worth, Money and More
Net Worth: $115 million
Occupation: Professional football player
Birth: March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
The son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and the elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Peyton Manning is an American football player in the national Football League. Peyton spent most of his career playing for Indianapolis Colts and switched to Denver Broncos after the injury in 2012. Manning’s exclusive playing manner has earned him a nickname “The Sheriff”.
Money and Career
Peyton Manning’s net worth is currently estimated at $115 million and his annual earnings as for the year 2012-2013 were $43 million.
Peyton Manning is one of the highest paid athletes in the world both on and off the field. As a member of the Denver Broncos, Peyton commands $18 million per year in base salary. He also has the ability to earn millions more in bonuses and incentives.
Outside of sports, Peyton earns an additional $25 million per year from endorsements, bringing his total annual income to $43 million.He endorses many major brands and frequently appears in television commercials for brands like Buick, Papa John’s and DirecTV. He has extremely lucrative endorsement deals with a wide range of companies including Sony, ESPN, Spring, DirecTV, Master Card, Reebok and Gatorade. Peyton also owns twenty one Papa John’s pizza franchises located in Colorado. He also made his entertainment-world debut as the host of an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2007.
Shortly after beginning his NFL career, Manning founded his charity the Peyback Foundation, whose mission is to help disadvantaged kids.
Manning has an excellent memory for plays and memorized the Colts’ playbook within a week after being drafted, and in 2012 was able to precisely recall the details and timing of a specific play he had used at Tennessee 16 years earlier.
As an author, he has co-authored with his father, Archie and brother, Eli titled: “Manning: A Father, His Sons, and a Football Legacy” released in 2000. In 2009, he again co-authored children’s book with Eli and Archie entitled: Family Huddle, which describes in simple text and pictures how the three Manning brothers played football as young boys. He has donated over $8,000 to Republican politicians, among them Fred Thompson, Bob Corker, and former President George W. Bush.
Born in a family of a great athlete Archie Manning, a former American football quarterback, who has played for New Orleans Saints for nearly ten years, it seems like Peyton inherited the skills in his blood. Peyton was great at the game since the day he started playing. Already back at high school he has led his team to numerous victories and won various accolades. After graduation Peyton chose to play for the team of University of Tennessee. During the years at university Peyton played 45 games and won 39 of them. Peyton received an invitation to play at the National Football League for Indianapolis Colts right after he graduated from Tennessee.
To date, Peyton is the NFL record holder for most consecutive seasons with over 4,000 yards passing and most total seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing in a career. Peyton lead the Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2006 against the Chicago Bears. Over his career, Peyton has received dozens of accolades including being a 13 time Pro-Bowl selection and four-time AP NFL MVP.
Unfortunately, Peyton was injured before the start of the 2011 season and was not able to play in a single game. After months of rumors, on March 7th 2012, Peyton Manning was let go by the Indianapolis Colts which made him a free agent to seek new offers. He soon signed a new $96 million contract with The Denver Broncos.
Manning married Ashley, in Memphis on St. Patrick’s Day in 2001. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Ashley was introduced to him by her parents’ next-door neighbor the summer before Manning’s freshman year in college. Settled in his $7.5 million house in Indianapolis, Peyton and his wife Ashley have twins, a boy and a girl(Marshall Williams and Mosley Thompson).
Peyton is a Christian. Manning said his priorities ranked in order are “…faith, family, friends, and football.”
Manning is an example to other athletes that you don’t have to be a celebrity to have a popular brand. He is one of the most marketable people on Earth,yet he does it without tripping up or trying to exploit his personal life for fame.
“If nothing else in life, I want to be true to the things I believe in, and quite simply, to what I’m all about. I know I’d better, because it seems whenever I take a false step or two I feel the consequences.”
“I’ve never taken for granted what we’ve had, not for one single game, not one single practice…I’ve truly been blessed.”
“Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.”