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Net Worth: $75 million

Career/Profession: National Football League Commissioner

Roger Goodell is the Commissioner of National Football League who has a net worth of about $75 million. He has obtained this position after the successfully winning the competition over four finalists. He was selected for the president of NFL charities and this duty comes along as a substitution with the Commissioner’s job. Commentators in NFL season 2006 entitled him as ‘the most powerful man in sports’ all over the country.

Star of the season:

Goodell took birth in Jamestown, New York on February 19th, 1959.  He was born to Senator Charles Ellsworth Goodell and Jean Goodell. He had completed his schooling from Bronxville High School. During his graduation, he became the star of basketball, baseball and football too. He also got the opportunity to serve all the three teams as a captain and was entitled as the athlete of the year in school. He had completed his graduation in 1981 from Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania with a master in economics.  Due to various injuries he got in high school, he was unable to play football.


Journey from Intern to COO:

Goodell stars started to shine in 1982 when he was chosen as the administrative intern of NFL in New York. He was working under Pete Rozelle, commissioner of NFL during those days. In 1983 he moved to New York Jets for the internship, but again took a transition and moved as an assistant in the publicity department in the league office in 1984. In 1987, he was selected for the position of President of the American Football Conference. Under the reign of Pete Rozelle, he was appointed for NFL Executive Vice President and then Chief Operating Officer in 2001. Being the NFL’s COO, he got the responsibility for various operations in Football league as well as became the supervisor of league’s business functions. He also became the head of NFL ventures which had to manage all the functions of marketing and sales department, stadium development and media properties too.

Goodell involved himself in the Collective bargaining agreement between the NFLPA and NFL owners in 2011. He also played a lead role in the expansion and realignment of league, development of the stadium. He also secured new agreements on television and launched NFL Network.

Tough Competition for Commissioner:

Goodell was selected as a commissioner after the retirement of Paul Tagliabue. Paul formed a committee owned by Dan Rooney, who belonged to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the search of his successor. Goodell was in the list of five finalists, including Robert Reynolds, Mayo Shattuck III, Gregg Levy and Frederick Nance. In the first ballot, he was ahead of Levy but in the second and third ballot Goodell made a lead with 17-14 and in the fourth it made a score of 21-10. In the fifth ballot two owners swung their votes. And finally he was selected as the commissioner of the NFL in 2006 after Paul Tagliabue. His main duty being the commissioner of the NFL is to maintain the integrity of the game and protect the shield.


New policies launched by him:

In 2007, NFL Personal Conduct Policy came into existence after the scandal of NFL players off the field. Chris Henry and Pacman Jones were the two players who were suspended due to this new policy. A month later Tank Johnson was suspended due to weapon association and drunk driving. Goodell also suspended Dallas Cowboys and fined him $100,000. Rodney Harrison also captured due to the illegal of banned medical products. He also started a policy in which no misbehavior will be accepted in the field. He started charging fine for that and various players became a victim of this like James Harrison, Dunta Robinson etc. He emphasizes more on the safe techniques to play the game. This attitude was criticized by various players and they felt that he was making wrong use of his power and trying to impose his decision over them. In 2007, he became a danger for New England Patriots after the illegal work done them of making a video tape of the signals. He firstly decided to suspend Bill Belichick, but then he thought charging fine of $250,000 would be more effective than the suspension.


Earned money by charging fine:

In 2012, Goodell came across New Orleans Saints in which Saints players were paid bonuses after knocking opposite players out of the game. He launched a bounty program in which he put harsh penalties on the Saint defensive players. He also suspended Williams and he would not be able to apply again till 2012 end. Saints were charged with a fine of about $ 500,000 and stripped out of 2012 and 2013 draft picks.

Personal Life:

Goodell got married to Jane Skinner, anchor from Fox News Channel. The couple together has two twin daughters. He has four brothers who are working in the big companies and accommodating good positions in it.

Salary along with Bonuses:


Roger has an estimated net worth of about $ 75 million being the Commissioner of National Football League. He has a base salary of about $7.2 million with a bonus of about $37 million. During the period of 2012-2013 he earned $44.2 million, including his salary and bonuses both.


Roger Goodell being the commissioner of National Football League is currently living in Bronxville New York USA.  He built his house on an area covering 6200 square foot near sea shores. he has one guest house in Peninsula near sea shores. His sources found that he generates $6 billion in a year. He was very fond of going on vacations so one of his apartment is under construction in Prouts, Maine and this is known as his residence of Summer.

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