Inside Ben Roethlisberger's colossal net worth: All details here!
Better known by his nickname 'Big Ben, Ben Roethlisberger is a quarterback, currently playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). In the 18th year of his professional career, Roethlisberger recently faced the Clevelands Brown game captain, in what will be his last game at Heinz field, by himself; Ben has admitted that the recent AFC North showdown, against Brown, which the Steelers won with a 26-14 victory, could be his last game.
Born Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr; on March 2, 1982, the 6.5ft tall giant is a native of Lima, Ohio. Widely known and lauded for his impressive collegiate career, Roethlisberger played college quarterback at Miami University, where he opened against Michigan, North Carolina, Louisville, and more. 2021 season has long been speculated as Big Ben's last year in the NFL. Learn the complete details of the Ohio-born quarterback's earnings so far.
Ben Roethlisberger's net worth is massive!
Roethlisberger was the second-highest touted quarterback after Eli Manning in the 2014 NFL draft. Ben was selected by the Steelers in the 11th overall. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Roethlisberger has an estimated net worth of $100 million. In his rookie season, Ben was named the Offensive Rookie of the year, and in 2006, he became the youngest Superbowl-winning quarterback in NFL history.
Big Ben signed a contract worth $102 million with the Steelers in 2007. Photo Source: Instagram
Roethlisberger rakes a whopping $22.6 million in salary, which seemingly hasn't changed since Ben signed his first contract with the Steelers back in 2004; the six-year contract promised Ben a $22.26 million in salaries and bonuses, and an additional $17.73 million possible in incentives.
Roethlisberger's massive net worth and salary put him as the 10th richest NFL player, with the top spots reserved by Roger Staubach, with a net worth of $600 million, Peyton Manning, a net worth of $250 million. In his 17 seasons with the Steelers, Roethlisberger has reportedly raked a whopping fortune of $250 million. After his first Pro-Bowl in 2007, Ben agreed to an eight-year contract with the Steelers, worth $102 million, and also stated his plan to retire as a Steelers.
Big Ben is one of the richest NFL players. Photo Source: Instagram
Unlike his peers, Roethlisberger hasn't been a face used in commercials; the quarterback, hence, has raked much of the fortune from his primary source as an NFL player. Big Ben also boasts millions in real estate. In 2004, he purchased a $475,000 home in Pittsburgh. The quarterback later upgraded to a $2.2 million worth of swanky abode in Gibsonia. He also purchased estates in Atlanta for $2.2 million and a $2 million plot in Sewickley Heights.
Is Ben Roethlisberger leaving NFL?
The six-time Pro Bowler has been hinting at his possible retirement after the 2021-2022 season, although he hasn't made an official announcement yet. After the notable victory against the Brown on Monday, ESPN tweets, "This Monday could be Ben Roethlisberger's final game at Heinz Field." When asked about his decision for retirement, Ben said, "all signs are pointing that way."
"This could be it," Big Ben on his possible retirement this year. Source: DK Pittsburgh Sports
The 39 years old said, "I don't ever speak in definite or guarantees, that's just not what I've ever done, who I am, but in the grand scheme of things, signs are pointing that way."Sources believe that Big Ben has accepted his retirement this year, but there is a teeny-tiny possibility that the quarterback plays a few more seasons somewhere else, notwithstanding the fact that he sworn to retire a Steeler.