Russell Carrington Wilson, professionally known as Russell Wilson, is an American footballer who plays in the 'National Football League' (NFL) for the 'Seattle Seahawks.' On 29 November 1988, Russell Carrington Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, to Tammy Wilson, a nurse director, and Harrison Wilson III, a lawyer. He has an older brother named Harrison IV and a sister named Anna. His father and brother played football and baseball, and his sister played basketball.
After starting his football career in college, playing for 'North Carolina State University and later for 'Wisconsin University,' Russell has a long journey to become one of America's most popular sportspersons. However, he was originally believed he was unfit for football, especially as a quarterback, and faced denials early in his life. Eventually, his talent verified his critics wrong, and he went on to become one of the leading players for the popular NFL team 'The Seattle Seahawks.'
He has played baseball in his college life, and he was initially puzzled to choosing a sport he should pursue as his career. He finally decided on football as it appeared more 'demanding.' After being outlined into the NFL in 2012, he demonstrated his speed and strength from the very first game and continued playing well throughout the tournament; eventually, he won the 'NFL Rookie of the Year award in his debut series. In the following year, he led his team to victory in NFL 2013.
Russell Wilson's Net Worth
Russell Wilson is an American professional football player. He has a whopping net worth of $135 million. Russell is a starter as a quarterback of the club Seattle Seahawks. He has appeared in two Super Bowls and won one to date. He is among one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
Image: Russell Wilson promote his self-written picture book Source: Instagram @dangerusswilson
His annual salary from the NFL is $35 million, making him the highest-paid quarterback in per-season earnings. Between June 2018 and June 2019, Russell Wilson gained $90 million from his various works. On July 31, 2015, the Seattle Seahawks officially signed Russell Wilson to a four-year contract extension valued at $87.6 million with a signing bonus of $31 million and $60 million secured.
On April 16, 2019, Russell and the Seattle Seahawks signed a four-year contract at the cost of $140 million with an extension facility. The agreement, which comes with a whopping $65 million signing bonus, is the highest deal in NFL history. Wilson will receive a total of $107 million as guaranteed money.
Is Russell Wilson Single?
The famous quarterback, Russell Wilson, is not single. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Ashton Meem, in 2012, but after a couple of years of spending time together, the couple split in 2014. Russell then moved on to a relationship with singer Ciara, and they married on July 6, 2016.
Image: Russell Wilson encouraging his sister Source: Instagram @dangerusswilson
They had a daughter together, named Sienna Princess Wilson, and she was born on April 28, 2017. Later they had a son, Win Harrison Wilson. He was born on July 23, 2020. Not just Harrison Wilson, Ciara has a son, Future Zahir Wilburn, from her previous relationship.