What is Adrian Peterson's Net Worth?

Minnesota Vikings, Running Back, Adrian Peterson - Game Photo - 2010

Name: Adrian Peterson

Born: March 21st, 1985

Company: Minnesota Vikings

Position: Running Back

Adrian Peterson currently has a net worth of an estimated:



Adrian Peterson, known to many as "AP", is arguably the best running back in the National Football League ("NFL").

Peterson, born March 21st, 1985, was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2007 NFL Draft. The Vikings used their first round pick on Peterson (the Vikings drafted Peterson at #7) and the move has turned out to be a very shrewd one. Six players were drafted before Peterson in the 2007 NFL Draft:

1. JaMarcus Russell
2. Calvin Johnson
3. Joe Thomas
4. Gaines Adams
5. Levi Brown
6. LaRon Landry

Peterson had made a name for himself at the University of Oklahoma, where he established himself as one of the top running backs in the nation. Peterson would narrowly miss out on the Heisman Trophy in 2004, as he finished runner-up to Matt Leinart.

Peterson quickly made a name for himself in the NFL, rushing for 200+ yards TWICE in his rookie season (the first player to ever accomplish the task) en route to winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Peterson continued the momentum after his rookie season, as he was the fifth fastest player to run for 5,000 yards.

In late 2011, disaster struck, as Peterson blew out his knee (torn ACL and MCL). There were some who thought that Peterson's career may be over, but he recovered in an incredibly short period of time (eight months) and returned for the start of the 2012 regular season. Peterson would turn in a career year in 2012, rushing for over 2,000 yards and nearly breaking Eric Dickerson's long standing record for most rushing yards in a single season.

Peterson's quick recovery and outstanding post-injury performance has turned up the pressure on other athletes (Derrick Rose, Georges St. Pierre) who had to recover from the same injury.

Peterson's impressive performance in 2012 ended up earning him the NFL Most Valuable Player award.


When he entered the NFL, Peterson signed a $40.5 million/five year deal with $17 million in total guaranteed money.

In September of 2011, the Vikings and "AP" inked a seven year deal worth a maximum of $96 million. The deal, which included a signing bonus of $12 million, included $36 million in total guaranteed money.

In addition to his salary from the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson also has sponsorship deals with Nike and Verizon Wireless.


Adrian Peterson currently holds a number of records, including:

holds record for most rushing yards in a single game
-most rushing yards in an eight game period
-most 50+ yard runs in a single season
-most rushing yards in a calendar month

Photo: Mike Morbeck

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Adrian Peterson is worth 259 times more than the median US household

If Adrian Peterson sold everything that they owned, they could fund the United States' deficit spending for 0 days.


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