What is Roger Goodell's Net Worth?

Roger Goodell NFL Commissioner

Name: Roger Goodell

Born: February 19th, 1959

Company: National Football League (NFL)

Position: Commissioner

Roger Goodell currently has a net worth of an estimated:



Roger Goodell is the current Commissioner of the National Football League ("NFL").

The National Football League is, by far, the most successful professional sports league in the world. League revenues are in excess of $10 billion per year, and the average value of a NFL franchise is over $1 billion.

For this reason, Roger Goodell is often referred to as the most powerful man in sports.


Roger Goodell took over from Paul Tagliabue as Commissioner on September 1st, 2006. Goodell beat out Gregg Levy, Frederick Nance, Robert Reynolds and Mayo Shattuck III to land the coveted position.

Goodell is a long-time NFL employee, starting from the bottom (administrative intern) in 1982 after graduating from Washington & Jefferson College with a degree in Economics. Aside from a short stint serving as an intern for the New York Jets, Goodell has spent the entirety of his professional career with the NFL. Here is Goodell's progression up the NFL ladder:

Intern, 1982
Assistant in public relations department, 1984
Assistant to the President of the AFC (American Football Conference), 1987
Executive Vice President, COO, 2001
Commissioner, 2006

Roger Goodell also headed NFL Ventures and was instrumental in helping to launch the NFL network.

Goodell has been embroiled in his fair share of controversies since taking over the position as Commissioner. Controversies that have occurred under his watch range from "Bountygate" to "Spygate" to the replacement referee fiasco to the Ray Rice scandal to "Deflate-gate".


Despite all of that, Goodell continues to enjoy the support of the NFL's owners.

Goodell helped navigate the NFL through a 2011 lockout and used his wealth of knowledge and experience to help negotiate the most recently signed TV deals. Despite some of the past controversies, the league is still doing very, very well.

Since taking over in 2006, Goodell has been rewarded with two contract extensions. The most recent extension will see Goodell remain as Commissioner of the league until at least the end of the 2017-2018 season.

Goodell has been extremely well compensated during his time as Commissioner. In the 2010 fiscal year ending March 31st, Roger Goodell was paid $9.89 million.

Goodell's most recent contract extension will reportedly see him paid as much as $20 million per year. This will bring Goodell's salary in line with the likes of Bud Selig (MLB) and David Stern (NBA).

Goodell has been a high-ranking employee of the NFL for a number of years now, and he has been in the Commissioner's office since 2006, reportedly making $10 million per year. Given all this information, I am going to estimate his net worth as being approximately $65 million.

According to Sports Business Daily, Goodell raked in $44.2 million in the 12-month period ending March 31st, 2013. Of this amount, $40.36 million was in the form of a bonus, while the remaining $3.5 million was his salary. According to reports, Goodell was rewarded by owners for negotiating an owner-friendly Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2011.


Roger Goodell is worth 841 times more than the median US household

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


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