Bo Jackson Net Worth
Bo Jackson Net Worth
According to uswhispers Bo Jackson Net Worth $25 Million Several people consider Bo Jackson to be the greatest athlete of all time. For better or worse, he was the best athlete of his generation and an influential celebrity brand spokesman. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Bo and Michael Jordan led Nike to unprecedented heights.
Bo earned $6.8 million in baseball compensation and $6.1 million in football salary during his professional career. After adjusted for inflation, that amounts to about $20 million.
From Nike and Gatorade, to name a few, he received millions of dollars in endorsements. In 1986, Nike gave Bo a $100,000-a-year contract to play baseball only. They were willing to pay him $1 million if he also played in the NFL.
A five-year $7.4 million deal with the Los Angeles Raiders paid him $500,000 each year; a one-year $2.4 million pact with the Kansas City Royals paid him $2.4 million; and Pepsi and AT&T each paid him $1 million; Nike paid him $1 million; and Gatorade paid him $1 million. Bo's salary and sponsorships brought approximately $6 million a year for him in the early 1990s. After adjusting for inflation, that's equal to $11 million today.
Bo Jackson was born on November 30, 1962, in Bessemer, Alabama. He is one of ten children, making him the eighth oldest. McAdory High School was his alma mater. In high school, he set numerous records as a football running back and also played baseball, where he hit 20 home runs in 25 games. He also set state records on the track and twice won the Alabama state decathlon championship. When the New York Yankees offered him a baseball scholarship in 1982, Jackson elected to attend Auburn University on a football scholarship instead. I told my mom I'd be the first in my family to go to college, he added. While at Auburn, Jackson also competed in baseball and track and field. He is well-known for his uncommon ability to excel in multiple sports, as evidenced by his remarkable stats across the board.