10 NFL Players Who Are Surprisingly Wealthy

10 Current and Former NFL Players Who Are Worth Way More Money Than You Thought

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Everybody knows that Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre are filthy rich. That'll happen when you're an All-Pro quarterback and very marketable.

But who are the rest of the richest of the rich in the NFL? Here's a look at 10 personalities who are surprisingly worth a truckload of money (via celebritynetworth.com):

1. Donovan McNabb - $35 Million

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1. Donovan McNabb - $35 Million

Donovan McNabb

The former Eagles QB is ranked #37 on CNW's top 50 wealthiest NFL players list. He obviously had a successful career, but who would have thought he'd be ranked as high as he is.

2. Mark Gastineau - $35 Million

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2. Mark Gastineau - $35 Million

Mark Gastineau

The former Jets defensive lineman also had a fairly successful boxing career once his football days were over.

3. Brian Westbrook - $35 Million

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3. Brian Westbrook - $35 Million

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Just like McNabb, Westbrook made a truckload of cash by playing on some really good Eagles teams in the 2000s.

4. Kerry Collins - $39.5 Million

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4. Kerry Collins - $39.5 Million

Kerry Collins

While it's not surprising that Collins made a lot of money over his lengthy NFL career, it is surprising to see him ranked as the 33rd wealthiest NFL player ever.

5. Bryant Young - $40 Million

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5. Bryant Young - $40 Million

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Young was a very good defensive lineman who made the Pro Bowl four times during his career. But who would have thought he's worth a whopping 40 mil.

6. Fran Tarkenton - $40 Million

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6. Fran Tarkenton - $40 Million

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The former Vikings great made his millions by playing football, founding gosmallbiz.com and by being a TV host.

7. Drew Bledsoe - $48 Million

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7. Drew Bledsoe - $48 Million

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Bledsoe's injuries paved the way for Tom Brady and Tony Romo, but his great play in the 1990s paved the way for his massive bank account.

8. Vincent Jackson - $50 Million

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8. Vincent Jackson - $50 Million

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CNW has Jackson ranked as the 17th wealthiest NFL player.

9. Jim Brown - $50 Million

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9. Jim Brown - $50 Million

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Even though Brown played back in days where football players didn't make a lot of cash, he still managed to become wealthy through television and film.

10. John Madden - $200 Million

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10. John Madden - $200 Million

John Madden

Madden is ranked as the second wealthiest NFL personality of all time. He originally made his mark as a coach, then as an announcer and now he does it with his massively popular video game. Between the three, Madden is filthy rich. Boom!


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