Jim Brown is considered to be one of the greatest running backs and greatest players in NFL history. He is also included in all of the NFL’s Anniversary All-Time Teams. In this one, we will learn about Jim Brown’s net worth in 2021.
|Net Worth||$30 million|
Jim Brown’s Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): $30 Million
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Jim Brown’s net worth in 2021 to be at $30 million.
Jim Brown conquered it all, not only football. During his high school years at Manhasset Secondary School, he earned 13 letters for his excellence in basketball, football, lacrosse, baseball, and track. Brown averaged 38 points per game for his high school team.
Brown attended Syracuse University where he was a multi-sport athlete. In his senior season, he was a consensus first-team All-American in football as he was setting school records game after game. In his sophomore year, Brown was the second-leading scorer for Syracuse’s basketball team, and he also finished 5th place in the 1955 National Championship Decathlon.
Aside from football, he was known for his mastery of lacrosse. He was a second-team All-American in his junior year and first-team All-American in his senior year. He was so dominant in the sport that they had to change the rules because of him. Jim Brown was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Due to his athletic dominance at Syracuse, Jim Brown has an 800 square-foot tapestry at the Carrier Dome where he is depicted in his football and lacrosse uniforms with the words “Greatest Player Ever.” On top of that, his jersey No. 44 with Syracuse has been retired.
In the 1957 NFL Draft, Jim Brown was selected with the 6th overall pick by the Cleveland Browns. He spent all of his nine years in the NFL with the Browns as he helped them win a championship all while dominating the league.
Jim Brown’s accomplishments:
- 1964 NFL Champion
- 3x NFL Most Valuable Player
- 1957 NFL Rookie of the Year
- 8x First-team All-Pro
- 1x Second-team All-Pro
- 9x Pro Bowl Selection
- 8x NFL Rushing Yards Leader
- 5x NFL Rushing Touchdowns Leader
- Member of the NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
- Member of the NFL 50thAnniversary All-Time Team
- Member of the NFL 75thAnniversary All-Time Team
- Member of the NFL 100thAnniversary All-Time Team
- 1963 Bert Bell Award Winner
After his retirement, Brown’s No. 32 was retired by the Cleveland Browns. He was also included in the Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor. In 1971, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995 and was honored at the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship as the greatest college football player of all time.
Before his retirement, Jim Brown started his career in acting. He first appeared in the 1964 Western action film called Rio Conchos. And in 1966, he was shooting his second film named The Dirty Dozen. Unfortunately, the production was delayed due to bad weather, and that caused Brown to miss the first part of training camp.
This annoyed Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and threatened to fine him $1,500 for every week of camp that Brown missed. However, Brown openly said that the 1966 season will be his last one. But due to Modell’s threat, he instead announced his retirement from the game.
Brown continued to appear in multiple films and TV projects. He was a prominent lead actor in the 1970s. He eventually appeared in TV shows and made cameos throughout the 1980s until the present day.
He was portrayed in the 2008 film The Express, a movie about Brown’s former Syracuse teammate Ernie Davis. Aside from that, he was also portrayed in the stage play called One Night in Miami that was first performed in 2013. It was eventually adapted into a movie in 2020 of the same name.
In 2002, famed director Spike Lee released the film Jim Brown: All-American. A retrospective look at Brown’s career and personal life.
Aside from his numerous appearances in film and television, Jim Brown also served as a color analyst for NFL telecasts in 1978. He was also a color commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993 where he covered the first six pay-per-view events.
Brown was also the first African-American to announce a televised boxing match in the United States for the Terrell-Chuvalo fight in 1965. He was also credited in suggesting to Bob Arum to take up boxing promotion.
In 1988, Brown founded the Amer-I-Can Program to help individuals meet their academic potentials and to improve their quality of life by equipping them with critical life management skills to confidently and successfully contribute to society.
He also served as an executive advisor to the Cleveland Browns in 2008 and was named a special advisor to the team in 2013.
Brown is also a part-owner of the New York Lizards of the Major League Lacrosse as he joined a group of investors that purchased the team in 2012.
Despite having a relatively short career as an NFL pro, Jim Brown certainly left his mark in the game of football due to his excellence throughout his career. Aside from that, there’s a completely different generation that knew him first as a decent actor before finding out that he is a football legend.