Est. Range $31M - $49M
Peppers is one of only four players to record 150 or more sacks and 10 or more interceptions in their career.
Julius Frazier Peppers is a former professional football player who was very successful in his career. He played college football at North Carolina, and was then drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played for the Panthers for a few years before moving to the Chicago Bears, and then eventually the Green Bay Packers. He rejoined the Panthers in 2017 and then retired in 2019. Peppers was named to the Pro Bowl nine times throughout his career, and was also named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s and 2010s. He is one of only four players in NFL history to have recorded 150 or more sacks and 10 or more interceptions.
How long would it take you to earn as much as Julius Peppers?
The average salary for athletes in the United States is around $49,143 per year. Not however, if you play in the NBA where the average salary is projected to be around $8 million this year. Even then, though, earnings vary greatly. While some of the top players (we’re looking at you, Stephen Curry) earned over $45 million last year, others didn’t even reach the million-dollar mark.
All sports aren’t created equal though and basketball doesn’t even make the top five highest earning sports. Ice hockey, tennis and soccer stars round out the top three, with athletes in those sports able to build a huge amount of wealth from their appearance fees alone.
Still, there’s always ways for athletes to increase their earnings. UFC fighter Conor McGregor managed to be the top earning athlete in 2021, but a sizeable amount of his income was due the sale of his majority stake in Irish whiskey distiller Proper No. Twelve. However, opportunities for athletes go well beyond business deals.
As is the case with actors, musicians and other celebrities, the golden ticket to building an athlete’s net worth tends to lie in endorsements, sponsorships and selling their name (and often photos) wherever they can. Athletes have to be careful about what they do and say though… more than a few athletes have lost their product endorsements and been dropped by a brand over a scandal or unwise comment.
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