Deion Sanders Net Worth: Deion Sanders is a retired American professional football and baseball player who has a net worth of $40 million. He is considered one of the most gifted athletes of all time and one of the few to have excelled in two professional sports at the same time. He is the only person in history to have played in both a World Series and a Super Bowl.
Between NFL and MLB salaries, Deion earned just under $60 million in contract terms alone. That works out to about $93 million after adjusting for inflation. He also earned tens of millions of dollars more through endorsement deals.
Early career: Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. was born on August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was a member of the state football, basketball and baseball teams while attending North Fort Myers High School. In 1985, Deion was named to the Florida High School Association’s All-Century team, which includes the top 33 players in Florida’s 100-year high school football history. That same year, the Kansas City Royals selected him in the Major League Baseball draft, but he declined.
Football career: Deion Sanders, who went by the nicknames “Prime Time” and “Neon Deion”, is one of the very few professional athletes to have succeeded in two different major sports leagues. In fact, Deion Sanders is one of the most versatile athletes in sports history. He played football for Florida State University and was recognized as a two-time All-American. Deion also played basketball and ran track during his college years. During the fall semester of his senior year at the University of Florida, Deion Sanders did not attend any classes or take any final exams, but he was allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl. This forced the school’s legislature to create the “Deion Sanders Rule”, which states that an athlete from any state school cannot participate in a bowl game without successfully completing the previous semester.
He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons and played football primarily as a cornerback. He played for the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins (his biggest contract, $56 million and 7 years) and Baltimore Ravens, playing multiple positions, as a cornerback, but also occasionally as a wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner. Deion played 14 seasons in the NFL and won two Super Bowl titles, XXIX with the 49ers and XXX with the Cowboys. He also played in nine Pro Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Saison Salaire de l’équipe
1989 Atlanta Falcons 880 000 dollars
1990 Atlanta Falcons 880 000 dollars
1991 Atlanta Falcons 880 000 dollars
1992 Atlanta Falcons : 880 000 dollars
1993 Atlanta Falcons 880 000 dollars
1994 SF 49ers 1 250 000
1995 Dallas Cowboys 7 000 000 $.
1996 Dallas Cowboys 7 000 000 $.
1997 Dallas Cowboys 7 000 000 $.
1998 Les Cowboys de Dallas 7 000 000 $.
1999 Dallas Cowboys 7 000 000 $.
2000 Washington Redskins 3 200 000 $.
2004 Baltimore Ravens 1 800 000 $.
Salaire total en NFL : 45 650 000 $.
Baseball career: Sanders played professional baseball part-time for nine years. He signed with the Yankees in July 1988 but left to attend NFL training camp. He made his Major League Baseball debut on May 31, 1989. Three days after signing a $4.4 million contract, Dion ran his first punt for a score, making him the only athlete to score a touchdown and hit a home run in the same week. During his near-decade-long career, Deion played for a number of teams; he first played with the New York Yankees until he was released after just one season. He had some more success with the Atlanta Braves, then the Cincinnati Reds in 1997, and later the San Francisco Giants. Although he was an elite football player, his transition to the baseball field was difficult. His personality clashed with the more conservative approach to the game, and he often fought on the field and in front of the cameras. He played in a World Series with the Braves in 1992 (which was his best year in both sports) and is the only person to have played in both the Super Bowl and a World Series. He retired from baseball in 2001.Deion Sanders’ baseball earnings
Season Team Salary
1991 Atlanta Braves $660,000
1992 Atlanta Braves $600,000
1993 Atlanta Braves $3,166,667
1994 Atlanta Braves $3,632,513
1995 Cincinnati Reds $3,666,667
1997 Cincinnati Reds $1,200,000
2000 Cincinnati Reds $300,000
Total: $13,225,847 $.
Other activities: During his career, Deion has appeared in numerous commercials for dozens of major brands including Nike, Pepsi, Burger King, American Express and Pizza Hut. In 1989, Sanders published his autobiography: “Power, Money, & Sex: How Success Almost Ruined My Life”. He also released a rap album called “Prime Time” in 1994 on MC Hammer’s label, Bust It Records, and appeared in Hammer’s “Too Legit to Quit” video. Sanders has made several appearances in television shows and films. In 1995, after his first Super Bowl win, he hosted Saturday Night Live. Also in 1995, Sanders became the spokesperson for Sega Sports video games. In 2002, he hosted the Miss USA pageant. He starred in the reality show Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love in 2008, which centered on them and their five children when they lived in Prosper, Texas. That same year, Sanders competed against Bruce (now Caitlyn) and Kris Jenner, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian on Celebrity Family Feud. He also works as a volunteer football coach at his sons’ school, Trinity Christian School Cedar Hill. In 2012, Sanders founded Prime Prep Academy Charter School, however, the school closed for financial and legal reasons in 2015. From 2014 to 2015, he starred in Deion’s Family Playbook, a reality show on the Oprah Network about his family life. After his retirement from both sports, he began working as a studio analyst for both the NFL Network on Sundays and CBS sports only for Thursday games.
Personal life: Sanders was married to Carolyn Chambers from 1989 to 1998. The couple had two children. He was married to Pilar Biggers-Sanders from 1999 to 2013. Their divorce was messy and complicated and attracted media attention. They have three children. Sanders began a relationship with Tracey Edmonds in 2012.
In 2005, Sanders challenged all professional athletes in the four major sports to donate $1,000 to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, with the goal of raising between $1.5 and $3 million.
Real Estate: In February 2011, Deion listed two of his homes in the Dallas area for sale. One was offered for $7.5 million and the other for a whopping $21 million. The $21 million mansion is 30,000 square feet and includes 8 bedrooms, a 10-car garage, a movie theater, a bowling alley, a basketball court, a 12-acre lake, etc.