In November, Odell Beckham Jr. signed a one-year deal with the Rams and in the weeks since, he’s already scored multiple touchdowns. It’s looking like he’ll have yet another incredible season both on and off the field, with his new contract reportedly worth up to $4.25 million. It’ll add to his estimated net worth of approximately $40 million. So how did he do it?
What Is Odell Beckham Jr.’s Net Worth?
Odell was selected as the #12 pick by the Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and for his first year in the league, he was paid a salary of $420k, with a signing bonus of approximately $5.88 million. In his second year, his salary doubled to $840k. In 2016 and 2017, he was paid $1.36 million and $1.83 million respectively. In August of 2018, removed from his rookie contract, Beckham signed a five-year, $95 million contract extension with New York.
Of course, for the 2019 season, he ended up with the Cleveland Browns. That first year with them, his salary was a whopping $16.75 million. In 2020, he was paid $14 million with the Browns, and this past year, he was paid $14.5 million. His salary with the Los Angeles Rams is $750k, but he also received a $500k signing bonus.
In total, including salary, signing bonuses, roster bonuses, workout bonuses, incentives, and more, it is estimated that Odell Beckham Jr. has made a massive $79,896,476 from his career with the NFL. Of course, that doesn’t include how he has leveraged his football career for opportunities off of the field, like endorsements.
In the spring of 2017, it was reported that Nike acquired Odell Beckham Jr. as a brand ambassador for the next five years. Although no numbers were confirmed, the deal was rumored to be worth $25 million. This is the largest shoe deal in NFL history and was attributed not just to how great of a wide receiver that Odell is, but how popular he continues to be off of the field. The contract also reportedly allows Beckham to extend for a further three years and an additional $23 million.
As well as Nike, Beckham has worked with brands like Daniel Wellington, Head & Shoulders, EA Sports, Foot Locker, Dunkin Donuts, Lenovo, and more. He’s become the face of many of these brands, airing in commercials for them that have been seen by millions and have undoubtedly earned him millions.
In the summer of 2019, Odell launched ITN Productions, part of a pact with Wheelhouse Entertainment. It saw the immediate launch of his YouTube which has since accumulated 400k+ subscribers and nearly 18 million views.
The Rams’ wide receiver has also invested in numerous start-ups, including ones in esports and financial technology. He and Kevin Durant invested in Vision Esports together in addition to Titan, an investment strategy app. Other investors include Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures.
Finally, in March of this year, the football player signed on to become a strategic advisor for a special-purpose acquisition company sponsored by Tribe Capital Management. When the deal was announced, Beckham said that he started investing in start-ups shortly after joining the league and that he never wanted football to define him, despite his love of it.
All in all, it’s clear that Odell Beckham Jr. has financial aspirations beyond his sports career and he started planning his exit from football and his life outside of it very early on. His current estimated net worth of $40 million before he is thirty years old is very impressive and will only continue to grow if he stays on his current path.
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