Net Worth: $15 million
Source of Wealth: sports, NFL
Born: July 16, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas
College: Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
Barry Sanders earned his wealth by playing 10 seasons of football in the NFL. He is considered one of the greatest running backs of all time. He played his entire career with Detroit Lions. In 2004, Sanders was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
How much money did Barry Sanders make?
1997 – Signed a 6-year $35.4 contract ($11 million signing bonus) with the Detroit Lions.
1989 - Signed a 5-year, $9.5-million, contract ($2.5-million signing bonus) with the Detroit Lions
Sanders retired early in his career. He left $20.9 million in salary and bonus money on the table when he retired with four years left on his contract. He also turned down millions of dollars in endorsement opportunities.
Paid endorsements and sponsors
Sanders has gotten an endorsement deal with Nike.