Daniel Constantine “Dan” Marino, Jr.
Net Worth: $37 million
Source of Wealth: sports, football
Born: September 15, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pro Career: 1983-1999
How much money did Dan Marino make?
1988: $1.45 million
1989 $1.45 million
1990: $1.5 million
1991: $1.6 million
After his 1991 contract, Mario averaged close to $4 million a year. By the time he retired after the 1999 season, he was earning $6 million a year.
1996: Signed a 3-year contract, $17.72 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.
1991: Signed a 5-year, $20 million contract extension with the Miami Dolphins.
1986: Signed a 6-year, $9 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.
1983: Signed a 4-year, $2.1 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.
as co-host of ”Inside the N.F.L.” on HBO and ‘ on CBS, Mr. Marino probably takes home about $2 million a year.
Marino joined CBS show, ”The N.F.L. Today”, as a studio analyst in 2002. He most likely makes +$1 million a year there. He was also a co-host of ”Inside the N.F.L.” on HBO
Cautious about money
Marino has long been cautious about money. The only son of a driver who delivered newspapers, Marino and his two sisters grew up in a blue-collar Pittsburgh suburb.
The family lived simply. ”I don’t remember my dad having any money,” Marino said in an interview with the New York Times. ”We lived week to week. On Fridays, my Dad did his books and paid his bills. He might have 40 bucks or 20 bucks for the week. We didn’t go on vacation. We didn’t leave Pennsylvania until they began recruiting me for colleges like Clemson and Notre Dame.”
After he signed with the Dolphins, “I remember putting $50,000 in the bank and living my first season off it,” Marino said. ”I had a car. I got myself a nice new stereo and I was happy.”
Marino has owned restaurants in St. Petersburg, Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Marino is a partner/investor in Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, a Florida-based restaurant group.
In 1998, Marino co-owned a NASCAR Winston Cup racing team with driver Bill Elliott. The team only lasted the 1998 season and closed afterward.
Marino also invested in MMD Realty, a Fort Lauderdale real estate company.
Paid endorsements and sponsors
Marino earned more than $1 million a year from endorsements for AutoNation, the car dealership chain, as well as Nabisco, a subsidiary of Kraft Foods.
Marino has also gotten endorsement deals with Papa John’s Pizza, Hooters, Maroone automobiles, AARP, FirstPlus Mortgage, Isotoner gloves, Levinson Jewelers, Nutrasource.com, Consolidated Bank, NutriSystem weight loss programs, Empi Select (a TENS device), and the Las Olas River House condo in Fort Lauderdale