Ray Lewis is a well known former American football player, who has made a net worth of over $50 million US dollars. He is best known for playing with Baltimore Ravens as a linebacker in National Football League. He has won 2 Super Bowls and 13 Pro Bowls in his career including other titles. He has NFL record of 3 touchdowns, 2061 tackles, and 41.5 quarterback sacks.
Ray Lewis Biography
Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. was born in 1975 on 15th May. He was born and brought up in Florida. Lewis is a loyal Christian, who has spoken about his faith a couple of time in the media. He even talked about it in his cover story of 2006 Sports Illustrated. The football player has 6 children, two girls, and four boys, whom he had with four different lovers.
In 2000, during a Super Bowl XXXIV party, Ray was involved in a fight with a bunch of people, which ends in the stabbing which killed two people named Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker. Ray with his two other friends was charged with assault and murder. Luckily, Ray managed to get out of the case smoothly without any hassle. The other two suspects were charged.
After this incident, Lewis came to media attention and was followed by every party or occasion.
In 2016 his son, Ray Lewis III was dismissed from the University of Miami and Coastal Carolina’s football team, after he was charged with a criminal sexual assault. His family life has been surrounded with controversies since last year.
Initially, he started playing football in his school. But got his career boost in the University of Miami, where he played for the Miami Hurricanes Football Team. He compiles 2 sacks, 4 passes, and 81 tackles during his time with the team.
Ray Lewis started off his professional career in 1996 in his Rookie year. He was drafted by Baltimore Ravens in 1996 and he has been with them until the end of his career in 2012.
He made a record of making 2061 tackles, 3 touchdowns, 67 Pass deflections and 31 interceptions.
He is active with his charitable work. He is also the founder of Ray Lewis 52 Foundation, which offers economic and personal assistance to underprivileged youth. Lewis is also involved in business, politics and philanthropic work in America.
Ray has won 2 Super Bowls, 13 Pro Bowls, Super Bowl MVP, and NFL 2000’s All Decade Team titles. He has also been NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice and a part of All American First Team twice and Seven times All Pro First team.
Olympic winner Michael Phelps, a Raven fan, credited his desire of participating in 2016 Summer Olympics was ignited by an advice by Lewis. The fact that Lewis was able to inspire and encourage people to go after their dreams is bigger than award he could ever receive. Ray has also been awarded a JB award and ‘Act of Kindness’ Award for his charitable work.
Ray Lewis Net Worth & Income Profile in 2017
Ray Lewis has an estimated net worth of over $50 million US dollars as of 2017. His mere annual was over $8 million when he playing in the NFL games. The former football is known for posing for multiple magazines and brands which help him giving some amazing financial opportunities.
Ray Lewis was without a doubt one of the best footballers America has ever seen. Yes, the star has made a few mistakes in his career under the influence and he is already paying for his sins. He no longer plays, but will always remain one of our favorite Raven’s on the team.