Troy Aikman, a Californian, born former football quarterback has earned quite a lot of fame in his career. Currently, he is a retired quarterback football player in the National Football League. He played as a member of the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons.
In 1989, Aikman was the No. 1 pick NFL’s draft and was nominated for the Emmy awards a number of times. Aikman was also elected to the College Football Hall Of Fame in the year 2006.
Born in West Covina, California on 21 November 1966, Troy Aikman was an avid sportsman even as a child. He was the only son among three siblings and was the youngest in the family. The Aikman family shifted to a farm in Oklahoma when he was 12 years old.
In an account of his life ‘Things Change,’ an account meant for kids, he made a recollection stating, he thought his football career was over. But it was not to be. In fact, it was only the beginning of the rising star. Aikman once broke his leg in his debut against the Miami University. He played on the sidelines for the Sooners that season and won the NCAA title. It was in the year 1985.
Troy Aikman had plenty of love affairs with celebrities including the award winning actress from Hollywood, Sandra Bullock, American actress Janine Turner, and country singer Lorrie Morgan before he chose to finally settle down with Rhonda Worthey. He got married on 8th of April in 2000, but that was followed by a divorce in 2011. He has two children with the former Cowboys publicist and his ex-wife, Rhonda Worthey.
Career: Soon after Aikman graduated, New York Mets offered to join them as a baseball player, but he refused and took admission at the University of Oklahoma and started playing football. He joined ULCA in the year 1986 and while he was still a junior he received the honor of Pac-10 Offensive player of the year, but he redeemed his act by leading the Bruins to a 20-4 record in two seasons. In the year 1888, he won the Davey O’Brien Award.
The year 1989 turned out to be a major turning point in his career as he was hired to play for the Dallas Cowboys and he played for the following 12 years as a Dallas team member. He was the number 1 pick during the NFL draft in 1989. He led his team as they won three Super Bowl in 1993, 94, and 96 respectively.
In 1993, he won the Super Bowl MVP. Aikman was also adjudged six-time pro bowl and was given the Walter Payton Man of the year award in 1996. His annual salary kept mounting and in the year 2015 his net worth was $25 million. At the time of his retirement, his salary was $7.5 million.
Troy Aikman also was an investor outside his football career. Formerly, he jointly owned the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing team. He was also in partnership with Hall of fame Racing alongside Roger Staubach, his former Cowboys quarterback teammate. Additionally, he works as a Tv sportscaster and is the head of the troy Aikman Foundation. He made millions when he stocked in a local restaurant he frequented while he was playing for Dallas Cowboys.
As reported by zillow.com, Aikman sold one of his properties for $5.95 million. The property was listed by Allie Beth Allman from Allie Beth Allman and Associates. The pricey homestead measures 10,728 in square feet and is located in Highland Park. The house has four spacious bedrooms, attached with six bathrooms and features facilities that include an elevator and outdoor wet bar.
Another report from housingwire.com stated the rich football quarterback player bought two homes in 2014 for $4.6 million and $4.3 million each. Perhaps, this is the reason why he sold his Highland Park property.
Troy Aikman Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $26 Million US Dollars
As of 2017, Aikman’s net worth is reportedly estimated to be $26 million US dollars. His net worth keeps accumulating from his annual salary, which is $1.2 million. Apart from his professional football income, he makes TV appearances as a sportscaster and endorses in various products and that tells a lot about his income source. Now, $1.2 million have been quite a sum to add to his already overflowing bank account.
Troy Aikman has contributed a lot to Cowboys Dallas team during his career and to the sports fraternity in general. He is someone to look up to as an inspiration for the young generation of football players. They set a high bar for his successors that can only be attained through dedicated service and great sportsmanship. And as for his net worth, judging by his activities and endorsements, it is going to only keep mounting as the years go by.