John Madden Net Worth is$200 Million
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Profession: American football player, Football Coach
Date of Birth: Apr 10, 1936
Nicknames: John Earl Madden
Height: 1.93 m
Country: United States of America
Boom! Legendary sportscaster John Madden has a surprisingly high personal net worth. While he may have been a professional football coach for nearly a decade, and a nationally televised sportscaster for twice as long (1979-2009), that still doesn't explain how he has been able to build such an impressive fortune. After all, at the peak of his broadcasting career Madden was earning only $5 million dollars a year. A nice sum but not nearly enough to explain his otherworldly riches. The reason Madden is able to drive around the country in a solid gold bus built for an emperor (he is deathly afraid of flying) is because of a little video game franchise put out by EA Sports called Madden NFL. Madden NFL debuted in 1989 and every year since snowballed in popularity to become an absolute video game powerhouse with over 43 million copies of the game sold. In 2005 EA Sports signed a deal to become the exclusive game for the NFL through the year 2012. The deal was reportedly worth over $300 million. After rumors began to spring up that EA would be dropping the name "Madden" from the game it was announced that Mr. Madden himself had signed a multi-year licensing deal which would allow his likeness and name to be used in the games for the next 10 years. The deal was reportedly worth $150 million. Add this monster deal to the money John was already raking in from the 43 million copies of the games sold, plus his spokesman duties for athletes foot company "Tough Actin" Tenactin (rumored to be worth $2 million per year BOOM!) and you have amassed a neat little empire that will only grow exceptionally as his likeness is used in perpetuity for all kinds of products.
John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former American professional football player in the National Football League, a former Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Oakland Raiders in the American Football League and later the NFL, and a former color commentator for NFL telecasts. In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. He is also widely known for the long-running Madden NFL video game series he has endorsed and fronted since 1988.
Madden broadcast with Pat Summerall in the 1980s and 1990s, on CBS and later Fox. He was also the last color commentator for ABC's Monday Night Football before it moved to ESPN in 2006. His last regular role was as a commentator for NBC Sunday Night Football.
Madden has also written several books and has served as a commercial pitchman for various products and retailers. He retired from broadcasting on April 16, 2009 in order to spend more time with his family.
John Madden was born in Austin, Minnesota, to Earl Russell Madden and Mary Margaret (Flaherty) Madden. His father, an auto mechanic, moved the Madden family to Daly City, California, a suburb of San Francisco, when he was young. He attended middle school at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and then Jefferson High School, graduating in 1954.
John Madden married Virginia Fields on December 26, 1959. They live in Pleasanton, California, and have two sons, Joseph and Michael. Joe played football at Brown University and Mike attended Harvard University where he started at receiver on the football team.
A football standout in high school, he then played college football at Oregon and the College of San Mateo before transferring to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he played both offense and defense for the Mustangs while earning a BS in Education in 1959 and an MA in Education in 1961. He won all-conference honors at offensive tackle, and was a catcher on Cal Poly's baseball team. Madden was drafted in the 21st ro

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