The American Football quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger who is married to his long long time girlfriend-turned-wife, Ashley Harlan, has earned an astonishing amount of money from his professional career and made a fortune of $70 million total net worth.
Ben has a very successful personal and professional life. These days many people are showing interest in his earning and how he maintains his lifestyle through it. Ok, let's find out in detail about his income source, salary, contracts, house, car, and other properties.
Ben Roethlisberger Net Worth and Salary
Starting playing basketball since college days and jumping into professional playing since 2004 after signing a contract with Pittsburgh Steelers club, till the date he has achieved lots of success through his hard work and dedication. Not only name and fame he has also added $70 million through own effort. Well, we all know how he collected it all.
Talking about his salary then the current annual salary of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is around $12.8 million. But looking back a few years before, his salary sheet is a bit different. Have a look at the following table, which shows what the athlete's earnings were back from 2004 to 2015.
Since signing for Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004, he has taken more than $22.6 million as his yearly pay. Similarly, in 2008, he again received an $87.9 million contract extension of around six years. Likewise, a $1 million sponsorship was offered to him during 2012. The same club again extended Ben's contract, but this time with around $87.4 million.
Only in 2015, the football quarterback earned around $2.5 million from numerous endorsement deals. With all of his earnings, he was ranked as the top 11 world's highest paid athletes in 2015.
Ben Roethlisberger House
Ben's house is in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, the US which is made in 10,000 square feet of area. He purchased his mansion in the year 2006 at a price of $1.6 million. The house includes a large living room attached with dining.
Not only that, it also has a basketball court and swimming pool outside it. Needless to say, the swimming pool is painted with Big Ben's Number 7 painted on the bottom. The other features of the house include cathedral ceilings and two Super Bowl Trophies.
Ben Roethlisberger car collection
Like every other athlete who loves supercars, Ben also loves to spend his cash on the supercars. Because he has a liking for such cars and the fact that he's got cash to spend, Ben has collected a great number of cars to his garage. While looking at the number of cars he has, then it sums up to a number of six expensive ones.
With Ben being a quarterback, he should maintain a huge physique. The athlete has shown his interest in big muscle while choosing his cars as well. Confused? Well, he is the proud owner of a Hummer, the big sized car. The car probably cost him around $30 to $50 thousand when he purchased it in 2004.
Likewise, he also has a Tesla Sports Car. This luxury electric car. The big player got the car for a price of in between $50 to $100 thousand.
Similarly, any car collection stays empty until it has a Mercedes. The Mercedes Benz car was bought, back in 2010 for a VAT inclusive price of $80 thousand.
If we are talking about luxury cars, then we can't miss Bentley, can we? Ben is also an owner of the Bentley Grand Convertible car. The car was priced at a far much price than any other cars we have talked about. If you are a car lover, then you should know that this car is priced somewhere around $3.5 million.
Likewise, collecting supercars isn't as easy as it looks. But, if you got a Ferrari 488 GTB like Ben, then there is nothing to worry about. The car was bought by the athlete in 2016. When he bought the car, the car was priced at around $2.56 thousand.
Last but not the least, the Big Ben is also one of the proud owners of the luxurious Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Spider Carrozzeria Touring car. This car is even expensive than the before mentioned Ferrari as when he bought the car, it's price was fixed at around $500 thousand. If we look at all of his cars then, it will sum up to more than $5 million.
Ben Roethlisberger as a Philanthropist
Apart from being a big bully at his National Football League games, Ben Roethlisberger is also soft inside as he is also involved in different kinds of Philanthropic activities. He has a charitable foundation called The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.
The organization provides support for police and fire departments and also tries to enhance the quality of life of residents of people in Findlay, Ohio, and Pittsburgh.
In 2005, the athlete donated a game cheque to aid the tsunami relief fund. Apart from that, the player has also donated well over $100 thousand to fund police dogs in Pittsburgh. Similarly, in October 2014, Ben and his wife, Ashley donated a whopping $1 million to his alma mater Miami University for an indoor sports center.
Some Facts of Ben Roethlisberger
|1. Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. was born on March 2, 1982, in Lima, Ohio.|
|2. He is mostly known as Big Ben.|
|3. In 2004, he donated his first playoff cheque to the Tsunami.|
|4. At the age of 23, he won Super Bowl XL.|
|5. Ben Roethlisberger plays for Pittsburgh Steelers.|
|6. Ben played softball at St. Francis University.|
|7. Ben was accused of sexual harassment by two different women.|
|8. Ben is the son of Kenneth Todd and Carlee Roethlisberger.|
|9. Ben Roethlisberger is married to wife, Ashley Harlan.|
|10. He is the owner of Big Ben's BBQ, a line of barbecue sauce.|