Daniel Ruettiger Net Worth

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Daniel Eugene ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger net worth is

Daniel Eugene ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger Wiki Biography

Daniel Eugene ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger was born on the 23rd August 1948, in Joliet, Illinois USA, and is probably best recognized for being a motivational speaker. He is also known for being a former college football player, who played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish team.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Daniel Ruettiger is, as of late 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Daniel’s net worth is over $500,000, accumulated largely through his career as a motivational speaker. Another source is coming from the film about his early life and football career.

Daniel Ruettiger Net Worth $500,000

Daniel Ruettiger spent his childhood with thirteen siblings in his hometown. As he was dyslexic, he had a lot of problems in school, but despite this difficulty, while attending Joliet Catholic High School, he started playing football under the coach Gordie Gillespie. Upon matriculation, he served in the US Navy as a yeoman for two years. When he returned home, Daniel enrolled at Holy Cross College.

Two years later, he transferred to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he continued playing football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, although he was undersized. Soon, he became a part of the Notre Dame scout team; however, his first game was his last, as he sacked the quarterback, after which he was carried off the field by his teammates. Twenty years later, David Anspaugh made the film about Daniel’s early life and career entitled “Rudy” (1993), in which he was portrayed by Sean Astin, adding a considerable amount to his net worth.

Afterwards, Daniel began to pursue his career as a motivational speaker, addressing teenagers in school, college students and professional athletes. In no time, thanks to his unique communication skills and enthusiasm, he became known for his powerful message of “YES I CAN”. As he distinguished himself as a motivational speaker, Daniel has appeared in a number of television talk shows and radio shows, increasing his net worth by a large margin.

To speak further about his career, Daniel also published several books – “Rudy’s Insights For Winning In Life”, “Rudy’s Lessons For Young Champions”, and “Rudy & Friends” – all of which contributed considerably to his fortune.

When it comes to speak about his personal life, Daniel Ruettiger has been married to Cheryl since 1975; the couple has two children together, and they reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Most recently, Daniel established his own charitable organization called the Rudy Foundation, and thanks to his accomplishments, he won a number of significant awards, including the Distinguished American Award, an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, and he was also inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame. In January 2017, Daniel became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Full NameRudy
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthAugust 22, 1948
Place Of BirthJoliet, Illinois USA
Height1.68 m
Weight75 kg, 75 kg
ProfessionMotivational speaker
EducationJoliet Catholic Academy, University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross College
SpouseCheryl Ruettiger
ChildrenJessica Noel Ruettiger, Daniel Joseph Ruettiger
ParentsBelly Ruettiger, Daniel Eugene Ruettiger, Sr.
SiblingsTim Ruettiger, Mark Ruettiger, Carol Surges, John Ruettiger, Jean Ann Voelker, Francis Ruettiger, Rosemarie Haiduke, Norma Berman, Mickey Ruettiger, Bernie Ruettiger, Mary Eileen Brockup, Elizabeth Gallo, Rita Hasanaj
1Is a inspirational (not motivational) speaker. Tours high schools and college campuses delivering his message on making personal dreams come true. [1999]
2Honorary Doctorate Degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College.
3Proclamation from the Governor of Nevada granting an Official Rudy Award Day
4Recognition from the Texas House of Representatives
5Recognition at the White House
6Recognition from George W. Bush
7Distinguished American Award
8Honorary assistant to the Attorney General of Louisiana
9Graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Sociology in 1976
10He was the master of ceremonies for the Colorado Avalanche's 1995-1996 Stanley Cup Championship banner raising at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver.


Rudy1993Fan in Stands
In the Company of Darkness1993TV MovieDispatcher


Outwitting the Devilco-producer announced


Rudy1993consultant - as Daniel E. Ruettiger


Three Feet from Gold2008DocumentaryHimself
Pass It On2007DocumentaryHimself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Rudy: The Real Story2000Video documentary shortHimself

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