Joe Namath Net Worth

Joe Namath Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Joe Namath net worth is
$18 Million

Joe Namath Wiki Biography

Joseph William Namath was born on 31st May 1943, in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania USA, to immigrant parents from Hungary. He is a retired American football player as well as an actor, who is usually named Joe Willie or Broadway Joe. He is an inductee into the Professional Football Hall of Fame (1985) for his great achievements in sport. Joe Namath has been accumulating his net worth firstly as a professional football player from 1965 to 1977; secondly he has added considerable sums to his wealth as an actor since 1970.

How rich is this former football player and actor? Under the latest estimations, Joe Namath’s net worth is as much as $18 million.

Joe Namath Net Worth $18 Million

Joe Namath studied at Beaver Falls High School, where he first showed his sporting talent. He played in the position of an outfielder in baseball, guard in basketball and quarterback in football. After graduation from high school Joe received many offers to play in baseball and football teams, and eventually chose the University of Alabama. He was a member of The Alabama Crimson Tide football team during 1962 – 1964, coached by Howard Schnellenberger, leading the team to the national title in 1964 and an overall 29-4 winning record.However, he decided to pursue a professional football career, so he only graduated from university in 2007.

In 1965, both the upstart American Football League and the National Football League offered him contracts, but Joe Namath decided to sign a contract for three years with the New York Jets team (AFL at that time)) for a then record contract of $427,000, obviously an enormous start to his net worth. This was when he was labelled ‘Broadway Joe’, as he was featured by Sports Illustrated magazine.

Joe Namath played in the position of quarterback in the above mentioned team until 1976, though, leading the team to victory in Super Bowl III in 1969, before the two Leagues merged the following year . The season of 1977 he spent in the Los Angeles Rams team, but multiple injuries spelt the end of his playing days. Over his career he set the record of being the first quarterback to throw 4,000 yards in one season, and received many awards as follows AFL All-Star selection (1965, 1967, 1968, 1969), UPI AFL Rookie of the Year (1965), New York City Award (1969), American Football League Champion (1968) and many others which also increased the overall amount of Joe Namath’s net worth. In 1999, he was inducted into the list of the 100 Greatest Football Players by The Sporting News magazine.

In addition to being a successful sportsman, Joe then landed a career as an actor, too. He played roles in the following films: “C.C. and Company” (1970) directed by Seymour Robbie, “Underdogs” (2013) directed by Doug Dearth and “The Wedding Ringer” (2015) directed and co-written by Jeremy Garelick. More, he landed the main role in the series “The Waverly Wonders” (1978), not to mention a number of episodic appearances in such popular series as “Married… with Children” (1988), “The A-Team” (1990) and many other series. He was a co-host together with Dick Schaap of the talk show “The Joe Namath Show” (1969) and commented on the NFL games during the 1985 season. At present, Joe and Kristy Villa host “The Competitive Edge” (2015 – present). All those appearances also added sums to Joe Namath net worth, too.

In 1983, Joe fell in love with an actress Deborah Mays, who was 19 years younger than Namath. Nevertheless, they married a year later, and they have two daughters. However, they divorced in 2000, and currently Joe Namath is single. Namath entered alcohol rehabilitation in 2003, and later explained his problems in his autobiography ‘Namath’.

Full NameJoe Namath
Net Worth$18 Million
Date Of BirthMay 31, 1943
Place Of BirthBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight200 lbs (90.72 kg)
ProfessionAmerican football player, Actor
EducationUniversity of Alabama
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDeborah Mays (m. 1984–2000)
ChildrenJessica Namath, Olivia Namath
ParentsRose, Janos Namath
SiblingsRita Sims, Robert Namath, John Namath, Frank Namath
NicknamesJoseph William Namath , Joe Willie , The Hungarian Howitzer , Broadway Joe , Joseph William "Joe" Namath , Joe Willie Namath , Joe Willie Whiteshoes
AwardsUPI AFL-AFC Player of the Year, People's Choice Award for Favorite Sports Figure, Bronze Medallion, TV Land Most Memorable Male Guest Star in a Comedy as Himself Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor
MoviesChattanooga Choo Choo, Norwood, C.C. and Company
TV ShowsThe Waverly Wonders, The Simpsons
1The #12 in a New York Jet uniform
2White shoes
1I like my Johnny Walker Red and my women blonde.
2[on Jackie Gleason] Jackie's consistent: he's got a fat mouth and a fat belly.
3We're going to win Sunday, I guarantee it.
4If you're not going all the way, why go at all?
1In 1978, Topps was set to include a Joe Namath card in their football release. However, Namath objected to being depicted in a Rams uniform, and no card was issued. There is a rumor that his card, slated to be #498 in the series, instead depicted Rams team Rich Saul.
2In May 2007, his daughter, Olivia, gave birth to a daughter, Natalia, his first grandchild.
3Son of Frank Namath and Rose Namath.
4Release of his autobiography, "Namath". [2006]
5His many business interests included "Broadway Joe's" fast food franchises and (Mickey) "Mantle's Men and Namath's Girls" employment agency.
6On Dec. 17, 1967 in a game against The Oakland Raiders, Joe was victimized by " unnecessary roughness" by an Oakland lineman, and suffered a fractured jaw. To his credit he stayed in the game and threw a touchdown. As a aftermath of this incident, a special protective helmet with a "Jaw Strap" was devised.This helmet is widely used to this day to protect NFL quarterbacks. The following week on Dec. 24,1967, he again played the entire game against The San Diego Chargers , leading the NY Jets to a 49-31 victory.
7While still a football player he opened up a bar in New York called Bachelors III, but was soon ordered by the NFL to either shut it down or give up ownership because of complaints about "undesirable characters" hanging out there. He refused, and in the ensuing spat with the NFL he retired from football. However, he came back the next year, after having given up the bar.
8Went out with Vicki Roberts first in 1982 when she was still in law school and then again twenty years later in 2002, reconnecting on Valentine's Day.
9Retired twice during his storied career. The first time he retired as a New York Jet at an emotional press conference after the Jets won Super Bowl III. The second and final time was quietly in 1977 after playing in only a few games as a Los Angeles Ram.
10Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
11Ranks 78th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (1,425).
12Tied with Frank Ryan at 99th on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (150).
13Tied with Charley Conerly and Norm Van Brocklin for 42nd on NFL All-Time Passing Touchdowns List (173).
14Tied with Babe Parilli at 17th on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (220).
15Ranks 38th on NFL All-Time Gross Yards Passing List (27,663).
16Ranks 55th on NFL All-Time Pass Completions List (1,886).
17Ranks 41st on NFL All-Time Passing Attempts List (3,762).
18Quarterback of the "Arthritis Huddle" for the arthritis drug Mobic and the online arthritis community
19New York Jets All-Time Passing Yardage Leader (27,057).
20Had 21 Career 300-yard + games for New York Jets.
21Had 3 Career 400-yard + games for New York Jets.
22Chidren, with Deborah Mays: Jessica Namath (aka Jessica Grace Namath), born in 1986, and Olivia Rose Namath, born in 1991.
23First New York Jets Quarterback to pass for 400 yards in a game - 415 vs. Miami Dolphins on 10/1/67.
24Was the first quarterback in pro football history to pass for 4,000 yards in a season(4,007 in 1967). Still a New York Jets record.
25New York Jets Single Game Passing Leader (15 of 28, 496 yards vs. Baltimore Colts 24 September 1972).
26In 1999, he filed for divorce from wife of 15 years Deborah Mays (born 1962), who called herself "Tatiana".
27Was offered to host Family Feud (1988) when the show was revived in 1988. Soon however, the producers had second thoughts about him, and ultimately hired Ray Combs, instead.
28He appeared in Flex-All 454 television commercials.
29Hall-of-Fame NFL Quarterback, led NY Jets to Super Bowl III win.
30Number 12 was retired by the New York Jets. Quarterbacked the Jets to stunning 16-7 upset win over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts, in Super Bowl III on January 12, 1969.
31Three-time AFL All-Star and member of the AFL's All-Time team.
32Named American Football League's (AFL) Most Valuable Player in 1968.
33Passed for 27,663 yards and 173 touchdowns in his career.
34Caused a national furor when he "guaranteed" victory before Super Bowl III, in 1969.
35Played for the New York Jets (1965-1976) and Los Angeles Rams (1977).
36All-American quarterback at Alabama (1963 & 1964).
37Graduated from the University of Alabama (December, 2007) 42 years after leaving school early to become a pro football legend.
38Did several commercials including ones for Ovaltine, Noxema Shaving Cream, popcorn machines and pantyhose.
39Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl III for completing 17 of 28 passes for 206 yards (83.3 rating).


The Wedding Ringer2015Football Legend
Underdogs2013Joe Namath
Well Received the Death of an Artist2012
Green Visionary1993
Going Under1990Captain Joe Namath
The A-Team1986TV SeriesT.J. Bryant
Chattanooga Choo Choo1984Newt Newton
Our Voices Ourselves1982TV MovieBroadway Joe
The Love Boat1980-1981TV SeriesTed Harper / Rod Baylor
Fantasy Island1981TV SeriesClay Garrett
Marriage Is Alive and Well1980TV MovieBrian Fish
Avalanche Express1979Leroy
The Waverly Wonders1978TV SeriesJoe Casey
The Brady Bunch1973TV SeriesJoe Namath
Here's Lucy1972TV SeriesJoe Namath
The Last Rebel1971'Captain' Hollis
C.C. & Company1970C.C. Ryder
Norwood1970Joe William Reese
ABC Stage 671966TV SeriesQuarterback


Louis C.K. Oh My God2013TV Special documentary thank you
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude2004Video Game extra thanks


The KickerDocumentary post-productionHimself
Harry Benson: Shoot First2016DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2016TV SeriesHimself
A Football Life2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Hannity2013-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2013TV MovieHimself
The Simpsons1997-2013TV SeriesHimself
Taming the Bull: The John Bramlett Story2013DocumentaryHimself
National Football League Honors2012TV MovieHimself
Namath2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Cameo
Year of the Quarterback2010TV Series documentaryHimself
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2010TV SeriesHimself
Boys of Fall2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Joe Buck Live2009TV SeriesHimself
Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The 8th Annual Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Super Bowl XLIII2009TV MovieHimself - Lombardi Trophy Presenter
The Complete History of the New York Jets2007VideoHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes1968-2006TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Broadway Joe") / Himself - NFL Quarterback
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XL2006TV SpecialHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2004TV SpecialHimself - On Parade Float
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Bear: The Legend of Coach Paul Bryant2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (Interviewed)
Rock 'N' Jock Super Bowl II1998TV SpecialHimself - Guest
Figure It Out1997TV SeriesHimself / panelist (1998)
Rebels with a Cause: The Story of the American Football League1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Monday Night Football: 25th Anniversary1994VideoHimself
Super Bowl XXVIII1994TV MovieHimself - Ceremonial Coin Toss
The John Larroquette Show1993TV SeriesHimself
Married with Children1993TV SeriesHimself
Bradymania: A Very Brady Special1993TV MovieHimself
1st & Ten: The Championship1989-1991TV SeriesHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Follies, Crunches and Highlights1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
1989 Hall of Fame Bowl1989TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Kate & Allie1988TV SeriesHimself
Heroes: Made in the USA1987TV SeriesHimself - Host
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1987TV SeriesHimself
Kraft Salutes Super Night at the Super Bowl1987TV MovieHimself
Light Moments in Sports1987TV Series
ALF1986TV SeriesHimself
Light Moments in Sports 19861986TV MovieHimself - Host
NFL Monday Night Football1970-1985TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Himself - New York Jets Quarterback / Himself - Los Angeles Rams Quarterback
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
Texaco Star Theater: Opening Night1983TV MovieHimself
Bonnie & the Franklins1982TV MovieHimself
Stand Up and Cheer for the National Football League's Sixtieth Year1981TV SpecialHimself
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1981TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1980TV SeriesHimself
All-American Pie1980TV MovieHimself - Host
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself / Himself - Guest
Bob Hope on Campus1979TV MovieHimself
Sportscene1979TV SeriesHimself - Host
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Namath1979TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1978TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1969-1978TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Football Player
The Bay City Rollers Meet the Saturday Superstars1978TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself
Super Night at the Super Bowl1978TV MovieHimself - Host
Sha Na Na1978TV SeriesHimself
The Captain and Tennille1977TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on NBC1965-1976TV SeriesHimself - New York Jets Quarterback
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dean Martin1976TV SpecialHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1976TV SeriesHimself
Super Night at the Super Bowl1976TV MovieHimself
The NFL on CBS1975TV SeriesHimself - New York Jets Quarterback
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1973-1974TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Flip1971-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Electric Company1972TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
Laugh-In1971-1972TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Performer
Dinah's Place1972TV SeriesHimself
The ABC Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1967-1971TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joe Namath Show1969TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The Kraft Music Hall1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl III1969TV SpecialHimself - New York Jets Quarterback
1968 AFL Championship Game1968TV SpecialHimself - New York Jets Quarterback
1965 Orange Bowl1965TV MovieHimself - Alabama Crimson Tide Quarterback
1963 Orange Bowl1963TV MovieHimself - Alabama Crimson Tide Quarterback

Archive Footage

The O'Reilly Factor2012-2017TV SeriesHimself
A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Pro Football Hall of Famer
Glickman2013TV Movie documentary
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Here's Lucy Spotlight: Desi Arnaz Jr.2012Video documentary shortClip from 'Here's Lucy'
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest Game Ever Played2008TV MovieHimself - Jets Quarterback, 1969 (uncredited)
Beaver Falls: Where Is Joe Namath?2008Video documentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
NFL Top 102007TV Series
1968 with Tom Brokaw2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Simpsons2002TV SeriesHimself
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me1997Video documentaryHimself
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America1993TV Special documentaryHimself
Dynamite Chicken1971Himself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Memorable Male Guest Star in a Comedy as HimselfThe Brady Bunch (1969)

Nominated Awards

1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleNorwood (1970)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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