Born Charles Edward Greene on the 24th September 1946, in Elgin, Texas USA, and best known under name Mean Joe Greene, he is a retired American Football player, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL), in defensive tackle position. His playing career was active from 1969 until 1971, after which he became a coach and retired in 2004. However, he stayed with the Steelers as a special assistant for player personnel until 2013.
Have you ever wondered how rich Mean Joe Greene is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Mean Joe `s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount he earned through his successful career in sports.
Mean Joe Greene Net Worth $2 Million
There is no information available about Joe before his college days; he attended North Texas State University, where he was one of the best players in the history of the university. He led his team to a 23-5-1 record, and earned several honors and recognition, including the Consensus All-American in 1969, and was also honored in having his jersey number 75 retired.
His professional career began in 1969, when he was picked as 4th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Draft. He played through his entire career for the Steelers, and won numerous awards and recognition, both as an individual and as part of the team. The Steelers won the NFL Championship four times, in 1975, 1976, 1979 and 1980, and he was selected for the Pro-Bowl game (for best players) eight times, 1969-1976, 1978 and 1979. He was named into the First Team All-Pro five times, 1972-1974, 1977 and in 1979, and the second team All-Pro in 1969, 1971 and 1975. Furthermore, he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice, in 1972 and 1974, and in his rookie season he was the NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Year. Also, Joe was the recipient of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award in 1978, and as the cream of the crop, he was named into the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team, and in 1987 was inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.
After his playing time was over, Joe became a color analyst for the CBS, but in 1987 returned to the field, this time as the defensive line coach for the Steelers. He stayed in that position until 1991, when he switched to the Miami Dolphins, where for the next four years he served as the defensive line coach, which also added a lot to his net worth. Then in 1996 he was appointed as the assistant coach for the Arizona Cardinals, which further added to his net worth. In 2004 he stepped down from his position, deciding to retire as a coach, however, the Steelers didn`t want him to leave the game for good, and officials appointed him as the assistant for player personnel, a position he held until 2013, when he finally left the game for good.
Greene`s net worth was also increased from a commercial he did for Coca-Cola in 1979, known as Hey Kid, Catch.
Regarding his personal life, Joe is married to Agnes, and the couple has three children, however other details about their marriage and his life remain unavailable to the public.
|Full Name||Joe Greene|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Date Of Birth||September 24, 1946|
|Place Of Birth||Elgin, Texas, United States|
|Profession||American football defensive tackle|
|Education||University of North Texas|
|Awards||AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, NFL Honors - AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, NFL Honors - AP Defensive Rookie of the Year|
|Movies||The Black Six, The Black Six|
|1||In the famous 1979 Coca-Cola commercial in which Greene appeared, the child playing opposite him was 9-year-old Tommy Okon. Greene later admitted that three days were required to do the commercial because, after downing the entire bottle, Greene kept belching following the words "Hey kid" (after which he threw young Okon his jersey). In all, he drank 24 bottles for the takes during the three-day shoot.|
|2||Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984.|
|3||Played for the Pittsburgh Steelers (1969-1981).|
|4||Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.|
|5||6'4", 260 lb. Defensive Tackle for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers.|
|6||Defensive tackle on North Texas State University's (later University of North Texas) football team, 1966-1968.|
|7||Born at 5:00am-CDT.|
|Lady Cocoa||1975||Big Joe (as 'Mean' Joe Greene)|
|The Black 6||1973||Kevin Washington|
|Horror High||1973||Coach's Buddy / Policeman|
|Coked Up!||2016||Documentary post-production||Himself|
|A Football Life||2014-2016||TV Series||Himself|
|America's Game: The Superbowl Champions||2007||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2003||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|Super Bowl XXIX||1995||TV Movie||Himself|
|SCTV Network||1982||TV Series||Himself|
|The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid||1981||TV Movie||Himself|
|...All the Marbles||1981||Himself - Football Player|
|Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier||1980||TV Movie||Himself|
|Smokey and the Bandit II||1980||Himself (as 'Mean Joe' Greene)|
|Good Morning America||1980||TV Series||Himself|
|Super Bowl XIV||1980||TV Movie||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Left Defensive Tackle|
|1979 AFC Championship Game||1980||TV Special||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|Super Bowl XIII||1979||TV Movie||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Left Defensive Tackle|
|1978 AFC Championship Game||1979||TV Special||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|The NFL on NBC||1971-1978||TV Series||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|NFL Monday Night Football||1970-1978||TV Series||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|1976 AFC Championship Game||1976||TV Movie||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|Super Bowl X||1976||TV Special||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Left Defensive Tackle|
|1975 AFC Championship Game||1976||TV Special||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|Super Bowl IX||1975||TV Special||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Left Defensive Tackle|
|1974 AFC Championship Game||1974||TV Special||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|The Winners||1973||TV Series documentary|
|1972 AFC Championship Game||1972||TV Special||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|1971 NFL Pro Bowl||1971||TV Special||Himself - AFC Defensive Tackle|
|The NFL on CBS||1969||TV Series||Himself - Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Tackle|
|Entertainment Tonight||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|A Football Life||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|World's Funniest & Cleverest Commercials||2004||Video||Himself|