Herschel Walker is a well-known retired American football player who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons. Other than being a renowned footballer, Walker has many business ventures and he is also active in politics.
Walker was the Republican nominee in the 2022 United States Senate election in Georgia.
He is also considered one of the richest athletes in the world and has an estimated net worth of $73 million.
His net worth is expected to increase dramatically over the next couple of years, due to his business ventures including Herschel Walker Enterprises Sports and Entertainment and Herschel Walker Enterprises.
Herschel Walker Earnings
|Net worth||$50 to $70 million (est.)|
|Salary||$3 million (est.)|
|Monthly income||$1 million (est.)|
Herschel Walker was born on March 3, 1962 in Georgia to Willis and Christine Walker. He has six other siblings and the family raised their children in Georgia itself. As a child, Walker was overweight and had a stutter.
He started playing football when he was in school and also basketball and competed in track. Herschel has been awarded multiple awards at the school level for his extraordinary performance as an athlete.
In 1983, Walker married his college sweetheart, Cindy DeAngelis Grossman and together they have a son, Christian walker. Walker and Grossman divorced in 2002 after 19 years of marriage. He later remarried Julie Blanchard in 2021 who was his fiancée since 2012.
|Full name||Herschel Junior Walker|
|Years active||1983 – 1997|
|Date of birth||March 3, 1962|
|Spouse||Cindy DeAngelis Grossman (1983 – 2002) Julie Blanchard (2021 – present)|
|Parents||Christine Walker (mother) Willis Walker (father)|
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Here are the basic highlights of Herschel Walker’s career in football:
- Herschel started playing football at his school Johnson County High School.
- He then played college football at the University of Georgia and won the Heisman Trophy as a junior.
- Walker’s professional career started with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL).
- After USFL, Walker joined the National Football League (NFL) and started his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys.
- In 1989, Walker was traded to the Minnesota Vikings. This is onsidered as one of the most uneven trades in NFL history.
- He later joined the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants before moving back to Dallas Cowboys with whom he ended his career.
Other than football, Walker has participated in the 1992 Winter Olympics as a member of the United States’ bobsleigh team. Walker has also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) fights. He also served as a co-chairman on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition under President Donald Trump.
Walker launched his first political campaign in 2022 Senate election in Georgia where he won the Republican nomination with 68% of the vote.
House, cars and other properties owned by Herschel Walker
With a net worth between $50 to $70 million, Herschel Walker is one of the richest football players in the world. He likes to live life large and owns some pretty significant wealth in form of his properties. He currently resides in this sprawling 10,500 square foot home located in Georgia which he reportedly bought for 11 million dollars. He spent an extra one million in renovation of the house. Other than this, Herschel also owns over 12 real estate properties, 8 cars and 3 luxury yachts.
In 1984, Walker franchised a D’Lites fast food restaurant in Athens, Georgia. He created Renaissance Man Food Services in 1999, which distributes chicken products. He has many other business ventures as well that contributes majorly towards his net worth. Other than this, Herschel earns millions of dollars each year through brand endorsements and royalties.
Herschel Walker Awards and Honors
Walker has received numerous awards over years for his astounding performance in football history. A few notable awards that he has received has been listed below.
- 1985 USFL MVP
- Two-time Pro Bowl selection
- 1980 National champion
- 1982 UPI College Football Player of the Year
- 1982 Heisman Trophy winner
- College Football Hall of Fame (class of 1999)
- Three-time Unanimous All-American
- Number 34 retired by the Georgia Bulldogs
$50 to $70 million
Successful career in football followed by successful business ventures has made Herschel Walker a multi-millionaire.
Herschel has been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder.