J.J. Watt Net Worth|Wiki|Bio|Career: American Football Player, his earnings, stats, contract, wife

J.J. Watt Net Worth|Wiki|Bio|Career: American Football Player, his earnings, stats, contract, wife

Facts of J.J. Watt Net Worth|Wiki|Bio|Career: American Football Player, his earnings, stats, contract, wife

Net worth$50 Million
Date of Birth:1989 March 22
First NameJustin James
Last NameWatt
AkaJ.J. Watt
Age:35 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch

J. J. Watt, popularly known as the American football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, is said to have an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2021.

J.J. Watt

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Income of J.J. Watt- 

J.J is the first NFL player to record two 20 sack seasons. He officially began his professional football career by signing a four-year contract worth $11.24 million with the Houston Texans. After the completion of the 3rd year of his contract, he was rewarded with a 6-year contract extension worth $100 million which made him the second defensive player to obtain a $100 million contract in the league history. The contract guaranteed him $51.9 million, including a $10 million signing bonus. This also brought his 2014 base salary to $907,385 and $9.969 million in 2015.

With a $15 million cap hit, Watt is reported to be the highest-paid Texans player as of 2018. He was ranked no.29 in the Forbes 2015 list of the world’s highest-paid athletes. As of 2018, J.J. Watt's career earnings is estimated to be around $72.2 million. As of 2019, his salary is estimated to be around $13 million. Recently in 2021, he signed a two-year, $28 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals ($23 million guaranteed).  

J.J also makes a huge amount of money from sponsorships and endorsement deals. As of now, he has made about $7 million only from sponsorship deals with businesses like Gatorade, Ford, NRG, Reebok, Verizon, and American Family Insurance.

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Assets and Properties of J.J. Watt- 

J.J loves to live a comfortable and lavishing life. He owns a huge log cabin house in the center of Wisconsin, U.S. The property covers a total area of 35 acres and is worth around $800K.


In the year 2016, J.J sold his Houston's house at a total amount of $465K. The house covered a total area of 4,169 square-foot and consisted of four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms. He had bought that mansion for a total amount of $400K in the year 2011. He also owns a lavishing car, the Lexus LS 460 L worth around $72,520 which he purchased in the year 2011. 

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Professional Career of J.J. Watt-

In the year 2011, J.J entered the ‘NFL Draft’ as the best player in all fields, with the exception of the 40-yard dash. In the same year, J.J was offered a four-year contract by the Houston Texans. He was voted 'Texans Team Rookie of the Year'. The year 2012 was one of the most successful years in J.J's career as he got 69 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, 20.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. J.J was also nominated for his team's ‘MVP’ and AP Defensive Player of the Year. His performance in the year 2013 was also equally good. However, his team didn't perform well and were mostly losing that season. J.J was named to the 'NFL Pro Bowl' and also became the 'Pro Bowl' captain. In the year 2014, he agreed to extend his six-year contract with the 'Texans' of $ 100 million, making him the highest-paid non-quarterly player in the NFL. In the year 2014, he became the first 'Texans' defensive player to hit a touchdown from scrimmage. J.J was named to the 2014 ‘All-Pro First-Team’ as a defensive end and also made it to the ‘All-Pro Second-Team’ as a defensive player. He was also named in the 2015 ‘Pro Bowl’ and also received the ‘Defender Player of the Year Award'.

In the 2016 ‘Pro Bowl’, J.J was withdrawn due to a groin injury that broke his left arm. J.J had to undergo groin surgery. J.J also underwent surgery on his back for a herniated disc. Despite several injuries, J.J still managed to achieve the 35th spot on the ‘NFL Top 100 Players of 2017’ list. He made a comeback in the 2017 season. J.J began the season against the ‘Jacksonville Jaguars.’ Unfortunately, he suffered a leg injury later in the season, which made him undergo another surgery and eventually making him ruled out for the rest of the season. In 2018, he made a comeback against the New England Patriots. Watt had a good season with 16 sacks placing second in the league just behind Aaron Donald. He was also named a First-Team All-Pro for the fifth time in his career. In 2019, J.J. suffered from a serious torn pectoral. He played his last season (2020) with the Texans. In February 2021, J.J was released from the Texans and one month later, he signed a two-year, $28 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals.  

J.J in a match

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Social Activities and Charity- 

In the year 2017, he started an online forum to raise funds for relief efforts in the Houston area following Hurricane Harvey. J.J himself donated $100,000 as a starting base which ended up generating over $40 million. J.J was also named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.

He also founded the JJ Watt Foundation in the year 2010. The main motive of the foundation is to provide after-school athletic opportunities to children in schools mostly in the Texas and Wisconsin area. After the shooting incident of May 2018, J.J also offered to pay for the funerals of the victims of the Santa Fe High School.

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Awards and Achievements of J.J Watt-

J.J has been honored with several awards for his outstanding performances. In the year 2010, J.J was named to the ‘All-Big Ten’ first-team and the ‘All-American’ first-team. In the same year, he also won the ‘Lott Trophy’. J.J was the ‘NFL’ sacks leader in the year 2012 and 2015. He was also declared as the ‘NFL Defensive Player of the Year' in 2012, 2014, and 2015. In the year 2014, he was awarded the ‘Bert Bell Award’. In the year 2017, J.J was honored as the ‘Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year’ and the ‘Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.’ 

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Personal Life and Family of J.J. Watt- 

J.J with his wife

J.J. was born on 22nd March 1989, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the United States. J.J Watt is the son of John Watt (Father) and Connie Watt (Mother). J.J has altogether two siblings, Derek Watt (Brother) (Student and Football Player at the University of Wisconsin) and CJ Watt (Brother) (Student and Football Player at the University of Wisconsin). In the year 2020, he got married to Kealia Ohai (American Soccer Player). 

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J.J Watt: Engagement on Online World-

J.J's Instagram

J.J is socially active on many social platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has 4.1 million followers on his Instagram account and 5.6 million followers on his Twitter account. 

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