Jim Kelly Net Worth: Know his income source, career,achievements, family,cancer illness

Jim Kelly Net Worth: Know his income source, career,achievements, family,cancer illness

Facts of Jim Kelly Net Worth: Know his income source, career,achievements, family,cancer illness

Net worth$20 Million
Date of Birth:1960 February 14
First NameJames Edward
Last NameKelly
NationalityAmerican
AkaJim Kelly
Age:59 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

Jim Kelly is a former American professional football player who played as a quarterback throughout his career in NFL.  The renowned player has an estimated net worth of $20 Million.

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How did Jim Kelly make $20M? Let's know

Jim has achieved a huge success in terms of wealth and achievements. With his thriving career in football, he has accumulated a massive net worth of $20M.

He also made an appearance in few films which have helped him to increase his existing net worth.

Jim is actively involved in different charities and NGO’S which shows his passion for humanitarian works. He runs a football boot camp as well.

Normally, NFL rookie earns between $400,000 to $600,000 per year. Players can earn $50M or more at the top end. The salary cap of the NFL is approximately $175M.

Early life and Career beginning of Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly was born on February 14, 1960, in East Brady, Pennsylvania, USA as James Edward Kelly.

Jim started playing football while he was in high school. He was chosen to join Big 33 Football Classic as soon as he finished his senior year.

He was also an excellent and avid basketball player. He led his high school team to the semi-finals by scoring over 1000 points.

Kelly was offered the scholarship at the University of Miami due to his exceptional skill. He became one of the responsible people to turn the institution into one of the best college football programs in the country.

Jim made his own name, made several league records and surpassed many player’s performances.

With his consistency and dedication, he became center of attention for many clubs.

In 1983, he was picked up by Buffalo Bills for NFL Draft. Due to some reason he ended up signing with Houston Gamblers of USFL.

In 1986, Kelly started playing for New Jersey Generals due to the breakdown of Gamblers.

In the same year, he finally joined the Buffalo Bills and led the team to achieve 4 straight Super Bowls.

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In 1988, he started to run a camp for 8-18-year-old at the Buffalo Bills facilities

He led the league with 33 touchdown passes in 1990.

In 1992 Jim was accepted into University of Miami Hall of Fame.

Jim continued to show his record-breaking performances. While playing against Carolina Panthers in 1995, he set the NFL record for gaining most yards in one game.

Kelly was able to make Pro Bowl for five times.

In 1996, Jim Kelly retired from professional football.

The All-American football star achieved a well-deserved spot in Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002. He was also honored as Walter Camp Man of the Year.

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Kelly’s most prominent performances include 35,467 Yards, 237-175 Touchdown, and 84.4 Passer rating.

Personal life of Jim Kelly

Moving towards his family he lives with his wife Jill Kelly and two daughters Joe and Alice Kelly in East Aurora, New York. The couple had also son Hunter James Kelly born on 14 February 1997.

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Sadly, James died at the age of 8 on Friday morning, 5 August 2005 due to Krabbe Disease.

Jim Kelly founded a company called Hall of Fame Life Promotions dedicated to his late son.

Jim Kelly's fight against cancer

In 2013, Jim started to battle with oral cancer. After chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and various procedures, he was declared as a cancer-free in 2014.

Unfortunately, cancer has again returned which was announced in March 2018.

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Recently, he has been undergoing more surgeries. His jaw is reconstructed which is affecting his speech.

In 2018 ESPYs, He has been awarded the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award because of his determination and strong battle against cancer.

Looking at his Instagram account, Jim Kelly has 91.3K Followers, 104 Following, and 675 Posts.

We wish for his quick recovery and his wellness in the coming days. Get well Soon, Jim.


$20 millionAmerican professional football playerFebruary 14, 1960