Pittsburg Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is certainly one of the most successful professional athletes today – you can see his star rising not only on the field, but in the reports about his finances, too.
Ben Roethlisberger Net Worth - $70 Million
Birth Name - Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger
Date of birth - March 2, 1982
Zodiac Sign - Pisces
Birth Place - Lima, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 5″
Profession - Actor, American football player
When it comes to the money made by Ben Roethlisberger, net worth figures show that he is top of the list not only in terms of field stats, but also when it comes to getting paid for his performance – reportedly, his net worth currently reaches 70 million dollars, with a salary of a staggering 12.8 million dollars.
Ohio-born Big Ben has certainly come a long way. He has been the quarterback of the Steelers’ since 2004, but he became active in sports way before that, at a very young age. Back in his high school years, Roethlisberger was the captain not only of his school’s football team, but of the basketball and baseball teams as well.
He went on to play football during his college years, too and it was actually at his college, at the Miami University of Ohio that he first played quarterback, his debut game being in 2001against Michigan. His sophomore and junior seasons brought great challenges and great recognition for Roethlisberger – in 2003 he led the Miami RedHawks to an unbeaten record.
2004 was another year of great success for Ben Roethlisberger. That was the year when he was drafted for the NFL’s Pittsburg Steelers – as a matter of fact, he signed a 22.6 million dollar contract for a period of 6 years with an additional 17.73 million dollars in incentives, which made him the highest-drafted quarterback that year. However, this was only the beginning – his talent seemed limitless and in 2008 his extraordinary results brought him a 102 million dollar contract for a period of 8 years.
2006 was a year of success and difficulties for Ben Roethlisberger. That year the Pittsburg Steelers won the Super Bowl, making Ben Roethlisberger the youngest ever quarterback to win the Super Bowl, but health problems were also in store for Big Ben. He suffered a motorcycle accident and was badly injured, so he had to stay away of the field for a while, then in September the same year he had an emergency appendectomy.
Ben Roethlisberger is a fighter, no doubt that – he got back into the saddle and he has been one of the best passers in the history of the NFL, with fame that has not stopped rising.