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Roger Goodell Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Roger Goodell worth? $150 million

How did Roger Goodell earn his money and wealth?

Roger Goodell is the current Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). He was born on 19 February 1959 to Charles Ellsworth Goodell and Jean Goodell in Jamestown, New York. Roger Goodell was a three-sport star in Bronxville High School where he played and captained for football, basketball and baseball teams. He was named the school’s athlete of the year before injuries kept him from playing football. Goodell further went to Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in Economics in the year 1981.

As an administrative intern selected through a letter writing campaign to the league office and each of its 28 teams, he started his career in the league office in New York under Pete Rozelle, who was the commissioner at that time. In the year 1984, Roger Goodell returned to the league office as an assistant in the public relations department after joining New York Jets as an intern in the year 1983.

Goodell was then appointed as assistant to the president of the American Football Conference in the year 1987 and went on to become NFL’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office in the year 2001. He supervised league’s business functions and league’s football operations as a COO.  Along with the launch of NFL Network, Roger Goodell played an important role in league expansion, realignment, and stadium development.

He also supervised media properties, marketing and sales and strategic planning as the head of NFL Ventures. With the necessary two-thirds majority of votes in the 5th ballot over 4 finalists, Roger Goodell was chosen as the commissioner of the NFL on 8 August 2006, and on 1 September 2006, he assumed the office as NFL commissioner replacing the former commissioner Paul Tagliabue. While serving as the commissioner of NFL, Goodell was awarded as the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, which is the third highest honor within the Department of the Army Civilian Awards scheme. This award was given for the substantial contributions to the US Army community. As the Commissioner of NFL, Goodell decided to shut down the NFL Europe which was founded in the year 1995, after its 2007 season and began The NFL International Series in 2007.

Roger Goodell, who was described as the “the most powerful man in sports” by the commentators, went on suspending many professional football players from many NFL teams for their conduct under the new NFL Personal Conduct Policy. These players include Tennessee Titans cornerback Pacman Jones, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry,  Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tank Johnson and even  Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson for their conduct off the field. Goodell has also taken actions against players and teams for many controversies such as “Spygate” where New York Jets’ defensive signals were videotaped by New England Patriots and many other controversies such as “US national anthem protests” and “Bountygate”.

Top positions held by Roger Goodell

  • NFL Commissioner
  • NFL’s Executive Vice President
  • NFL’s Chief Operating Officer
  • Administrative Intern in the league office

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