J. J. Watt (Athlete) Net Worth

March 26, 2023
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Justin James Watt was born on the 22nd March 1989, in Waukesha, Wisconsin USA, and is a professional American Football player who, as J.J. Watt, is best known for being the defensive end of the National Football League’s (NFL) Houston Texans.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this American athlete has accumulated so far? How rich J. J. Watt is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Watt’s net worth, as of late 2017, revolves around the sum of $25 million which includes assets such as a luxury Lexus LS 460 sedan. It has all been acquired through his professional sports career, which has been active since 2011.


J. J. Watt  (Athlete) Net Worth $25 Million


Watt is the eldest of three sons of John, who was a firefighter, and the vice president of building operations Connie, and apart from American is also of Scottish origin. From an early age he was avidly interested in sports, actively playing ice hockey as well as American Football. During his tenure at Pewaukee High School, besides excelling at track and field and basketball as well, and in his senior year, Watt was honored with several American Football rewards, such as the First Team All-State and the Woodland Conference Player of the Year. Upon matriculating from high school, he accepted a scholarship from Central Michigan University, where he began playing as a defensive end for its American Football team. However, in 2008 he transferred to the University of Wisconsin and in the course of the next two years, he added several awards to his portfolio, including the Ronnie Lott Trophy and Sports Illustrated All-Big Ten first team among several others.

J. Watt’s professional career began when he was selected as the pick No. 11 in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans, signing a four-season playing contract worth $11.2 million. During his rookie season, he helped his team mates to reach the playoffs, for the first time in franchise’s history, establishing himself as its defensive backbone. For his performances, Watt was named the Texans Team Rookie of the Year. This whole venture provided the basis for J. J. Watt’s current net worth.

In 2012, due to his great performances and after reaching playoffs once again, Watt received several awards including the Texans Team Most Valuable Player as well as the Defensive Player of the Year Award. After achieving a total of 65 solo tackles and 15 assisted tackles during the 2013 season, J. J. was appointed as the captain of the 2014 Pro Bowl’s Team Sanders, after which Watt signed a contract extension with the Texans for another six years, with a total worth of $100 million. It is certain that all these achievements helped J. J. Watt to dramatically increase the total of his net worth.

He has since been selected for two more Pro Bowl games, in 2015 and 2016, but was forced to withdraw from the latter due to a groin surgery. In 2015 he was honored with another Defensive Player of the Year award, and was also as the No. 3 on the NFL Top 100 players of the season in 2016. It is certain that all these accomplishments have helped J. J. to also increase the total of his wealth.

After playing only five games in the early phase of the 2017 season, Watt suffered a leg injury and was forced off the pitch. He is currently recovering.

When it comes to his personal life, since 2015 Watt is dating American soccer player, Kealia Ohai. There are rumors that he was dating Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, but those were never officially confirmed.

Apart from all those already mentioned above, J. J. Watt has been serving as the Vice President of Power Relations for Texas’ electric provider Reliant, and is also the founder of JJ Watt Foundation, through which he has raised a total of $37 million for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. For his sporting and charitable efforts, he was named the 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year.

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