Seahawk Marshawn Lynch looks on before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers
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The Business of Beast Mode: Former NFL Star Marshawn Lynch's Financial Footprint Explored

Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch is loaded with cash thanks to his time as a professional athlete. Here is a breakdown of his net worth.


Mar. 13 2024, Published 6:04 p.m. ET

Before his official retirement in 2019, Marshawn Lynch was a star NFL player. The Oakland native’s journey to NFL superstardom began during his years at the University of California, Berkeley. His stellar collegiate career paved the way for his selection by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, marking the beginning of a professional journey that would span over a decade.

During his time in the NFL, Marshawn earned a reputation as one of the most dominant running backs in the league. One of the athlete’s most memorable moments came during Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, where he helped lead the Seattle Seahawks to victory with a showstopping performance against the Denver Broncos.

While Lynch's on-field accomplishments have solidified his status as a football legend, his financial savvy and business ventures have greatly attributed to his impressive net worth.

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Marshawn Lynch (24) during the NFL football game between the Oakland Raiders and the Miami Dolphins.

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What is Marshawn Lynch’s net worth?

Marshawn Lynch is no slouch, and his post-NFL ventures have been just as lucrative as his time on the field. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the former Seattle Seahawks star has a $35 million net worth.

Marshawn’s wealth comes from his multimillion-dollar NFL contracts and endorsements with leading brands – including deals with companies like Nike, Pepsi, and Skittles.

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Marshawn Lynch walks the sideline before the Las Vegas Raiders and Green Bay Packers game

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After a decade in the NFL, Marshawn announced his retirement in 2016. However, he returned to the field a year later. Following two additional seasons in the NFL, Lynch retired for the second time. He then turned his attention delved to team ownership.

He now co-owns teams in the Fan Controlled Football (FCF) League and Indoor Football League (IFL).

Marshawn Lynch

Former football player

Net worth: $35 million

Birth name: Marshawn Terrell Lynch

Birthday: April 22, 1986

Birth Place: Oakland, California

Education: University of California

Spouse: Charmaine Glock

Father: Maurice Sapp

Mother: Delisa Lynch

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What is Marshawn Lynch doing now?

Marshawn Lynch’s life since retiring has been eventful.

In August 2022, the former football star was arrested for a suspected DUI in Las Vegas. According to a report obtained by Fox 5 Vegas, police discovered Marshawn asleep at the wheel. Officers believe that the athlete may have been involved in an accident before emergency services arrived as his car had “significant damage with no rim or tire on the driver’s side front wheel with dents and dings on the rear driver’s side.”

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Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch waits on the "Thursday Night Football."

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Marshawn was ultimately charged with driving under the influence, failing to drive in a travel lane, and driving an unregistered vehicle. However, he has since accepted a plea deal that will allow him to avoid jail time.

“Mr. Lynch has not been convicted of any offense at this time,” his attorneys wrote in a statement (per Las Vegas Review-Journal. “He has agreed to complete certain requirements which will result in this case being closed as a reckless driving traffic offense.

The deal requires the former NFL running back to enroll in DUI classes and perform at least 200 hours of community service. Marshawn will also be required to undergo an alcohol evaluation, complete a victim impact panel, and pay a $1,140 fine. Additionally, Marshawn was ordered to avoid any run-ins with the law for an entire year.

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