Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots are getting ready for the Super Bowl. If they win, it will definitely boost each player’s net worth. Currently, Rob Gronkowski’s net worth is estimated to be $20.0 million. How much does Rob Gronkowski earn per year? Find out more right here.
Rob Gronkowski is a tight end for the New England Patriots. He has received several awards, including the award for the NFL receiving touchdowns leader in 2011, and the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2014.
Gronkowski has become a fan-favorite as the NFL’s first tight end with the most receiving touchdowns in the league. If you want to know how much Rob Gronkowski’s net worth is, and more about his income, we have all the details for you.
Rob Gronkowski’s Childhood
Robert Gronkowski was born on May 14, 1989 in Amherst, New York and was raised in Williamsville. He went to Williamsville North High School for three years, where he played tight end in football and center in basketball. Due to his impeccable football skills, he was named an All-Western New York first-team and All-State Second-team player.
Gronkowski is the second youngest of five brothers. His eldest brother, Gordie Jr., played baseball during his college days, and for the Southern Illinois Miners of the Frontier League in 2011. Dan Gronkowski also used to play as a tight end at Maryland and was selected to play during the 2009 NFL Draft, where he played for five years.
His third brother, Chris Gronkowski also played football for two years at the University of Maryland before transferring to Arizona, and then playing for the NFL for four seasons. Their youngest brother, Glenn Gronkowski is also into football. He is a fullback for the Patriots.
Gronkowski’s College Career
In 2006, Rob Gronkowski moved to Suburban Pittsburgh, where he went to Woodland Hills High School for his senior year. After graduating, he went to the University of Arizona and joined the Arizona Wildcats Football team from 2007 to 2009. Before the 2009 season, he was placed on the watchlist for the Lombardi Award, which is presented to the most outstanding college football lineman or linebacker.
How Much is Rob Gronkowski Worth?
In 2012, Gronkowski signed a $54.0 million contract extension for six years. At the time, it was said to be the highest-paid contract for a tight end. According to Spotrac, Gronkowski was guaranteed nearly $13.0 million, with an $8.0 million signing bonus and an annual salary of $9.0 million, which will only increase when the contract expires in 2020.
Though Rob Gronkowski’s net worth is $24.0 million, he does not spend it on expensive cars, watches, or other frivolous things. In 2015, Gronkowski’s book, It’s Good to be Gronk! was released, and in it he wrote, “To this day, I still haven’t touched one dime of my signing bonus money or NFL contract money. I live off my marketing money and haven’t blown it on any big-money expensive cars, expensive jewelry or tattoos and still wear my favorite pair of jeans from high school.”
Here are the details of Rob Gronkowski’s salary and contracts according to Spotrac:
|Year||Base Salary||Singing Bonus||Roster Bonus||Option Bonus||Workout Bonus||Cap Hit|
|2012||$5.4 million||$20.0 million||–||–||$30,000||$26.6 million|
|2013||$6.3 million||$20.0 million||–||–||$30,000||$27.5 million|
|2014||$37.5 million||$16.5 million||–||–||–||$54.0 million|
|2015||$47.5 million||$16.5 million||–||$20.0 million||$2.5 million||$86.5 million|
|2016||$22.5 million||$16.5 million||$4.6 million||$20.0 million||$2.5 million||$66.1 million|
|2017||$42.5 million||–||$5.0 million||$20.0 million||$2.5 million||$70.0 million|
|2018||$80.0 million||–||$7.5 million||$20.0 million||$2.5 million||$11.0 million|
|2019||$90.0 million||–||$7.5 million||$20.0 million||$2.5 million||$12.0 million|
Endorsements and Promotions
Aside from contract bonuses and playing, Gronkowski earns a great deal of money from endorsements. In 2012, he signed a two year contract with Dunkin’ Donuts to promote their brand on TV and radio. That same year, he invested and sponsored the Bodyarmor SuperDrink.
Before 2013, PLB Sports manufactured a frosted corn flakes cereal called Gronk Flakes, which was sold in New England at Stop & Shops, as well as online. Gronk Flakes are produced by the same company that manufactured Flutie Flakes, promoted by former NFL quarterback, Doug Flutie. A portion of the sales benefited the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation.
In January 2015, Gronkowski paired up with Opendorse to endorse the Zynga mobile application, “NFL Showdown: Football Manager.” In April 2016, he teamed up with Monster Energy and launched the “Gronk” beverage, which will be distributed by Coca-Cola.
Rob Gronkowski has also cameoed in films and television, usually as himself. He was in the Entourage movie, as well as Family Guy. We can also see him in 2017’s The Clapper, American Violence, and You Can’t Have It.