According to Forbes, Bill is the highest paid coach earning a whopping $7.5 million per annum. Currently, William is the head coach of the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. Belichick is said to have been earning an average of $2 million when he worked as assistant coach for New England Patriots. When he returned later as the head coach, he got a contract of approximately $4.5 million!
William Stephen Belichick, 65 years of age was born on the 16th of April, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee. He tenured for the longest as the Head Coach of the National Football League and is also known as the only coach to be an NFL coach without actually being a member of the NFL coaching association.
Bill Belichick is the brains behind wins of many famous and strong football teams you would know and is one of the most renowned faces in the history of NFL coaches. He has been a coach at the top teams such as Cleveland Browns, the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.
Life of Bill Belichick
Bill spent most of his childhood in Annapolis, Maryland where his father Steven Belichick, served as an assistant coach to the United States Naval Academy. Everything that he knows comes from his father who started to teach him the game at a very young age. Bill attended meetings, game film sessions and studied how his father worked and drew up various plays and undoubtedly he could draw up clever play strategies before even hitting his teens.
He graduated with a degree in Economics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1975. Later, Baltimore Colts hired him as an assistant and paid him $25 a week. This was the beginning of a career that no one saw coming.
Earnings that add to Bill Belichick’s Net Worth
Property and houses he has accumulated since 1975
According to the LA Times, Bill owns the following properties:
- Belichick bought a two-story penthouse in Florida in 2009 for $2.65 million
- He also owns a home in Boston’s South Shore. He purchased this base in 2010 for $1.725 million which is 5,500 square feet with all the posh amenities
- His largest property is on Nantucket Island. It is a large multi-building compound with a home, and swimming pool stretched over 3,012 square feet and also consists of 6 small cottages for his friends and family
- According to Hohler, his total property is said to be valued over $10 million
Bill runs a foundation namely Bill Belichick Foundation. It provides young players with coaching and financial support that they need to be great players in the years to come. He built himself up and knows the hard work and dedication success requires.
A documentary on William Bill Belichick named, “A Football Life”, was aired in 2009 and also appeared in a drama series Rescue Me in 2010 as a cameo.
Controversies he faced
In 2007, the NFL security caught one of the Patriots illegally videotaped the defensive signals of the New York Jets which is against the NFL regulations, and therefore, Bill and the team had to pay a heavy fine. Bill paid a sum of $500,000, and the team paid an additional sum of $250,000. The other big controversy that the team faced was using deflated footballs for which the team had to pay a fine of $1 million and suffered the suspension of Tom Brady for four games.
Bill Belichick is the only coach in the history of NFL to win three super bowls over four years from 2001-2004. He was also named the NFL coach of the year thrice in 2003, 2007 and 2010.
He is said to be very private and enjoys time on his boat and with his family. Seeing his career graph, you can bet that Bill Belichick’s net worth is only going to increase with time.
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