- Full Name: Deion Lywynn Sanders
- Born: 08/09/1967
- Place of Birth: Fort Myers, Florida
- Occupation: Athlete
- Marital Status: Divorced
Deion Sanders Net Worth History
Deion Sanders is a retired cornerback for the NFL and outfielder for the NBL with an estimated net worth of $40 million. He earned much of his income from commercial endorsements and from 2013-2014, Deion earned about $2 million as an NFL broadcaster.
About Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders played both professional football and baseball and is the only person to play in both a Super Bowl and the World Series. By the age of eight, Deion Sanders was already showing his amazing athletic abilities. He competed in organized baseball and football and went on to earn all-state in football, baseball, and basketball. After shooting a tremendous 30 points one night, a friend nicknamed him “Prime Time”, as he is still called today.
Deion enrolled at Florida State after high school and lead the baseball team to the College World Series, as well as its football team to the Sugar Bowl. He also found himself on the track team and helped them to win a conference championship.
After leaving Florida State a two-time All American, he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1989. Instead of concentrating solely on football, he also signed with the New York Yankees. His best season came in 1997 now with the Cincinnati Reds, which he had 127 hits and 56 base steals. He sat out a few seasons and returned with the Reds playing 32 games.
After five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Deion signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 1994. He led them to the Super Bowl and continues to be the only athlete to ever compete in a Word Series and a Super Bowl.
In 1995, Deion signed $35 million contract with the Dallas Cowboys which he also led to a Super Bowl win. The next season he made history by playing both wide receiver and defensive back. Once released from the Dallas Cowboys, Deion signed a new contract with the Washington Redskins. At the end of his first season with the Redskins, he retired and set his sights on television broadcasting.
For the next two NFL seasons, Deion brought his signature flare to CBS’s NFL Today pre-game show. But when he insisted the network double his $1 million salary, and they refused, he came out of retirement and signed with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Oxygen network came calling in 2008 and launched Deion & Pillar: Prime Time Love, a reality show documenting Deion, his wife, and their five children.
Several years ago, Deion Sanders was approached with a unique business deal. A partner suggested creating charter school in Texas where he now lives. It would be named Prime Prep Academy and mentor male athletes. Currently, his school is highlighted in a reality show on the OWN network. He has stated that his goal is to increase the positive image of black fathers on television.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Deion challenged other athletes from all major sports to donate $1,000 each to the relief efforts. His philanthropic and mentoring efforts continue with his school and in the community.