Colin Kaepernick Net Worth

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Colin Kaepernick Net Worth

$20 Million dollars

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Full NameColin Rand Kaepernick
Net Worth$20 Million
Date of BirthNovember 3, 1987 (age 36)
Birth PlaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin
CareerHigh school: Pitman (Turlock, California)
College: Nevada (2006–2010)
Position: Quarterback
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career HistorySan Francisco 49ers (2011–2016)
Career NFL StatsPassing attempts: 1,692
Passing completions: 1,011
Completion percentage: 59.8%
TD–INT: 72–30
Passing yards: 12,271
Passer rating: 88.9
Rushing yards: 2,300
Rushing touchdowns: 13

How much is Colin Kaepernick Net Worth?

Colin Kaepernick is a famous American football player and social activist. Colin Kaepernick has a net worth of around $20 million. In his six years from 2011 to 2016 playing in the NFL, Colin made around $43 million in salary (before cutting any taxes).

In 2016, he earned a staggering $14.3 million in a single NFL season. This is his highest ever earning in a single year so far.

He is also known as a political and civil rights activist. You might remember him for kneeling down during the national anthem in NFL games in protest of racial inequality and police brutality in the United States.

Early Life

Colin Rand Kaepernick was born on November 3, 1987, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His birth mother gave him up for adoption, and Colin became the third kid of Rick and Teresa Kaepernick. They had two older children already named Kyle and Devon.

The reason for Colin’s adoption was the death of their other two boys because of heart defects. Till Colin was four years old, they lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. After that, they moved to California.

Colin studied well at John H. Pitman High School in Turlock, California. He pulled off a 4.0 GPA. He was mostly into baseball in his high school and even got scholarship offers to play for college baseball team. But he wanted to focus on football, so he was offered a spot at the University of Nevada.

In his college, he was breaking records and getting lots of praise as a star quarterback. He received the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year award two times.

Fun fact about Colin is that he is the only player in the NCAA I Division FBS history to amass 4,000 rushing yards and 10,000 passing yards in his college career.

NFL Career

Colin Kaepernick got picked by the Chicago Cubs for baseball in 2009, but he said, “No, thanks!” to baseball to play more football. In 2011, he joined the San Francisco 49ers after they selected him in the second round of NFL Draft.

At first, he was a backup quarterback player until 2012. But man, did he shine that year! He rocked it and even led the 49ers to Super Bowl XLXVII. Sadly, they lost their match against the Baltimore Ravens with a score of 31-34.

In the next season in 2013, he led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game, but they lost against the Seattle Seahawks.

During the 49ers’ third preseason game in 2016, Colin Kaepernick decided to sit during the U.S. national anthem instead of standing. He protested against police brutality, racial injustice, and the problems in the country.

He kneeled during the anthem for the next week and for the whole regular season. People had strong reactions, some people supporting him and others against his protest.

It became a media firestorm in 2017, when President Donald Trump said that NFL owners should fire such players who protest during the national anthem.

After that, no team signed him and he became a free agent. Even though, he worked out with the Las Vegas Raiders in May 2022, but he is still not playing in the league as of now.

Record Contract

Colin Kaepernick and 49ers signed a contract to stick together for seven more years back in June 2014. This contract could’ve made him mega-rich, with a chance to earn $126 million and if not, at least $61 million for sure.

There was a sweet bonus of $12.3 million right away with a huge $640,000 salary for the next season. But here is the kicker: the sure money was only $13 million; the rest of the $61 million dollars would be guaranteed only if Colin got a career-ending injury. It was definitely a record-setting deal at the time.

Now, here is the twist. If Colin didn’t make it to the All-Pro tem or if 49ers didn’t play in the Super Bowl, his salary dropped by $2 million per year (In fact, he played around 80% of the snaps).

As such, in the beginning of the 2015 season, his base salary $12.4 million was reduced to $10.4 million.

Fast forward to 2017, Colin Kaepernick discovered that the 49ers were planning to give him the boot. Smart move—he decided to become a free agent by opting-out of his contract. He made, in the end, $39 million from that huge deal of $126 million.

NFL Lawsuit and Settlement

Colin Kaepernick took the NFL to court in 2017, saying NFL and the team owners teamed up to keep him from playing in response to his decision to sit during the national anthem.

The lawsuit was settled in February 2019 privately with the exact amount being undisclosed. Some sports news outlets reported that it could be $60 to $80 million, but a real settlement came out a month later and it was more likely around $10 million.

Nike Contract

Colin Kaepernick signed his first Nike endorsement contract in 2011, but after 2017 when he didn’t have an NFL team, some thought Nike didn’t renew their contract. Surprise! Nike put out an ad for “Just Do it” campaign’s 30th birthday.

Colin was featured in the ad with the words “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” As it turned out, Nike continued working with Colin all along. Nike later spilled the beans that Colin is their brand ambassador.

According to NFL reporter Charles Robinson, Nike is still playing Colin big bucks, like the current star NFL athletes get, and he might even score extra cash in royalties from a Kaepernick-branded apparel line.

Personal Life

Since Colin was 10 years old, his family had a pet African spurred tortoise. During his college life, Kaepernick attended a Baptist church. He was a Baptized Methodist and a confirmed Lutheran.

In late 2015, Colin decided to start eating a vegetarian diet. In July 2015, Colin Kaepernick and a radio personality and television host Nessa Diab started dating. They both made it official in public in February 2016.

Colin and Nessa founded an organization named “Know Your Rights Camp”. They hosted free seminars for disadvantaged youths, covering stuff like American history, self-empowerment, and legal rights.

They also started a relief fund to help out when COVID-19 pandemic hit in April 2020. Colin donated $100,000 of his own money.

Colin Kaepernick started Kaepernick Publishing in February 2020. Through his publishing company and Audible, he will publish a memoir.

Netflix showed “Colin in Black & White” in October, 2021, a six episode limited series was co-created by Colin and Ava DuVernay. It covers Colin’s teenage years, giving you a peek behind the scenes.

Real Estate

We’ve discussed about Colin Kaepernick net worth. Now, we’ll discuss the real estate he owns.

Back in 2017, Colin Kaepernick sold his home in San Jose, California for $3.075 million. This two story house had four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and nearly 4,600 square feet of living space to chill in. Fancy extras? You bet!

Amenities include a full-on bar, a wall aquarium, spa, a pool, and waterfall feature. Colin bought this in 2014 for $2.7 million, and he went all out with a big renovation.

In July 2016, Colin Kaepernick bought a swanky two-bedroom luxury condo for $3.21 million in New York City. The Tribeca apartment comes with a swimming pool, 24-hour concierge service, a garage, and a private health club.

The 1,733 square foot apartment was reportedly bought by the same family trust that bought Colin’s home in San Jose. Nice digs!

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