General Facts and Figures
- Name: Joseph William Namath
- Net Worth: $25 Million
- Occupation: American football player, Actor
- Date of Birth: May 31, 1943
- Place of Birth: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
- Zodiac: Gemini
- Spouse: Divorced
- Social: Facebook
Early Life and Education
His real name is Joseph William Namath, and he comes from Pennsylvania. He was born in 1943 and raised in this place with his five siblings by his middle-class parents. Unfortunately, his parents separated, and he opted to stay back with her mother. He discovered his talent as an athlete during his high school years.
His love for education prevented him from joining Major League Baseball. After high school, his mother advised him to choose football instead and go to university.
His mother was right about his capabilities. It’s in college where he exploited his full potential in football. He became the best quarterback player in Crimson Tide, University of Alabama. His team made it to the nationals.
Joe got an injury that later became a blessing. He had cartilage in his knee that prevented him from joining the Vietnam War. His friend gave him a nickname that lasted forever, “Broadway Joe.” Joe’s knee continued to become a barrier in his career. He decided to retire in 1977.
Namath began his acting career in 1969. His first appearance was on a show he hosted and later started to take other acting roles. He played a significant role in various movies, including “The Flip Wilson Show.
Joe’s net worth is $25 million. Much of his wealth is from his football career. He signed two contracts with the jets that amounted to over $1million in five years. Other contributors to his wealth include a brand endorsement, where he earned $7million per year. He also had a property that he sold in 2019 for $1.95 million.
Joe remained single for many years, that is until he met and married an actress in 1984. They got two children and later divorced in 2000.
His divorce led to alcoholism. Joe had stopped drinking after his wife threatened to leave. But, his habit becomes worse after their divorce. He decided to go for treatment after embarrassing himself in public.