Mike Ditka raised eyebrows today after he made some comments on the radio about NFL players who kneel for the anthem. He claimed that there hasn’t been any form of oppression of black people in the “last 100 years”.
Ditka is an extremely wealthy man. What is Mike Ditka net worth? Read on…
Mike Ditka’s Career
Mike Ditka was born in the late 1930s. He was a sports star in high school before going to the University of Pittsburgh and playing 3 sports there. He was so good at football that he got onto the all-America team and was inducted into the college hall of fame.
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Ditka joined the Chicago Bears after college, and went on to become rookie of the year. He made multiple records that year.
He then went to the Eagles and then to the Cowboys. After several years, he retired and became an assistant coach. He coached the Dallas Cowboys, and later the Chicago Bears.
In the 80s and early 90s he had great success with record-setting seasons for his teams. In the mid 90s, however, he began to falter.
Ditka has done sports commentary, for which salaries are extremely high. He worked for NBC and ESPN, as well as radio.
Other sources of income for Mike Ditka include video game license royalties, TV appearances, and more. He even sold wines and beef at different points. He recently did a set of ad spots for McDonalds, which likely paid him several hundred thousand dollars.
Mike Ditka Net Worth 2017
So what is Mike Ditka net worth in 2017? What has he earned over the last several years?
Some of Ditka’s most lucrative ventures include his work in promotions, such as these:
- Mcdonalds ads
- wine and beef advertisements
- licensing his name for video games
- Overstock and other commercials
In addition, he was a particularly high earner as a football coach. In total, we estimate Mike Ditka net worth at $15-20 million.
Mike Ditka Stats
- Age 77
- Height 6′ 3″
- Weight 200 lbs
- Net worth $15-20 million (est 2017)
Mike Ditka’s Future: Could His Statements Hurt His Wallet?
Mike Ditka makes most of his money these days promoting things and on TV as a commentator. His controversial comments could have a significant impact on his earnings, and his future net worth.
Companies like McDonalds are not interested in bringing controversy to their brands, so they will likely not be interested in working with him in the future.
Ditka recently had a non-profit dinner in Las Vegas, “Gridiron Greats”, which was sponsored by Cariloop. It’s unclear whether that will be affected going forward.