Aaron Hernandez has been caught up in a legal drama for quite some time. Still, Hernandez had started out his career with a lucrative contract with the New England Patriots, and for a while, he was raking in the dough. But how much is he worth now? We’ll give you the shocking details.
Update: now that Aaron Hernandez has had his conviction vacated: how much is he worth? Find out here.
Aaron Hernandez grew up in Bristol, Connecticut and suffered greatly when his father died when he was 16 years old. However, he threw himself into his love of sports and excelled as a tightend on his high school football team. He was recruited at several universities but chose to play at the University of Florida.
At the University of Florida, Aaron Hernandez triumphed as a star player. The Florida Gators won multiple games because of him. But because of his talent, Hernandez decided not to continue on and college and entered the 2010 NFL draft.
In 2010, Hernandez was the youngest player in the 2010 NFL roster and was quickly recruited to play for the New England Patriots. It’s clear his salary for the New England Patriots was just as a competitive because in 2010, Hernandez purchased a 7100 square foot home in North Attleboro for $1.3 million.
However, well before his indictment in 2012 for the murder of Odin Lloyd, Hernandez had been involved in violent bar fights in Gainsville, a double shooting in Gainsville and double homicide in Boston. Still, Hernandez was acquitted of all charges.
However, in 2013, when Aaron Hernandez was brought into police custody for the murder of Odin Lloyd, he was released from his position with the Patriots and the world discovered just how much money Aaron Hernandez gave up. His 2018-2018 salary was reportedly worth $19.3 million. Lucrative endorsement deals were also cut with Puma and Cytosport. Still, Hernandez has also lost a lot of money through his legal woes, not only through legal fees but also because he was sued by Odin Lloyd’s mother for $5 million.
So how much is Aaron Hernandez net worth? Aaron Hernandez’s net worth has gone up and down a lot over the past several years; however, more recently, he’s been bleeding cash, as he’s had to pay lawyers, and no sponsors are willing to spend on him.
Lawyers fees are extremely high, and Hernandez has been paying them for a very long time. It was reported in 2018 that he was having trouble paying his lawyers. And since then, things have only gotten worse. In fact there have been many rumors that Hernandez was considering filing for bankruptcy, but it doesn’t appear to have happened yet.
It’s likely that Hernandez has some cash on hand, but according to our estimates, his liabilities (debts) far outweigh his assets.
Therefore, we estimate Aaron Hernandez net worth at nearly $0, possibly with significant debt. Surprised? Yep – it looks like being involved in a homicide is enough to ruin the earning potential of any celebrity.
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