Frank Gifford Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

How rich is Frank Gifford?

Frank Gifford net worth is
$18 Million

People also search for

Frank Gifford Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

Francis Newton Gifford was born on the 16th August 1930, in Santa Monica, California USA, and died on the 9th August 2015. He is best known to the world as a former NFL player, and sports commentator after his retirement from football. His professional football career lasted from 1952 to 1964, but his complete retirement from the media was in 1988.

Have you ever wondered how rich Frank Gifford was before he died? According to sources, it is estimated that Frank Gifford’s total net worth was $18 million, an amount earned both through his successful football career, and as a sports commentator who earned numerous prestigious awards, such as Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award and Grammy Award for the Outstanding Sports Personality.

Frank Gifford Net Worth $18 Million

Frank spent his childhood days constantly on the move, as it is reported that he and his family lived in 29 different places before Frank even started high school. This was all due to the poverty they were living in, and inability for his father to find a job. However, Frank eventually graduated from “Bakersfield High School”, following which he spent a year at the community college where his football skills first came to light, such that he earned a full athletic scholarship and was named to the Junior College All-American team; he enrolled the University of Southern California.

Following graduation from the USC in 1952, he entered the NFL Draft, and was selected in the first round, as the 11th pick, by the New York Giants., with whom he played for his entire career that lasted for 12 years. Over those years he carved his name into the history of the NFL, by winning the NFL Championship in 1956 with the team in the match against the Chicago Bears, and in addition he was named the Most Valuable Player of the league that year. With his rising career, his fame became nationwide, which affected his net worth, as it also rose with his popularity.

Further during his career, he made eight Pro Bowl appearances and he was a contestant for five Championship titles, but did not manage to increase the number of the titles. In a game, in the 1960 season, against the Philadelphia Eagles, Gifford was tackled by Chuck Bednarik, and suffered the severe head injury which kept him sidelined for the entire 1961 season. However, he returned in 1962, and played until 1964, when he eventually retired. To conclude his career as a football player, Gifford was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

After his retirement, he entered the TV world, as he became a sports commentator, which also benefited his net worth. He started working on for CBS, however, he transferred his talents to the ABC in 1971, when he began hosting the shows “Monday Night Football” and “Wide World Sports”. His career as a commentator was as well a successful one, as he has earned an Emmy Award in 1977.

Adding to his career on TV and net worth, he appeared in a number of acting roles, mostly as a guest star in the NBC`s television series “Hazel”, in the ABC`s sitcom “The San Pedro Beach Bums” and in the TV series “Coach”, in an episode entitle “The Day I Met Frank Gifford”.

Regarding his personal life, Gifford married three times; his first marriage was to Maxine Avis Ewart(1952-76), his college sweetheart, with whom he has three children. His second marriage was to Astrid Lindley, from 1978 to 1986, and his last marriage was to Kathie Lee, a television presenter, with whom he had two children. They married in 1986.

Gifford left the world in his 84th year, as he died in his home in Greenwich from natural causes.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 16, 1930
Birth place: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight:196 lbs (89 kg)
Profession:Actor, Sports commentator, American football player
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Kathie Lee Gifford (m. 1986), Astrid Gifford (m. 1978–1986)
Children:Cassidy Erin Gifford, Cody Newton Gifford, Victoria Denise Gifford, Jeff Gifford, Kyle Gifford
Parents:Lola Mae Gifford, Weldon Gifford
imdb.com/name/nm0317520
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gifford


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Passed away exactly 1 week before his 85th birthday.
2Release of his book, "The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever". [2008]
3Release of the book, "Giants Among Men: How Robustelli, Huff, Gifford and the Giants Made New York a Football Town and Changed the NFL" by Jack Cavanaugh. [2008]
4Inducted into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
5Father, with Maxine Ewart, of Kyle Gifford, Jeff Gifford and Vicky Gifford Kennedy.
6Covered Alpine Skiing for ABC Sports during the Winter Olympics along with former US Ski Team coach, Bob Beattie.
7Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975.
8Ranks 61st on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.2964).
9Is a member of the fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa.
10Recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award (which rewards exceptional longtime contributions to radio and TV in pro football) in 1995.
11Suffered a deep concussion in 1960 from a vicious tackle by Chuck Bednarik of the Eagles. Missed the entire 1961 season and came back in 1962.
12Graduated from Bakersfield (Calif.) High School.
13Graduated from the University of Southern California.
14Was a pro football analyst on CBS and joined ABC's NFL Monday Night Football (1970) in 1971.
15Modeled Jantzen swimwear along with fellow football-star Paul Hornung in a series of 1950's magazine ads.
16Briefly considered, in the early 1960s, for the title role in a new series of Tarzan movies; the part eventually was given to another pro-football player - Mike Henry.
17Two children with Kathie Lee Gifford: Cody Gifford (born in 1990) and Cassidy Gifford (born in 1993).
18His daughter, Vicky, wed Robert F. Kennedy's son, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy in 1981.
19Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1977.
20Played halfback/wide receiver/defensive back for the National Football League's New York Giants (1952-1964).
21Had an affair with flight attendant Suzen Johnson in 1997; the one-time encounter was allegedly arranged, paid for, and taped by the Globe tabloid.


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Lifetime Achievement AwardSports Emmy Awards

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports PersonalityNFL Monday Night Football (1970)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Sports ProgrammingNFL Monday Night Football (1970)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Psych2009TV SeriesFrank Gifford - Color Commentator
Spin City1997TV SeriesFrank Gifford
Coach1995-1996TV SeriesFrank Gifford
Jerry Maguire1996Frank Gifford
Kathie Lee's Rock n' Tots Cafe: A Christmas 'Giff'1995Video shortThe Giff (voice)
ABC Monday Night Football1993Video Game voice
Life Goes On1989TV SeriesFrank Gifford
Webster1984TV SeriesFrank Gifford
1984 Summer Olympics Highlights1984VideoNarrator (voice)
The Reporter1964TV SeriesCameo appearance
Turnpike Cop1960
Up Periscope1959Ensign Cy Mount
Darby's Rangers1958Squad Member (uncredited)
Sign of the Pagan1954Bit Role (uncredited)
Walking My Baby Back Home1953College Student
The All American1953Stan Pomeroy
Bonzo Goes to College1952Football Player (uncredited)
Sally and Saint Anne1952McCarthy's Son (uncredited)
The Unknown Man1951Law Student at Commencement (uncredited)
That's My Boy1951Junior Jackson - Football Sequences (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The All American1953technical director
That's My Boy1951football-kicking double: Jerry Lewis - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Viva Knievel!1977Himself
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Special
Donahue1976TV SeriesHimself
Two-Minute Warning1976Himself
The Six Million Dollar Man1976TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1976TV SeriesHimself - Sportscaster
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Special
The Way It Was1975TV SeriesHimself
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle1975TV MovieHimself - Ringside Commentator
Funny Girl to Funny Lady1975TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
The World's Greatest Athlete1973Himself - Announcer
1971 NFL Pro Bowl1971TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1970 Sun Bowl1970TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Beat the Clock1970TV SeriesHimself
1970 NFL Pro Bowl1970TV SpecialHimself
Super Bowl IV1970TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Eyewitness News1968TV SeriesNew York Sportscaster (1972-1973)
1968 Sun Bowl1968TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Paper Lion1968Himself
1967 NFL Championship Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
AFL-NFL World Championship Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator, CBS
1966 NFL Championship Game1967TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Password All-Stars1964-1965TV SeriesHimself
1964 NFL Championship Game1964TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
What's My Line?1956-1964TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist / Himself
The NFL on CBS1960-1964TV SeriesHimself - New York Giants Flanker / Himself - New York Giants Halfback
1963 NFL Championship Game1963TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Flanker
Hazel1963TV SeriesHimself
1962 NFL Championship Game1962TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Flanker
Captain Kangaroo1962TV SeriesHimself
1959 NFL Championship Game1959TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Halfback
1956 NFL Championship Game1956TV SpecialHimself - New York Giants Left Halfback
Touchdown Highlights1954Documentary shortHimself - New York Giants Football Player
The Timeline2015TV Series documentaryHimself
A Football Life2013TV SeriesHimself
Glickman2013TV Movie documentary
Today2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Beatles Stories2011DocumentaryHimself
Lombardi2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Greatest Game Ever Played2008TV MovieHimself - Giants Running Back 1958
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Family Feud2008TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Toots2006DocumentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles2004Video documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury1999-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
:03 from Gold2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Picture Perfect: The Stories Behind the Greatest Photos in Sports2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XXXIII1999TV SpecialHimself - Ceremonial Coin Toss
The NFL's Greatest Games: '58 Championship1998Video documentaryHimself (Giants Halfback)
NFL Monday Night Football1971-1997TV SeriesHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer / Himself - Color Commentator / Studio Host
Kathie Lee Gifford: We Need a Little Christmas1996TV MovieHimself
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story1996DocumentaryHimself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XXIX1995TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Kathie Lee Gifford... Looking for Christmas1994TV MovieHimself
Monday Night Football: 25th Anniversary1994VideoHimself
The Adventures of Pete & Pete1993TV SeriesHimself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1989-1992TV SeriesHimself
1992 USF&G Sugar Bowl1992TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself - Host
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports1974-1991TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXV1991TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1990 USF&G Sugar Bowl1990TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Monday Night Madness1989Video documentaryNarrator
Monday Night Madness: The Very Best of Monday Night Football (20th Anniversary)1989VideoHimself
1989 Sugar Bowl1989TV MovieHimself - Color Commentator
Super Bowl XXII1988TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance
1987 Florida Citrus Bowl1987TV MovieHimself - Play-by-Play Announcer
Super Bowl XIX1985TV SpecialHimself - Announcer
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1982TV SeriesHimself - Interviewer
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars V1978TV SpecialHimself - Host
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHimself
The San Pedro Beach Bums1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
NFL Films Presents2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2015TV SeriesHimself - Pro Football Hall of Famer
Namath2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Corporation2003DocumentaryHimself - Behind Kathie Lee (uncredited)
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (in razor ad) (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1983TV SeriesAnnouncer
The Bob Mathias Story1954Frank Gifford, Stanford vs. USC game (uncredited)

Is Frank Gifford's Net Worth Deserved?