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James Nathaniel Brown was born on 17 February 1936, in St. Simons, Georgia USA. Jim is a retired professional football player, and in 2002 Sporting News nominated Jim Brown as the greatest professional football player ever, then in 2010, Brown was chosen by NFL Network’s NFL Films production The Top 100: NFLs Greatest Players as the second-greatest player in NFL history, behind only Jerry Rice. He was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1971. In addition to being a great sportsman he is also a successful actor who has starred in a number of films.

Jim Brown Net Worth $50 Million

So just how rich is Jim Brown? Sources have reported that the overall amount of Jim Brown’s net worth is as much as $50 million. The main source of his wealth is football, however, he has added considerably to his net worth from his successful involvement in the film industry. For example, he earned $200,000 from the film “Rio Conchos”, $37,000 from “100 Rifles”.

Jim Brown’s father was a professional boxer, and Jim was really into sports from his early childhood. At high school, Jim starred at basketball, baseball, running track, lacrosse and, of course, football. Brown played for the team of representing Syracuse University during his college years, and then in the 1957 NFL draft he was the sixth pick in the first round by Cleveland Browns.

Jim Brown played for the Browns in the position of fullback from 1957 to 1965. During his professional career he achieved many milestones, honours and awards among which are NFL Player of all-time, NFL Rushing champion, Pro Bowl MVP and many others.

Jim Brown was the NFL record holder for both single-season and career rushing distance, the first player to reach 100 rushing touchdowns, and leads total touchdowns with 126. Jim is the only rusher in NFL history to average over 100 yards per game for a career. Brown was a superb receiver out of the backfield too, and also in returning kickoffs. Jim led the league in rushing a record eight times, and Brown’s six games with at least four touchdowns remains an NFL record. Every season Jim Brown played he was elected to the Pro Bowl. Perhaps the most amazing feat is that Jim Brown accomplished these records despite never playing past 29 years of age, only nine seasons.

In 1964, Jim Brown debuted on the big screen in the film “Rio Conchos” directed by Gordon Douglas, and subsequently landed the leading roles in a variety of films including “Dark of the Sun” (1968) directed by Jack Cardiff, “El Condor” (1970) directed by John Guillermin, “Slaughter’s Big Rip-Off” (1973) directed by Gordon Douglas, “I Escaped from Devil’s Island” (1973) directed by William Witney and many others. From 1985, Brown has appeared in supporting roles, and voicing roles too. The last film he landed a role in was the “Draft Day” (2014) directed by Ivan Reitman where the main star was Kevin Costner. Jim Brown’s net worth has obviously been increased by these appearances.

Several books based on the life of Jim Brown have been published, too. Autobiographical books entitled “Off My Chest” (1964) and “Out of Bounds” (1989) were co-written by Jim Brown. Other books titled “Jim Brown: The Fierce Life of an American Hero” (2006) by Mike Freeman and “Jim: The Author’s Self-Centered Memoir on the Great Jim Brown” (2009) written by James Toback were also based on the facts of Jim’s life. All these books added significantly to Jim Brown’s net worth.

In his private life, Jim Brown married Sue Brown in 1959, and they have two sons and a daughter. They divorced in 1972. He was then in relationships with Eva Bohn-Chin and Gloria Steinem, and married Monique in 1997.

Despite of all the positive character features, Jim Brown has been accused for allegedly choking a golf partner and spent his penalty in the Los Angeles County Jail. He has been accused of death threats, domestic violence, assault, and rape however most of the charges were dropped.

Jim Brown information

Jim Brown information

Birth date: February 17, 1936
Birth place: St. Simons, Georgia, United States
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:231 lbs (105 kg)
Profession:American football player, Actor, Athlete, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Education:Syracuse University, Manhasset Secondary School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Monique Brown (m. 1997), Sue Brown (m. 1959–1972)

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vengeance1977Isaac
Police Story1977TV SeriesPete Gerard
Take a Hard Ride1975Pike
Three the Hard Way1974Jimmy Lait
The Slams1973Curtis X. Hook
I Escaped from Devil's Island1973Le Bras
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off1973Slaughter
Black Gunn1972Gunn
Slaughter1972Slaughter
El Condor1970Luke
The Grasshopper1970Tommy Marcott
...tick... tick... tick...1970Jimmy Price
100 Rifles1969Lyedecker
Riot1969Cully Briston
Ice Station Zebra1968Capt. Leslie Anders
The Split1968McClain
Kenner1968Roy Kenner
Dark of the Sun1968Ruffo
The Dirty Dozen1967Robert Jefferson
I Spy1967TV SeriesTommy
Rio Conchos1964Sgt. Ben Franklyn
Draft Day2014/IJim Brown
Dream Street2010
Sideliners2006TV MovieMonroe
Animal2005VideoBerwell
Sucker Free City2004TV MovieDon Strickland
She Hate Me2004Geronimo Armstrong
Soul Food2004TV SeriesWillie White
On the Edge2002Chad Grant
New Jersey Turnpikes1999
Any Given Sunday1999Montezuma Monroe
Small Soldiers1998Butch Meathook (voice)
He Got Game1998Spivey
Mars Attacks!1996Byron Williams
Original Gangstas1996Jake Trevor
The Divine Enforcer1992VideoKing
Killing American Style1990Lt. Sunset
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade1990TV MovieSlammer
Twisted Justice1990Morris
Crack House1989Steadman
L.A. Heat1989Captain
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Slammer
The Running Man1987Fireball
The A-Team1986TV SeriesSteamroller
Lady Blue1985TV SeriesStoker
Lady Blue1985TV MovieStoker
Cover Up1984TV SeriesCalvin Tyler
T.J. Hooker1983-1984TV SeriesDetective Jim Cody / Frank Barnett
Knight Rider1984TV SeriesC.J. Jackson
CHiPs1979-1983TV SeriesRomo / Parkdale H.S. Shop Teacher John Casey
One Down, Two to go1982J
Pacific Inferno1979Clyde
Fingers1978Dreems

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frontliners2010Documentary executive producer
Richard Pryor... Here and Now1983Documentary executive producer
Pacific Inferno1979executive producer
The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa1977TV Movie producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Keeping the Music Alive1999TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Rock Docs2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Express2008the filmmakers wish to thank
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy2016DocumentaryHimself
Jim Brown's Amer-I-Can Dream2016DocumentaryJim Brown
O.J.: Made in America2016DocumentaryHimself
Revisiting Basic Call to Consciousness: Peace, Equity and Friendship2016DocumentaryHimself
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHerself - Featured Audience
60 Minutes Sports2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Former NFL Player (segment "Bobby Mitchell")
The Story of the Rumble in the Jungle2014Video shortHimself - Former NFL Star and Civil Rights Activist
I Am Ali2014DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Click on This2013TV SeriesHimself
Glickman2013TV Movie documentary
Couldn't You Wait?2013DocumentaryHimself
NFL Rush Zone2013TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Ball Street2012ShortHimself
Connected2012TV MovieHimself
The Making of a First Rounder: The DeSean Jackson Story2011Video documentary
Third and Long: The History of African Americans in Pro Football 1946-19892011DocumentaryHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Frontliners2010DocumentaryHimself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimself: Social Activist / Retired NFL Player
Trash to Treasure2009Documentary
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America2009DocumentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2009TV SeriesHimself - Former Football Player (segment "Legends")
From Hollywood to Syracuse: The Legacy of Ernie Davis2009ShortHimself
The Express: Making History - The Story of Ernie Davis2009Video shortHimself
The Black Candle2008DocumentaryHimself
Crips and Bloods: Made in America2008DocumentaryHimself
Directors on Directing 2: The Story of the Storytellers2008DocumentaryHimself
Say It Loud2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars on Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2006TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2005TV SeriesHimself
The Outsider2005DocumentaryHimself
Fox NFL Sunday2005TV SeriesHimself - Declaration of Independence Reciter
ABC News Nightline2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted2004DocumentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself - NFL Hall of Famer, Gang Mediator
O.J.: A Study in Black & White2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Hall of Fame Running Back
Jim Brown: All American2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Dick Schaap: Flashing Before my Eyes2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arli$$2000TV SeriesHimself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bill Russell: My Life, My Way2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Cleveland Browns 1957-1965
Unitas1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Between Brothers1998TV SeriesHimself
Living Single1997TV SeriesHimself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine1996TV SpecialHimself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fields of Fire: Sports in the 60s1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Player
UFC VI: Clash of the Titans1995TV SpecialHimself
UFC 5: The Return of the Beast1995TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose1995TV SeriesHimself
UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors1994TV SpecialHimself - Fight Commentator
UFC 3: The American Dream1994TV SpecialHimself - Fight Commentator
UFC 2: No Way Out1994TV SpecialHimself - Fight Commentator
UFC 1: The Beginning1993TV SpecialHimself - Fight Commentator
Good Sports1991TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1989TV SeriesHimself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
Playboy Mid Summer Night's Dream Party 19851985TV MovieHimself
I Challenge You1985TV MovieHimself
Black Hollywood1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual Black Achievement Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party1979TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967-1979TV SeriesHimself
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party1977TV MovieHimself
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle1975TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
HBO Boxing1974TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Train1972-1974TV Series documentaryGuest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Flip1972TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1961-1972TV SeriesHimself - Ex Football Player / Actor / Himself - Actor / ...
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Short Subject, Cartoons & Live Action
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1966-1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHimself
The Man Who Makes the Difference1968Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Operation Dirty Dozen1967Short documentaryHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Dateline: Hollywood1967TV SeriesHimself
The Milton Berle Show1966TV SeriesHimself
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo1966TV MovieHimself - Ringside Guest
1965 NFL Championship Game1966TV SpecialHimself - Cleveland Browns Fullback
Valentine's Day1965TV SeriesHimself
1964 NFL Championship Game1964TV SpecialHimself - Cleveland Browns Fullback
The Ed Sullivan Show1964TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1962-1964TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Browns Fullback
1957 NFL Championship Game1957TV SpecialHimself - Cleveland Browns Fullback
1957 Cotton Bowl1957TV MovieHimself - Syracuse Orangemen Running Back

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Missing Reel2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Football Life2012TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Race: The Power of an Illusion2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Cleveland Brown
Baadasssss Cinema2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin2000TV Movie documentaryRobert Jefferson
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Lionpower from MGM1967Short uncredited
The Fortune Cookie1966Running Back - Number 32 (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureEl Condor (1970)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightMars Attacks! (1996)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Supporting PerformanceThe Dirty Dozen (1967)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale New Face

TitleSalary
100 Rifles (1969)$200,000
Rio Conchos (1964)$37,000

#Fact
1Had been given an offer by a group of businessmen to channel his size, strength and speed into seriously training to become the World's Heavyweight Boxing Champion; an offer that he respectfully passed on.
2Father of Karen Brown Ward, Jim N. Brown Jr., Kim Brown, and Kevin Brown.
3Godfather of Meagan Good.
4Even though, he had retired from the NFL after the 1965 Season, he remained on the Reserve/Retired List of the Cleveland Browns until 1975.
5He was a close friend of the late actor Lee Marvin.
6Posed for a nude centerfold in the September 1974 issue of Playgirl Magazine.
7His favorite films of his own are The Dirty Dozen, Slaughter, and Mars Attacks!.
8He was selected as All American in both Football and Lacrosse from Syracuse University.
9Brown starred in 100 Rifles (1969), with Burt Reynolds which featured one of the first interracial love scenes in film (with Raquel Welch).
10Inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, making him one of the few athletes in more than one hall of fame. Brown was unanimously named the Rookie of the Year in 1957. He was recognized that season as the NFL's Most Valuable Player by many media organizations. In all, he earned league MVP honors four times (1957, 1958, 1963, and 1965).
11Born to a devoutly Baptist family.
12Ranks 4th on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (106).
13Ranks 2nd on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (5.219).
14Ranks 8th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (12,312).
15Ranks 17th on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (2,359).
16First Cleveland Browns player to rush for 1,000 yards (1,527 in 1958).
17In 1984 both Walter Payton and Franco Harris stood to break his NFL record of career rushing yards. Brown vowed to come back and play after 19 years of retirement if Harris broke the record because he didn't like the fact that Harris often ran out of bounds instead of fighting for every yard he could get.
18Despite only playing nine seasons, he retired as the all-time NFL career rushing leader with 12,312 yards. The record stood for 19 years.
19Never missed an NFL game in his career due to injury.
20Considered by many to be the greatest ever to play in the history of the National Football League. One defensive lineman's response as to the best way to tackle Brown: "Grab a hold of him and wait for help."
21Only man to be inducted during his lifetime into three sports Halls of Fame: Pro Football, College Football, and Lacrosse.
22Played fullback for the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, 1957-1965. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971.
23Was a great Lacrosse player for Syracuse University. He was also inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, in 1983.


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