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Leigh William Steinberg was born on the 27th March 1949, in Los Angeles, California USA, and he is probably best recognized for being a professional sports agent, who has represented the No. 1 overall pick in the National Football League (NBL) draft, and in other sports as well, including boxing, baseball, football, and Olympic sports. He is also known as an author. He has been an active member of the sports industry since 1974.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Leigh Steinberg is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Leigh’s net worth is over $20 million, which has been accumulated mostly through his successful career as a sports agent. Other sources are from the sales of his books, and he has also worked as a consultant on television, as well as a creator of various series, all of which have added to his net worth.
Leigh Steinberg Net Worth $20 Million
Leigh Steinberg spent his childhood in his hometown, where he attended Hamilton High School, after which he enrolled in 1966 at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), but after one year he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. As he studied Political Science, Leigh founded his own student government political party, named Unity, and soon after he became President of the Associated Students of the University of California. He graduated with a BA degree in 1970. Right after college, he became a member of Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, working as a public defender.
In 1985, Leigh’s career as a sports manager began, when he and Jeff Moorad started the Steinberg & Moorad player management agency, and since then has represented such athletes as Troy Aikman, Ryan Leaf, Steve Young, Vernon Wells, Ed Reed, Adam Dunn, and Eric Karros among many others. This work has added a considerable amount to his net worth, as the contracts he has managed for those athletes surpasses $2 billion. In 1999, the two sold their firm to Assante Corporation for $120 million, which only increased further Leigh’s net worth.
His net worth also benefited from his work behind the camera, as he was a technical consultant for the films “Jerry Maguire”, “Any Given Sunday”, and “For The Love Of The Game”, also a consultant on the HBO’s series “Arli$$”, and created a number of original series for Fox, Warner Bros, ABC, and other major networks in the USA.
Leigh has also featured in a number of talk shows, including Larry King Live, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, NFL Films, 60 Minutes, and many more, while he also wrote columns for such magazines as ESPN The Magazine, People, Forbes, Sports Illustrated among others, increasing his net worth by a large margin.
Apart from his successful career as a sports agent, Leigh is also recognized as an author. His first book was published in 1999 under the title “Winning With Integrity: Getting What You Want Without Selling Your Soul”. In 2014 came out his second book – “The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game” – which also contributed a lot to his net worth.
Speaking about his personal life, Leigh Steinberg’s current residence is in Newport Beach, California, where he lives with his three children following divorce in 2008 which caused him a financial crisis. He is also known as a big philanthropist, who collaborated in free time with such organizations as the Human Relations Commission, Coro Fellows Program, the Starlight Foundation, Children Now, etc. He also launched the Steinberg Leadership Institute, an international project which helps people to fight against racism.