Michael Jerome Irvin was born on 5 March 1966, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA, and is known as a former American Football player for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League(NFL), and now a broadcaster and actor. Michael has sixteen siblings.Michael Irvin today is a well-known actor.
So just how rich is Michael Irvin? Authoritative sources estimate that Michael’s net worth is over $15 million, as of mid-2016. The main sources of his wealth are all three elements of his career, already mentioned, during his working life which began in 1988.
Michael Irvin Net Worth $15 Million
Michael is the 15th of 17 siblings. He was educated at Piper High School, then St. Thomas Aquinas High School, before playing college football with the Miami Hurricanes at the University of Miami, where he set records for career receptions (143), receiving yards (2,423) and touchdown receptions (26) in his three years. He was subsequently inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.
As a professional footballer Michael opened his net worth account in 1988 by signing a contract with the Dallas Cowboys team, and playing in the position of wide receiver. Together with his team-mates Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith they were known as ‘The Triplet’. During his career, Michael Irvin net worth rose after every victory and award, especially as Irvin was a member of the Cowboys team which won the Super Bowl champion three times, being named to the Pro Bowl five times, AP First-Team All-Pro, and the NFL 1990s Team of the Decade. In addition Michael won the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honour and was ranked 92nd in The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players. Moreover, Irvin’s net worth potentially has increased after he was inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007. He retired in 1999 after suffering a serious spinal injury.
From being a great footballer, Michael has also managed to make a career in the entertainment industry. He took part in various commercials and appeared in feature films including “The Longest Yard” (2005) directed by Peter Segal starring Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and “Jack and Jill” (2011) directed by Dennis Dugan starring Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes.
In addition to this, Michael has increased his net worth appearing in episodes of the television series ‘Burn Notice’ created by Matt Nix, reality game show ‘Pros vs. Joes’, and the dancing competition show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Irvin has also created and hosted a reality television series ‘4th and Long’. Currently he is the host of a radio show on Miami’s WQAM with Kevin Kiley, and the television show “NFL Game Day Morning” on which he works with Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner , Warren Sapp and Steve Mariucci, all of which add to his net worth.
Irvin is an investor in the Elite Football League of India too, so through all these ventures, his popularity in sports and the entertainment industry, Michael Irvin’s net worth has been rising steadily.
In his personal life, Michael Irvin fathered a daughter with his former girlfriend Felicia Walker. In 1990, Irvin married Sandy Harrell, and together they have three children. He has had some legal troubles during his career; in 1996 he was arrested for cocaine possession, and was also charged for sexual assault. After his retirement from professional sport, he was arrested for using and possessing cocaine in Dallas, and again was accused for sexual assault in Hollywood. No convictions have been recorded.
Set an NFL record by recording 11 straight 100 yards games receiving. He broke his own team records (Dallas Cowboys) with career highs in receptions (111) and receiving yards (1,603) in the 1995 NFL season.
He was arrested on charges of cocaine possession in March of 1996. He pleaded no contest and was found guilty and sentenced to community service and probation. The NFL suspended him for the first five games of the 1996 season.
Has a daughter, Myesha Beyonca, by former girlfriend, Felicia Walker.
He had 750 receptions for 11,904 yards and scored 65 touchdowns during his NFL career.
Was selected to play in five Pro Bowls and won 3 Super Bowls as a wide receiver of the Dallas Cowboys, along with quarterback, Troy Aikman and NFL' all-time rushing leader, Emmitt Smith.
Drafted 11th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami(FL).
He suffered a neck injury in the 1999 NFL season which forced an early retirement from football.