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Richard Vershaun Seymour was born on 6 October 1979, in Gadsden, South Carolina USA, and is a retired professional American Football player, best known to play in the National Football League (NFL) as a defensive end from 2001 to 2012 for the New England Patriots, and so appeared in seven Pro Bowls. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Richard Seymour? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $21.6 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional football, including being a member of three Super Bowl-winning teams from the Patriots. All of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.
Richard Seymour Net Worth $21.6 million
Richard attended Lower Richland High School, and would win numerous awards while playing for the school’s football team. He was voted as the best defensive lineman, and was the team captain during his senior year. After matriculating, he attended the University of Georgia where he played for the Georgia Bulldogs football team. He studied housing and consumer economics, meantime playing as a letterman for four years. He continued winning many awards throughout his college career.
Seymour joined the 2001 NFL Draft, and was selected during the first round by the New England Patriots. He signed a six year $14.3 million contract which improved his net worth significantly. He played well during his rookie year, and would help the Patriots get a Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XXXVI against the St. Louis Rams. He then started games in 2002, leading to his first Pro Bowl appearance. He became the defensive captain the following year and would get another championship in Super Bowl XXXVIII against the Carolina Panthers, and was also named to the Pro Bowl. The following year got him another Super Bowl win against the Philadelphia Eagles so in 2006, he signed a three-year $30 million contract extension which continued to build his net worth.
Richard was named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, however, missed out due to injury. He was injured again in 2006, but was named to his fifth straight Pro Bowl in 2007, although he didn’t play again – he had surgery on his knees and played in Super Bowl XLII which they lost against the New York Giants. He regained his health in 2008 to play for the full season.
In 2009, he was traded to the Oakland Raiders but refused to report to the Raiders as he was unhappy with the trade, but later reported to the team and started all games of the season. He was given a one year contract and got another Pro Bowl selection the following season, however, did not play due to injury. He was offered a two year $30 million contract extension in 2011 making him the highest paid defensive player in the NFL, and then earned another selection in the Pro Bowl. In 2013, his contract was voided due to him not fulfilling the required playing time in his contract, so he then retired after he wasn’t any contract that he thought he was wanted wanted.
For his personal life, it is known that Richard married Tanya Seymour in 2009, and they have three children together.