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Anthony David Gonzalez was born on the 27th February 1976, in Torrance, California, USA, and is a former famous American Football player widely known as a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.

You must be wondering how rich Tony Gonzalez is? According to sources, the total amount of Tony’s net worth is estimated at $20 million as of early 2016, which has been accumulated through his 16 year-long NFL career abundant with trophies and awards.

Tony Gonzalez Net Worth $20 Million

Tony Gonzalez is a man of a pretty vivid ancestry – African, Mexican and Native American by his mother and Cape Verdean, Jamaican and Scottish by his father. His interest in sports dates back to his school days at Huntington Beach High School in California, where he was active in football, baseball and basketball. Tony’s multiple sports talent earned him his first rewards: Orange County MVP, Sunset League MVP and in his senior year, alongside one of the best golfers in the world, Tiger Woods, Orange County High School Athlete of the Year.

Tony enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in communications, and continued to play football and basketball. In his final year, he was confronted with a thoughtful decision – football or basketball, both potentially paying well? His long and successful NFL career as well as his impressive net worth has shown that he made the right decision choosing football.

Tony Gonzalez’s NFL career didn’t officially begin until the NFL 1997 Draft, when he was selected as the 13th pick of the first round by the Kansas City Chiefs – he was declared as one of the top tight-ends on the draft. His performances in his rookie season helped the Chiefs to set the best record in the American Football Conference. By constantly improving in the upcoming years, Tony has broken several NFL records – he is the only tight end in the history of the league with 107 touchdown passes and still holds the record for total reception yards (14,268), and was also the first player in that position with over 1000 receptions. These accomplishments have, undoubtedly, helped increase his overall net worth.

In 2010 Tony was traded to the Atlanta Falcons where he finished his illustrious career in 2013. During his career, Tony Gonzalez played 271 games in total and scored 111 touch downs. He also appeared in 14 Pro Bowls and is the Pro Bowl all-time receptions leader.

Apart from playing football, Tony has tried his luck in various business enterprises. During his stay in Kansas City, he co-founded Extreme Clean 88, a commercial cleaning service. In 2009, with Mitzi Dulan a former nutritionist of the Chiefs, he co-authored the book called “The All-Pro Diet”, in which he acknowledged details about his workout routine and diet. In the same year, Tony co-founded a sports nutrition company, All-Pro Science. Also, he has collaborated with FitStar, mobile fitness app company, and appeared in several TV series and shows, among which the most popular include “Celebrity Cooking Showdown”, “Oprah Winfrey’s The Big Give”, “One Tree Hill” and “NCIS”. His most recent TV performance was at the National Geographic Channel where he continues hosting a show “You Can’t Lick Your Elbow”. All these ventures have certainly made a positive impact on Tony Gonzalez’s fortune.

When it comes to his personal life, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend October, with whom he has a daughter and a son. Although it is not official, they consider themselves married and performed a commitment ceremony in 2007. Tony has another son from his previous relationship with entertainment reporter Lauren Sánchez. He currently resides in Huntington Beach, California with his family.

He is passionate about helping out medically challenged and ill children. His charity organization, Tony Gonzalez Foundation is an active supporter of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Shadow Buddies – he has his own Shadow Buddy, a doll designed to be a friend to ill children. Tony is also a host of “Shop with Jock”, his annual event when he takes 100 underprivileged kids for Christmas shopping.

Quick Facts

Birth date: 27th February, 1976
Birth place: Torrance, California, USA
Profession:Former professional football player
Education:Huntington Beach High School, University of California, Berkeley
Nationality:American
Spouse:Tobie Gonzales (m. 2007)
Awards:Orange County MVP, Sunset League MVP, Pro Bowls and is the Pro Bowl all-time receptions leader
TV shows:Celebrity Cooking Showdown, Oprah Winfrey's The Big Give, One Tree Hill, NCIS, You Can't Lick Your Elbow
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Interesting Facts

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1On April 23rd, 2009 Gonzalez was traded by the Kansas City Chiefs to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2010 2nd round draft pick. Gonzalez requested a trade in October 2008.
2Has 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. His 1st son, Nikko, born in 2002, is from a previous relationship with Lauren Sanchez. He and has wife have 2 children of their own. A daughter named Malia, born May 27th, 2008, and a son named River, born in June 2010.
3Widely considered one of the best tight ends ever. On the NFL network show "Top 10: Tight ends", he was voted the 8th best tight end of all-time by analysts, behind (among others) Ozzie Newsome, Shannon Sharpe, Kellen Winslow and John Mackey.
4Owns multiple NFL records, including most career receptions for a tight end, most career touchdowns for a tight end, and most career receiving yards for a tight end.
5NFL football player.
6Tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs (1997-2008) and Atlanta Falcons (2009-present).
7Attended the University of California.
8Attended Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, California.
9Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st Round of the 1997 NFL Draft (13th pick overall).


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NCIS2014TV SeriesSpecial Agent Tony Francis
A.I. Assault2006TV MovieDerek Williams

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The New America2010TV MovieHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Pardon the Interruption2009TV SeriesHimself
The Big Give2008TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Dancing with the Stars2008TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHimself
NBC Sunday Night Football2006TV SeriesHimself - Kansas City Chiefs Tight End
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Cooking Showdown2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1999-2005TV SeriesHimself - Kansas City Chiefs Tight End / Hinmself - Kansas City Chiefs Tight End
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1998-2005TV SeriesHimself - Kansas City Chiefs Tight End
Cribs2005TV SeriesHimself
Married to the Kellys2004TV SeriesHimself
1997 NFL Draft1997TV SeriesHimself - 13th Overall Pick
The NFL on NBC1997TV SeriesHimself - Kansas city Chiefs Tight End
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - NFL Today / Himself - NFL Today Analyst
CBS This Morning2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
NCIS: Season 12 - Inside Season 122015ShortHimself
Rachael Ray2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host
You Can't Lick Your Elbow2015TV SeriesHimself
The View2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host
The Talk2014TV SeriesHimself
Jim Rome on Showtime2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Mike & Mike2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Atlanta Falcons Tight End / Himself - Telephone Interviewee
NFL Rush Zone2013TV SeriesHimself
NFL Characters Unite2012DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself
The After Party with Jay Glazer2011TV SeriesHimself
The Biggest Loser2011TV SeriesHimself
Field of Dreams 2: Lockout2011ShortHimself
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Behind the Scenes2011ShortHimself
Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner: Deleted Scenes2011ShortHimself
Rome Is Burning2005-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Atlanta Falcons Tight End / ...
NFL Monday Night Football1997-2010TV SeriesHimself - Kansas City Chiefs Tight End / Himself - Atlanta Falcons Tight End
One Tree Hill2010TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself - CBS Sports
Rome Is Burning2007-2008TV SeriesHimself / Correspondent
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself

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