Von Miller is undoubtedly one of the great National Football League pass-rushers of this generation, and he’s well on his way to a Hall-of-Fame career with the Denver Broncos. The Super Bowl 50 Most Valuable Player is also quite the character, beloved for his charming personality, array of interests and vicious hits on the gridiron.
The outside linebacker has a great sense of humor, if you can’t tell by his story of being fined for farting in meetings or this hilarious ESPN commercial of Miller tending to his chickens. If you didn’t know, Miller majored in poultry science and owns his own chicken farm.
Despite maintaining an imposing figure at 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Miller is an easy guy to root for. He opened “Von’s Vision Center” on his alma mater Texas A&M University’s campus to help students with eyewear needs and won an award for outstanding public service in 2019. Keep making the world a better place, Von.
Of course, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time First-Team All-Pro football player has earned plenty of money over his nine-year career. The 30-year-old Miller has raked in more than $100 million in football salaries alone before factoring in endorsements and other business opportunities.
You’re probably here because you Googled “Von Miller net worth,” so let’s dig into how one of the NFL’s best defensive players has made his money, and more importantly, how much he’s worth.
Born Vonnie B’Vsean Miller Jr. in Dallas, Texas, Miller played football and ran track for DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. Miller was a three-star prospect according to 247Sports before committing to play for the Texas A&M Aggies.
Miller’s first two seasons in College Station weren’t spectacular. Coaches didn’t utilize his pass-rushing abilities, and in the spring of 2008, he was suspended by head coach Mike Sherman for skipping class and showcasing a poor work ethic in practice.
Miller got his act together his junior season in 2009. A beast in the SEC, Miller led the nation with 17 sacks while tacking on 21 tackles for loss. He was named to the All Big-12 team and earned First-Team All-American honors from Sporting News and Sports Illustrated.
A Consensus First-Team All-American as a senior, Miller once again dominated on the football field in the toughest conference in college football. He won the Butkus Award for the nation’s top linebacker after recording 10.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss despite being hampered by an ankle injury early in the season.
He ended his Aggie career with 33 sacks, fifth most in school history and ahead of Myles Garrett’s mark of 32.5.
The Defensive MVP at the 2011 Senior Bowl and widely regarded as a top-five prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft, Miller was selected at No. 2 overall by the Denver Broncos. The team handed him a $13.7-million dollar signing bonus and he earned more than $14 million his rookie season in which he tallied 11.5 sacks and won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Miller’s shining moment came in Super Bowl 50, in which won MVP honors. He sacked Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for a fumble-recovery touchdown. Later in the game, as Carolina was setting up a game-winning drive, Miller sacked him once again and forced another fumble that sealed the 24-10 win for John Elway’s Broncos.
By 2016, Miller was a bona fide superstar in the league. The Broncos inked him to a massive, six-year, $114-million dollar contract in 2016 that included $70 million guaranteed.
Including the $17.5 million he’s earning during the 2019 season, Miller’s total career earnings from his contracts total just more than $108 million, per Spotrac.com. He has another two years on his contract and is set to earn $18 million in annual salary in both 2020 and 2021.
By far one of, if not, the best pass-rushers in the league, Miller has met and exceeded expectations since coming out of college. In 2015, he became the third-fastest NFL player in NFL history to reach 50 career sacks, needing just 58 games.
Miller currently holds multiple Denver Broncos career defensive records including sacks (103), forced fumbles (26), tackles for loss (131) and quarterback hits (207).
Endorsements and Commercials
Miller’s face is unmistakable. Known for big glasses and stocky physique, the former Super Bowl MVP has cashed in on his marketability throughout his playing career.
Forbes, which ranked him 33rd on their top 100 highest-paid athletes in 2018, estimated that Miller has made $2 million in endorsements alone. Those endorsements include Adidas, Best Buy, Chef’s Cut Jerky, Muzik headphones and more.
Old Spice made Miller the face of their company in 2016, and he appeared in many commercials for the brand’s “Hardest Working Collection” line.
The All-Pro linebacker also launched a comedy/variety show called Von Miller’s Studio 58, which debuted on Facebook Watch. Other TV-related appearances include Dancing with the Stars, in which Miller was partnered with Witney Carson on season 22 and finished in eighth place.
Miller’s philanthropic work deals with eyesight and vision. In 2012, he established Von’s Vision to help provide hundreds of low-income Denver children with eye care they need but can’t afford. These efforts expanded to TAMU’s campus, where he opened a vision center in 2019.
What is Von Miller’s Net Worth?
Judging by the looks of his incredible mansion with one seriously sick Las Vegas-themed basement he toured with Bleacher Report, Von Miller is not hurting for money. His 800 pairs of shoes, 150 pairs of glasses and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cars are evidence of that.
According to Celebrity Net Worth and WealthyPerson.com, Von Miller is worth an estimated $40 million. The Richest, however, has that mark at $24 million. It’s probably safe to assume Miller’s net worth to be in that ballpark, which makes him pretty much set for life.
Miller will probably end up in Canton, Ohio, as a Hall-of-Famer and one of the great defensive players in American football history when his career is all said and done, and he’ll have plenty of capital in the bank account to do whatever he wants once he’s retired. Hopefully that still includes the chicken farm.