John Madden Net Worth 2021: Did EA Make the NFL Icon a Billionaire With the Madden Video Game Franchise?

Published 12/29/2021, 11:02 AM EST


Sadly, NFL recently lost one of the biggest legends, John Madden, the former Hall of Fame NFL coach. He was an outstanding NFL player, sportscaster, and entrepreneur. He died at the age of 85 on December 28, 2021.

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Although John Madden was a legendary NFL player, he was not mainly popular for his career as a player in the community. He was an immensely popular commentator in the NFL and, later, EA Sports played an important role in his career. John Madden was a very famous face of Madden NFL for over three decades.

Madden NFL is named after the late Pro Football Hall of Fame coach and commentator John Madden, and it has sold more than 130 million copies by 2018. It is one of the most successful football franchises in history. Read here to know how much Madden NFL contributed to John Madden’s luxurious lifestyle.

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How much is Madden NFL franchise worth?

Madden NFL is one of the most loved franchises in the community. According to Moneyinc’s blog, “Depending on some estimations, this video game franchise is worth an impressive $4 billion. To put this is property context, the only game that outperforms Madden on a consistent basis when it comes to annual releases is Call of Duty.”

John Madden’s net worth

John Madden was at the peak of his broadcasting career. According to Celebritynetworth, “He had a net worth of $200 million at the time of his death. John Madden was earning $8 million a year, which is the same as around $14 million today after adjusting for inflation. 

“The bulk of Madden’s $200 million fortune was a result of the ‘Madden’ video game. In 2005, video game company EA Sports signed a $300 million deal to become the exclusive game developer for the NFL. It was subsequently revealed that John Madden had actually signed a deal that would allow his likeness and name to be used in the games in perpetuity for a reported $150 million. In addition, it is estimated that John Madden earned around $2 million per year as a retainer until 2009 when he retired.”

John Madden’s net worth growth

Below you is the John Madden Net Worth Growth from 2016:

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Net Worth in 2021$220 Million
Net Worth in 2020$210 Million
Net Worth in 2019$200 Million
Net Worth in 2018$180 Million
Net Worth in 2017$176 Million
Net Worth in 2016$160 Million

What was John Madden’s cause of death?

FILE PHOTO: Former Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden waves to the crowd before the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame pre-season game in Canton, Ohio, August 6, 2006. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

John Madden was a very renowned celebrity in the NFL industry. Unfortunately, at this time, no cause of his death has been released. Naturally, many fans are interested to know more about the cause of his death and we might learn about it soon.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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