Gary Lineker Net Worth is $35 Million (as of 2020)
Gary Lineker net worth currently amounts to $31 million. Both his careers as a football player and sports broadcaster are responsible for this impressive sum, so let’s take a closer look at them.
Gary Lineker’s Salary: $3 Million
|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
|Age:||62 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Date of birth:||Nov 30, 1960|
|Occupation:||Presenter, Football player, Screenwriter, Actor|
Gary was born and raised in Leicester and hence nowadays is often called “Leicester’s favorite son”. What many people do not know is that as a teenager Gary excelled at cricket, as well as football, and actually thought that he has better chance in the former of these sports. We will never learn whether the teenager-Gary was right: perhaps if he concentrated on cricket he actually would have grown to be the best in this field. But I certainly doubt that cricket would have boosted Gary Lineker net worth to $31 million.
Speaking about Gary Lineker net worth, it started growing straight after he graduated from high school. At first it was Leicester City, his hometown team, that helped him grow as an athlete and wrote him checks. In 1985 he was sold for Everton for £800,000. After the success at the 1986 World Cup Lineker was signed by Barcelona for an impressive £2,800,000. After three years with this team Gary signed Tottenham Hotspur . The last team Lineker played for before the retirement was Nagoya Grampus Eight.
As you already know, after retirement many professional footballers become coaches and team managers. However, the athlete we are speaking about did not even consider such an option: ever since he was in his early 20s Gary knew that after retirement he wants to be sports broadcaster. When asked to comment on this decision by The Guardian, the athlete said: ” I never really liked training that much, and the thought of watching other people train . . .” He shudders and laughs. “I just think to be a manager you’ve got to live and breathe and have this incredible enthusiasm for football, the whole thing. And while I love the game, and it’s been a large part of my life, it’s not the only thing in my life. I wouldn’t want to go out six nights a week and watch somebody’s reserves playing to check out a footballer to see if we’re going to buy him. I have a much better life this way.”
Now enough about Gary Lineker net worth – let’s speak about his personal life. As for the day, the millionaire has four sons (George, Harry, Tobias and Angus) and all of them were born during his first marriage with Michelle Cockayne. In 2009 he married Welsh model, television personality and actress Danielle Bux (now Danielle Lineker). The actress, who made her stage debut in Calendar girls and later worked with Hampstead Theatre, is almost 20 years Gary‘s junior.