Rob Gronkowski is a football analyst for the Fox Sports channel. He played as a tight end in the game of American football and occasionally wrestles under WWE. As an American football player, he spent his entire professional football career with the New England Patriots football team of the National Football League (NFL) until he retired in March 2019.
Nicknamed “Gronk”, Rob Gronkowski is a three-time champion of the Super Bowl, a four-time First Team All-Pro selection, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, and was selected in the National Football League’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.
Rob Gronkowski is worth several millions of dollars, and on this dedicated page, we have disclosed the various sources of his net worth and how he happened to have made such an amount of money as a young athlete and television personality.
Rob Gronkowski was born Robert James Gronkowski on 14th May 1989 in Amherst, New York, United States. His parents are Gordon Gronkowski and Daine Walters, and his four siblings include Dan Gronkowski, Glenn Gronkowski, Chris Gronkowski, and Gordie Gronkowski.
His father was formerly a college football guard at Syracuse University, who later founded a fitness equipment business. Rob Gronkowski’s great-grandfather, Ignatius Gronkowski represented the United States in cycling during the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, with five world records to his name in the sport.
Rob’s parents divorced in 2008. His brothers played college sports and later professionally. He played hockey from a young age until he was 14, and started playing basketball.
Rob Gronkowski was a student of Williamsville North HighSchool in the District of Williamsville, New York for 3 years. He participated in sports actively, playing as a defensive end and tight end, center in basketball, and first baseman in baseball games for the Spartans athletic teams. He also belonged to the National Honor Society citing English as his worst subject, and math as his best.
In 2006, Rob Gronkowski moved to suburban Pittsburgh and enrolled in Woodland Hills High school as a senior. He graduated from high school with a 3.75 GPA and a 1560 SAT score, after which he proceeded to the University of Arizona for a Pre-Business major and played football for the Arizona Wildcats football team.
Professional Life & Career
Rob Gronkowski attended the University of Arizona after his graduation from high school and played football for the Arizona Wildcats football team.
His performance as a freshman was excellent, with 28 receptions for 525 yards and 6 touchdowns. He received remarkable mentions from several publications. The following season, he was named the John Mack National Tight End of the Week two times. Despite being a great player, he had to miss a junior season in the year 2009 due to a back injury.
In the 2010 NFL Draft, Rob was drafted by the New England Patriots — the football team owned by popular businessman and multiple award-winner Robert Kraft. Rob Gronkowski net worth started to grow when he signed a four-year contract worth $4.4 million with the team, including a signing bonus of $1.76 million. His performance in his first professional season was outstanding and won him 3 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week nominations.
The following season began well for the rising star. By week 11, he was leading all tight ends with a total of 10 touchdowns. During the New England Patriots’ victorious game against Indianapolis Colts, Rob broke the NFL record for most touchdowns scored in one single season by a tight end.
In early 2013, he got diagnosed with an infection on his forearm which got him placed on a course of antibiotics before leading to surgery. By October of that same year, he resumed playing for the New England Patriots until March 24, 2019, when he announced his retirement from the NFL after nine seasons, at 29 years old.
Five months later, he elaborated on his decision saying that the injuries and pain he had suffered all through his career had taken its toll on his mental health.
He has equally made fame and a lot of income as an author, model, and even a wrestler.
Sponsorships & Endorsements
Away from football, Rob Gronkowski’s income has also been favored by salaries from several sponsorship and endorsement deals. Rob has appeared in print, online, and television advertisements for brands like Cheerios, Zynga, JetBlue, Lyft, Tide, T-Mobile, Visa, Nike, Dunkin’ Donuts, and others. He has appeared in several commercials for Tide which includes commercials for Super Bowl LI. He is the endorser of Tide Pods.
Another big contributor to wealth and income is the sportsman’s stint on television. He has appeared in Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, GQ, ESPN The Body Issue, and Muscle & Fitness. He was the cover of the video sports game Madden NF: 17. Additionally, he has appeared as fictionalized versions of himself — in the 2015 movie Entourage, and in a 2017 episode of Family Guy.
A lifelong wrestling fan, Rob Gronkowski first made an appearance in WrestleMania 33 in 2017. In March 2020, he signed with WWE to professionally wrestle on a part-time basis.
Career Highlights & Awards
Rob Gronkowski is quite an achiever. During his nine-year professional football career, he made the following achievements:
- 3 times Super Bowl champion
- 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 — First-Team All-Pro
- 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 — Pro Bowl
- NFL 100th Anniversary All-Tie Team
- 2011 — NFL receiving touchdowns leader
2014- NFL Comeback Player of the Year
- 2008 — First-team All-Pac-10
- 2008 — Third-team All-American
Rob Gronkowski Net Worth
Rob Gronkowski net worth is estimated at $40 Million. In his NFL career, he earned around $60 million in the 9 years he spent with the New England Patriots.
He has a house in Foxborough, Massachusetts which is worth over $6 million. Recently, he sold his Boston penthouse for about $2.3 million which he bought for $1.9 million in 2016. At just 31 years there is definitely more room for improvement in his wealth.
Rob Gronkowski is one of the most popular football players on earth, with a larger-than-life personality both on and off the field.
With his numerous accolades and accomplishments, Rob Gronkowski is regarded by several sports analysts, writers, and peers as not only one of this era’s best players but also one of the greatest professional tight ends to ever play the game.