Roger Goodell is a businessman known for being the commissioner of the National Football League. After starting his career as an intern, Goodell moved up to become the executive vice president, chief operating officer, and finally the commissioner of the league. He was also an excellent player of football in school and couldn’t keep it up in college due to injuries. Follow this article for more details related to Roger Goodell’s net worth in 2023, his personal life, professional career, awards and honors in his name, etc.
Roger Goodell Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$200 million (est.)|
Roger Goodell’s Personal Biography
Roger Goodell was born on February 19, 1959, in Jamestown, New York to Jean and Charles Ellsworth Goodell. His father Charles was the United States Senator of New York. Roger has four siblings, all brothers out of which Tim Goodell is a Senior Vice President for the Hess Corporation. His cousin Andy Goodell is a member of the New York State Assembly. In high school, Goodell was the captain of football, basketball, and baseball teams and was named the school’s athlete of the year. He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania with a degree in economics. Roger wasn’t able to play football in college due to his injuries.
Goodell has been married to former Fox News Channel anchor Jane Skinner since 1997. Together they have twin daughters, born in 2001.
|Full name||Roger Stokoe Goodell|
|Age||Born on February 19, 1959|
|Place of birth||Jamestown, New York, US|
|Education||Washington and Jefferson College (BA)|
|Spouse||Jane Skinner (1997 – present)|
|Parents||Jean Goodell (mother) Charles Goodell (father)|
Roger Goodell’s Professional Career
Roger Goodell started his career as an intern in the league office in New York in 1982 which he landed via a letter-writing campaign to the league office. One year later he started an internship at the New York Jets but returned to the league office in 1984. This time he started as an assistant in the public relations department. Roger got appointed as an assistant to the president of the American Football Conference in 1987 and also filled various football and business operations roles. This was followed by his appointment as the NFL’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2001.
As the Chief Operating Officer of the NFL, Goodell managed all the business functions and the football operations of the league. He overtook the responsibility related to the league’s business units, marketing and sales, stadium development, media properties, and strategic planning. Goodell also played an important role in the expansion and realignment of the league. He also launched the NFL Network and secured new television agreements. After the commissioner of the NFL retired, Goodell applied for the position along with other candidates. He was finally selected as the NFL commissioner in 2006.
Career as an NFL Commissioner
The main focus of Roger Goodell as the commissioner of the National Football League was to protect the integrity of the game. Since the NFL had found itself surrounded by players’ scandals outside of the field, Goodell brought an NFL Personal Conduct Policy. Under this new policy, Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam Jones and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry got suspended. Other players to be suspended by Goodell included Terry Johnson, Michael Vick, Donté Stallworth, Ben Roethlisberger, Ndamukong Suh, and Ray Rice. In addition to suspending them, Goodell also imposed fines on the players in case of any violation of the policy. Goodell also shut down the spring league NFL Europe and launched the NFL International Series in 2007.
Apart from working for the betterment of the league’s player rules and conduct, Goodell was also praised for his work in resolving the 2011 NFL lockout. The lockout which ran from March 11 to August 5 was resolved after Goodell and NFLPA Executive Director signed the collective bargaining agreement. Another challenge that came across Goodell’s way was the bounty program in which players and coaches of the New Orleans Saints were paid bonuses for deliberately knocking opposing players out of games. Following the disclosure of the incident, Goodell imposed some very harsh penalties on those involved with this incident. Again a new policy requiring all players to stand during the national anthem was approved by Goodell. Under this policy, players can either stand for the national anthem or stay in their locker room. Those in protest of the anthem in the field were again subjected to fitting penalties.
Honors received by Roger Goodell
Goodell is the recipient of the Outstanding Civilian Service Award which is the third-highest honor under the Department of the Army Civilian Awards. He was presented with this award in 2014 for his contributions to the US Army community while serving as the NFL commissioner.
Frequently Asked Questions
$200 million (approx.)
Yes, he played football while enrolled in Bronxville High School.
His annual salary as NFL Commissioner is estimated to be about $64 million.
Jane is a former Fox News anchor and the daughter of politician, lawyer, and businessman Samuel Skinner.
There is no single entity that owns the NFL and there are different NFL franchise owners.