Bill Belichick is the head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. The 65 year old has been the head coach of the Patriots since 2000. He is currently in his 18th season of coaching with the team and his 23rd of coaching in the NFL. His success with New England is unparalleled in professional sports. Due to his high success in coaching, Belichick has easily earned his yearly salary estimated to be around $7.5 million. This high salary and his the constant success of his teams on the field have helped make Bill Belichick net worth $40 million.
Belichick became enveloped in sports from a young age. He played football in college for Wesleyan University in Connecticut, but his passion for the game didn’t stop there. Bill spent many seasons in the National Football League slowly working his way up to the top. His first chance to become a head coach was in 1991 when he was given the reigns to the Cleveland Browns. He coached for the team for five seasons with his best record being 11-5 during the 1994 campaign. He was eventually let go after the Browns went 5-11 during the ’95 season and the team moved to Baltimore. It wouldn’t be until the year 2000 when Belichick was once again announced as a head coach, this time for the New England Patriots.
In his first 17 seasons with the Patriots, Belichick has led the team, with help from quarterback Tom Brady, to an astonishing 201-71 regular season record. Belichick wasn’t just good at winning, he was good at winning championships. Bill has coached the Patriots to five Super Bowl titles during his stint. Additionally, the team has made the playoffs in 14 of his 17 seasons and has 14 AFC East division titles to go along. The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champs after a come from behind victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
So what helps to make Bill Belichick net worth so high among coaches? Ultimately it is his teams success year after year. He is a five time Super Bowl winner as a head coach, a two time Super Bowl winner as an assistant coach, and a three time winner of the AP NFL Coach of the Year award. That many awards over a coaching career is sure to make almost anyone a wealthy individual.
We believe that Bill Belichick net worth will continue to increase over the coming years. He is one of the highest paid coaches in all of football history and as long as his team continues to produce we don’t see him retiring anytime soon. We have seen many coaches continue their careers well into their 70’s, and we shouldn’t expect anything less from this future Hall of Fame inductee.
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