Walter Payton Net Worth
Walter Payton was a famous American football player. Before he died in 1999, Payton amassed an big fortune. His net worth was estimated to be about $3 million. He played thirteen seasons for Chicago Bears and became a legend. Let’s a take a closer look now on his phenomenal life, both professional and private.
Walter was born July 25, 1953 in Columbia, Mississippi. Since he was a very talented player since early age, Payton had his pick of colleges fighting over him. He chose Jackson State University. He received there his Bachelor’s degree in Communications. And also was awarded a title Black College Player of the Year.
As a part of 1975 NFL draft, Payton joined Chicago Bears team. His career was exceptional and brought him big fame and net worth. His playing motto was “Never Die Easy”. When he retired from playing football in 1987, it wasn’t the complete end of his involvement with this wonderful sport. He returned as an investor.
In 1995, Walter became first minority owner in NFL ever. But Peyton invested also into other sports, such as CART racing. In 1999, he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune liver disease. Sadly, there was nothing doctors could do for him and he died the same year at he early age of 46.