James White Net Worth

James White is an American former football player who has a net worth of $15 million. White was a running back who played his whole NFL career with the New England Patriots as number 38.

In 2017, he led the New England Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl victory of the twenty-first century. White played collegiate football for the Wisconsin Badgers and then was drafted by the Patriots in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He initially played as a receiver and holds the Super Bowl records for receptions and points scored. White also shares the record for most receptions in a playoff game with Darren Sproles. Recently, White and the Patriots agreed to a two-year $5 million contract extension on March 15, 2022. Despite this, he tweeted about his retirement on August 11, 2022.

James White’s Net Worth (2024)

Net Worth:$15 Million
Profession:NFL Player
Age:32 Years Old
Country:United States of America
Born:3 February 1992
Salary:$2 Million (Annual)
Last Updated2024

James White‘s Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2024$15 Million
Net Worth in 2023$13 Million
Net Worth in 2022$12.2 Million
Net Worth in 2021$11.3 Million
Net Worth in 2020$11 Million


White signed a rookie contract with the New England Patriots after being selected in the 4th round of the NFL Draft 2014. The contract included a $2.6 million four-year contract, a $397,088 signing bonus, and an average salary of $654,272.

White signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension through the 2020 season in 2017, which included $4.69 million in guarantees and an extra $3 million in incentives. White re-signed with the Patriots on a one-year, $2.5 million contract extension in 2021.

White agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Patriots in 2022 including a base salary of $1.16 million. It included a $500,000 guaranteed amount, a $75,000 off-season workout bonus, 1.19 million per-game roster bonus, and $1 million incentive, and a $1.52 million Salary cap.


  • White has earned three Super Bowl championship titles in addition to his outstanding contributions to that historic victory in Houston.
  • Brady, who was named the Super Bowl MVP, said he thought White ought to have received the honor instead. White accepted Brady’s gift of his MVP reward, a pick-up truck, as a token of appreciation.
  • In 2018, White was named the captain of the New England Patriots for the first time in his entire career.
  • White was named on the New England Patriots All-2010s Team.
  • White was given the title of All-Dynasty Team while playing with the New England Patriots.
  • White also won the Second-team All-Big Ten twice (2010, 2013).
  • White was also named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2010 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Early Life

James Calvin White was born on February 3, 1992, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His father Tyrone White was a captain in the Miami-Dade Police Department and his mother Lisa worked as a probation expert.

Early Career

White studied at the St. Thomas Aquinas High School where he played football for the Raiders and initially split time as a running back with Giovani Bernard, who is now a running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He was also a part of the National Championship team in 2008. In his senior season, he carried for over 1,000 yards and scored 20 touchdowns. White graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas.

He was the 70th-ranked running back in his class, and Scout.com rated him as a three-star recruit. He chose Wisconsin over Michigan State Clemson, South Florida, and others.

James White Net Worth and Contracts
James White Net Worth and Contracts

College Career

From 2010 until 2013, White attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was selected Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2010 and led the Badgers to the Rose Bowl in 2011.

Despite splitting carries with John Clay, Montee Ball, and Melvin Gordon throughout James White’s college career, he carried for more than 100 yards in 17 different games.


White was selected by the New England Patriots in the 4th round (130th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs and did not play in Super Bowl XLIX.

He ended the 2015 season with a total of 40 receptions, 410 receiving yards, and four touchdowns. Lewis began the season on the PUP list, therefore White emerged as the Patriots’ primary passing back.

He ended the 2016 season with 39 carries for 166 rushing yards, 60 receptions for 551 receiving yards, and five receiving touchdowns. During Super Bowl LI, White scored 139 yards from scrimmage (29 rushings, 110 receiving).

He surpassed Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos’ previous Super Bowl record for most receptions made. White produced the game-winning play in overtime by sprinting two yards into the end zone.

Professional Career

In 2017, White entered a 2 year extension contract with the Patriots and was named a team captain for the first time in his career the following year. In Super Bowl LII, the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

But they won in overtime to reach Super Bowl LIII defeating the Chiefs by 37-31. White concluded the 2019 season with 72 receptions for 645 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns, in addition to 263 running yards and one rushing score.

White was designated as an inactive player for the game during the 2020 season due to his parents’ accident, but in Week 12, he scored two rushing touchdowns in the 20-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

White re-signed with the Patriots in 2021 on a one-year, $2.5 million deal, but in Week 3 he sustained a hip injury and was put on injured reserve. White and the Patriots agreed to a two-year contract.

It was a $5 million contract deal he signed in 2022 but on August 11, 2022, James White made the decision to make his retirement public via Twitter and finally took his football career to end.

James White‘s Biography

Real NameJames Calvin White
Nick NameJames
Age32 Years Old
HeightIn Feet –  5 Feet 10 Inches
In Meters – 1.78 m
In Centimeters – 178 cm
WeightIn Kilograms – 93 Kg
In Pounds – 205 lbs
FamilyFather – Tyrone White
Mother – Lisa White
Sisters – N/A
WifeDiana Civitello

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James White – Key Facts

  • White has big plans post-retirement, including opening his own shoe store because he loves shoes, coaching, broadcasting, and even radio.
  • White’s high school creative writing instructor gave him the nickname “Sweet Feet”.
  • White also played and lettered in baseball while in high school.
  • White’s favorite game was the Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
  • Tony Dungy’s book “Uncommon Life” is White’s favorite.

Personal Life

James White is married to his college sweetheart Diana Civitello. He got engaged to Civitello in 2017 and they married the following year in Florida. They have a son together Xzavier who was born in 2019.

In September 2020, his father was killed and his mother was critically injured in a two-car crash in the Miami region. The accident occurred in Cooper City, a neighborhood located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

James White’s Net Worth

As of 2024, James White’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million. White earned over $18 million from his NFL career and in August 2022, he announced his retirement after a successful eight-year career in New England.

James White is a well-known NFL player who has left his mark in the entire tournament with many records. White deposits some part of his earnings in charity and national funds.

With a growth of 25% every year, James White is one of the richest players in the NFL. Apart from NFL contracts and salaries, White also easily earns $500 thousand a month through brand endorsements and promotions. He earns $2 million yearly.

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