Roger Goodell Net Worth 2024: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Roger Godell is an American businessman who has a net worth of $200 million. He is and current Commissioner of the National Football League and was appointed to succeed departing commissioner Paul Tagliabue in 2006.

Roger Goodell got a new contract with the NFL in 2017, which began in 2019. Roger Goodell has also been dubbed as the “the most powerful man in sports” by commentators.

Roger Goodell Net Worth (2024)

Net Worth:$200 Million
Name:Roger Goodell
Profession:NFL, Businessman
Born:19 February 1959
Country:United States
Salary:$63 Million (Annual)
Last Updated2024

Roger Goodell’s Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2024$200 Million
Net Worth in 2023$180 Million
Net Worth in 2022$134 Million
Net Worth in 2021$110 Million
Net Worth in 2020$94 Million
Net Worth in 2019$46 Million

Early Life

On February 19, 1959, Roger Stokoe Goodell was born in Jamestown, New York, to United States Senator Charles Ellsworth Goodell and his first wife, Jean (Rice) Goodell of Buffalo, New York.

Goodell graduated from Bronxville High School, where he captained all three teams as a senior and was voted the school’s athlete of the year as a three-sport star in football, basketball, and baseball.

Roger Goodell was unable to play collegiate football due to injuries. Goodell earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington & Jefferson College in 1981 and then went on to pursue his career as a Football player.


Roger began his NFL career as an unpaid intern, despite the fact that his family is well-connected and he comes from a wealthy family. He is the son of the late Charles Goodell, a former New York congressman, and U.S. Senator.

In 1987, Goodell was named assistant to the president of the American Football Conference, and he went on to serve in a variety of football and business operations jobs before being named Exe VP and Chief Operating Officer of the NFL in 2001.

He was in charge of the league’s football operations and officiating, as well as overseeing league corporate functions, as COO. He was also the president of NFL Ventures. While serving as the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell received the Outstanding Civilian Service Award in 2014 for his services to the US Army community. The NFL Europe Spring League was formed in 1995.

He has had five of its six teams headquartered in Germany since 2004, was shut down by Goodell following the 2007 season. In 2007, Goodell unveiled a revised NFL Personal Conduct Policy.

The NFL also penalized Dallas Cowboys quarterback coach Wade Wilson for five games and penalized him $100,000 in the same year, and New England Patriots defender Rodney Harrison was suspended for four games without pay.

Goodell has fined players for on-field misconduct in addition to suspending them. Goodell released evidence in 2012 that the New Orleans Saints players and coaches had established a bounty program to compensate players who harmed opponents.

Roger Goodell's Net Worth

Sean Payton, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, has been suspended for the whole 2012 season by Roger. Assistant head coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis were both punished for eight games.

The Saints were penalized a maximum of $500,000 by the league, and their second-round draught picks were forfeited. Goodell declared that he would not punish players until the NFLPA’s investigation into the incident was concluded.

Roger also served at the NFL lockouts. He conducted conference calls with season ticket holders during the 2011 NFL lockout to review the collective bargaining agreement and address questions.

Tom Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots, has been suspended for four games by the NFL for allegedly knowing about the deflation of footballs by team personnel. His suspension was challenged by the NFLPA in 2015. The NFL announced that Roger Goodell would preside over Brady’s appeal hearing, despite their request for a neutral third-party arbiter.

In 2015, Judge Berman overturned Brady’s four-game punishment, alleging a lack of due process. Judge Berman cited Article 46 of the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) as proof that the league acted unfairly.

Brady’s ban was restored in 2016 after the NFL appealed. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL owners announced a new policy in 2018 requiring all players to stand or remain in the locker room during the national anthem.

Roger Goodell has since recanted this viewpoint in light of the revived Black Lives Matter rallies following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and has been an advocate ever since.

Roger Goodell’s Biography

Real NameRoger Stokoe Goodell
Nick Name Roger
Age65 Years Old
HeightIn Feet –  5 Feet 11 Inches
In Meters – 1.8 m
In Centimeters – 180 cm
WeightIn Kilograms – 68 Kg
In Pounds – 150 lbs
FamilyFather – Charles Goodell
Mother –  Jean Rice Goodell
Sisters – N/A
Brothers – Michael Goodell, Tim Goodell
WifeJane Skinner 

“When you’re thrust into litigation, you obviously have to make sure you’re prepared to deal with that.”

– Roger Goodell

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Personal Life

Roger Goodell wedded Jane Skinner, a former Fox News anchor, in October 1997, and the couple had twin daughters, born in 2001. He has four siblings among one them is Tim, a Senior Vice President for the Hess Corporation, and Michael.


Roger Goodell’s net worth is estimated at around $200 million in 2024. During his 15 years as commissioner, he has seen his fair share of problems and controversies. He earned a salary of $127.8 million between 2019 and 2021.

Despite the scandals and bad headlines that have dogged Goodell’s tenure, he has played a key role in the NFL’s growth and prosperity since 2006. He’s made a lot of money as a result of it, and he’ll continue to do so for many years.

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