Frank Gifford Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Frank Gifford net worth is
$18 Million

Frank Gifford Wiki Biography

Francis Newton Gifford was born on the 16th August 1930, in Santa Monica, California USA, and died on the 9th August 2015. He is best known to the world as a former NFL player, and sports commentator after his retirement from football. His professional football career lasted from 1952 to 1964, but his complete retirement from the media was in 1988.

Have you ever wondered how rich Frank Gifford was before he died? According to sources, it is estimated that Frank Gifford’s total net worth was $18 million, an amount earned both through his successful football career, and as a sports commentator who earned numerous prestigious awards, such as Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award and Grammy Award for the Outstanding Sports Personality.

Frank Gifford Net Worth $18 Million

Frank spent his childhood days constantly on the move, as it is reported that he and his family lived in 29 different places before Frank even started high school. This was all due to the poverty they were living in, and inability for his father to find a job. However, Frank eventually graduated from “Bakersfield High School”, following which he spent a year at the community college where his football skills first came to light, such that he earned a full athletic scholarship and was named to the Junior College All-American team; he enrolled the University of Southern California.

Following graduation from the USC in 1952, he entered the NFL Draft, and was selected in the first round, as the 11th pick, by the New York Giants., with whom he played for his entire career that lasted for 12 years. Over those years he carved his name into the history of the NFL, by winning the NFL Championship in 1956 with the team in the match against the Chicago Bears, and in addition he was named the Most Valuable Player of the league that year. With his rising career, his fame became nationwide, which affected his net worth, as it also rose with his popularity.

Further during his career, he made eight Pro Bowl appearances and he was a contestant for five Championship titles, but did not manage to increase the number of the titles. In a game, in the 1960 season, against the Philadelphia Eagles, Gifford was tackled by Chuck Bednarik, and suffered the severe head injury which kept him sidelined for the entire 1961 season. However, he returned in 1962, and played until 1964, when he eventually retired. To conclude his career as a football player, Gifford was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

After his retirement, he entered the TV world, as he became a sports commentator, which also benefited his net worth. He started working on for CBS, however, he transferred his talents to the ABC in 1971, when he began hosting the shows “Monday Night Football” and “Wide World Sports”. His career as a commentator was as well a successful one, as he has earned an Emmy Award in 1977.

Adding to his career on TV and net worth, he appeared in a number of acting roles, mostly as a guest star in the NBC`s television series “Hazel”, in the ABC`s sitcom “The San Pedro Beach Bums” and in the TV series “Coach”, in an episode entitle “The Day I Met Frank Gifford”.

Regarding his personal life, Gifford married three times; his first marriage was to Maxine Avis Ewart(1952-76), his college sweetheart, with whom he has three children. His second marriage was to Astrid Lindley, from 1978 to 1986, and his last marriage was to Kathie Lee, a television presenter, with whom he had two children. They married in 1986.

Gifford left the world in his 84th year, as he died in his home in Greenwich from natural causes.



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Full Name Frank Gifford
Net Worth $18 Million
Salary $18 million
Date Of Birth August 16, 1930
Died August 9, 2015, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Place Of Birth Santa Monica, California, United States
Height 6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight 196 lbs (89 kg)
Profession Actor, Sports commentator, American football player
Education University of Southern California
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Kathie Lee Gifford (m. 1986), Astrid Gifford (m. 1978–1986)
Children Cassidy Erin Gifford, Cody Newton Gifford, Victoria Denise Gifford, Jeff Gifford, Kyle Gifford
Parents Lola Mae Gifford, Weldon Gifford
Siblings Frances Gifford, Waine Gifford, Winona Gifford
Nicknames Giff , Francis Newton Gifford , Francis Newton “Frank” Gifford , Frank
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0317520
Awards Sports Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement In Sports Programming
Movies Viva Knievel!, Up Periscope
TV Shows Wide World of Sports, Monday Night Football
# Fact
1 Passed away exactly 1 week before his 85th birthday.
2 Release of his book, “The Glory Game: How the 1958 NFL Championship Changed Football Forever”. [2008]
3 Release of the book, “Giants Among Men: How Robustelli, Huff, Gifford and the Giants Made New York a Football Town and Changed the NFL” by Jack Cavanaugh. [2008]
4 Inducted into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
5 Father, with Maxine Ewart, of Kyle Gifford, Jeff Gifford and Vicky Gifford Kennedy.
6 Covered Alpine Skiing for ABC Sports during the Winter Olympics along with former US Ski Team coach, Bob Beattie.
7 Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975.
8 Ranks 61st on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.2964).
9 Is a member of the fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa.
10 Recipient of the Pete Rozelle Award (which rewards exceptional longtime contributions to radio and TV in pro football) in 1995.
11 Suffered a deep concussion in 1960 from a vicious tackle by Chuck Bednarik of the Eagles. Missed the entire 1961 season and came back in 1962.
12 Graduated from Bakersfield (Calif.) High School.
13 Graduated from the University of Southern California.
14 Was a pro football analyst on CBS and joined ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football (1970) in 1971.
15 Modeled Jantzen swimwear along with fellow football-star Paul Hornung in a series of 1950’s magazine ads.
16 Briefly considered, in the early 1960s, for the title role in a new series of Tarzan movies; the part eventually was given to another pro-football player – Mike Henry.
17 Two children with Kathie Lee Gifford: Cody Gifford (born in 1990) and Cassidy Gifford (born in 1993).
18 His daughter, Vicky, wed Robert F. Kennedy‘s son, Michael LeMoyne Kennedy in 1981.
19 Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1977.
20 Played halfback/wide receiver/defensive back for the National Football League’s New York Giants (1952-1964).
21 Had an affair with flight attendant Suzen Johnson in 1997; the one-time encounter was allegedly arranged, paid for, and taped by the Globe tabloid.

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