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Peyton Manning Net Worth, Age, Bio, Birthday, Height, Facts

What is Peyton Manning’s net worth and salary?

Peyton Manning is an American former NFL quarterback who has a net worth of $300 million.

Peyton Manning is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, known for his incredible football intelligence, leadership, and record-setting performances. Manning’s career spanned 18 seasons, primarily with the Indianapolis Colts, before finishing with the Denver Broncos. He transformed the Colts into perennial contenders, leading them to a Super Bowl victory in 2007. Manning’s tenure with the Broncos was equally impactful, culminating in a Super Bowl win in 2016, marking his second championship. Over his career, Manning amassed numerous accolades, including five MVP awards, a record at the time of his retirement, and selections to 14 Pro Bowls. He retired holding many of the league’s passing records, including for touchdown passes and passing yards, some of which have since been broken. Manning’s strategic approach to the game, particularly his proficiency in reading defenses and adjusting plays at the line of scrimmage, set new standards for quarterback play.

Career Earnings

At the peak of his playing days, Peyton Manning was one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. Between NFL salary and endorsements, Peyton Manning’s career earnings are a little under $600 million. At his peak during his playing days, Peyton made $18 million per year in salary and $40 million from endorsements.

Even in retirement he maintains extremely lucrative endorsement deals with a wide range of companies including Bud Light, Buick, Sony, ESPN, Spring, DirecTV, Master Card, Reebok and Gatorade. Peyton also owns twenty one Papa John’s pizza franchises located in Colorado.

Peyton Manning Net Worth, Age, Bio, Birthday, Height, Facts

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Early Life

Peyton Manning was born on March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Peyton is the older brother of New York Giants quarterback <strong>Eli Manning</strong>, and the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning. Manning went to Isidore Newman School in New Orleans where he played football and was named the Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player of the Year. While attending school, he wore the #18 jersey in honor of his older brother, Cooper Manning, who had to give up football due to a spinal condition. Manning was an extremely sought after high school player and was recruited by over 60 top-notch colleges.


Peyton Manning began his professional football career when he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts as the first overall pick in 1998 after an impressive college football career at the University of Tennessee (many fans were surprised he didn’t pick the Ole Miss Rebels, for whom his father had played.) Manning was picked by the Colts as the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. He played with the Colts from 1988-2010. Reportedly, Manning memorized the Colts’ playbook in one week after he was drafted. In 2012, he was able to precisely recall details of a specific play he had used 16 years prior. Manning helped transform the struggling Colts into consistent playoff contenders. During his time with the Colts, Manning led them to eight division championships, two AFC championships, and in 2006 Peyton led the Colts to a Super Bowl victory against the Chicago Bears. In 2009, he made his second Super Bowl appearance but the team lost to The Saints, who won their first Super Bowl in team history. In 2011, Manning was forced to sit out an entire season after he underwent neck surgery. He was subsequently released from the Colts and signed with the Denver Broncos.

From 2012-2015, Manning served as the Bronco’s starting quarterback. He helped the Broncos clinch their division each year. In 2016, Peyton made his third Super Bowl appearance, and the Broncos claimed victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Shortly after their big win, on March 7, 2016, Manning announced his retirement after 18 seasons. In October 2017, the Colts unveiled a bronze statue of Manning outside Lucas Oil Stadium in a ceremony attended by hundreds of fans. Manning was then inducted into the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor.

Peyton Manning is largely considered to be one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time. To date, Peyton is the NFL record holder for most consecutive seasons with over 4,000 yards passing and most total seasons with 4,000 or more yards passing in a career. Over his career, Peyton has received dozens of accolades including being a 13 time Pro-Bowl selection and five-time AP NFL Most Valuable Player. He also won nine total ESPY Awards and two Sports Emmy Awards over the course of his career.

Peyton and Eli Manning played against each other three times in their pro careers. The encounters were nicknamed The Manning Bowl. The first one was in September 2006. The second Manning Bowl was in 2010 and the third and final Bowl took place in September 2013. Two were with the Colts and one was with the Broncos, and Peyton’s team took victory over Eli’s each time. In 2022, Peyton and Eli were named to the SEC Football Legends Class.

Peyton Manning was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2017 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.

Peyton Manning Salary

When he was on the Denver Broncos, Peyton earned $18 million per year in base salary. He also had the ability to earn millions more in bonuses and incentives. Outside of sports, Peyton earns an additional $25 million per year from endorsements, bringing his total annual income to $43 million.

In July 2011, Peyton signed a five year $90 million contract with The Colts that made him the highest-paid football player in the league at the time. Unfortunately Peyton was injured before the start of the 2011 season and was not able to play in a single game. After months of rumors, on March 7th 2012, Peyton Manning was let go by the Indianapolis Colts which made him a free agent to seek new offers. He soon signed a new $96 million contract with The Denver Broncos. Because of Peyton’s past injuries, he took no signing bonus with The Broncos and was subject to a full physical every year before getting paid.

Peyton Manning Net Worth, Age, Bio, Birthday, Height, Facts

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Other Ventures

Peyton Manning is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world both on and off the field. He endorses many major brands and frequently appears in television commercials for brands like Buick, Papa Johns and DirecTV. He has extremely lucrative endorsement deals with a wide range of companies including Sony, ESPN, Spring, DirecTV, Master Card, Reebok and Gatorade. Peyton also owns twenty one Papa John’s pizza franchises located in Colorado. Peyton earns over $25 million a year in endorsements alone. In 2000, Manning co-authored a book with his father Archie titled Manning: A Father, His Sons, and Football Legacy. He appeared as the host of an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2007, on his 31st birthday. The episode was SNL’s highest household rating in more than 10 months. He appeared on SNL again in 2008 and on the 2015 SNL 40th anniversary special. In 2009, Manning guest-voiced an episode of The Simpsons, “O Brother, Where Bart Thou?”. Manning also did voice work for the 2017 motion picture Ferdinand. In 2017, Manning hosted the 2017 ESPY Awards.

Peyton and his brother, Cooper, have hosted a revival of the quiz show “College Bowl” since 2021. Also, Peyton and Eli began hosting an alternative broadcast for Monday Night Football on ESPN titled the “Manningcast” that same year.

In 2022, Peyton Manning invested in Pasadena-based Kitchen United, a ghost kitchen pioneer with over 200 operational kitchens in 20 different regions and growing.

Personal Life

Peyton is married to Ashley Manning. They got married in Memphis on March 17, 2001. The couple has twins, Marshall and Mosley, born in March 2011. During summers, Peyton and his siblings Archie, Eli, and Cooper run the Manning Passing Academy. It’s a five day camp for students that aims to improve the offensive skills of quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs. The camp features many prominent NFL players serving as coaches.

Upon moving to Denver, Manning temporarily lived in a house owned by Mike Shanahan until buying his own home for $4.575 million.

Manning was accused of sexual harassment by trainer Jamie Ann Naughbright in 1996, during his time playing for the University of Tennessee. He denied the claims and was quoted in his book as saying his behavior towards Naughtbright was “crude, maybe, but harmless”. Naughtright settled with the university for $300,000. Peyton discussed Naughtright in his book in an ill manner, and she filed a defamation suit against him in 2002. The lawsuit was settled but terms of the settlement were not released to the public, and a court-ordered gag was put in place on Manning and Naughtright to never speak to each other or about the settlement publicly ever again.

Manning is a self-described devout Christian. During the 2016 presidential race, Manning gave money to the campaign of Jeb Bush.


Shortly after beginning his NFL career, Manning founded his charity the Peyback Foundation, whose mission is to help disadvantaged kids. Manning received the Samuel S. Beard Award for Greatest Public Service for his work with the charity. Manning and his brother Eli volunteered in the immediate wake of Hurricane Katrina by assisting in the delivery of 30,000 pounds of supplies like water, Gatorade, diapers, and baby formula to residents of New Orleans. In 2007, Manning and his wife made a substantial contribution to St Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, and the hospital subsequently renamed their children’s hospital to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.

In 2022, the Peyback Foundation partnered with Georgia Tech to launch a scholarship in honor of Manning’s former Broncos teammate Demaryius Thomas who passed away in December 2021 at the age of 33.

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