If you are a fan of American football then you should know about the Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. For those who do not know about him, he is one of the most successful athletes of his generation who has won a national championship, become the first overall pick in NFL draft within a one-year span and was the NFL MVP in 2015.
Cam has been a strong athlete from a young age and as a talented and hardworking person, the success is obvious. Continue reading to find out more about the athlete's career and his net worth.
Since a young age, Cam had all the right material which made many scouts look for him and get him on their team. He had a cannon of an arm and a foot speed reserve that would win with most other receivers.
His physical attributes along with his athletism made him a rookie that everyone desired to have on their team. Even while he was playing in High School level, he had already grabbed the attention of college football scouts who brought his scholarship offer to join their college and team.
In his rookie year alone, Cam broke many previous records of NFL which showed the world just how truly talented he was as a player. On his debut year as a rookie, he broke all-time NFL rookie records for passing and rushing yards.
He was the first rookie quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season, and he also broke all-time NFL rookie records for passing and rushing yards.
In 2015, Cam was awarded the MVP honors for a dominant display of his abilities as a quarterback. During the 2015 season, he threw for the very least of 30 touchdowns and rush for 10 which made him the only quarterback in NFL history to have that record.
He is also the only quarterback in the history to have 300 yards passing, 5 touchdown passes and over 100 yards rushing in the same game.
Since his MVP days, he has been targeted more by the opponent and he has faced injuries on his shoulder due to that reason as well. He has faced his share of troubles with the media as well.
However, despite the struggle that he has been through, he has kept up the effort to overcome them and is performing to the best of his abilities.
The athlete, who has been successful since his rookie years and been in high demand, has earned quite a lot in his football career. The Carolina Panthers quarterback is reported to have the net worth of $45 million.
Cam had a $22 million contract with Carolina Panthers which put his salary to be at $5.5 million per year. This contract was extended in June 2015 with a $103.8 million 5-year contract. Aside from this, Cam has endorsement deals as well which also gives him a big chunk in his revenue.
Cam is a millionaire which means that he can afford himself luxurious lifestyle. His luxurious lifestyle includes his $1.6 million condo that he owns in The Trus Building in Uptown where he lives with his girlfriend Kia Proctor. The NBA legend Michael Jordan also owns a place in that building.
Cam also likes fast and expensive cars and in the past, he had a Ferrari worth $300,000. With his bank account, there is no wonder that he can spend money on such luxuries.