What is Bo Jackson Net Worth?

Bo Jackson Net Worth is US$ 25 Million as of Jan 2023

Net WorthUS$ 25 Million
BornNovember 30, 1962 (60 Years)
Birth NameVincent Edward Jackson
Height6′ 1″
Country of OriginBirmingham, Alabama, The US
Source of WealthBaseball Player, American Football Player, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLinda Jackson (m. 1987)
ChildrenGarrett Jackson (Son), Nicholas Jackson (Son), and Morgan Jackson (Daughter)
Famous ForHe is a former professional baseball and American football player.


Bo Jackson, a former professional baseball and American football player has over US$ 25 million net worth. He is considered the most outstanding athlete of all time by many. Bo Jackson was undoubtedly the greatest athlete of his time and one of the most prominent celebrity product endorsers.

He started his MLB career in 1986 and moved on to the NFL and the “Royals” in 1991, where Bo frolicked for four years before outgoing due to wounds. He is recognized for an ad promotion that ended “Bo Knows,” a catchword later in his 1988 “Monday Night Football” touchdown run and 1989 All-star Game home sun.

Time Line


Bo lives in Chicago with his wife and kids and runs two businesses.


Inducted into the college football hall of fame.


After the 1994 baseball season ended, Bo retired after playing 1 season with an artificial hip.


Bo retires from NFL after a severe hip injury playing football for the “Raiders”.


“The Kansas City Royals” drafted Bo Jackson.


Bo won the “Heisman Trophy”.


Bo Jackson was named MVP of the 1984 Sugar Bowl with the “Auburn Tigers”.

Early Life

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson was born in Bessemer (Alabama) on November 30, 1962. He is the eighth of ten siblings. Jackson started studying at McAdory school. He was a running back for the football team and a baseball player. He hit 20 home runs in 25 games, set state records in track, and twice won the state title for the “Decathlon”. Jackson chose to attend Auburn University, even though the “New York Yankees” drafted him in 1982. He said he had promised his mother that he would attend college first. Jackson was also a track and field runner and played baseball at Auburn. Jackson is well-known for his exceptional ability to excel in multiple sports and has impressive stats in each of these three sports.


Baseball Career

Jackson was on his pathway to playing pro football after college. “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers” selected him in the 1986 NFL Draft with the first pick. After a visit to Buccaneer’s facilities, he refused the opportunity to perform for them. He was denied college sports after the Buccaneers claimed that he had been permitted for a visit by NCAA. Jackson believes the Buccaneers’ failure to support NCAA endorsement was an intentional move to try and get him to play pro football rather than baseball. He refused to sign with them and opted to play professional baseball for “Kansas City Royals”, who had recruited him in the 1986 amateur draft.

Jackson signed a US$ 1.07 million, three-year contract with the “Royals”. He also played 53 games for their Class AA minor league affiliate, the “Memphis Chicks”. In September 1986, he was called to the majors and made the Royals’ roster for 1987. The “Royals” released Jackson in 1991 because of his injury. In 1992, the “Chicago White Sox” offered him a US$ 8.15 million performance-based contract. It guaranteed US$ 700,000/season. Jackson was a “White Sox” player in 1991 and 1993. He took 1992 off to undergo hip replacement surgery and was placed on the disabled list. Jackson retired at 32 after his professional athletic career with the California Angels in 1994.

Football Career

Jackson was the 183rd  pick of the “Los Angeles Raiders” in the 1987 NFL Draft. He was picked in the 7th round. He initially remained focused on his baseball career and was disinterested. However, he began to take an interest in playing in the NFL when he discovered that Al Davis, the “Raiders” owner, was open to Jackson playing both sports simultaneously. Jackson negotiated a US$ 7.4 million, five-year contract to allow him to complete each MLB season before reporting to the “Raiders”. Even though it would mean he would miss NFL games, the US$ 7.4 million contract was worth it. Davis also offered Jackson the highest salary for a non-quarterback player in NFL History at that time and a US$ 500,000 signing bonus.

Jackson was a four-year NFL player. He ran for 2,782 yards with 16 touchdowns and an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Jackson also caught 40 passes, totaling 352 yards and 2 touchdowns. His last game of professional football was in January 1991. He suffered a dislocated right hip from a tackle. He would have to replace his left hip after it caused avascular necrosis. Jackson was released by the Royals and would continue to struggle until his retirement in 1994.

Jackson started a “Bo Bikes Bama” fundraiser to help his home state of Alabama. After a series of tornadoes decimated Alabama in April 2011, the event was initiated. Many residents of Alabama were left without power and lost their lives in the tornadoes that decimated hundreds of people. During Jackson’s five-day bike tour, Jackson visited several towns that the tornadoes had destroyed. Scottie Pippen and Lance Armstrong were among the celebrities who accompanied Bo on this tour. Today, “Bo Bikes Bama,” a campaign to raise over US$ 1.1 million for Alabama Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund, has attracted more than 1.2 million. He donated US$ 170,000 in 2022 to cover funeral expenses for victims’ families after the massacre that killed 19 children and two adults at Uvalde (Texas).


Here are some of the best highlights of Bo Jackson’s career

  • Bo won “AL All-Star” in 1989
  • He won “All-Star Game MVP” in 1989
  • Won “The AL Comeback Player” of the Year Award in 1993
  • He was 10th in the 1989 AL MVP race
  • In 1989, he participated in 30-Home Run Seasons: 1
  • From 1987 to 1990, he participated in 20-Home Run Seasons: 4
  • From 1988 to 1989, he participated in 20-Stolen Base Seasons: 2

Favorite Quotes from Bo Jackson

” Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.”

Bo Jackson

“I’ll never worry about not being successful. I’ll just take it one day at a time, one season at a time. And play as hard as I can.”

Bo Jackson

“Don’t run too fast through life. You only have one.”

Bo Jackson

“It’s all about the attitude, gut, heart, and determination to go out and give 120% every time to try and help the team win.”

Bo Jackson

If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn’t the same as the one I was wearing, I’d run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.”

Bo Jackson

Frequently Asked Questions

In which year did Bo Jackson win the AL All-Star?

Bo Jackson won the AL All-Star award in 1989.

What digital nickname did Bo Jackson have?

Bo Jackson’s digital nickname by fans is “Tecmo Bo” after his featuring in the 1991 video game Tecmo Super Bowl.

What injury ended Bo Jackson’s career?

Jackson was 28 years old when he suffered a devastating hip injury during the Raiders’ playoff win over the Bengals.


Bo Jackson is a legendary athlete known for being the only professional athlete named an All-Star in baseball and football. He won the “Heisman Trophy” in 1985, played in the NFL for the “Los Angeles Raiders”, and played in MLB for the “Kansas City Royals”, “California Angels”, and “Chicago White Sox”. His fame was furthered by the famous “Bo Knows” advertising campaign, and he also pursued acting after his athletic career was over. Jackson still holds the record for most runs for 90+ yards from scrimmage with two.

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