From Broke to Making 5 Million a Year: Net Worth of Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce is an American football player who plays the tight end position for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).

Primarily Known for his dynamic playing style, Kelce is regarded as one of the top tight ends in the league. Throughout his career, he has been selected for multiple Pro Bowl appearances and has been recognized for his athletic performance with various awards and honors.

Kelce has also been a key player in the Chiefs’ successful seasons, including their appearances in the Super Bowl.

Travis Kecle putting on a LOUIS VUITTON Blue Slashed Floral Print Jeans and Denim Jacket
Travis Kelce wearing a LOUIS VUITTON Blue Slashed Floral Print Jeans and Denim Jacket worth up to $5,000 combined while carrying a Bottega Veneta Large Intrecciato Duffle bag worth up to $5700

Net Worth

Travis Kelce, who is now at least ten times more popular, has been estimated to have an income of 30 million USD.

As far as his expert game goes, Travis has only been able to accrue fame on a City-state basis; however, what took his name to the next level stemmed from the relationship he was rumored to have had with Taylor Swift.

On one occasion, Swift was cheering the Kansas City Chief from the bench at the Arrowhead Stadium on September 24. Although the rumor of their relationship did not hold much truth, the idea alone had moved in favor of the Kansas Chief tight end, causing a sporadic Hike in the purchase of his Jersey, with his merchandise receiving an upheaval of over 400%, according to Investopedia.

The Swift effect had exerted a profound influence on the career rise of Travis Kelce, following a report from the Morning Consult, Kelce’s public image had moved from 38% to 63% in August 2022.

Travis Income In A Year

Travis has been with the Chiefs since 2013, when he was drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft. Kelce has established himself as one of the top tight ends in the league, known for his athleticism, receiving skills, and blocking ability.

While Travis Kelce has stood out as an irresistible force because of his prowess, his financial standing has been one remarkable facet of his career. Signing a four-year, $57 million contract extension with the Chiefs in 2016. This move would later result in him being the highest-paid tight end in the NFL at the time.

In 2020, he would sign another four-year, $58 million extension, making him the highest-paid tight end in the league.

As of 2023, Travis Kelce’s annual salary is $14.3 million, making him one of the highest-paid players at his position. His total career earnings, including bonuses and endorsements, are estimated at around $70 million.

Here’s an overview according to

YearTeamSalary BonusRoster Bonusworkout BonusRestructure BonusIncentiveEarnings
2013Kansas City Chiefs$405,000$703,304$1,108,304
2014Kansas City Chiefs$495,000$9,842,000$11,000$25,000$531,000
2015Kansas City Chiefs$585,000$68,000$25,000$678,000
2016Kansas City Chiefs$675,000$104,000$25,000$10,646,000
2017Kansas City Chiefs$2,700,000$468,750$250,000$3,418,750
2018Kansas City Chiefs

2019Kansas City Chiefs$7,500,000$1,000,000$250,000$8,750,000
2020Kansas City Chiefs
2021Kansas City Chiefs$5,250,000$705,872$250,000$5,600,000
2022Kansas City Chiefs$2,893,333
2023Kansas City Chiefs
  • Total Salary: $47,053,333
  • Total Roster Bonus: $10,545,304
  • Total workout Bonus:$6,607,622
  • Total Restructure Bonus: $1,825,000
  • Total Incentive: $44,294
  • Total Earnings: $77,032,220

Assets And Properties

One of Travis’s most expensive properties is one that he Jointly purchased with his brother, Jason Kelce, and his mother, Donna Kelce, in Florida. It is a 1,434-square-foot Mansion worth over $335,000, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Travis also has a car collection consisting of 6 exotic vehicles worth a total of 648,000 USD.

2014 GMC Terrain $24,200
2015 Hyundai Genesis$38,950
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish $85,325
Mercedes Benz AMG G63$150,000
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS$150,000
2016 Land Rover SV Autobiography $199,495

Endorsement and Sponsorship

Travis’s Endorsement deals alone are big enough to wreck a community’s budget. Making $57,400,000 from sponsorship usually doesn’t come this easy, but Travis has made it look expressly so much to his convenience, given that there was a time he almost faced the dire outcome of going broke!

Ten years before Travis Heyday with Budlight and State Farm, His years as a Rookie came with the mad rush of experiencing fame and the flamboyance that accompanied it,

Earning just 1 million USD, Travis would spiral into a reckless spending frenzy, buying everything that announced his wealth on sight: from sneakers to Rolexes to High-maintenance Vehicles and High-end apartments.

However, he would recover from this self-inflicted plunge into penury by Educating himself on business, Hiring trusted advisors, and focusing more on his ambition to be one of the best on and off the pitch.

Today, Travis Kelce makes 5 million yearly from; Nike, Budlight, Tide, State Farm, T-Mobile, Old Spice, Walgreen, Papa John’s, Sleep Number, and Dick’s Number.

He has also delved into various business ventures, owning multiple lucrative businesses involving a tequila brand, a clothing line, a perfume business, which he helped launch in 2019, and a cereal company; they are;

  • Hilo Nutrition
  • Casa Azul Spirits: tequila brand
  • Kelce’s Krunch: a cereal company
  • Tru Kolors: Clothing Line
  •  RealTruck: truck accessories company
  •  Indochino: a Menswear Brand

Travis’s business, however, spans across more uncharted grounds. His investment in the hot sauce brand Cholula had been one of the touchstones prompting the growth of his wealth, sold for over 800 million USD in 2020 to  McCormick (MKC); Travis has been a huge benefactor from the proceeds.

Aside from that, Travis has made investments in Formula 1, joining a coterie of investors, including Ryan Renolds, in purchasing a 24 percent stake in the company worth at least 218 million Euros.

Concerning his investments, Travis has taken meticulous steps in ensuring the rise of his business; leveraging his fame from sport, Travis would open his own clothing Brand, Tru Kolors, and would serve as the Chief of performance for Hilo Gummies, a nutritional supplement production company that came into light in the later part of 2019.

Podcast success

Jason Kelce and his brother Travis Kelce operate the New Height Podcast, which serves as an additional source of income for him.

Jason and Travis Kelce’s New Heights podcast is prominent among the top 5 sports podcasts on both Apple and Spotify. It has consistently secured the number 1 spot on the Spotify sports podcast charts for an impressive 4-month streak and was honored with the prestigious Sports Illustrated Sports Podcast of the Year award.

Leveraging on the insider knowledge of Jason and Travis in the NFL world, the podcast has become a go-to source for journalists seeking exclusive news and information. It garners regular mentions on major platforms such as ESPN’s Monday Night Football, NBC’s Sunday Night Football, and Forbes.

Jason and Travis have significantly achieved notable success with their podcast, earning substantial revenue through brand partnerships.

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