About Matt Leinart
As for 2015, Matt Leinart net worth amounts to $16 million dollars. He may not be the richest of all American football quarterbacks, but he has been pretty successful, to say the least. Throughout his career Matt has played for Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills. During the first half of 2000s, which was the most successful period in his career, Leinart has received two Archie Griffin Awards, Manning Award, Heisman Trophy, Johnny Unitas Award and Walter Camp Award, won BCS National Championship and AP National Championship, entered First-team All-American and became Quarterback of the Year (for two consecutive times in 2004 and 2005). To say all this is enough to explain why Matt Leinart net worth amounts to $16 million, but let’s take a closer look at his personal and professional life.
It is hard to believe it now, but back in school the athlete was constantly bullied due to his looks and health issues. In one of his interviews Matt has revealed: “I used to get made fun of for being cross-eyed. It’s just a terrible thing because kids are so cruel to the fat kid, to the kid with the glasses”. Although these insensitive jokes have almost robbed Matt of a happy childhood, it helped him find the passion of his life – American football. The athlete has stated that sport was his way to escape the bullying and all of his other problems. Thanks to his talent and all the hours in the gym, by the time he graduated Matt was sort of a school hero. The athlete led his high school team to a California Interscholastic Federation Division I co-championship while still a junior. His extraordinary performance at this competition has broth Leinart a couple of prestigious names: Gatorade California high school football player of the year and Serra League’s Offensive Most Valuable Player. After graduation from high school the teenager enrolled at the University of Southern California and started playing for USC Trojans.
Matt Leinart net worth started to grow in 2006, as he was drafted by Arizona Cardinals. He stayed with this team for three years and then switched to Houston Texans. With this team he has remained only for one season, just like with Oakland Raiders. He is currently playing for Buffalo Bills. But enough about his career, let’s speak about Matt’s personal life, which is not any less interesting. The athlete had his first child with USC women’s basketball player Brynn Cameron. The couple did not last long and Matt ended up paying up to $15 thousand per month in child support. In 2013 it was reported that Cameron has welcomed a baby from another NBA star, Blake Griffin. By the way, Blake’s fortune is much more impressive than Matt Leinart net worth: he has some $30 million in his disposal.