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Drew Brees Net Worth: Football Career, Income & Retired Life

American retired professional football player Drew Brees has an estimated net worth of $160 million as of May, 2024.

Furthermore, Drew played 20 seasons in the National Football League(NFL) at the quarterback position.

Eventually, he officially announced his retirement from NFL on March 14, 2021. In his career, Drew played in Jersey no. 9.

Nicknamed “Breesus,” “Hurricane Drew,” and “Cool Brees,” Drew played for San Diego Chargers (2001-2005) and later played for New Orleans Saints (2006-2021).

Drew Brees
Drew Brees

On January 15, 1979, Drew Christopher Brees was born to Eugene Wilson Brees II and Mina Ruth in Dallas, Texas, United States.

Furthermore, he attended high school in Westlake High School and later joined Purdue University for higher education.

In his 20 years career in NFL, he has passing attempts of 10551, passing yards of 80,358, touchdowns of 571, and a passer rating of 98.7.

Additionally, Brees is Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, 13-Pro Bowl, 2- NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Bert Bell, and Bart Starr Award winner.

He also broke Johnny Unitas’ 52-year record for the most consecutive matches with a touchdown pass.

After his retirement, Drew enjoys a happy married life with his wife and children in the United States.

Read the article below to learn more about his net worth, lifestyle, and career.

Quick Facts

Full Name Andrew Christopher Brees
Common Name Drew Brees
Net Worth $160 million
Gender Male
Birth Date January 15, 1979
Birth Place Dallas, Texas, United States
Nick Name Breesus, Hurricane Drew, Cool Brees
Father’s Name Eugene Wilson Brees II
Mother’s Name Mina Ruth (died in 2009)
Siblings Reid and Audrey Brees
Profession American Football Player
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Education Westlake High School, Purdue University
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Brittany Dudchenko Brees (2003-present)
Children Four
Age 45  years old
Height 6  feet (1.83 m)
Weight 95 kg
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Brown
Active Years 1997-2021
Jersey Number 9
Teams  San Diego Chargers (2001-2005) and New Orleans Saints (2006-2021)
Position Quarterback
Honors Super Bowl champion

Super Bowl MVP

13-Pro Bowl

2- NFL Offensive Player of the Year

Bert Bell Award

Bart Starr Award

Source of Earnings Football, Investments & Endorsement
Endorsements Procter & Gamble, Wrangler, Nike, Microsoft, Monster,  Pepsi, AdvoCabve
Merch Autographed Jersey Autographed Items, Autographed Proline Helmet
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May, 2024

Drew Brees: Net Worth and Income

Net Worth

Former American football player of the NFL has an estimated net worth of $160 million as of May, 2024.

Moreover, he earned this enormous fortune from his career as a football player, investments, and endorsements.

Brees had an annual salary of $22 million before his retirement in March 2021.

Drew Brees, earned a total of $250 million as an NFL player alone.

Nevertheless, Brees initially signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers worth $15 million yearly.

He left Chargers in 2005 and signed six years contract with the New Orleans Saints worth $60 million with an additional bonus of $22 million in 2006.

Drew again signed a 5-year contract extension deal with Saints worth $100 million.

Again in 2018, he made a 2-year contract deal with the Saints for a whopping $50 million.

Other Sources of Earning

Super Bowl Champion Drew earned a hefty amount of money from his endorsement deal with Procter & Gamble, Wrangler, Nike, Microsoft, Monster, Pepsi, and many others.

Besides, Drew earned around $50 million between 2016 and 2017 as a salary reward and endorsement.

Consequently, he earned $43 million in June 2017 and  June 2018 and $45 million in 2019 and 2020.

Brees also invested his money in different fields, earning him decent money.

Net Worth of Drew Brees in Different Currencies

Let us glance at the net worth evaluation of Drew Brees in different currencies as of May, 2024.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 134,714,160
Pound Sterling £ 115,087,216
Australian Dollar A$ 213,732,320
Canadian Dollar C$ 199,176,000
Indian Rupee 11,918,000,000
BitCoin ฿ 4,710

Drew Brees: House, Car, and Aircraft


The former New Orleans Saints football player Drew owns a beautiful House in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Drew purchased this House in 2006 with a price of $1.575 million. 

Further, his House is 10,800 square feet consisting of four bedrooms, three bathrooms,  and two half bathrooms.

Former NFL quarterback player Drew resides in New Orleans house.
Former NFL quarterback player Drew in New Orleans House. (Source: Pinterest)

Meanwhile, Brees’ House includes a large kitchen, a 2,432 square feet basement with a wine cellar, and ample space around the House.

Drew and his beautiful wife sold their House near Carmel Valley, California, which they purchased in 2003 at $2.2 million.

The House is 6,00 square feet, including five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms,  a six-car garage, and a swimming pool.

Drew sold his Carmel Valley, California House in 2012.
Drew sold his Carmel Valley, California House in 2012. (Source: L.A. Times)

The couple sold their House for $2.4 million with a profit of $200,000 after seven years.

Additionally, Drew and his wife owned the property in Kaui’s Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, in 2006.

They brought this property at a real estate price of $1.761 million; the House includes large glass walls with a great ocean view in front of it.

Brees' house at Kauai, Hawaii.
Brees’ House at Kauai, Hawaii. (Source: MarketWatch)

Drew also brought the property from Lafayette in 2019.

Furthermore, he built 49,000 square feet of family entertainment and sports facility House in the name of Surge entertainment.


Former NFL Player Drew Brees has a habit of collecting luxury cars.

According to the report, his entire car collection is worth over $4 million.

Drew owns Bugatti Veyron, the world’s most expensive luxury car.

Drew Brees' Bugatti Veyron worth $2.2 million.
Drew Brees’ Bugatti Veyron worth $2.2 million. (Source: DailySportX)

He purchased Bugatti Veyron at a market value of $2.2 million in 2019.

Brees also owned a muscle car, the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, a butternut-yellow color, purchased in 2011.

However, his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro was auctioned off in 2018.

In addition to that, he auctioned off his other Camaro, 1967, back in 2015 at $62,500.

Former quarterback Drew also owns a Tesla car, an electric-powered sports car.

He purchased this environment-friendly car in 2014.

Former New Orleans player auctioned off his 1967 Chevy Camaro.
The former New Orleans player auctioned off his 1967 Chevy Camaro. (Source: chevy hardcore)

Brees’s first car was Ford Mustang which he brought for a family outing in 2009. 

Besides, Drew is the owner of the 2012 BMW, brought back in 2013.


According to a report, Brees owned a LATITUDE 33 private jet. 

He purchased this luxurious jet for traveling with his family on vacations and tours.

Drew's Latitude 33 private jet.
His Latitude 33 private jet. (Source: Latitude 33 Aviation)

Besides, he brought this jet so that he could travel to his routine.

Drew Brees’s Lifestyle and Vacation


Former San Diego Chargers Drew lives happily married with his wife and children in a New Orleans House.

Moreover, Brees walked down the aisle with his high-school sweetheart, Brittany Dudchenko, in February 2003.

Brees is a family man and spends much of his time with them, going on vacation, fishing, and surfing together.

Drew Brees with his family.
Drew Brees with his family. (Source: Instagram)

Consequently, Brees is a kind heart person and does a lot of charity work with his wife to improve the health of needy children.

In March 2021, Drew announced his retirement, spending special time with his wife and four children in New Orleans.


NFL quarterback Drews loves taking short vacation trips whenever he has off time.

After retirement, he is enjoying the family time he missed during his NFL career.

So, he fully utilizes this time to get close to his children by hanging out and traveling to a new places.

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Charity Works & Foundation

NFL Hall of Famer Saints is an active philanthropist who donated a huge amount of money to a different charitable foundation.

Drew Brees and his wife Brittany established their The Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 to improve the life of cancer patients.

The foundation also provides care and education to needy children and families.

According to the official Brees Dream Website, the couple’s foundation has donated over $45 million to charitable non-profit organizations worldwide. 

Super Bowl Champion Drew Brees doing charity for children healthcare.
Super Bowl Champion Drew is doing charity for children’s healthcare. (Source: Getty Images)

In July 2020, their foundation recently partnered with Ochsner Health System and donated $5 million to build several healthcare centers in Louisiana.

Besides, he participated in the Pro Sports Team Challenge to raise money to establish athletic fields at the local school.

His foundation has raised $671,000 for the international children’s charity Operation.

Nevertheless, his foundation also collected a hefty amount of money to help the Cancer patient recover.

Drew Brees’ Book Publication, Investment & Endorsement

Book Publication

Drew Brees is an inspirational author.

He published his first book, Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity, in 2010.

Moreover, his book became a national bestseller in 2010.

Former San Diego Charles player Drew's book.
Former San Diego Charles player Drew’s book. (Source: Amazon)

He authored the book about his career, the difficulties he experienced due to his shoulder injury in 2005, and how he overcame them.

Moreover, his books motivate young football players to overcome their struggles and injuries without giving up.


Drew Brees has invested a large sum of money in multiple businesses like fast-food restaurants and food products.

He also put money into the online food delivery and ordering service Waitr.

Drew filed a lawsuit against a San Diego jeweler, saying that he and Brittany had invested $15 million in diamonds.

Unfortunately, San Diego jeweler cheated on them with an appraiser value of $6 million.

So, he filed a lawsuit to gain the appraiser’s value in April 2018.

Later, in June 2019, he won the lawsuit and horned with $6 million.

On the other hand, Drew also became the co-founder of Walk-Ons and Brandon Landry in March 2019.


In addition to that, Drew also earned a hefty sum from his endorsement deals.

According to the report, he earns around $15 million per year from his endorsement deals.

Moreover, he endorsed and wore Nike shoes throughout his career and earned a decent amount of money.

Apart from Nike, he also has endorsement deals with companies like Procter & Gamble, Wrangler, Microsoft, Monster,  Pepsi, AdvoCabve, Verizon Communication, Carnival Corps, and many more.


The 42 years old retired NFL player, Drew, started his career as a member of the high school football team at Westlake High School.

Later, he joined Purdue University and started playing college football.

He had stats of 11,792 passing yards, 90 touchdowns, and 45 interceptions in college football.

But, his professional football career began when San Diego Charles picked him in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

Drew, jersey no.9, with trophy for New Orleans Saints.
Drew, jersey no.9, with a trophy for New Orleans Saints. (Source: Fake Pigskin)

Moreover, he played four seasons for Charles and left due to his shoulder injury.

In 2006, he joined a new football team New Orleans Saints, as they offered him a good salary than Charles.

In his 20 years in NFL, he has passing attempts of 10551, passing yards of 80,358, touchdowns of 571, and a passer rating of 98.7.

Facts About Drew Brees

  • Drew has a large birthmark on his cheek, which he wanted to remove at a young age due to continuously bullying his friends.
  • Brees also appeared in the show Running Wild With Bear Grylls alongside Bear Grylls in 2018.
  • In June 2010, Former President Brack Obama made Brees a co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, alongside former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes.


Do Drew Brees own Jimmy Johns?

Drew Brees owns five branches of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches franchises.

Does Drew Brees have children?

Former NFL quarterback player Drew is the Father of four children, three boys: Bowen, Baylen, and Callen, and a girl: Rylen.

At what age Drew Brees retired from NFL?

Drew Brees retired from NFL at age 42 in March 2021.



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