Ron Rivera is an American football coach who currently manages the Washington Football Team of the NFL. As of 2020, Ron Rivera net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Early Life and Playing Career
Rivera was born on January 7, 1962, in Fort Ord, California to Eugenio Rivera and Dolores. His father belongs to Puerto Rican descent while his mother is of Mexican descent. Ron went to Seaside High School where he started playing football. He graduated from the school in 1980.
Ron Rivera received scholarships from several universities but he decided to attend the University of California where he was a linebacker. He played three years there and during his final season, he received several awards and honors including All-American, Pac-10 Football Defensive Player of the Year.
Regarding his NFL career as a player, he was selected in the second round of the 1984 draft by the Chicago Bears. The next year, he helped his team to win a Super Bowl XX becoming the first American of Puerto Rican descent to win a Super Bowl. Rivera played for a total of nine seasons before retiring in 1992. He played a total of 149 games with 62 starts, 392 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, and 9 interceptions.
Rivera started his coaching career in 1997 as a defensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears. In 1999, he was hired as a linebackers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. He worked with the Eagles for four years.
In 2004, he returned to Chicago Bears as a defensive coordinator. After that, he worked with San Diego Chargers as a linebackers coach and defensive coordinator.
In 2011, Rivera was hired as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Ron in his first-year helped Panthers finished third in the division. In 2012, the Panthers finished with a record 7-9 and second in the division. In 2013, Panthers went 11-1 to finish the season to win the NFC South division and make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. That year, he was named AP NFL Coach of the Year.
In 2018, Rivera signed a two-year contract extension with the Panthers. Unfortunately, he was fired midway through the 2019 season due to new ownership wanting change. He spent a total of nine seasons at the Panthers.
On January 1, 2020, Rivera was hired as the head coach of the Washington Football Team. His first season with Washington was met with a number of challenges like dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, implementing a new culture, and being diagnosed with cancer.
Ron Rivera Net Worth
As of 2020, Ron Rivera’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. The vast chunk of that money comes from his career as a professional footballer and also his time as a head coach with the Carolina Panthers. His salary with the Panthers was around $3 million per year. It’s not clear how much he earns with Washington though.
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