About Brett Favre
Brett Favre, middle name Lorenzo, is a retired American football quarterback. For most of his professional career Brett played for Green Bay Packers, National Football League’s team based in Wisconsin. In the beginning of his career Favre spent one season with Atlanta Falcons. For the last two years before his retirement he played for New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. As for 2013, Brett Favre net worth is estimated at $100 million. For his career achievements this athlete holds eleven Pro Bowl awards, three First Team All-Pro, three Second Team All-Pro, three AP NFL MVP, five NFL Player of the Year and two NFC Champion awards.
Brett was born in Mississippi, in a family of Bonita and Irvin Favre. His parents were of Choctaw and French ancestry and both worked as teachers in the local Cockney County School. One of Brett’s paternal ancestors, Simon Favre, was a prominent Spanish figure, an interpreter of Chickasaw and Choctaw languages for the noble British, Spanish and French Americans. He was involved in signing a several important treaties between Native Americans and Europeans.
Despite his achievements in school, after graduation Brett received only one offer to study on sports scholarship. In mid 1980s he started playing for Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. It was not long before Favre proved himself worth a position on starting team- in September 1987, although suffering from a severe hangover and vomiting during the breaks, Brett led his team to an impressive victory. Following his graduation from the University of Southern Mississippi, Brett was drafted to play for Atlanta Falcons. His three year contract was supposed to boost Brett Favre net worth by 1.4 million. In 1991 he was traded for Tony Smith and started playing with Green Bay Packers.
Later in his career with Packers Brett Favre net worth grew in accordance with the development of his skills. In 2001 his annual salary peaked at some $12 million, it stayed at the same height for the last four years of his career on the National Football League. Unfortunately, Brett’s personal life was not going as smoothly as his professional career. In 2003 his beloved father suddenly died after experiencing a heart attack. 10 months after his funereal Favre had to burry another member of his family: Casey Tynes, his brother in law, was killed in a tragic accident while driving an all-terrain vehicle. Soon after this shock Brett learned that his wife Deanne has a breast cancer.