Ray Lewis is a former American football player who has spent his 17-year professional career with the Baltimore Ravens. Additionally, he was first drafted as the 1st round 26th overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft round. 

Ray Lewis was born a Raymond Anthony Lewis Jr. on May 15, 1975, as an American native. Ray’s birth details show he was born under the star sign Taurus. Also, Ray belongs to the African ethnic group. 

The section below details Ray’s early life, net worth, personal life, and professional career. Make sure; you are going through this article until the end.  

Ray Lewis’s Net Worth

Ray is one of the best names in the American football world. Further, he had a staggering salary. His total net worth is estimated to be around $45 million. Throughout his playing career, he has accumulated mouth-watering career earnings of $95,725,000. 

Ray Lewis flaunting his trophy
Ray Lewis flaunting his trophy, Source: Instagram @raylewis

The details about his salary throughout his career are tabulated below: 

1996 Baltimore Ravens$1,750,000
1997Baltimore Ravens$412,500
1998Baltimore Ravens$3,825,000
1999Baltimore Ravens$4,787,500
2000Baltimore Ravens$4,750,000
2001Baltimore Ravens$4,750,000
2002Baltimore Ravens$10,525,000
2003Baltimore Ravens$9,975,000
2004Baltimore Ravens$4,000,000
2005Baltimore Ravens$5,500,000
2006Baltimore Ravens$5,500,000
2007Baltimore Ravens$6,500,000
2008Baltimore Ravens$6,500,000
2009Baltimore Ravens$10,000,000
2010Baltimore Ravens$5,500,000
2011Baltimore Ravens$6,500,000
2012Baltimore Ravens$4,950,000

His peak annual salary was $10.525 million in 2001. He also earned $10 million as a signing bonus that year. Moreover, Lewis earned almost $5 million during the last year of his productive career in 2012.

Ray Lewis Assets and Endorsement

Ray opened the Ray Lewis Full Moon Bar-B-Que, which ran from February 2005 until 2008 in Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood. Additionally, he has also earned various national corporate endorsements.

In particular, Lewis featured in the advertising campaigns of the YieldStreet and has an equity interest in the firm. However, the exact financial terms of the contract are still to be revealed. 

Lewis has an ongoing long-term contract with Under Armour, a fitness company that he first signed in 2007. Nevertheless, he was associated with Reebok in the past as well. Another flagship contract Lewis had entered into in the early 2000s was with EA Sports.

Ray sold his 28-acre Reisterstown estate in August 2018 for $1.8 million, originally estimated at $2.95 million. Furthermore, his house featured facilities such as a restaurant-inspired kitchen, room for massage and yoga, gym, theatre, billiards, and swimming pool and was spread across 28 Acres. In addition, his mansion, designed in 1981, featured four bedrooms and 7-1/2 bathrooms.

Ray Lewis’s Girlfriend 

Ray Lewis has dated four women altogether. The list may be long, but four names have been coming up: Tatiana McCall, Kimberly Arnold, and Sharnika Kelly.

Ray Lewis with his ex-girlfriend, Tatiana McCall
Ray Lewis with his ex-girlfriend, Tatiana McCall,
Source: Instagram @raylewis

According to the sources, Ray is married to a mysterious woman. He was open about his dating life but never opened up about his wife. Further, he shares three children with his wife.

He has six children with his wife and other women he was dating. They are Ray Lewis III, Rayshad Lewis, Rashaan Lewis, Ralin Lewis, Kaitlin Lewis, and  Daymon Desiree Lewis.

Ray’s son, Ray Lewis III, plays Coastal Carolina football. His second son, Rayshad Lewis, was out of high school and committed to Utah University.

Ray is a committed Christian and active in charities and foundations as well. He has his foundation, the Ray Lewis 52 Foundation. Moreover, he was also awarded the “Act of Kindness” Award, which proves his commitment to the betterment of society. 

Raw Lewis Early Life and Education

Raw Lewis was born on May 15, 1975, in Bartow, Florida, to the parents Elbert Ray Jackson and Sunseri. Further, he has four other siblings: Keon Lattimore, Laquisha Jenkins, Lakesha Jenkins, and Kadaja Holloway.

Ray Lewis went to Kathleen High School for his high-school degree in Lakeland, Florida. Further, he was an All-American line breaker for football in his high school. 

After graduating high school, he went to the University of Maryland, where his brother was a former student and was running back. Also, he earned a degree in Arts and Science in 2004 at the University of Maryland University College.

Ray Lewis was a prolific wrestler back in his high school days. Further, his father was gone most of his life, which was a loop over decades, but before he was imprisoned for drug-related offenses, he was a record-setting high school wrestler.

Ray Lewis Controversy

In the Super Bowl of 2000, two friends, Oakley Baker and Joseph Lollar, were killed in Atlanta during the Super Bowl, and Ray Lewis was accused but pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

However, the families of these demolished boys still doubt the role of the Ravens linebacker years after that incident. Also, he was fined by NFL in 2000. Further, the amount he was fined was $250,000.

Ray Lewis Professional Career

Lewis became a professional in 1996 and began his career with “Baltimore Ravens.” From that time, he was very famous, and his fans loved and adored him. 

Ray Lewis has spent his whole 17-year professional career with the Baltimore Ravens. Additionally, he was first drafted as the 1st round 26th overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft round.

As a youth, he attended the University of Miami, where he was a member of the Miami Hurricanes football team.

Playing until 1995 for the team, he declared for the NFL draft and was eventually selected by the Ravens to play for their team in 1996. Before his university career, he began playing football when attending Kathleen High School in Lakeland. 

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He delivered his best performance in 2000, and as a result, he impacted team victory immensely. During his peak, he has to suffer from injury. Further, he was injured in 2002 but healed and again back on the field.

Career Highlights and Awards

  1. Two times Super Bowl champion
  2. Super Bowl MVP 
  3. 13 times Pro Bowl (1997–2001, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011) 
  4. Seven times First-team All-Pro (1999–2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009) 
  5. Three times Second-team All-Pro (1997, 1998, 2010) 
  6. Two times NFL Defensive Player of Year (2000, 2003) 
  7. NFL 2000s All-Decade Team 
  8. NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team 
  9. Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor 
  10. Two times First-team All-American (1994, 1995)