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Ben Roethlisberger Net Worth | Wife

What is Ben Roethlisberger’s net worth? Who is Ben Roethlisberger’s wife?


Ben Roethlisberger (full name: Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr.) is a former professional American football quarterback.

He is best known for his 18 consecutive seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he earned the nickname “Big Ben.”

The Origin Story

Roethlisberger was born in Lima, Ohio in 1982.

When he was a baby, his family relocated to the Cory-Rawson area of Findlay, Ohio.

As a child, Roethlisberger was passionate about ‘backyard football’ before he got into school football.

He later noted that this instilled in him his drive to win, and commented that losing “burns” him and “drives him crazy.”

Roethlisberger played football in high school, but described himself as a “thin, lanky wideout.”

It wasn’t until the star quarterback graduated that Roethlisberger, a grade behind him, got a chance to step up and represent his school as the first quarterback.

Roethlisberger soon distinguished himself – not only in football, but in basketball and baseball.

He captained all three teams and was named all-district and all-league performer in both basketball and baseball.

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Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Miami Ohio Redhawks throwing the ball during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor – @Getty

College Football Career

Roethlisberger wasn’t immediately offered a college scholarship, and was invited to the University of Miami’s summer camp.

Despite an impressive showing, Miami head coach David Hoeppner wanted to see how Roethlisberger performed in an actual football game.

The increasingly burly quarterback acquitted himself admirably, throwing six touchdowns.

Roethlisberger went on to give one of the strongest performances in Miami’s history, with a 70% pass completion rate, an average of more than 3000 yards thrown per season, and 20-25 touchdowns thrown per season.

He later returned to his alma mater to watch them retire his iconic no. 7 jersey.

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Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the sideline during the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-3 preseason game win over the Houston Texans on August 21, 2004 – @Getty

Professional Career

During the 2004 NFL draft, Roethlisberger was in high demand and was expected to be snapped up by the New York Giants.

The Giants instead passed on Roethlisberger, and he was instead selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

During his 18 seasons with the Steelers, Roethlisberger became a valued member of the team and its star quarterback.

Acquiring the moniker ‘Big Ben’ due to his 6’5 stature, Roethlisberger was a formidable and intimidating presence on the field.

Roethlisberger took home a number of accolades and records in his time at the Steelers.

The most prestigious of these was undoubtedly his Superbowl victory; Roethlisberger was the youngest starting quarterback to ever win the Superbowl and was the second-youngest quarterback to play in the Superbowl (after Dan Marino).

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Ben Roethlisberger is seen after being selected 11th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2004 NFL Draft on April 24, 2004 at Madison Square Garden – @Getty

Roethlisberger also netted the most regular wins in a season as a rookie quarterback, had the longest regular season win streak as a rookie quarterback, and had the largest number of career 500+ yard passing games.


Ben Roethlisberger married his partner Ashley Harlan in the summer of 2011. The ceremony was a private one conducted in Ohio Township, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and there was a large police presence intended to keep overzealous fans and gatecrashers away.

The couple have three children together: Benjamin Jr., Baylee, and Bodie.

Roethlisberger has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations over the course of his career.

In 2009, he was accused of sexual assault when he allegedly tricked a casino employee into entering his hotel room before forcibly kissing her.

The following year he was accused of rape by a student in Milledgeville, Georgia. The complainant ultimately dropped charges, stating that the level of media attention would mean a criminal trial would be too disruptive to her life.


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Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs onto the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium – @Getty

Ben Roethlisberger is 1.96 m tall.

Ben Roethlisberger – Net Worth

So, how much is Ben Roethlisberger worth?

Roethlisberger earned most of his wealth from playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL for 18 seasons. He became the NFL’s youngest Super Bowl winner in 2006 at the age of 27.

During his entire career, Ben made over $267 million, including bonuses. For instance, in 2019, Roethlisberger inked a two-year contract extension worth $68 million, accompanied by a hefty $37.5 million signing bonus.

Ben also made money from sponsors, which include — Sprint Nextel, Panini, Nike, and Fanatics.

Real estate

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Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up before a game against the Chicago Bears at Heinz Field on November 08, 2021 in Pittsburgh – @Getty

In 2006, Roethlisberger bought a property in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, for $2.22 million. He sold it for the same price in November 2019.

In 2011, the retired NFL quarterback paid $2.15 million for a lakefront mansion on Lake Oconee. It has 6,369 square feet of living area.

In April 2023, Ben listed a home in the Pittsburgh area for $2.9 million. The house was built in 2000, and it sits on 148 acres of land. He initially bought the house in 2009 for $2.277 million.

He currently lives in Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania.

The full value of Roethlisberger’s car collection is estimated to be nearly $4 million.

Therefore, Ben Roethlisberger has an estimated net worth of $120 million.


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