Ron Rivera is an American football head coach who currently manages the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. As of 2021, Ron Rivera net worth is estimated to be $12 million.
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Date of Birth||January 7, 1962|
|Age||58 years old|
|Born Place||Fort Ord, California, United States|
|Source of Wealth||NFL head coach|
Rivera was born on January 7, 1962, in Fort Ord, California to Eugino Rivera and Dolores Rivera. His father is of Puerto Rican descent while his mother is of Mexican descent. He went to Seaside High School where he began playing football and graduated from the school in 1980.
As a player, Rivera got a football scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. During his three years there, he led the Golden Bears in tackles as a linebacker. In his final season in 1983, he received several awards for his performance for the team including All-American, Pac-10 Football Defensive Player of the Year, and also MVP of the East-West Shrine Game. Rivera eventually finished his school career as an all-time leader in sacks with 22 and tackles with 336.
In 1984, Rivera was selected in the second round by the Chicago Bears. A year later, he led his team to win a Super Bowl XX defeating New England Patriots. With that win, he became the first American of Puerto Rican descent to win a Super Bowl. In 1988, he was named the team’s Man of the Year. Rivera played for the Chicago Bears for nine years playing 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 named linebackers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and worked there till 2003. During that time, the Eagles advanced to the NFC Championship for three consecutive seasons.
In 2004, Rivera was hired as the defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears. In February 2007, he was hired by the San Diego Chargers to become their inside linebackers coach. A year later, he was promoted to defensive coordinator after the team fired Ted Cottrell.
In 2011, Rivera became the head coach of the Carolina Panthers becoming the third Latino in NFL history to become a head coach. In January 2018, he signed a two-year contract extension worth $15.5 million. A year later, he was fired after nine seasons as a head coach. On January 1, 2020, Rivera was hired as the head coach of the Washington Redskins.