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Formal NFL defensive end Mario Williams had played 11 seasons in the league. A four-time Pro Bowler, Williams had a successful career, even making franchise records for the Houston Texans. Amid all speculations regarding the former player, exactly how much fortune has he amassed in his career, and what is Mario Williams’ net worth in 2023?

Originally drafted by the Houston Texans in the 2006 NFL draft, Williams started his professional career with the franchise. Chosen as the first overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, Mario Williams had huge expectations riding on him. He would play six seasons with the Texans before signing with the Buffalo Bills in 2012.

In the four seasons he played with the Bills, Williams earned multiple All-Pro and Pro-Bowl selections and signed a six-year contract. After being waived by the franchise in March 2016, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins, and he played his final season of professional football with the Dolphins. But exactly how much fortune had the former DE made in his NFL career? Here’s what you need to know about Mario Williams’ net worth in 2023.

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Mario Williams’ Net Worth 

Former NFL defensive end Mario Williams has an estimated net worth of about $30 million in 2023. Williams has made an impressive fortune for himself from his professional career in the league. The former DE spent 11 seasons in the NFL and made about $120 million in career earnings alone.

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Mario Williams (via Imago)

Besides his professional earnings, Mario Williams has also partnered with a few renowned outlets, including sports apparel giant Adidas. His endorsements amount to a substantial fortune that adds to his overall net worth. 

Despite earning wide fame and fortune during his career, the former NFL professional remains true to his roots and has been involved in various philanthropic endeavors. His cereal brand ‘MariO’s’ had been launched to help children suffering from cancer with the revenues generated from total sales.

Contracts and Salary 

Mario Williams signed his first NFL contract with the Houston Texans in April 2006. The six-year rookie contract worth $54,000,000 came with an average salary of $9,000,000 per year.

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Mario Williams (via Imago)

Williams then signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills in 2012 on a six-year contract worth $96,000,000. The deal had $31,400,000 guaranteed at signing at an annual salary of $16,000,000. He last signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins but was waived after the first season. The $17,000,000 contract was supposed to see him earn an average salary of $8,500,000 per year.


Mario Williams has made a substantial fortune from his signing bonuses during his time in the NFL. Williams received a massive signing bonus worth $19,000,000 from his six-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.

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Mario Williams (via open source)

He also received $4,000,000 in signing bonuses alone from his two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The former NFL defensive end has made about $23 million in bonuses during his 11 seasons in the league.


Throughout his career, Mario Williams has signed a handful of endorsement deals that have since added to his overall net worth. Williams signed a partnership deal with Adidas and sported their cleats on the field.

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Mario Williams (via open source)

Other than the sports giant, Mario Williams has also endorsed a few renowned outlets during the course of his NFL career. His partnerships and endorsement deals have significantly contributed to the former professional’s overall fortune. 

Charity Work

Widely known as a philanthropist, Mario Williams believes in giving back to the community. He has been of substantial help to the Houston Police Force by donating five Chevrolet Camaros and five Dodge Chargers between 2012 and 2013.

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His philanthropic endeavors extend to charity foundations that help children suffering from cancer. Williams launched a breakfast cereal company that gained wide popularity in 2012. Named ‘MariO’s’, the cereal brand turned out to be another of Williams’ initiatives to help give back to the community. The revenue generated from the sales of the cereal brand is directly deposited in a charity foundation working to help children suffering from cancer.


Q. How old is Mario Williams now?

Mario Williams is now 38 years old.

Q. Which franchise drafted Mario Williams in the NFL?

The Houston Texans drafted Mario Williams in the 2006 NFL draft.

Q. Which college did Mario Williams go to?

Mario Williams played college football at North Carolina State University prior to his NFL career.

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