Facts of Aaron Hernandez
|Full Name||Aaron Hernandez|
|Birth Name||Aaron Josef Hernandez|
|Profession||Former NFL Player|
|Birth City||Bristol, Connecticut|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Dennis Hernandez|
|Mother Name||Terri Valentine-Hernandez|
|Sibilings||D. J. Hernandez|
|Education||University of Florida|
|Date of Birth||November 6,1989|
How Much Was Late NFL Player Aaron Hernandez's Net Worth?
Aaron Hernandez, a late American NFL player used to play for the New England Patriots as a tight end from 2010-2012. During his career height, Hernandez brought himself up with massive million dollars contracts until the conviction of Odin Lloyd murder snatched away the career luxury.
He died at the age of 27, in 2017, committing suicide in the prison.
Sources cite that, at the time of death, Aaron Hernandez was almost out of money and had a net worth of $50,000 only.
Similarly, before his death, he had a salary of around $1.3 million a year.
Net Worth Details Concerning His $50,000 Wealth: Income Sources & Earnings
The main source of Aaron Hernandez's income was NFL career. He became the 4th round 2010 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots and played until 2012 before the murder charges got him wavier from Patriots.
Back on June 8, 2010, Aaron signed a 4-year deal worth $2.378 million.
Later, Hernandez signed an extension for 7 years on August 27, 2012, estimated to be worth $39.582 million, including a $12.5 million signing bonus. However, the New England Patriots released him on June 26, 2013.
According to various online sources, Aaron Hernandez had an estimated net worth of around $8 million during his career height.
At the time of death, his fortune was reported to be only $50,000 in 2017.
Check out Aaron's yearly earnings:
- 2010- $320,000 (Signing $200,000 and $76,000)
- 2011- $540,000 ($90,000 roster bonus & $20,000 workout bonus)
- 2012- $540,000 ($104,000 roster bonus & $96,000 workout bonus)
Hernandez's Fiance Could Receive Money From The Patriots
Since after Aaron Hernandez's death, his charge on the Odin Lloyd murder case is reportedly appealed, making him technically innocent. Also, he was acquitted of the 2012 Boston double homicide.
So, it is speculated that the NFL team New England Patriots may owe Aaron, specifically his fiancee Shayanne Jenkins, the payment of $6 million.
Why Patriots Have To Pay?
After being arrested for conviction of 2012 Boston double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado and 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, Aaron's salary for 2015-2018 was forfeited by the New England Patriots, which totaled $19.3 million.
Moreover, his to-be-paid $3.25 million on the 2012 signing bonus with the Patriots was put on hold.
Later, they accelerated Hernandez's guaranteed money on the 2013 and 2014 salary caps, being $2.55 million and $7.5 million respectively.
Endorsements Cancellation & Charity Works
Back in his career height, while alive, Aaron Hernandez used to earn massive economic benefit from massive endorsement deals. But after he was convicted & arrested on the murder charges, Hernandez's endorsements with CytoSport and Puma were canceled.
Moreover, EA Sports removed his name from NCAA Football 14 and Madden NFL 25 video games. And later, was removed from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Well, the late NFL player was active in charity works too. Back in August 2012, he reportedly donated $50,000 to Myra Kraft Giving Back Fund.
Current Estate Value Is $0: Owned Luxurious Assets & Had Lavish Lifestyle
After Hernandez's playing career got a halt with legal charges, his income source barely got an out-way. After his death, Aaron's real estate value is estimated to be worth $0.
In the past, the late NFL player lived in the 15-room, 7,100-square-foot home in North Attleborough, Massachusetts was listed for sale on April 28, 2017, asking $1.3 million. Later in November 2017, it was reported to have sold for $1 million.
Sources reported that Hernandez also owned a condo in North Providence but is alleged to have been sold already.
Until the legal charges for the murder conviction case caught up the economic flow of Aaron, he used to drive luxurious cars including an Audi Q7 (worth $60,000).
Surely, the then-Patriots lived a lavish lifestyle and made expenses on costly clothes, travels, and daily life luxury, though the scenario completely changed later by 2015.
As reported, for his charge on a murder charge, Aaron legal expense was $100/hr, which became barely affordable after the New England Patriots cut out his salary.
Interesting Fact: Aaron reportedly shot his friend Alexander Bradley on his right eye, resulting in the loss of a right eye. Well, Bradly asked for a $5 million compensation but Aaron paid only $1.5 million. After a series of lawsuit filing, they reached a settlement in February 2016.
Tax Payments & Insurance
Despite being in the headlines for the charges of 2013 Odin Lloyd murder, Hernandez never got convicted for unpaid tax issues.
His Massachusetts property used to take away 1.568% of its assessed value property tax, accompanied by the house insurance premium of $1,379 per year.
On the other hand, the income tax levied the effective tax rate of 5.1%.
Aaron Hernandez's Personal Life: Age, Height, Family, Education, Fiancee, Children & Death
Hernandez was born Aaron Josef Hernandez on November 6, 1989, in Bristol, Connecticut, the USA. His father Dennis Hernandez and mother Terri Valentine-Hernandez married in 1986 but divorced in 1991, followed by their re-married again in 1996.
Aaron's father died during hernia surgery in 2006 and became estranged with his mother thereafter. As reported, he moved to live with his older cousin Tanya Singleton.
After his mother's affair with Tanya's husband came public, Hernandez's relationship with his mother turned worse.
Also, the late NFL player had an unpleasant relationship with older brother Dennis Jonathan Jr. aka D.J. who molested him as a child.
Aaron Hernandez attended Bristol Central High School and played for the school team became Connecticut's Gatorade Football Player of the Year, recording 67 receptions, 24 touchdowns, and 72 tackles.
Even though he committed to the University of Connecticut, Hernandez later enrolled at the University of Florida. Despite being barely knocked off from the college team for excessive use of marijuana, Aaron eventually made up to the 2010 NFL Draft.
Aaron Hernandez held American nationality and was of mixed ethnicity (Puerto Rican and Italian).
At the time of death, on April 19, 2017, his age was 27 and had a height of 6 ft. 2 inches (188 cm).
Engagement, Fiancee & Children
The late NFL figure never married but was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Shayanne Jenkins-Hernandez.
As reported, Aaron and Shayanne met in elementary school and were high school sweethearts, started dating in 2007.
They welcomed a daughter named Avielle in 2012 and got engaged the same year.
For a fact, despite being unmarried, Aaron's fiancee changed her surname to 'Hernandez'.
Aaron Hernandez's Death
Hernandez died at the age of 27 on April 19, 2017, at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Well, he was imprisoned on the charge for the murder of 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd and 2012 Boston double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Though, just 5 days before his death, Aaron was acquitted of the 2012 Boston double homicide.
Officials reported that they found Hernandez hanging by his bedsheets at his cell, and concluded the death by suicide.
Did you know? The same year of Hernandez's death, on June 2017, actress Stevie Ryan also committed suicide by hanging.
Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez Opens Up About Aaron's Sexuality
American footballer Aaron Hernandez was killed in 2017. While his death was a subject in the media, there was also rumors about his sexuality that was more than controversial.
Well, following the release of the Netflix documentary series based on his life, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, his then fiancee Shayanna came out opening up about the rumors that accuse him being gay or bisexual.
In an interview with ABC News' Amy Robach, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez said that there had never been any discussions between her and her fiancee concerning his sexuality and that she never felt such sort of thing in him.
She also said that if he had been gay or bisexual, she would "would not have loved him any differently."