|Net Worth:||$1,5 Million|
|Birthday:||Jan 26, 1992|
|Age:||31 years old|
|Height:||6.3 feet (191cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||TV-personality, Ex-footballer, Author|
|Last Updated:||March, 2023|
Colton Underwood is a reality TV star, former professional footballer and author. He began his career as a footballer but had to give up the sport within a couple of years due to an injury. He then starred in the reality TV show, The Bachelorette, which marked the beginning of his career as a TV personality. He was loved by the audience and gained considerable popularity. Today, he is a successful reality TV star with a net worth of $1.5 million, which he has constructed with his brief career as a footballer and TV personality. His net worth is further boosted by the brand endorsements he does and the sale of his book.
How Did Colton Underwood Become Rich?
Colton Scott Underwood was born on January 21, 1992, in Indianapolis. Both of his parents were regular sports players at Illinois State University. His mother was a volleyball player while his father used to play football. Colton’s life is immensely influenced by the fact that his parents were athletes as he developed a keen interest in sports at an early age. He was raised in Washington, Illinois along with his younger brother.
Later his parents got divorced which affected him quite a lot, in an interview, he revealed that his parents’ separation weighed heavy on him and he did not quite understand how to articulate his feelings.
As a child and teenager, he went to the Washington Community High School. He developed an interest in sports while in school but it was not until he enrolled himself in the Illinois State University that he dedicated much time to it. At the University, he was a part of many sports teams but with time he got more inclined towards football and he decided to follow the footsteps of his father and started to play college football for Illinois State Redbirds, the same team his father used to play for.
In May 2014, Colton was signed as an undrafted free agent by the team San Diego Chargers. But his time with the team was very short-lived as he was waived from it just after three months of signing. In September the same year, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as a member of the practice squad. But he was waived from there as well within six days. After this, he decided to return to the San Diego Chargers but this time as a part of the practice squad. Later that same year, he ratified a futures contract but the next year in September he was waived once more. He was then placed on the injured reserve but was waived from there in a few days.
In December of 2015, he was signed to the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders but was released in August of 2016. Colton had to retire prematurely from the profession due to an injury.
After having a brief career as a footballer, Colton turned into a reality TV star. He started his career by appearing on the 14th season of the reality TV show, The Bachelorette in 2018.
He gained much popularity on the show and even though he made it to the final four, he was eventually eliminated during the hometown dates episode in the eighth week. But he was soon cast on the fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise. There he was eliminated in the fourth week of the show after he was associated with his fellow contender, Tia Booth. Even though they both were eliminated together, they left Paradise individually.
In September of 2018, ABC declared that Colton would be a part of the twenty-third season of The Bachelor. In 2021, it was reported that he had started to work on the production of his own series on Netflix. Apart from this, Colton has also authored a book, entitled The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV.
Colton has been a success as a reality TV star, he has gained wide popularity and recognition as can be estimated from his net worth. He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, which is the result of his success as a TV personality and a skilled footballer.
What Is Colton Underwood Net Worth?
As of 2023, he has a net worth of $1.5 million which comes from his career as a TV personality and former footballer. Even though he worked as a professional footballer before entering into the media industry, for a brief period of time, he still managed to earn quite a good sum of money. According to some sources, he earned around $121,000 in his entire football career.
It is reported that the cast of The Bachelorette earns around $100,000 from the show, so it is certain that Colton made good money from the show. He also earns from the sponsorship deals and the brand endorsements he receives following the success of the show.
How Colton Underwood Spends His Money?
There is not much information about Colton’s lifestyle. He likes to live a private life, not opening up much about his whereabouts. What we do know is that he lives a simple life in an apartment in Los Angeles.
The one thing that he believes in and enjoys doing is philanthropy work. In 2016 he started the Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation which aims at raising money for the research and development of medical equipment for cystic fibrosis. Two years later in 2018, the foundation launched the Legacy Project that endeavored to provide AffloVests (Chest wall oscillation devices) which are used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis as they help in clearing excess mucus from the lung airways to several children in fifty states in the US.
Furthermore, Colton is an adrenaline junkie and enjoys going on new adventures every now and then. Being a travel enthusiast, he also enjoys exploring different cultures and their histories.
- Colton Underwood is reported to be currently dating Democratic Strategist Jordan C. Brown as the two were spotted vacationing in Hawaii.
- In April 2021, Colton publicly came out as gay.
- Colton has also revealed that he is a virgin and chooses to remain so.
- In 2020, Colton’s ex-girlfriend, Cassie Randolph, filed a restraining order against him, accusing him of trying to track her activities by planting a tracking device in her car and harassing her through text messages. The order was granted and he was asked to stay 100 yards away from her and not to contact her. Later the case was settled privately and the restraining order was terminated.
- Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation was started as a result of one of Colton’s cousins being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
- Colton once dated the Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman.
- Whenever Colton visits a new restaurant, he always asks the waiter to bring his favorite dish and Colton said that he has never been disappointed by his weird habit.