Herschel Walker is an American retired football running back and politician. Walker is the current Republican nominee in the 2022 US Senate election in Georgia. He will face Democratic Senator, Raphael Warnock in the upcoming November 22 general election. As of 2022, Herschel Walker net worth is roughly around $10 million.
|Full Name||Herschel Junior Walker|
|Birthday||March 3, 1962|
|Wife||Cindy DeAngelis Grossman|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Herschel Walker was born in March 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia. He was born as one of seven children to Willis and Christine Walker. Walker had a stutter and was overweight as a child. He studied at Johnson County High School where he actively played basketball and football. In addition, he also competed in track.
Walker played for Johnson’s high school football team for three years from 1976 to 1979. In June 1980, he was selected by the American Academy of Achievement as an Athlete-Scholar delegate. Walker earlier claimed that he graduated as the valedictorian of the entire high school. However, the claim was removed due to lack of evidence and amended to state that he graduated high school top of his class.
Herschel Walker Net Worth & Career
In 2017, Walker claimed that he graduated from the University of Georgia in the top 1% of his class. Walker has been a three-time All-American and won the 1982 Heisman Trophy. He also ran on the track and field team and played running back for the University of Georgia. Walker’s professional career began after he was signed by the New Jersey Generals in 1983. For two years he won the USFL rushing title. Additionally, he also won the USFL rushing title in 1985.
Herschel was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1985 NFL Draft. Then, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1992. Subsequently, he signed a 3-year contract with the New York Giants in 1995. Then, after a year, he rejoined the Dallas Cowboys. However, he retired from his NFL career at the end of the 1997 season. Herschel supported Donald Trump in the presidential elections in 2016 and 2020. He also spoke on his behalf at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Walker was encouraged by Donald Trump to run for the U. S. Senate in Georgia in 2021. He subsequently announced his candidacy to run for the US Senate seat in August 2021. Walker was asked by the US President, Joe Biden to resign from his posts on President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition in March 2022. Later, Walker’s claims about working in law enforcement were found false or unverifiable by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, he claimed on attending an FBI school in Quantico, however, in reality, he lacked the bachelor’s degree that was required for FBI training.
In fact, Walker’s statements on the campaign trail have been described as head-scratching at best or gaffes. He was also described as a walking gaffe machine by CNN’s Christ Cliza. The CNN political commentator also disputed several statements Herschel had made. Walker later fired his campaign political director, Taylor Crowe on October 5 over suspicions that he revealed private his information to the media.
Herschel Walker was married to his college sweetheart, Cindy DeAngelis Grossman. He tied the knot with Cindy in 1983. Together, they share a son, Christian. The pair stayed together for 19 years and ended their relationship with divorce in 2002. Walker was accused of being physically abusive by his wife while she filed for divorce in 2001. Cindy also told to media that Walker in fact pointed a pistol at her head and he also used knives to threaten her.
After his separation from Cindy, Walker began a relationship with Julie Blanchard with whom he was engaged since 2012. He exchanged wedding vows with Blanchard in 2021. According to sources, he additionally has two sons and a daughter. However, he had not publicly acknowledged his kids before his 2022 US Senate campaign. That same month during a conference, Walker revealed that he never denied having four kids.
Herschel Walker Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Herschel Walker’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $10 million as of 2022. According to his personal financial report released in April 2020 as a candidate for US Senate in Georgia, he claimed of having a net worth between $29 and $65 million. In addition, the report claimed that Walker earned $4 million in personal income between December 2020 and December 2021.
Simultaneously, his financial report claimed of Walker held the largest asset through a business called, H. Walker Enterprises LLC. The report further claimed that Walker’s net worth is valued between $25 to $50 million and he reportedly produced $3 million in personal income from 2020 to 2021.