Elisha Manning, better known as Eli Manning, is an NFL quarterback for the New York Giants. He was born on January 3rd, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana and spent his college years attending the University of Mississippi. His past twelve years in the NFL have given him a net worth of approximately $80 million dollars.
He began his professional NFL career in 2004 with the New York Giants to which he currently still plays for. Previous to playing in the NFL, Eli Manning spent his post-education years playing for the university’s team, the Rebels, as a quarterback. He won numerous awards during his senior year before graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing in 2003.
Initially drafted for the San Diego Chargers, he was immediately traded to the New York Giants in 2004. Currently Eli has an $84 million dollar salary contract over the course of 4 years with the Giants up until 2020 with a no-trade clause.
After an unsuccessful first couple rookie years, Manning eventually grew to become a valued member of the team. During the 2007 Super Bowl XLII, Manning scored the game-winning touchdown to beat the favored New England Patriots who were lead by coach Bill Belichick, causing the Giants to win their first Championship since 1990.
Due to Manning’s performance in the season and Super Bowl, he was awarded the 2007 Most Valuable Player in the NFL. He won this award a second time in 2011, after leading the New York Giants to another Super Bowl Championship as they competed against the New England Patriots yet again.
Alongside his career in the NFL, Manning has participated in various humanitarian and charity causes. In 2005, he volunteered alongside his brother Peyton Manning to deliver 30,000 pounds of vital supplies to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Additionally, he ran a five-year campaign to raise funds for the improvement of the children’s medical facility at his old school, the University of Mississippi.
Manning raised $2.9 million dollars to renovate and update the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital facility at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, adding a clinic called the Eli Manning Children’s Clinic.