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Fran Tarkenton Updated Net Worth | Former NFL Quarterback's Complete Bio

By Dipesh Katuwal | On: 10 Dec, 2019
Fran Tarkenton Updated Net Worth | Former NFL Quarterback's Complete Bio

Fran Tarkenton is a former American football player who gained fame by playing in the National Football League (NFL) as a quarterback. He spent his entire 18 seasons of his NFL career playing for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants.

In his career, he became the nine-time Pro Bowl selection plus marked his name as the NFL MVP in 1975. Moreover, by the time he retired from the NFL, he held every main quarterback record; was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

Besides making his name from the field of sports, he also marked his name as a commentator and co-host of Monday Night Football, and That's Incredible, respectively.

Also, Fran is currently serving his duty as a founder of the Tarkenton Institute, an organization focused on entrepreneurial education and development, in association with Terry College of Business.

His Net Worth

The former quarterback of the NFL and current entrepreneur is successfully handling his position as a Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of not one or two but four different companies.

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He initiated his entrepreneur life with the establishment of Tarkenton Companies in 1996 as it’s founder and CEO. Since then, he has been fully dedicated to his job and his position.

Moreover, in 1997, he was selected as the CEO of GoSmallBiz.com, a company that advises small and growing entrepreneurs.

Afterward, he also became the CEO of two more companies named Tarkenton Financial (2003) and SmallBizClub (2013). 

With such an interesting plus emerged career, it’s sure that he has made some handsome amount of cash to his name.

Besides, while he was playing for Minnesota Vikings, he was paid a salary of $360,000, which was the highest among quarterbacks.

Nevertheless, as of 2019, Fran Tarkenton has made a net worth amounting to $100 million.

Fran Tarkenton’s Married Life

The entrepreneur’s personal life is quite a bit of fumbling but not that much also to dazzle someone. Fran was married to his wife Anna Elaine Merrell on 22 December 1960.

As time passed by, the bond between them became even stronger. Besides, the couple was blessed with three children on different occasions. The eldest child was named Angela, the middle one was named Matthew, and the youngest one was named Melissa.

The pair celebrated two decades of their wedding and showed no signs of being separated. But, who knew that there were small flaws which were slowly and steadily breaking their bond.

With those same small flaws becoming bigger, the duo decided to step out of their marital life. And eventually, they got divorced in 1982.

After the separation with Anna, Fran later settled down with his new companion Linda.

Fran Tarkenton with his wife Linda on 28 July 2016 (Photo: Fran Tarkenton's Facebook)

With his wife Linda, Fran has a daughter named Hayley, whose details are still under the limelight.

Nonetheless, Fran seems happy with the time that he spends with his wife, Linda. 

Bio (Age) Plus Family

The 1st & Ten TV series actor stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters).

Born in 1940, Fran cuts his birthday cake on the 3rd of February. The Richmond native goes by the birth name of Francis Asbury Tarkenton.

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He is the offspring of a former Pentecostal minister father, Dallas Tarkenton, and mother, Frances Tarkenton.

Speaking of his education, for his college, he attended Athens High School and later got enrolled at The University of Georgia.


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