By Ilaria Pignalosa

9th December 2019

Ian Wright Net Worth: Everything You Need To Know

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Ian Wright net worth is surely a curiosity that many have. If you have ever watched one of the latest episodes of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, you may have been asking yourself what a celebrity net worth may be.

If you have ever wondered how much is Danny Dyer worth, or you are just curious about Ian Wright’s salary, then you are in the right place!

Who Is Ian Wright?

Ian Edward Wright was born in Woolwich, London, and he is now 56. He is a former professional football player, now working on television and radio. At the moment, he is one of the professional commentators of BBC Sport and ITV Sport.

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Working with these big names, it does not surprise that Ian Wright net worth keeps rising year after year. However, money and fame are not the only things that he is gaining. In fact, many sports enthusiasts cannot do without his expert and clever comments, that make any match even more interesting to watch.

What Do We Know About The Professional Footballer?

Despite spending his childhood far from one of the worst cities in UK, his life wasn’t easy. In fact, he had to fight with claws and teeth to become a celebrity and to finally play in the World Cup for big squad such as Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

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During his career, he has also played for other clubs, such as West Ham United. Besides, Ian Wright net worth rose considerably when he briefly worked from 2012 to 2013 as a part-time coach at Milton Keynes Dons.

He now lives with his wife Nancy. His sons, Bradley and Shaun Wright-Phillips, are both professional footballers. Nevertheless, they cannot still enjoy Stormzy net worth.

How Did Wright Get In His Television Career?

Ian last played for England in the football league in 1998. He finally retired from football in 2000, after being awarded an MBE for his services. Afterwards, he rose as a popular presenter when he featured in his own chat show Friday Night’s All Wright.

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However, his television career really started as a guest host on Top of the Pops.

He now regularly appears on Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2. Featuring in both shows has surely a positive impact on Ian Wright net worth.

I’m A Celebrity: Did The Show Affect Ian Wright Net Worth?

In 2019, Ian accepted to take part into the I’m A Celebrity show, joining other stars, such as Caitlyn Jenner.

As all the fans of the show may know, Ian Wright, James Haskell and the comedian Andrew Maxwell are among the first five stars to leave the Australian jungle. However, they didn’t seem too much worried, when chilling by the pool at the Versace Palazzo Hotel just a few days ago.


Speaking of the show, Ian mentioned that:

“I have been asked to do it every year and every time, I have always thought I am definitely not doing that because there was more and more jeopardy involved. But I think the last series was one of the best I have seen in respect of camaraderie.”

What Do We Know About Ian’s Personal Life?

During the show, Wright also remembered his teacher Mr Pidgen, who helped him believe in his dream. The football star revealed:

“When he realised I could play football he used to say the beautiful goals are the ones that goal keepers can’t save, he used to say that’s what I had to do.

In fact, Ian didn’t have an easy time as a child. His father left when he was very young, and he grew up with his mother and an abusive stepfather.

Later in his life, when his wife was expecting their first child, he went to prison for failing to pay some fines he had received for driving without insurance. During this time, he cried and prayed god with all himself to let him realize his dreams and finally become a professional footballer.

What Is Ian Wright Net Worth?

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Based on an estimation, Ian Wright net worth should be £15 million. This is indeed what he has been able to gain during his days as a footballer. His new career in television and radio has also helped him much.

Allegedly, Ian received £300,00 for take part into I’m A Celebrity 2019!

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