Tiki Barber Net Worth, Background, Career Highlights, Personal Life, Appearances and Business

Published Date   12th Jul. 2017, 01:35 am
Tiki Barber Net Worth, Background, Career Highlights, Personal Life, Appearances and Business
Quick Info
Birth Name:Atiim Kiambu Barber
Date of Birth:07/04/1975
Age: 43 years old
Nationality:American
Net Worth:$14 million




Former American football running back Tiki Barber net worth accelerated as he played for New York Giants for ten seasons and won prestigious awards.

Synopsis

Tiki Barber used to play for New York Giants of National Football League (NFL) after they drafted him in 1997. Before that, he used to play for the University of Virginia. He retired towards the end of 2006. Currently, he works as a correspondent for NBC’s The Today Show and Football Night in America. The outstanding player Tiki Barber net worth hiked up as he became the winner of Pro Bowl for three consecutive years and received New York Giants Ring of Honor.

Birth and College Days

Tiki Barber was born as Atiim Kiambu Barber on April 7, 1975 in Roanoke (VA) in Virginia. He is an American and belongs to black ethnicity. Growing up in Virginia, he attended Roanoke (VA) Cave Spring High School. Later, he attended University of Virginia with scholarship and where he majored in business.

He was not only a bright student, but also an accomplished college athlete.  To demonstrate this, he broke college record in long jump. Moreover, he pulled up the college football team up finishing his college career with 651 carries for 3389 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Professional Career Highlights

Tiki Barber net worth rose as New York Giants drafted him in 1997 NFL Draft. During the first three seasons i.e. from 1997-1999, Barber started his rookie year as a mediocre player missing 4 games due to knee injury until 1999. However, Barber got into his best form in 2002 smashing 203 yards against Philadelphia Eagles. He made one of the League’s best defenses in the match.

In 2004, Barber made his career-high 15 touchdowns. The same year he broke both Giants’ record made by Rodney Hampton and Joe Morris scoring game-winning touchdowns. In 2005, Barber again broke Giants’ record rushing for 220 yards. He also contributed to Giants’ victory over Kansas City Chief the same season. The record breaking score of Barber also includes 95-yard touchdown being the longest touchdown run. The same year, he recorded 2390 yards which was the second highest in NFL history. For the outstanding performances several times, Tiki Barber net worth hiked up.

Similarly, he scored highest yardage in 2006 season as he rushed for 1662 yards with 5 touchdowns. Tiki Barber got into highlight for running 234 yards with 3 touchdowns leading to Giants’ victory over Redskins. He played for the final time in 2007 Pro Bowl on February 10, 2007 that was held in Hawaii.

Even though Tiki Barber made major contributions, the team never won any of the championships. However, after the competitive player retired, Giants won Super Bowl XLII defeating New England Patriots. He is the nominee for 2005 FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award which was also responsible for rising Tiki Barber net worth.

The passionate player could not stay out of game for a long time. Therefore, he filled paperwork to come out of retirement on March, 2011. He said he was not coming back for money, nevertheless New York Post published news story saying that he was having financial problems. Finally, Giants removed him from retired list on July 2011 allowing him to sign as free agent.

Post-football Career

After retiring from football, Barber continued his career as broadcaster in NBC and NBC Sports. He covered sports news and ran Today program. In addition, he also served as analyst for Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football in 2007. He also served at ABC, FOX and NFL.

While he was NFL player, he co-hosted Fox & Friends on Tuesdays. The other shows he hosted are 2008 Summer Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics and Super Bowl XLV of BBC. He now serves CBS Sports Radio hosting the show Tiki & Terney every weekday mornings.

Media Appearances

Tiki Barber net worth and recognition increased with his appearances in a number of TV shows. He first appeared in Iron Chef America. Afterwards, he showed up as guest judge on Project Runway. Barber also appeared in Celebrity Family Feud, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Cash Cab, Lonesome Dove and The Grapes of Wrath.

Likewise, Tiki Barber continued to show up in series too. He played a drill sergeant in Knight Rider in 2008. Alongside, he got a role in The Electric Company in 2009 where he appeared in multiple episodes.

Personal Life and Business

Barber married Virginia Cha Barber on May 15, 1999. Virginia had been Barber’s sweetheart since university days. They were living together in New York City with Virginia’s parents of Korean and Vietnamese descent. When Virginia was pregnant with their twin daughters in 2010, they announced that they were separating after 11 years of marriage. Riley and Ella, their twin children, were born on May 2010. In addition, the couple also has 2 son named Atiim Kiambu Junior and Chason born in 2002 and 2004 respectively.

After some days, the news about Barber leaving Virginia for 23-year-old Traci Lynn Johnson came into highlight. They met in NBC while Johnson was intern. Barber and Johnson married right after 8 days of Virginia and Barber’s divorce became final. Johnson and Barber have two daughters; Brooklyn born on December 2013 and Teagan born on July 2016.

Business and Net Worth

Tiki Barber net worth rose with him running his own business. He is the co-chairman and co-founder of www.thuzio.com. The online site is the marketplace for athletes that provides booking for local speaking, coaching and personal events.  He is also the supporter of CC Sabathia’s charity in 2014 by running in New York City Marathon.

The remarkable professional footballer is has skills and talent that earned him well enough throughout his professional career. These all increased Tiki Barber net worth to 14 million dollars.

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