Former football player Lewis Howes has found a more successful career as an entrepreneur, author and mentor. He was once a record holder in the NCAA and is now a best-selling author who focuses on high-performance business ideas. As of 2023, Howes has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Lewis Howes was born on March 16, 1983 and grew up in Delaware, Ohio, in a very nurturing family. His dad was his biggest fan and mentor when he began competing in sports.
Howes went to Principia College and played football, where he once held an NCAA record for catching 17 passes for 418 yards Unfortunately, while at the peak of his game, his father had an accident and went into a coma.
His father survived, but Lewis stated that he wasn’t the same. Still, the young athlete played for the Arena Football League, but suffered a career-ending injury in his second game and never got to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL.
After leaving football, Howes lived with his sister to get back on his feet and start applying for jobs. He worked in various jobs combining his love of sports and social media marketing skills.
He cracked the code to success on Linkedin and became a consultant teaching others how to use the platform. During this time, he grabbed the opportunity to interview successful people. Lewis developed a passion for handball and became a member of the USA Men’s National Team’s handball organization.
Howes launched SportsNetworker in 2011, a social media site and then founded the Sports Executives Association, another sports related business targeting a different market.
Since 2010, he has served as the CEO of Greatness Media. In 2013, he founded his most famous brand, The School of Greatness. Howes wrote his first book in 2015 and it became a New York Times Bestseller. His second bestseller “The Mask of Masculinity” came out in 2017.
He also hosts a podcast that interviews some of the most renowned personalities and business mentors. It’s the venture that he’s most focused on nowadays. The podcast has amassed approximately 5 million followers on social media.
Net Worth and Salary
Lewis Howes was once named among the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 in America by the White House. That’s because he’s run multiple multimillion-dollar internet companies.
Today, most of his wealth comes from running his podcast which received over 250 million downloads and has around five million followers online. Howes earns around $2 to $3 million annually from his online businesses. His most recent pursuit is film producing, which adds to his $10 million fortune.
Howes is not married but is currently dating Martha Higareda, a Mexican actress and screenwriter. In his previous relationship, he dated “The Mexican Weather Girl”, Yanet Garcia.