24. Jim Kelly – $19 million
Jim Kelly never lived over-the-top lifestyle many star athletes do, which is, combined with the fact that he understands the value of money and has a business of his own, even years later retirement has a significant amount.
On June 3, 2013, Kelly announced that he had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a form of cancer, in his upper jaw. He underwent surgery at a Buffalo hospital on June 7. Kelly reported to news outlets shortly after his surgery that the procedure was successful and he was now cancer-free.