Colin Kaepernick is an icon. He is not only known for being a talented quarterback in the NFL, but he is also known for being a leading voice when it comes to activism against police brutality and racism. His girlfriend, Nessa, is also pretty famous, though. In addition to being in the spotlight for her career, she has also been there with Kaepernick as a leading activist against racism. With Colin Kaepernick and Nessa both being pretty famous, which one of the two has a higher net worth?
Colin Kaepernick is known for football and activism
During his NFL career, Colin Kaepernick had a lot of success as the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.
After throwing just five total passes in his rookie season, Kaepernick helped lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl during his second season. The 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl, but he threw for 302 yards and a touchdown in the game. That is in addition to running for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Kaepernick then took the 49ers back to the NFC Championship Game during the 2013 season. He also threw for 3,197 yards, 21 touchdowns, and eight interceptions that season.
However, the 49ers missed the playoffs in 2014 and 2015. This was despite Kaepernick throwing for a career-high 3,369 yards in 2014, and running for a career-high 639 yards.
In 2016, though, Kaepernick began a movement by kneeling during the national anthem.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said in 2016, according to NFL.com.
The protest started a huge debate that season. Kaepernick ultimately threw for 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions in 11 starts and 12 total games in 2016. The 49ers missed the playoffs again, though, as they had a losing record.
Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since that season, and many believe it has to do with the controversy around his protests.
What is Nessa known for?
Nessa’s name is actually Nessa Diab, but she goes by her first name as a media personality, according to Showbiz CheatSheet.
She is ultimately known for being a popular radio and television host. She hosts a radio show on Hot97 Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nessa also hosts Talk Stoop on NBC, but she is really known for her work on MTV.
On MTV, Nessa has hosted after shows and reunions for Real World, Teen Mom, and Snooki & JWoww, according to her bio on Hot97.
Nessa has also been a major activist against racism and police brutality in America, alongside Kaepernick. She is the co-founder of the Know Your Rights Camp, according to Hot97. The goal of the camp is to “advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders,” according to the KYRC site.
Additionally, Nessa is an advocate for women’s health, according to Hot97. She was involved in a national campaign to end the stigma around women taking control of their reproductive health.
Colin Kaepernick and Nessa both have a high net worth
With Colin Kaepernick and Nessa both being famous and successful at what they do, they have each made a lot of money. So, does Kaepernick or Nessa have a higher net worth?
They are both, indeed, pretty wealthy, but Kaepernick’s football career helped him have a higher net worth. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Kaepernick’s net worth is $20 million. Nessa, on the other hand, has an estimated $2 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Colin Kaepernick and Nessa are definitely a power couple. This is proven by just looking at how much money they are worth.
Stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference