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Troy Aikman’s Daughters Have Grown up Humbly Despite Their Dad’s $50 Million Net Worth

Troy Aikman knows a thing or two about success on the football field. For over a decade, he was one of the league’s winningest quarterbacks under center for the Dallas Cowboys.

Now, Aikman continues his winning ways, but off the field. Aside from his current career, he’s also managed to raise a pretty spectacular family. Let’s take a closer look at how Aikman’s daughters have grown up humbly despite their Dad’s significant net worth. 

Was Troy Aikman a good NFL player?

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Aikman became famous as the quarterback of the most recognizable football team in the NFL: the Dallas Cowboys. Aikman led the team to three Super Bowl championships in the ’90s.

He eventually retired due to a concussion, but it would not signal the end to his career in football. He achieved a second life as a broadcaster. Aikman is part of the NFL on Fox’s number one commentary team alongside Joe Buck. 

Aikman’s net worth is estimated at around $50 million. This includes the money from his football days as well as what he’s earned as a broadcaster, endorser, and entrepreneur. While Aikman made a considerable amount while he played, he’s actually made even more from his off-field endeavors.

For example, his endorsement deal with the chicken outlet Wingstop earned him more money than his first Cowboys’ contract. 

A successful family life

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According to Country Living, Troy Aikman is currently married to his second wife, Catherine “Capa” Mooty. Aikman’s first marriage led to two daughters.

His second marriage added two stepsons to his growing family. Aikman’s first marriage lasted from 2000-2011. He met his second wife five years after his divorce, marrying her in 2017 in Italy’s scenic Lake Como.

The two have gone on to blend their two families into one. In the past, Aikman was intensely private about his personal life but has taken to opening up a bit more on social media in recent years. 

Currently, Aikman helps coach his stepson’s high school football team when he’s not announcing NFL games. The Dallas Morning News reported that Aikman said doing so has always been a goal of his: 

“I’d always wanted to help out with high school [football] here….I’d reached out to different programs, including [Episcopal School of Dallas] where my kids go, and they had said, ‘Yeah, we’d love to have you help out.’ But then I looked at my schedule with broadcasting, and it just hasn’t been easy to do.”

The NFL schedule precludes him from helping out on Thursday or Sunday nights, but he is free on Fridays. 

How Troy Aikman’s kids have grown up humbly despite their Dad’s big net worth

As far as Aikman’s daughters go, Ally will attend SMU in the fall while Jordan attends Washington and Lee University. She completed a Swiss semester in the fall. 

Aikman is intensely proud of and loyal to his family. He refers to his family as “#teamsix.” He told GQ that he wants to be their Dad, not their coach. While some celebrity’s children have an extravagant lifestyle they boast about on social media, this isn’t quite the case for the Aikman women.

Looking at the Instagram profiles for both Jordan and Ally, it’s clear they haven’t let their father’s fame and fortune go to their heads. While they do post pictures of some exotic locales they’ve been to (Switzerland, Botswana, Mexico), they mostly just seem like normal kids.

It’s a credit to Aikman, his wife, and his kids that they’ve been able to raise such a well-rounded, appreciative family in the face of his enormous wealth and success.