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Hockey Fortune: $3,882,410

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Bobby Hull’s net worth / earnings / salary history: Earned US $3,882,410 (US $25,564,848 in today's dollars), ranking #2070 in NHL / hockey career earnings.

Birthdate: January 3, 1939
Salary History - Bobby Hull
All amounts in US$ unless otherwise noted.
Season   Earnings
(US$)
In today's
US$
Rank
1955-56 $1,704 $19,382
Amount in Canadian currency: $1,680.
Earned $60 per week, during the season, with the St. Catharines Teepees in the Ontario Hockey Junior League.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1956-57 $1,707 $19,135
Amount in Canadian currency: $1,680.
Earned $60 per week, during the season, with the St. Catharines Teepees in the Ontario Hockey Junior League.
Source(s): The Sporting News
1960-61 $20,000 $206,018
Prior to the season, signed a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $100,000 overall.
Source(s): Official National Hockey Annual 66 / The Sporting News
1961-62 $20,000 $203,881
Source(s): Official National Hockey Annual 66 / The Sporting News
1962-63 $20,000 $201,455
Source(s): Official National Hockey Annual 66 / The Sporting News
1963-64 $20,000 $199,020
(Earned $25,000 according to The Hockey News.)
Source(s): Official National Hockey Annual 66 / The Sporting News
1964-65 $20,000 $196,454
Source(s): Official National Hockey Annual 66 / The Sporting News
1965-66 $75,000 $725,246
Base salary of $35,000 plus bonus clauses yielded another $40,000. (Earned a base salary of $50,000 according to the Society for International Hockey Research Newsletter.(
Source(s): The Sporting News / Puckstruck
1968-69 $100,000 $876,078
On October 13, 1968, signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks for $100,000 per season after briefly retiring because of a contract dispute. According to his son Brett, he was the first NHL player to make $100,000. (According to the book The Devil and Bobby Hull, he earned $60,000)
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey / Book: Brett - Shootin' and Smilin' / Book: Hockey Stars of 1969 / Book: La glorieuse histoire des Canadiens / The Sporting News
1969-70 $100,000 $830,698
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1970-71 $100,000 $784,905
Source(s): Book: Brian McFarlane's History of Hockey
1971-72 $150,000 $1,128,797
Estimated minimum salary based on documented 1970-71 salary.
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1972-73 $1,250,000 $9,107,484
Signed a 5-year contract for $250,000 per year, with the Winnipeg Jets, in the World Hockey Association. Got a $1USM signing bonus. The deal also included 5 additional years at $100,000 per year for a front-office position but he ended up playing past his 5-year playing contract.
Source(s): GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1973-74 $250,000 $1,715,653
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source(s): GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1974-75 $254,000 $1,569,536
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA. Earned $250,000 in salary plus a $4,000 bonus for winning the league's MVP award.
Source(s): GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1975-76 $250,000 $1,415,366
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source(s): GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1976-77 $250,000 $1,338,517
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source(s): GOAL Magazine; Book: The Rebel League; Book: The California Golden Seals
1977-78 $1,000,000 $5,027,223
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the WHA.
Source(s): GOAL Magazine
1978-79 $0 $0
With the Winnipeg Jets, in the World Hockey Association, retired after only four games.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1979-80 $0 $0
Reportedly in financial straits, came back with the Winnipeg Jets who were not in the NHL. Got traded to the Hartford Whalers during the season and retired after the season.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1980-81 $0 $0
Did not play.
Source(s): HockeyZonePlus
1981-82 $0 $0
Attempted to return to pro-hockey and join the New York Rangers and his former teammates Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson but after five exhibition games, mutually agreed with the Ranger to retire. He then got a contract offer from Zug, in the Switzerland National B League: $100,000, tax-free, a free apartment, meals paid for, bonuses and a loaned Mercedes-Benz for a 30-game season. He turned down the offer and never played pro hockey again.
Source(s): Book: The Hot Line
1989-90 $0 $0 565
On May 12, 1990, signed a $50,000 contract with House of Masters, a company offering hair replacement procedures, to act as a spokesperson and appear in commercials for a year. He was to also receive a 15% commission for each hairpiece sold during any of his personal appearance on behalf of the company as long as he had a personal contact with the client.
Source(s): Book: Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines
Career Total: US $3,882,410
(In today's dollars: US $25,564,848)

NHL Rank: 2070
(In today's dollars: 837)