Vinnie Jones was a key figure for Wimbledon’s “Crazy Gang” in the late 1980s
The former Wales captain has featured in a number of movies and television shows
Estimates value Vinnie Jones net worth figures at around £7 million
An iconic figure amongst those who enjoyed a bet on football in the 1980s, Vinnie Jones is a relatively well-known character in the sporting world.
Since hanging up his boots, Jones has gone on to appear in a number of films and television shows – some of which are related directly to football.
How Much Is Vinnie Jones Worth?
But most popular don’t remember Jones for his cameo movie roles, most remember Vinnie Jones as one of the best young footballers during his time at Wimbledon.
Without further ado, let us dive into Vinnie Jones net worth figures, as well as a broader look at his wider career – both on and off the football pitch.
Vinnie Jones Net Worth
Born on 5th January 1965, Vinnie Jones is worth an estimated £7 million.
The majority of his earnings have come from his time as an actor, with his roles in the likes of She’s The Man, Eurotrip and Johnny Was putting him in the limelight on the big stage.
According to Fame Ranker, the first football contract signed by Jones was worth $12,500 – a measly figure compared to modern footballer salary figures.
Vinnie met next door neighbour Tanya Terry at just 12 years old but the couple went separate ways for a period of time – with Tanya having a child with her first husband.
However, Vinnie and Tanya tied the knot in 1995 and were happily married for 24 years before Tanya sadly passed away from cancer in July 2019.
Tanya had suffered health complications throughout her life, requiring a heart transplant at 21 years old before beating cervical cancer twice.
In September 2020, Vinnie Jones spoke openly about his wife on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, stating that he has no plans to remarry in the future.
While Tanya’s skin cancer tragically spread and took her life, Vinnie is a cancer survivor.
He was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma under his eye in 2013 but his treatment was successful.
Vinnie Jones has done various bits of work and appearances for cancer charities over the years while pledging to give proceeds to charity if he won the Celebrity version of the X Factor in 2019.
As previously mentioned, Vinnie is a stepfather to Tanya’s daughter from her first marriage while the couple also went on to have a son of their own.
Vinnie’s son is called Aaron and he has served in the Blues and Royals regiment of the British Army. Jones was captured proudly watching his son’s passing out parade back in 2008.
The Crazy Gang are one of the most iconic Premier League sides and they were a popular pick in sports betting odds back in their heyday.
Jones made over 100 appearances for Wimbledon during his time with the club, scoring 9 of his 10 goals in First Division fixtures.
Vinnie Jones was a key figure for Wimbledon in their 1987/88 FA Cup success, helping the Dons to a famous 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.
Vinnie Jones has matured into a fantastic actor, featuring in some of the greatest football films around. He is impeccable as Coach Dinklage in She’s The Man, for example.
Often playing fearsome and confrontational characters, Jones has capitalised on his tough image as a footballer by taking on similar roles in sports films.
However, Jones is not one-dimensional when it comes to acting. The former Wimbledon star has showcased his acting qualities as various characters over the years.
Vinnie Jones’ talent has no boundaries. Not only is he a star on the football pitch and on the cinema screen but he has also enjoyed success as a singer.
Wooly Bully was his first hit in 1993 before Jones released the album ‘Respect’ in 2002. It may be hard to imagine but Jones has an excellent signing voice.
In addition, Jones featured on the celebrity version of X Factor in 2019 though unfortunately he crashed out of the competition just one week before the final.
*Credit for the main photo belongs to Matt Sayles / AP Photo*