Barry Sanders is a retired professional American football player at the running back position having total net worth of $28 million dollars. He has been known as one of the richest athletes among NFL players. He has earned that amount as former American football running back. He has spent his entire professional career from 1989-1998 with the Detroit Lions in the National Football League.

Barry Sanders was born on July 16th, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas. He had started his career in football from the same place by playing for Wichita North High School. He had also played college football for the Oklahoma State Cowboys from 1968 to 1988. In 1988 he had successfully created a history in individual season in college football. He has the credit of leading the nation with an average of 7.6 yards per carry and over 200 yards per game which also includes four games where he rushed for more than 300 yards. He had also 516 yards on special teams. He has also won the 1988 Heisman Trophy as the best college football player of the season.

He had entered the 1989 NFL Draft for going his senior season and was also chosen in the first round with the third overall pick by the Detroit Lions. Barry Sanders has spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. Apart from his game side of his career he is also a member of both college and NFL football halls of fame, where he was ranked by NFL Top 10 as the most elusive runner in the history of the NFL. He averaged more than 1.500 rushing yards per season and retired in 1998, after an 11 year professional career, just 1,457 yards short of the NFL's all-time rushing record. Sanders was a ten-time Pro-Bowl selection, six-time First Team All-Pro selection, and won multiple MVP and Offensive Player of the Year Awards.

In the present his net worth has already enlisted him among the richest athletes of NFL Players, but it being a part of other memberships he has been making quite amount of money.