As the mother of two Super Bowl champions, Donna Kelce has a lot to be proud of. The 71-year-old is now in the spotlight for something other than the epic rivalry between her boys at the NFL’s biggest match: Her son Travis’ relationship with Taylor Swift. Wondering about Donna Kelce’s net worth? Keep reading to find out.
Mama Kelce hails from Cleveland, and before being a dedicated NFL mom, she held high-level positions in finance (which we’ll get to below). Donna revealed on her sons’ joint podcast New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce that she met her now ex-husband, and their father Ed, while on her way to another date. Before going to a play, she stopped at a bar where Ed was enjoying an after-work drink. “I was supposed to go out with a guy that night. We were supposed to go to a play, and I never made it. Your dad and I talked forever,” Donna told her sons. “It was a good play, too! I really wanted to see it.”
Donna and Ed got married in the late ’70s. They welcomed their older son Jason in Nov. 1987 and Travis shortly after in Oct. 1989. They raised their family in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and their sons both went to the University of Cincinnati to play college football. After Jason and Travis graduated from college, the couple decided to separate after roughly 25 years of marriage. Donna said that she holds no ill will toward their father.
“I don’t hate him. We’re friends to this day. We get along great,” Donna explained on the podcast. “We were like a tag team with you two. We got to do all sorts of fun things. When one of you had to go out of town, the other person would help with the other child. It was perfect.”
Both Donna and Ed have supported their sons’ football careers by cheering them on the sidelines. In January 2023, Donna went viral after traveling over 1,200 miles to see her sons’ Wild Card playoff matches in person on the same day. She was in the spotlight again in September 2023 after she was photographed in a suite alongside Travis’ rumored girlfriend and popstar billionaire, Taylor Swift.
Two months later, multiple news outlets are reporting that Donna and Ed are allegedly planning to meet Swift’s parents, Andrea and Scott Swift, when the Eagles play the Chiefs on Monday, November 20 at 8 p.m. It will also mark the first time the teams will face off since the Super Bowl LVII in February, so there’s a lot at stake.
Donna Kelce Net Worth
What is Donna Kelce’s net worth? Donna Kelce’s net worth is estimated to be at $1.55 million, according to Popular Net Worth. It’s currently unknown if she makes any money from her sons’ successful careers.
Kelce is retired after spending 30 years working in banking, where she specialized in commercial real estate finances. She previously held vice president and senior VP positions at various banking institutions, including Truist, KeyBank and Bank One, per her LinkedIn page. She earned a Bachelor of Communications degree from Ohio University and graduated with her MBA in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University in 1983. She officially retired in 2021.
As for her children, Donna’s sons are among the highest-paid NFL players in the league. Travis Kelce’s net worth is reportedly around $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The Kansas City Chief tight end allegedly renewed his contract with the team in 2022 worth $57.25 million, securing him an annual salary of $14.3 million until 2026. The football star also has brand deals with Nike, Old Spice, T-Mobile and Dick’s Sporting Goods, McDonalds and Papa Johns.
In a January 2023 interview with Vanity Fair, Travis joked about how he isn’t paid enough. “My managers and agents love to tell me how underpaid I am,” he said. “Any time I talk about wanting more money, they’re just like, ‘Why don’t you go to the Chiefs and ask them?”
Meanwhile, Travis’ brother Jason Kelce‘s net worth is estimated to be slightly higher at $40 million. The Philadelphia Eagles player is considered to be the current top-earning center in the NFL. Jason’s contract was renewed for one year in 2023 at a value of $14.25 million (which includes a base salary of $1,165,000 and a $10,335,000 signing bonus).
The athlete’s fortune is also comprised of lucrative endorsement deals and real estate investments, including an eight-acre farm in Pennsylvania and a property in his hometown of Cleveland.