John Welbourn is an American entrepreneur, investor, and former professional football player. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Welbourn played in the NFL for 10 seasons and earned over $20 million in salary alone. After his retirement from football, he founded CrossFit Football and Power Athlete, both of which have become very successful businesses. He also has a number of investments that have added to his wealth. He is an investor in several tech startups, including data analytics company Databricks and artificial intelligence firm Vicarious AI. He is also a partner at venture capital firm Lightspeed Ventures.
John Welbourn was born on October 22nd, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. He grew up playing football and baseball as a child and went on to be a standout athlete at the University of California Berkeley where he earned All-Pac 10 honors three times as well as being named the Pac 10 Defensive Player of the Year in 1998. After college, Welbourn was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 12th overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft.
Welbourn spent seven seasons with the Eagles before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for two years and then retiring from professional football after the 2006 season. During his career he played in 103 games, starting 97 of them at offensive guard or tackle while earning Pro Bowl honors twice (2002 & 2003). He was also named to the All-Pro team once (2003) during his time with Philadelphia.
After retiring from professional football, Welbourn founded CrossFit Football which quickly became one of the most popular fitness programs in America with over 100 locations nationwide. In 2012 he launched Power Athlete which provides strength training programs for athletes across all sports and levels of competition as well as physical therapists, coaches and trainers looking to improve their clients’ performance through strength training methods designed by John himself.
In addition to his business ventures, John Welbourn has made a number of investments that have added greatly to his net worth including Databricks (data analytics), Vicarious AI (artificial intelligence), Lattice Data (machine learning), Lightspeed Ventures (venture capital firm) and many more. His investments have helped him amass a net worth estimated at $20 million dollars making him one of the wealthiest former NFL players today.
John Welbourn is married to former NFL cheerleader Kelly Kuehl who he met while playing for Philadelphia Eagles back in 2000s and they have two children together: a daughter named Sydney Annabelle born in 2008 and a son named Jack Christopher born in 2010. The family currently resides outside San Francisco where John continues to run Power Athlete while investing in various startups around Silicon Valley area.