Philip Rivers Bio: Height, Career, Age, Family, Net Worth, Wife, Kids, Facts

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers is considered to be one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time. He played football for the San Diego Chargers for the major part of his professional career. He began playing professional football in 2004 after he was drafted 4th overall by the New York Giants that season. However, he was traded to Charges later that year and played 16 seasons for them. Rivers had last played for the Indianapolis Colts before he announced his retirement in January 2021. He was named ACC Athlete of the Year in 2004.

Philip Rivers

He had a successful run in both high school and college and continued his successful run in the NFL as well. Out of his 244 NFL appearances, he has scored an impressive 240 goals and ranks fifth all-time in passing yards (63,440) and touchdowns (421). He’s also regarded as the most successful quarterback in the NFL but he has never played in a Super Bowl. He has been married to his wife Tiffany for 20 years and they have nine children.

Philip Rivers Biography

Birth Name

Philip Michael Rivers

Nick Name



December 8, 1981


39 years old

Birth Place

Decatur, Alabama, United States

Birth Sign



Professional Football Player





Family Details

His parents are Steve and Joan. His father worked as the head coach of Decatur High’s football team and his mother, on the other hand, was a teacher. He has two siblings, sister Arina Rivers, and brother Stephen Rivers. Stephen is also a football player


Thanks to his father who inspired him to become a football player. He began playing football at a very young age and got his initial training from his father. He studied at Athens High School, where he played high school football.

Rivers then enrolled at North Carolina State University and during his freshman year, he led the NC State to an 8–4 record win. Overall, he had an impressive run and broke several NC State and ACC passing records during his collegiate career. He finished his college career with 13,484 passing yards, the best overall in NC State, which eventually made him a popular pick during the 2004 NFL draft.


Roman Catholic

Philip Rivers Wife and Kids

Philip Rivers and his wife Tiffany Goodwin have known each other for several years now. They went to the same school and even attended the NC State together. The couple got married on May 19, 2001, while still at NC State. Philips was 19 and his wife Tiffany was 18 then.

Tiffany Rivers

They have nine children in total – seven girls and two boys. They are Halle (b. July 2002), Caroline (b. 2005), Grace (b. 2006), Gunner (b. 2008), Sarah (b. January 2010), Peter (b. 2011), Rebecca (b. October 2013), Clare (b. October 2015), and Anna (b. March 2019).

Body Statistics


6 feet 5 inches or 196 cm


104 kg or 229 lbs

Body Build


Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown



Famous For

One of the most celebrated quarterbacks in NFL history. He was picked by the New York Giants as 4th overall in the 2004 NFL draft. After being transferred to the San Diego Chargers that same year, he played for the league for 16 seasons out of his 17 NFL seasons. He finished off his career with some impressive stats and ranked fifth all-time in passing yards (63,440) and touchdowns (421). Despite having the most number of passing yards and touchdowns, Philips never made it to the Super Bowl.

Philip Rivers Net Worth

As of 2024, Philip River has an estimated net worth of $80 million. He has accumulated his wealth from his successful football career as a quarterback as well as from lucrative endorsement deals. He owns a fully customized SUV. Touted as “its own living room” by the press, he spent $200,000 plus taxes on top of the SUV’s original cost.

In 2020, he bought a lavish $1 million house in Westfield, Indiana, which boasts 7,500 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, four fireplaces, a wet bar, and a projection theater system.

Philip Rivers Facts

He played with San Diego Chargers for 16 seasons and the Indianapolis Colts for one season.

In 2006, he became the San Diego Chargers starting quarterback.

He and his wife Tiffany launched Rivers of Hope, a foundation to help children find permanent homes in 2009.

In 2019, his wife Tiffany started a campaign called Change the Game to raise funds and awareness for Type 1 Diabetes.

In 2013, he won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award.

He announced his retirement from the NFL on January 20, 2021.

After retirement, he joined as the head coach of the St. Michael Catholic High School football team in Fairhope, Alabama.