Travis Kelce is a professional American football player. The 33-year-old star plays as a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL.
The 6'5'' tall player got picked by the Chiefs in the 2013 NFL Draft and went on to win Super Bowls LIV and LVII with the team, scoring touchdowns in both games. He played college football at Cincinnati.
How Rich is Travis Kelce?
Travis Kelce's net worth is around $30 million. Kelce is considered one of the best tight ends in football history. Kelce has broken several NFL records, including being the fastest tight end to reach 10,000 career receiving yards.
Back in 2013, Kelce signed a four-year contract with the Chiefs worth $3.12 million, and in 2016, he extended that with a five-year deal worth $46 million.
Travis Kelce Lavish Lifestyle
Travis Kelce lives in a fancy apartment building in downtown Kansas City. The most expensive unit there costs $3,400 each month. The building, called One Light Luxury, was built in 2015 and is in a nice area called Power and Light. It's a tall building, 25 stories high, and is right in the middle of downtown Kansas City. This makes it easy for him to go to local restaurants, shops, concerts, and nightlife.
The building has cool stuff like a rooftop pool, a free gym membership, fast internet, a kitchen for cooking, and a club room with a big balcony and cozy lounges. All the apartments have really tall windows with views of the Kansas City skyline.
Kelce moved into this place in 2018, and he signed a big contract with the Kansas City Chiefs for $57 million over four years. After that, he said he bought a building to help kids in the city learn about STEM stuff (science, technology, engineering, and math).
Besides his apartment, Travis also has a house in one of the suburbs of Kansas City. His house has a big basement, a separate room for work, a pool with a jacuzzi, a fancy gym, and another separate room. He has had this house since 2013 and keeps making it even better.
Explore Travis Kelce's Journey to the NFL
In college, Travis Kelce went to the University of Cincinnati and played football with his brother on the Bearcats team. He didn't play in his first year (2008), but in 2009, he had eight runs for 47 yards and scored two touchdowns.
In 2010, Kelce got suspended for the whole season because he failed a drug test. He came back in 2011 and set some personal records, catching 45 passes and getting 722 receiving yards.
Joining the Kansas City Chiefs
In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs picked Travis Kelce in the third round. His first year with the team was short because he had knee surgery in October and had to sit out. But in 2014, he scored his first NFL touchdown and had his first game with over 100 receiving yards.
Kelce ended the season as the Chiefs' top receiver with 862 total yards. In 2015, he had his first NFL game with more than one touchdown, and the Chiefs finished the regular season with 11 wins and 5 losses. But they lost in the playoffs to the New England Patriots.
Travis did really well in 2016, getting his best yards (1,125) and receptions (85) in a season. The Chiefs finished first in the AFC West with a 12-4 record but lost again in the playoffs, this time to the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2017, Kelce got eight receiving touchdowns during the regular season and 1,038 receiving yards, which was the second-best among tight ends.
The Chiefs made it to the playoffs but lost in the Wild Card Round to the Tennessee Titans, and Kelce got a concussion and couldn't finish the game. He did better in 2018, helping the Chiefs finish first in the AFC West again, but they lost in the AFC Championship to the Patriots.
Success with the Chiefs
In 2019, Travis Kelce did amazing. He became the fastest tight end ever in the NFL to get 500 career receptions and the first to have four seasons in a row with over 1,000 receiving yards. The Chiefs went on to the Super Bowl and won it against the San Francisco 49ers. They made it to the Super Bowl again in the next year but lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 2021, Kelce broke more records, including having six seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards, the most for any tight end. He also became the fastest tight end to reach 9,000 career yards in the last game of the regular season.
The Chiefs won some playoff games but lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship. In 2022, Travis helped his team get to the Super Bowl again, this time against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was special because his brother,Jason Kelce, was playing for the Eagles. The Chiefs won the Super Bowl 38-35.