NHL Fortune: $40,465,600
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Salary history of Wayne Gretzky, who earned US $40,465,600 (US $68,067,595 in today's dollars) in his career, ranking #196 in NHL fortunes accumulated.

Season   Salary
($US)
In today's
$
NHL
Rank
+/-
($)
+/-
(%)
1989-90 $1,720,000 $3,474,677 2
Has $125,000 endorsement deal with Titan hockey stick company.
Source: Canadian Press / Mclean's
1990-91 $3,000,000 $5,749,809 1 $1,280,000 74%
In March 1991, along with LA Kings owner Bruce McNall (who in 1993 pleaded guilty to 2 counts of bank fraud and to single counts of conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud 6 banks, 1 securities company and the King), Gretzky purchased a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card for $451,000. In 1995, they sold it for $500,000 to Wal-Mart and Treat Entertainment for use as the grand prize in a promotional contest.
Source: Book: The Card; Associated Press
1991-92 $3,000,000 $5,517,621 1
1992-93 $3,000,000 $5,356,379 2
1993-94 $3,000,000 $5,200,692 3
1994-95 $3,737,159 $6,316,858 1 $737,159 25%
Lockout: salary prorated for 48-game season.
His portfolio of endorsements and partnerships add $11.9M to his salary for the year. Includes deals with Domino's Pizza, Sharp Electronics, Coca-Cola and Zurich Insurance.
Source: Maclean's
1995-96 $6,545,400 $10,758,679 1 $2,808,241 75%
1996-97 $3,963,000 $6,327,161 13 ($2,582,400) -39%
1997-98 $6,500,000 $10,144,860 3 $2,537,000 64%
1998-99 $6,000,000 $9,220,859 6 ($500,000) -8%
Total:
$40,465,600

In today's dollars:
$68,067,595
NHL Rank:
196

In today's dollars:
90