Marion Barber III Net Worth, Early Life, Personal Life, Career, Death, and Others

Marion Sylvester Barber III was an American retired professional football player who used to play for the Dallas Cowboys and also briefly for the Chicago Bears. 

In this article, we will cover the net worth of Marion Barber III, his childhood, personal life, career highlights, and many more.

What Is the Net Worth of Marion Barber III?

According to several estimates, the net worth of Marion Barber was said to be around $1.5 million which he had earned from his career. Though he earned much more than this amount throughout his career, he wasn’t left with many. 

After taking a dig into Marion Barber III’s net worth, let’s have a look at his childhood.

Early Life

Marion Barber III was born on June 10, 1983, in Plymouth, Minnesota. He went to Wayzata High School in Plymouth and played sports like football, track, and baseball also. He then went to attend the University of Minnesota for his further studies and used to play football there for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

During the start of his sophomore year, he came together with running back Laurence Maroney to build one of the best running back duos in college football and became the first teammates in Division I (NCAA) history to each rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons.

Personal Life

Marion was arrested by police and given a mental evaluation after an incident in 2014.

In 2019, police detained him again on two counts of criminal misconduct for damaging two cars whilst he was running. In April 2022, he pleaded no contest and was sentenced to probation of one year, 60 hours of community service, as well as a $2,000 penalty.


Marion Barber had earned the majority of his net worth from his career. After dropping his studies, he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in round 4 with the 109th overall selection, of the 2005 NFL Draft. Initially, he performed well for the team and apparently moved from backup running back to starter.

Though the injuries and a reduced level of play led the Cowboys to release him from his contract. Later, the Chicago Bears signed him and he played for the team for a period of 8 months and announced his retirement.

Marion Barber III Net Worth
Marion Barber III

How Much Did Marion Barber III Earn Throughout His NFL Career?

Following a tough beginning to his career in the NFL, Marion gained media attention in 2006 as a third-down rusher and a finisher of games.

Barber III was given the nickname of ‘Marion the Barbarian’ in 2007 following his leading the league in breaking tackles.

He would sign a 7-year contract worth $45 million with the Cowboys as a restricted free agent, with $16 million guaranteed.

In late 2010, he left the Dallas Cowboys and signed the Chicago Bears for a single season prior to retiring from the league in 2012.


On June 1, 2022, Marion was found dead in his Frisco, Texas, apartment at the age of 38. 

A statement was released by The Dallas Cowboys after his demise writing “We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III,” adding “Marion was an old-school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down.”

“He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates” the statement concluded.

Marion Barber III had earned his net worth with his hard work. Stay tuned to our website to get all the latest information until then stay tuned to our website.