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Billy Slater net worth: Melbourne Storm fullback's wealth revealed after NRL Grand final

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The results of the 2018 NRL Grand Final weren’t the way Billy Slater wanted to end his career, but the NRL legend has certainly accomplished a lot over the course of his illustrious career with the Melbourne Storm.

The veteran fullback, who announced his retirement in August for after the end of the 2018 NRL season, saw his fairytale ending spoiled at the hands of the Sydney Roosters in the 2018 NRL Grand Final in Sydney.

Still, he and fellow Melbourne Storm star Cameron Smith are set to be immortalized with bronze statues outside AAMI Stadium in Melbourne even in the wake of the painful loss, attesting how much he’s meant to the team over the years.

a group of people watching a football ball on a field: Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater recently retired after playing in the 2018 NRL Grand Finals © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater recently retired after playing in the 2018 NRL Grand Finals

Who is Billy Slater?

Billy Slater is a former professional rugby league player who played fullback in the NRL for the Melbourne Storm from 2003 until his retirement after the 2018 NRL Grand Final.

He was born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia on June 18, 1983.

A longtime NRL veteran, he made his debut in the league for the Melbourne Storm in 2003 and later helped lead Melbourne to NRL Premiership victories in 2007 and 2009, though these championships were later stripped after it was discovered that the team allegedly breached the salary cap, giving them an unfair advantage.

Despite the loss of the titles, Slater played a key role in Melbourne’s 2012 and 2017 NRL Premierships wins and more recently led the team to the 2018 NRL Grand Final, though they lost the match.

In addition to his numerous NRL Premiership titles, Slater also holds the club record for most tries and the NRL record for most tries by a fullback. He’s also the recipient of the Daily M Medal, the Clive Churchill Medal and also won the prestigious Golden Boot Award in 2008 for world player of the year.

Slater recently retired after his final match, a loss at the 2018 NRL Grand Finals to the Sydney Roosters on September 30, 2018.

How old is Billy Slater?

Billy Slater is 35-years-old.

He was born on June 18, 1983.

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What is Billy Slater’s net worth?

Per Net Worth Post, Billy Slater’s net worth is believed to be about $18 million (£13.8m).

How does Billy Slater make his money?

Slater’s wealth is largely the result of his longtime NRL career and lucrative sponsorship deals, having played for the Melbourne Storm from 2003 until his recent retirement after the 2018 NRL Grand Final. 

In addition, Slater has reportedly accrued a large number of sponsors, whose deals have earned him almost $1 million (£767,435) per year in additional income as of 2011.

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Who is Billy Slater’s wife?

Billy Slater is married to Nicole Slater. The couple wed in November 2009 in Cairns, Australia and have two children together, Tyla Rose and Jake.

Billy Slater retirement

On August 8, 2018, Slater announced his retirement after his long and successful NRL career at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

'For 16 years I've had the pleasure to play in the NRL, but this will be my last and I'm retiring at season's end.

'Thanks to my sponsors, some of whom I have been with over a decade, such as Adidas, Channel Nine and Australian Bananas.

'Eighteen years ago I made a decision to pack my car up and drive for 20 hours to chase my dream. Four months later, this club gave me that chance,’ he said during an emotion press conference in Melbourne.

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He also paid tribute to his coach Craig Bellamy, saying: 'You taught me the harder you work the luckier you get and I have no doubt my career would not have been as successful or consistent if you didn't instill that work ethic in me.'

Slater also expressed his thanks to his family for their support over the years, saying: 'To be in the middle of a grand final and have your son and daughter give you a high five as they deliver the kicking tee, that's a special moment I'll remember together.'

His final NRL game was the 2018 NRL Grand Final on September 30, 2018, which the Melbourne Storm ultimately lost to the Sydney Roosters 21-6.  

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