• Janet Buchan was born on 17 February 1961 in Seattle, Washington
• Her net worth is estimated at over $1 million
• She attended Stanford University and met her future husband, John Elway, while there
• She married John Elway in 1984 and they had 4 children together before divorcing in 2003
• She is currently married to Kevin Kretzmar and they keep their marriage out of the public eye, with both of them having no social media accounts

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FactJanet and ex-husband, John Elway, are the parents of Jessica, Jordan, Juliana (JuJu) and Jack.

Who is Janet Elway?

Janet Buchan was born on 17 February 1961, in Seattle, Washington State USA, and is best known as the ex-wife of executive vice president of football operations for the National Football League (NFL) team, the Denver Broncos, John Elway. He was also a professional football quarterback with the same team during his younger years.

The Net Worth of Janet Elway

How rich is Janet Elway? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors, and also elevated during her association with and divorce from John Elway, who has a net worth estimated at $145 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Janet grew up in Seattle with her parents, but few details are available about her childhood and family, but it is known that later on she would attend Stanford University. During her time there, she joined the school’s swimming team, and it was in this period that she met John Elway, and  when they started their relationship. She would eventually graduate from the school in 1983.

Marriage to John Elway

Janet married John in 1984, soon after he entered the NFL with the Denver Broncos. The couple would go on to have four children together, and would stay together for a total of 18 years, with her experiencing the ups and downs of John’s career. John would eventually hold the record for most victories by a starting quarterback, and the second most prolific passer in NFL history. He set numerous other records during his career, and would go on to win two Super Bowls in five Super Bowl appearances. His team, the Broncos would also win six AFC Championships during his tenure.

He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and after his playing career, would seek an executive position with the team. He now serves as the general manager and executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos. However, after 18 years together, the couple announced their separation in 2002, which surprised the media, and their divorce was finalized in 2003, a difficult time for Janet. According to reports, it came down to not having a choice and despite their differences, the couple discussed about transitioning their children and telling them that it is not any of their fault. One of the main reasons for the divorce was John’s career, and how it meant that he needed to travel frequently.


In 2014, Elway’s son Jack was arrested for alleged domestic violence against his girlfriend. According to reports, the two were having a verbal fight in a car when Jack decided to stop the car and things started to get violent. His son was jailed for disturbing the peace and for assault with bail set at $550. His father bailed him out of jail.

After the Divorce

Both Janet and John would move on after their divorce. In 2008, John proposed to former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green, and they would marry the following year. According to reports, the two met during a 2005 celebrity golf tournament held by former Raiders running back Marcus Allen in Los Angeles, California. The marriage has caused the media to stir but things have settled down and the two can be seen together in various Broncos community events, and at philanthropic works.

In 2011, Janet became engaged to the president of Centennial-based Safe Money, and branch manager of Summit Brokerage Services – Kevin Kretzmar. They were in a relationship for more than a year, and appeared together in various public events. They tried to keep their marriage low key though there were a lot of media outlets that picked the news up, especially with her previous marriage. The couple married the following year and are now apparently living together happily, although not many details have been shared, and Janet has been mostly low profile.

Is Janet Elway on Social Media?

One of the reasons there is very little information available for Janet Elway’s life is because of her lack of social media accounts. She doesn’t have any accounts associated with any of the major social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Her husband is also the same, as he doesn’t maintain any social media accounts, to maintain his privacy. There are a few accounts named Kevin Kretzmar but they sport different profile pictures, meaning that they are not his accounts.

Janet’s former husband is active on social media, particularly on Twitter as is required with his work. Being a football executive, it is important to keep up to date with the latest college and professional football news.


1Janet and ex-husband, John Elway, are the parents of Jessica, Jordan, Juliana (JuJu) and Jack.



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