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Who Is Ashley Thompson?

Louisa Ashley Thompson was born in 1974, in Memphis, Tennessee USA, and is best known for being the wife of former professional American Football quarterback Peyton Manning, who is noted for his achievements in the National Football League (NFL). She is credited for helping Peyton throughout his career.

The Riches of Ashley Thompson?

How rich is Ashley Thompson? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors, including participating in various business and investment endeavors, and from supporting her husband. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Meeting Peyton Manning

Ashley was born into a family of six, with her father working as an investment banker and commercial real estate developer. Her mother on the other hand, stayed at home and was a homemaker. She developed a passion for giving back to the community at a young age, as it was ingrained in her and her siblings by their parents. They often went to community projects with their parents, and the practice has stuck with her since.

She and Peyton knew each other before his NFL fame, as the two were introduced through the Manning’s next door neighbor in 1993, just before Peyton would go to his freshman year in college. Eventually the two started dating, and eventually married in 2001 on St. Patrick’s Day. The two would go on to have twin boys and a daughter. Due to Peyton’s popularity in the sport, the family has been closely followed by the media, though the couple do their best to keep their children out of the spotlight, although there are a few occasions that their children do appear, but only briefly at post-game press conferences.

Working in the Background

Thompson is known to stay out of the spotlight, much like her children, though the two have attended events together. They’ve appeared at red carpet occasions including at a State Dinner at the White House. She’s known to be very competitive, and that competitive spirit has also helped her husband through tough times. In 2011-12, Manning had to miss the entire season due to a neck injury, undergoing surgery and therapy to help get his neck back in order, and during which time many questioned his capability to continue playing the game at the same level.

During this time, the Denver Broncos started offering him a contract to play with them, but he wasn’t so sure about signing since he didn’t know if he could play at the same level. His wife was the one who supported him and told him that he should at least try. He then got back to playing which eventually led him to another Super Bowl victory, solidifying his status as one of the greatest NFL players of all time.

Other Endeavors

In 2012, it was reported that Ashley was one of the group of potential minority owners put together by Robert J. Pera to become owners of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Memphis Grizzlies, and which included singer Justin Timberlake and several other Memphis businessmen. She decided to join the group as she was a native of Memphis, and she wanted the team to stay in Tennessee, since they make a positive impact on the community.

Ashley Thompson on Social Media – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Much like many wives of famous sports personalities and athletes, she generally maintains her privacy and keeps away of the spotlight by not having any social media accounts on the major social media websites, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Her family including Manning himself has stated that she is a very private person, though she joins him to appear at some public events.

The same can be said for her husband, who despite the strong media presence even after his retirement from the sport, doesn’t have any social media presence on the major websites. The two’s pictures that appear online are mostly taken by various media outlets, or fans.

Community Work

The couple has been known to do a lot of community work during their free time. In 1999, Peyton established the PeyBack Foundation which helps disadvantaged youth with growth opportunities and leadership programs, which is known to have raised and donated  over $13 million in grants and programs since its inception. The Foundation particularly looks to help neglected and abused children. They set up summer camps, after-school programs, and look after foster children. Peyton and his wife are the ones who make the major decisions for the foundation, and have been credited with its success.

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