Bill Russell was a professional basketball player. Russell’s weight is 220 pounds. Russell’s height is 6 ft 10 in. Russell was born on February 12, 1934, in Monroe, Louisiana, United States. This article takes a deep dive into Bill Russell’s net worth.Image Credit: Flickr: Obama White House
In high school, Bill Russell played basketball for McClymonds High School (Oakland, California). Russell played basketball in college with San Francisco Dons men’s basketball (1953-1956) and started playing professionally in 1956. In the 1956 draft, Russell was chosen number 2 in round 1 by the St. Louis Hawks. Russell left the game of basketball in 1969.
Russell played for the Boston Celtics during 1956-1968. Some of the highlights of Bill Russell’s career included: 11× NBA champion, 5× NBA Most Valuable Player Award, 12× NBA All-Star, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, 3× All-NBA First Team, 8× All-NBA Second Team, NBA All-Defensive First Team, 4× List of National Basketball Association annual rebounding leaders, 50 Greatest Players in NBA History; NBA 35th Anniversary Team; NBA 25th Anniversary Team, No. 6 Retired numbers, 2× List of NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Champions, NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, UPI College Basketball Player of the Year, 2× Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year, 2× Consensus first-team NCAA Men’s Basketball All-Americans, West Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, No. 6 Retired numbers, and 2× NBA champion.
Russell set a career record of 14,522 (15.1 ppg) points, 21,620 (22.5 rpg) rebounds, and 4,100 (4.3 apg) assists. Russell won a gold medal in the 1956 Summer Olympics in the 1956 United States men’s Olympic basketball team event.
Basketball player annual payments can range between a few thousand dollars and tens of millions of dollars per year, depending on a number of circumstances. Although on average, NBA players make a salary of around $2 million, some with D-league crossover agreements earn as little as $50,000. The salary cap for NBA players is around $100 million, although as of today no player makes anywhere near that much money. The top players in the league earn approximately $35 million. Outside of the National Basketball Association, annual payments can dip below $20,000 per year for minor league teams.
So what is basketball player Bill Russell’s net worth in 2018? Our estimate for Bill Russell’s net worth as of 2018 is: $10 million
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