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Benjamin Ashenafi Gordon was born on the 4th April 1983, in London, England, of Jamaican descent, and is well known for being a British-American professional basketball player, in the position of shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic and Golden State Warriors. His professional playing career has been active since 2004.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Ben Gordon is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ben’s net worth is over $40 million; his current salary per year is $12.4 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional basketball player.
Ben Gordon Net Worth $40 Million
Ben Gordon spent his childhood in Mount Vernon, New York, where he moved with his parents when he was a bab, and.where he attended high school, playing basketball for the school team – the Mount Vernon Knights. Thanks partly to him, the team participated at the 2000 New York State Public and Federation Championships, and Ben himself was named an All-State player. Upon matriculation, he decided to enroll at the University of Connecticut, where he played for the college team in the positions of shooting guard and point guard. In his final year, 2004, the team won the NCAA championship; he finished his college career with averages of 20.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, winning the Most Outstanding Player award of the Phoenix Regional honors in the NCAA Tournament.
In 2004, Ben’s professional playing career began, when he was selected in the NBA Draft in the first round as the 3rd overall pick by the Chicago Bulls, so he signed a rookie contract, which marked the beginning of his net worth. In his debut season, Ben averaged 15.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, and led the team to their first play-off appearance since 1998. At the end of the season, Ben won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, the only player to have ever done so as a rookie. He stayed with the Bulls until 2009, when he became a free agent.
AfterwardsBen signed a contract with the Detroit Pistons worth $55-60 million over five years, which added a considerable amount to his net worth. During his time at the Pistons, he continued to be a sixth-man off the bench; in 2010, he had the honour of scoring the 10 millionth point in the history of the NBA.
For the 2012-2013 season Ben was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats – he became the only Bobcat player to score 20 points in one quarter of a game, against the Atlanta Hawks.
In the next season, he was traded to the Orlando Magic, with which he signed a two-year contract worth $9 million, increasing further his net worth; however, in 2015, he was waived by the team. In September of 2015 he joined the Golden State Warriors, but after appearing in two pre-season games he was waived later that year.
Parallel with his career in the NBA, Ben Gordon is also known for his international career, as he was named to become a member of the British national basketball team in 2008 – previously, he was a member of the United States national team at the Pan American Games in 2003. Most recently, he played in 2016 as Great Britain’s 24-man preliminary roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualifiers, averaging 9.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists, which also has had a positive effect on his wealth.
Speaking about Ben Gordon’s personal life, there is little information in the media about it, although he is known to be father to Elijah..
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|2||Selected by the Chicago Bulls 3rd overall in the 2004 NBA Draft out of the University of Connecticut.|
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