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Robert Gordon Orr was born on the 20th March 1948, in Parry Sound, Ontario Canada, and is a retired ice hockey player who played ten seasons for the Boston Bruins and then two seasons for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League(NHL). His career was active from 1966 until 1978.
Have you ever wondered how rich Bobby Orr is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Orr`s net worth is as high as $35 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the world of sports. After retirement, Bobby became a hockey player agent, and has since managed players such as Jeff Carter, Taylor Hall, Adam McQuaid, Jason Spezza, Steve Downie, Marc Staal, Cam Ward and Eric Staal, among others, which has also increased his net worth.
Bobby Orr Net Worth $35 Million
Bobby is one of five children born to Doug Orr and his wife Arva Steele. At birth Bobby was a weak baby, but survived with the help of the doctors; he started fighting for his life right at birth.
From an early age, Bobby was focused on ice hockey; he played his first game at the age of five in the “minor squirt” division. In his youth, Bobby was quite skinny even for a boy his age, but he compensated his frail stature with speed and the ability to respond quickly. Until he was 10 he played as a winger, but as he grew he was switched to defense. Thanks to his skills, Bobby was soon spotted by the Boston Bruins scout, and soon after his junior career ended, Bobby was signed to the Bruins; his net worth was established.
From 1966 until 1976 Bobby played for the Bruins and became one of the greatest players of the franchise. He won numerous prestigious awards both as an individual and as a part of the team; he played in eight consecutive NHL All-Star games from 1968 until 1975, won the Stanley Cup twice, in 1970 and 1972, was the NHL Plus/Minus leader six times, in 1969-72, 1974 and 1975. Furthermore, he won the Art Ross Trophy twice, and the James Norris Trophy eight times. He had his best season with the Bruins during 1970-1971 in which he scored 37 goals and had 102 assists, which gained him 139 points.
After the 1975-1976 season ended, Bobby became a free agent; he was offered a new contract by the Bruins worth $4 million for a period of 10 years, however, after his injury the amount was reduced to $295,000 per season, which Bobby didn`t accept, and instead he signed a contract worth $3 million over three years, with the Chicago Black Hawks.
He played for Chicago in only 26 games during his two years tenure, because of his left knee injury, which was damaged over the years and had undergone two knee replacement surgeries over the course of his career.
Regarding his personal life, Bobby has been married to Margaret Louise “Peggy” Wood since 1973; the couple has two sons and now two grandchildren. His son Darren is a part of Bobby Orr’s Hockey Group, through which he manages hockey players.
Bobby is a well-known philanthropist, visiting Boston Children`s Hospital on many occasions, giving away memorabilia to seek children. He has also supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society on several occasions, and earned the Multiple Sclerosis Silver Hope Chest Award for his contributions.