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Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born on the 6th May 1985, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA. He is a professional basketball player who currently plays in the position of point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers team in the NBA. More, he represented USA during the FIBA World Championships, and the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. Chris Paul has been accumulating his net worth as a professional basketball player since 2005.
So how rich is Chris Paul? His net worth is made up from two major sources, being salary with winning bonuses as well as various endorsement deals; respectively he earned $20.1 and $6 million in 2014. That year Chris was named to be one of the highest paid athletes worldwide by Forbes. Up to date, he has accumulated wealth of $95 million.
Chris Paul Net Worth $95 Million
Chris Paul was raised in his home town Winston-Salem, in a Christian household, by his father the former athlete Charles Edward Paul and mother Robin (nee Jones). As a child he was into various sports, including football and basketball. Later, he successfully played basketball while studying at West Forsyth High School. He attracted the attention of experts by scoring 61 points in one game, so that the newspaper “The Charlotte Observer” named him North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball.
Then Paul played for Wake Forest University from 2003 to 2005, which at one point was ranked the #1 college team for the first time, and then Chris Paul was picked 4th overall in the 1st round of the NBA draft in 2005 by the New Orleans Hornets team. He was very successful from the first game he played in NBA league and at the end of his first season he was named Rookie of the Year. He was selected to play for USA team in FIBA World Championship in Japan 2006, where the team won bronze medal. The 2007- 2008 season might be called rising to stardom, as he proved to be a reliable and valuable player managing to score 21.1 points, making 4 rebounds, 11.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game. In 2008, Chris Paul played in Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 in which the USA ‘Dream Team’ won gold.
Subsequently, the seasons 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 were marked with injuries. Then in 2011, Chris Paul alongside two other players were exchanged for Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman and Eric Gordon by the Los Angeles Clippers team. After, Chris Paul became the first Clippers player to be named in the All NBA First Team since 1980. The London Olympic Games 2012 gave Chris the chance to dress up with an Olympic gold medal, again. In 2013, he led the West team to victory in the All Star Game as well as winning the individual award of All Star Game MVP. The same year he was listed as the third best player in NBA by Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
At the end of the season, Chris signed a five year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers for $107 million, and successfully plays in the team up to date. More, he was elected to serve in the position of the president of the National Basketball Players Association in 2013, so it is more than clear why Chris Paul’s value and net worth are so high.
Concerning the private life of the basketball player, Chris married his college sweetheart Jada Crawley in 2011. The family has two children, and reside in a mansion located in Bel Air which is valued $8.5 million.