Dikembe Mutombo Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo – commonlyDikembe Mutombo – was born on 25 June 1966, in Leopoldville, Democratic Republic of Congo, and is known as a former star basketball player in the NBA, respected as one of the best ever defensive players and shot blockers. In addition, Dikembe is also popular for his humanitarian work. Mutombo is.

So just how rich is Dikembe Mutombo? Authoritative sources estimate that Dikembe’s net worth is over $80 million as of mid-2016, accumulated mostly through his basketball career stretching to 18 seasons in the NBA.

Dikembe Mutombo Net Worth $80 Million

When Dikembe was young he dreamt about becoming a doctor, and in 1987 he moved to the USA to study on a USAID scholarship at Georgetown University, but graduated in 1991 with a degree in linguistics and diplomacy. Mutombo also played basketball, and at 7ft 2in (2.18m) unsurprisingly he was noticed by the  coach of the Georgetowm Hoyas.

After graduating from university, Mutombo started his career as a professional basketball player and entered NBA when selected by the Denver Nuggets in the 1991 NBA Draft as 4th pick. As hoped for, his performance in this team was impressive as the Nuggets were one of the worst defensive teams in the league, and Dikembe was selected for the All-Star game in his rookie year. The following year they became the first eighth finishing team to defeat the first ranked – Seattle Supursonics – in NBA history. In ’84-’85 he received the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.

The start of his professional basketball player career added considerably to Dikembe Mutombo’s net worth and status, such that he was able to gain a contract with the Atlanta Hawks of $55 million for five years, proving his worth with Defensive Player Awards for the the next two seasons. In 2001 Mutombo’s performance in the All-Star game convinced the Philadelphia 76ers to trade four players for him, and again he was the Defensive Player of the Year, and signed a four-year $68 million contract at season’s end, however, after the following season, he was traded for two players to the New Jersey Nets – in need of tall players – but injuries limited his court time, and after one season his contract was bought out, and he signed for the New York in  Knicks; then in 2004 his worth was further established when traded to the Chicago Bulls, but immediately to the Houston Rockets, with whom he played for the next five seasons, but clearly in the twilight of his career.

Despite injuries Dikembe’s net worth remained high, but a severe injury in 2008-09 convinced him that, as the oldest player in the NBA – actually the oldest at over 40 to collect more than 20 rebounds in a game –  it was time to retire. Overall Mutombo played more than 1300 games, averaging almost 10 points, over 10 rebounds and three blocked shots per game, is the second all-time shot blocker and in triple doubles.

As part of his earnings from basketball, Mutombo’s net worth has also benefited from numerous sponsorship deals with high profile companies such as with Old Spice and Geiko insurance.

In his personal life, a hiccup with a pre-nuptial agreement stymied one marriage, but he married Rose in 1994 – also from the DR Congo – and they have six children of whom four are adopted.

Mutombo is also famous for his humanitarian works, in particular helping to improve conditions in DR Congo, even helping to build a hospital, called Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital. He also participates in many charity events in support of a myriad of charity organizations. Mutombo’s humanitarian works have been recogonised with honorary awards such as The President’s Service Award, Doctor of Humane Letters award, an honorary doctorate by Georgetown University and Goodermote Humanitarian Award.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 25, 1966 age 49
Birth place: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Height:7 ft 1 in (2.18 m)
Weight:260 lbs (118 kg)
Profession:Basketball player
Education:Georgetown University
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Rose Mutombo
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.
2(December 30) Signed a contract for the rest of the 2008-09 season with the Houston Rockets.
3Professional basketball player with the Denver Nuggets (1991-1996), Atlanta Hawks (1996-1997 to 2000-2001[start]), Philadelphia 76ers (2000-2001[end] to 2001-2002), New Jersey Nets (2002-2003), New York Knicks (2003-2004), and Houston Rockets (2004-2009).
4Wife Rose Mutombo is long time friend to FTC Publications' Director Regina Niallah since 1996 meeting by chance at 46 home basketball games in Atlanta. They sat right next to each other for 2 seasons.
5Fulfilled a lifelong dream by opening the doors to the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and Research Center while contributing 15 million dollars to the facility. The 300-bed hospital will provide health care to people in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Mutombo was born.
6Attended a Salvation Army school in Kinshasa (Congo) from the sixth grade through 11th grade.
7Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and five African dialects.
8In 1999, won the seventh annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award, presented to athletes who excel and help others
9Wears size 22 basketball shoes, the largest in the NBA (Shaquille O'Neal also wears the same size)
10Dikembe and his wife, Rose, have one daughter, Carrie Biamba Wamutumbo, and a new baby boy, Jean Jacques Dikembe Mutumbo Mplombo, Jr
11Selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round (fourth pick overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft
12Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks on July 15, 1996
13Traded by Atlanta with Roshown McLeod to Philadelphia for Theo Ratliff, Toni Kukoc, Nazr Mohammed and Juan "Pepe" Sanchez on February 22, 2001
14Traded by Philadelphia to New Jersey for for Keith Van Horn and Todd MacCulloch on August 6, 2002


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Waggling his finger after blocking a shot


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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2014TV Series
Juwanna Mann2002Arch Player Coyner

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
21st Annual Trumpet Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2004TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2003TV SeriesHimself
The 2003 NBA Finals2003TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New Jersey Nets
2002 NBA All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001TV SeriesHimself
2001 NBA All-Star Game2001TV SpecialHimself
60 Minutes2000TV Series documentaryHimself - NBA Player (segment "Dikembe Mutombo")
2000 NBA All-Star Game2000TV MovieHimself
The Sport Jerks1998TV SeriesHimself
1998 NBA All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
1997 NBA All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself
1996 NBA All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
1995 NBA All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself
1992 NBA All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2000TV Series documentaryHimself - NBA Player (segment "Dikembe Mutombo")

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