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Jacques Dominique Wilkins was born on the 12th January 1960, in Paris, France. He is a former professional basketball player which added huge sums to the main source of Dominique Wilkins net worth. He was well known for his dunks and was being nicknamed The Human Highlight Film. Among many career highlights and awards he was selected NBA All Star nine times and is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
How much is the net worth of Dominique Wilkins? Currently, his wealth stands at $14 million. Concerning his earnings, the the greatest sums he received was $3.5 annually while playing for the Atlanta Hawks (during the seasons 1992–1993; 1993–1994) as well as $7 million for a two-year contract with Panathinaikos (the Greek League).
Dominique Wilkins Net Worth $14 Million
To begin with, the father of Dominique served in the Air Force of USA, and at the time of the baby’s birth he was stationed in France. Later, the family settled in Washington, North Carolina. The boy was educated at Washington High School in which his path to his career heights began. Wilkins graduated from the University of Georgia, then in the NBA draft of 1982, the player was drafted the 3rd in the first round by the Utah Jazz. Soon after, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, where he played until 1994. Playing in the NBA Wilkins in all seasons he never had an average of less than 20 points. He won the title of top scorer in 1985-1986 season with an average of 30.3 points per game, which made him one of the top NBA players in the 1980s. Under his leadership, the Hawks team began to win 50 regular-season games. When Wilkins turned thirty, he became increasingly versatile player, which was confirmed by his growth statistics for rebounds (9.0) and assists (3.3) in the 1990-1991 season.
In addition to 11 seasons with the Hawks, he played for a short time with the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics. In addition to being chosen in the top five rookies, Wilkins was elected seven times to the All-NBA Team. Throughout his career in the NBA scored, Wilkins 26,668 points and secured 7169 rebounds.
Then he moved to Europe, where he played for Panathinaikos, Athens. After he returned to NBA, he joined the San Antonio Spurs, then for the Orlando Magic. After playing just 27 games of the regular season and one playoff he decided to end his sports career.
As previously mentioned Wilkins earned the nickname The Human Highlight Film, which he received because of his spectacular plays – his trademark was a one or two-handed input called windmill. His younger brother, Gerald also played for the NBA, and the brothers played together several times in the colours of the Orlando Magic during the 1998-1999 season. They are also the only siblings in the history of NBA, who took part in the contest of dunks in NBA. In 1986, Dominique took second place, while Gerald fourth. On the whole, basketball increased not only the net worth of Dominique Wilkins but also made him a famous basketball star.
After retiring from playing, Wilkins served as the Hawks’ Vice President of Basketball, as well as an analyst of the game. More, Dominique Wilkins founded Wilkins Basketball Academy, and he owns a private wine label. All the above mentioned activities have added sums to the outright size of Dominique Wilkins net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the NBA star, he is married to Robin Campbell Wilkins, and they have five children together.