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Iman Asante Shumpert was born on the 26th June 1990, in Berlin, Illinois, USA of African and American ancestry. He is best known as a professional basketball player, who played for the New York Knicks and currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also recognized as a hip-hop artist. His professional basketball career has been active since 2011.
Have you ever wondered how rich Iman Shumpert is, as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that Iman’s net worth is over $4 million; his salary per season is over $2.6 million. This sum of money has been accumulated not only through his professional career in the sports industry but also through his career as a musician.
Iman Shumpert Net Worth $4 Million
Iman Shumpert spent his childhood with three brothers in Chicago, the son of Odis, who works as an insurance broker, and L’Tanya, a professor of art and design at Columbia College. He started playing basketball while attending Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois. Later, he continued to play at Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he excelled and became a first team All-State player. He led his high school team to three conference titles, and received the MVP trophy as junior and as well as senior. Furthermore, he was one of the top 30 senior players, as he was ranked as No. 15 by Scout.com and No. 26 by the Rivals.com.
After high school, Iman enrolled at Georgia Tech University, where he continued to develop his basketball skills. However, in his second year of studies, Iman tore the meniscus in his left knee, and underwent surgery which kept him of the team for six games. During the 2010-2011 season, Shumpert was the best player on his team, averaging 17.3 points per game, and was also the leader in assists and rebounds. Following the season`s end, Iman was named to the All-ACC second team, and was also a part of the ACC all-defensive team.
He forwent his final year of studies, and entered the 2011 NBA Draft, in which he was selected as the 17th overall pick by the New York Knicks, which marked the beginning of his professional career as a basketball player. He signed a rookie contract with the Knicks, which certainly added to his net worth, however, Shumpert didn`t see much playing time, since several injuries kept him sidelined for the most part of his time with the Knicks. In 2015, before his contract expired, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, alongside J.R Smith and a draft pick. Shumpert made his debut appearance for the Cavaliers on the 23rd January in which he had 8 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. That year the Cleveland Cavaliers reached the NBA finals, however, they lost to Golden State Warriors in game six of the series.
After the 2014-2015 season ended, Shumpert became a free agent, however decided to stay with the Cavaliers, signing a four-year contract worth $40 million, which increased his net worth to a large degree. In September 2015, Shumpert suffered another injury – this time he ruptured the extensor carpi ulnaris sheath in his right wrist, which kept him sidelined for three months.
Speaking about his personal life, Iman Shumpert is engaged to Teyana Taylor; they welcomed their first child in December of 2015. In free time he enjoys creative writing, and is active on his official Instagram account.