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Jerry West Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Jerome Alan West, the American former basketball player and NBA executive, was born on 28 May 1938 in Chelyan, West Virginia USA, one of the six children of Howard Stewart West and Cecil Sue West of Mexican descent. West played his entire basketball career for the Los Angeles Lakers and was the basis of his net worth.

So can you have any guesses about how rich is Jerry West? According to sources, his net worth is over $60 million, which is a result of his more than 50 year-long involvement in basketball.

Jerry West Net Worth $60 Million

Jerry West had a strong passion for basketball from a very early age, although physically he was quite fragile and constantly had to take vitamin injections as supplements to take care of his poor health. Still he spent all of his spare time throwing basketballs at a hoop attached to one of his neighbors’ shed. He attended East Bank High School where he was selected in the basketball team due to his perfection in shooting style, and he became the first player to score 900 points in a single season. The school team also participated in the State Championship due to his first-rate play, and for a day the school was renamed as West Bank High School in his honor.

Jerry helped his college team West Virginia University win two NCAA championships, setting point-scoring, assists and rebound records along the way too, which still stand. He was selected for the Gold Medal-winning US team at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

In 1960, Jerry was the first choice of the Minneapolis Lakers for the first round of NBA draft =-re-located to Los Angeles, he played his entire career with the Lakers in the the guard position, Through his 14-year career he created records and set examples – he had a great capacity to tolerate physical pain and therefore in spite of having been injured many times, he gave extraordinary performances. In 1974 he retired himself with a record of 25,192 points in 932 games, as the third highest scorer of all time. West also holds the record for the highest average points with 31.2 points per game for the 30 plus players.

After just two years of retirement, he again joined basketball, this time as a coach. He worked as a special consultant to the Lakers, and eventually became their general manager, raising his net worth even higher, and in 1995 he was appointed Executive Vice President. Due to some heart problem, he left the post in 2000, but in October 2002 returned as the President of the Memphis Grizzlies. In 2011 he joined the Golden Gate Warriors as a board member, including a part-ownership of the club.

West has won many awards from time to time, including Most Valuable Player at NCAA final four Basketball tournament in 1959 and gold medal as a member of US Olympics Men’s Basketball Team in 1960. In 1969 and 1972 he was named Most Valuable Player in the NBA finals and NBA All-Star Game respectively. In 1979, he was inducted into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame by sporting news. He was also nicknamed as ‘Mr. Outside’, ‘Mr. Inside’, ‘Mr. Clutch’ etc from time to time according to his various abilities. In 1969, he along with Bill Liebbe wrote a book about himself named ‘Mr. Clutch: The Jerry West Story’, which added a considerable amount to his net worth.

In his personal life, Jerry West married his college girlfriend Martha in 1960, but divorced her in 1976, after having three sons with her. He has two sons with second wife Karen whom he married in1978. His youngest son Johnny also played Guard for the West Virginia Mountaineers. West now lives in Los Angeles and enjoys this net worth with his family.

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Four Square Miles to GloryDocumentary post-productionHimself
Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer
Kareem: Minority of One2015DocumentaryHimself
Thru the Lens2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2011TV SeriesHimself - Former NBA Player (segment "The Logo")
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury1999-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Bill Russell: My Life, My Way2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Los Angeles Lakers 1960-1974
Arli$$1997TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1976TV SeriesHimself
Cavalcade of Champions1973TV MovieHimself
1973 NBA All-Star Game1973TV SpecialHimself
1972 NBA All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself
1971 NBA All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself
The 1970 NBA Finals1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Lakers Guard / Forward
1970 NBA All-Star Game1970TV SpecialHimself
1968 NBA All-Star Game1968TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kobe Bryant's Muse2015TV Special documentaryHimself
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
:03 from Gold2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBA Awesome Endings1989Video documentaryHimself

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#Fact
1President of Basketball Operations, Memphis Grizzlies (2002 - present; announced on April 30, 2002) [April 2002]
2Coached by Fred Schaus at West Virginia University, then with the Los Angeles Lakers.
3Played for the gold medal U.S. Olympic Team in 1960.
4Member of the NBA 35th Anniversary Team (1980) and 50th Anniversary Team (1996).
5Holds single-season record for most free throws made-840 (1966). Holds single-series playoff record for highest points-per-game average-46.3 against Baltimore (1965). Holds record for highest point average in playoffs for one season-40.6 in 11 games (1965).
6He hated his original nickname "Zeke from Cabin Creek."
7Fourteen-time NBA All-Star (1961-1974). NBA All-Star MVP (1972). NBA Finals MVP (1969).
8Compiled a 145-101 (.589) record during his three seasons as coach.
9All-Southern Conference (1958-1960). The Sporting News All-America First Team (1959-1960). All-American Second Team (1958). Team MVP (1959-1960). NCAA tournament Most Outstanding Player Award (1959).
10All-NBA First Team 10 times (1962-1967, 1970-1973). All-NBA Second Team twice (1968-1969). NBA All-Defensive First Team four times (1970-1973). NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1969).
11A terrific shooter, he made a 60-foot shot as time expired to send game 3 of 1970 NBA Finals vs. Knicks into overtime.
12Played high school basketball for the East Bank High School Pioneers (in East Bank, WV)
13Guided West Virginia University to the 1959 NCAA national championship game, where WVU lost to the UC (University of California) Golden Bears by one point
14NBA Executive of the Year (1994-1995)
15Head coach, Los Angeles Lakers (1976-1977 to 1978-1979)
16Guided the Lakers from a managerial/consultant position to NBA championships in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001 and 2002
17General Manager, Lakers (1982-1983 through 1993-1994)
18Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations, Lakers, (1994-1995 to 2000)
19Consultant, Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1980 through 1981-1982)
20The NBA logo is based on a silhouette image of Jerry West.
21Professional basketball player.
22Played for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Lakers, 1960-1961 thru 1973-1974.
23Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 along with Jerry Lucas and Oscar Robertson.


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