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John Houston Stockton was born on the 26th March 1962, in Spokane, Washington State USA, of Swiss-German and Irish ancestry. He is a former professional basketball player, which is the main source of his net worth, and considered to be one of the best point guards of all time. John Stockton has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame twice and Olympic Hall of Fame once. Stockton played basketball professionally from 1984 until 2003.
So just how much is John Stockton net worth? It has been reported that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $40 million, as of today.
John Stockton Net Worth $40 Million
To begin with, he started playing basketball while studying at Gonzaga Prep high school and graduated setting the record of the city. After playing for the Bulldogs university team representing the University of Gonzaga, he was selected the 16th in the first round of the NBA draft by Utah Jazz. There he met the All Star player Ricky Green, and later Karl Malone joined the team. Stockton made progress every year to explode in his fourth season. It should be noted that he became the owner of the team alongside Karl Malone. The team was led by their new coach Jerry Sloan, who gave him freedom to play. Indeed, Stockton was not just an excellent passer; he was also great in shooting, which was rather unusual for a leader.
In 1992, he participated in the Barcelona Olympics with the original ‘Dream Team’, that of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Karl Malone and other top players. The team came back with gold medals. In 1995, Stockton exceeded Magic Johnson and became the best passer in NBA history, then in 1996, he became the leading interceptor in the history of the league. At the end of the 1995-1996 season, he participated again in the Olympics, in Atlanta, with the team again winning the gold medal.
In 1997, Utah reached the NBA Finals, but unfortunately the obstacle formed by the Chicago Bulls was impassable. Stockton never did win an NBA title, but was still selected 10 times for the NBA All-Star game.
Stockton decided to end his career in June, 2003 with impressive statistics: 19 713 points, 15,806 assists (NBA record) and 3265 interceptions (NBA record) or averages of 13.1 points and 10.5 assists per game. He also holds the NBA records for highest number of seasons and games played with the same team, as unusually, uniquely for a professional All-Star player, he played his entire pro career in the same team. This loyalty enabled John to build remarkable popularity.
Conversely, John Stockton acquired the reputation of the being most vicious player which, needless to say, added much to his fame as well as to his net worth. On the 6th April, 2009, he entered the Basketball Hall of Fame in the NBA, the Pantheon of the North American basketball that brings together all the greatest figures in the history of the NBA. He became a member together with Michael Jordan and David Robinson, his team-mates from the Dream Team.
Finally, in the personal life of the retired basketball player, John Stockton has fathered six children with his wife Nada Stepovic.