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John Wall Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Johnathan Hildred Wall, Jr. was born on 6th September 1990, in Raleigh, North Carolina USA, and is a professional basketball player, who became famous in 2010 when he made his NBA debut, playing for the Washington Wizards, with whom he is still contracted.
So just how rich is John Wall? Sources estimate that Wall’s net worth is $22 million, his wealth having been made in the last five years, mostly from his basketball career, which alone has brought him more than $37 million. The basketball player adds money to his income from endorsement deals with Red Bull, Adidas, and Panini Authentic, contracts estimated by the media at more than $5 million a year.
John Wall Net Worth $22 Million
John Wall spent his childhood visiting his father in jail, however when John was eight his father died from cancer. This led to fights and troubled behavior, especially during middle and high school. Wall played basketball in his first high school years at Garner Magnet High School, in North Carolina, and then he transferred to Needham B. Broughton High School, where he was cut from the basketball team because of behavioral issues. His bad attitude problems ended with help from Coach Levi Beckwith, whom John Wall met after he had transferred to Word of God Christian Academy, in his last years of high school.
In 2008, John Wall performed in the Elite 24 Hoops Classic, where he scored 10 points. The year after, he played in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden, after he had had a good final year with his high school basketball team. He was recruited by the University of Kentucky in 2009 but despite an outstanding season in college basketball, the next year he entered the 2010 NBA draft and signed a 4-year contract with the Washington Wizards, and started earning which brought him $24,050,164: in 2010, his salary was $5.1 million, for 82 games. The season 2010-2011 bought him the title of Most Valuable Player of Las Vegas Summer League and he became the third youngest player who recorded a triple-double in NBA history. In the season he made $4.4 million, then in 2012, $5.9 million, and in 2013 his salary was $7.4 million, at which point the Washington Wizards signed the player to a contract extension until 2019, which will bring John Wall $84.7 million. Subsequently the season 2014-2015 brought Wall $14.7 million, and it’s anticipated that the season 2015-2016 will bring him another $15.8 million.
In addition to regular season games, John Wall was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge in 2014, and then for the FIBA Basketball World Cup team.
John Wall has told the media he want to be NBA number 1 and his impressive career has persuaded Forbes magazine to put him on the list for the next NBA’s Endorsement Top. The basketball player is also active in the social media, with 1.6 million followers on Instagram, 2.3 million Likes on Facebook and 1.5 million followers on Twitter.
Little is known about his private life, however John Wall owns a 17,350-square-foot mansion in Potomac, Maryland, bought in 2013. The house has eight bedrooms, a six-car garage, an outdoor grill, a home theatre, and a fitness room. The property includes also a basketball court and a waterfall which is going into the swimming pool. Before buying this house, the basketball player had lived in an apartment in Penn Quarter, Washington. Wall’s car collection includes a Bentley GT and a Porsche Panamera.
John Wall’s life isn’t all play: he is also known for his charity work. In 2015, he donated $400,000 from his net worth to the Bright Beginnings pre-school, which will be spent to provide education for homeless children in Washington.