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Joshua Pete Smith was born on 5 December 1985, in College Park, Georgia USA, and is a professional basketball player best known to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Houston Rockets. He has also been a part of the Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks during his career. All his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is now.
How rich is Josh Smith? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $60 million, mostly earned through a successful career in basketball. Due to his skills he’s secured high value contracts, and he’s also become one of the more well-known players in the league. As his career continues, his wealth is expected to rise further.
Josh Smith Net Worth $60 Million
Josh started to get recognition for his basketball skills during his time at John McEachern High, and before his senior year he transferred to Oak Hill Academy where he played with Rajon Rondo. Before his transfer, he also played in an AAU team includingf Dwight Howard and Randolph Morris. His senior year at Oak Hill was strong and he helped the team to an undefeated 38-0 record. He was considered the number one small forward by Rivals.com but opted to forgo college basketball to enter the NBA draft.
Smith joined the 2004 NBA draft and was selected as the 17th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks. He performed well during his rookie year and eventually became the Slam Dunk Contest champion, earning three perfect scores. He also became well known for his defense, and had reached the 500 block mark during 2007, the youngest player to do so in the NBA. He continued this record into 2010 with 1,000 blocked shots in his career, still the youngest player to achieve this target.
Eventually, his contract with Atlanta ended after the 2012 season, and for 2013 he signed with the Detroit Pistons on a four-year $54 million contract that raised his net worth dramatically. He continued to perform well, peaking at a season high 24 points against the Dallas Mavericks. However, during the 2014 season, he was then waived by the Pistons as his percentages and averages began declining. He then signed with the Houston Rockets, suddenly showing a second wind of performances. He was moved to the starting line-up but his performance dipped soon after, and he slipped back to the bench. Still. he continued to show his prowess in the 2015 NBA Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers.
He subsequently signed a one year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2015 to 2016 season, but was then traded back to Houston, becoming a starter once again for that team.
For his personal life it is known that he has been married to Alexandria Lopez since 2010 and they have three children. According to his website, he loves music and playing games such as paintball and laser tag. Artists he likes to listen to include Trey Songz, T.I., Lil Wayne and Drake.