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Kenyon Lee Martin was born on the 30th December 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan USA. He is best known for being a former professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 15 seasons with several teams, including the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, and Milwaukee Bucks, etc. He is also recognized for playing in the Chinese team the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. His professional career was active from 2000 to 2015.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Kenyon Martin is, as of mid-2016? It has been estimated by sources that Martin counts his net worth at the impressive amount of $60 million, which has been accumulated through his successful career as a professional NBA player.
Kenyon Martin Net Worth $60 Million
Kenyon Martin was born to Lydia Moore and Paul Roby, but was raised with his older sister only by their mother, as their father left them. As a teenager, in four years he attended three high schools; however, he matriculated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas in 1996, after which he received a scholarship from the University of Cincinnati, as he distinguished himself as a basketball player. Thus, he started his college career with the Cincinnati Bearcats college team. He excelled there, and as a junior he was already named second-team All-Conference USA. In no time, he won the Gold Medal with the US team at the World University Games. He finished his college career averaging 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks per game, and graduated with a BA degree in Criminal Justice.
Kenyon’s professional basketball career began in the 2000, when he was selected as the 1st overall pick by the New Jersey Mets. He stayed with the Mets until the 2003-2004 season, after which he was traded to the Denver Nuggets. During his stint at the Mets, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, and he finished second to Mike Miller for the NBA Rookie Of The Year award. In his first season for the Nuggets, Kenyon averaged 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, which earned him a new contract, which increased his net worth by a large margin. The following season his knee problems started, and ever since then hehasn’t been able to regain his form from his time with the Mets and the first season at the Nuggets. As a result, after his contract expired in 2011, the Nuggets didn’t want to extend it, and he signed contract with the Chinese basketball team, Xinjiang Flying Tigers, but spent only six months there, as he was released early from the club; however, he became one of the highest paid players in the history of the CBA league, which certainly increased his net worth to a large degree.
Afterwards, he returned to the NBA, signing a contract worth $2 million over one year with the Los Angeles Clippers, for which he played 48 games, averaging 5.2 points per game. After the Clippers, he played for the New York Knicks, which also contributed to his net worth, and before he retired he spent a season in Milwaukee, playing for the Bucks, which also increased further his net worth. However, after the 2015 season ended, Martin decided to retire, because of his injuries, and age as well.
Speaking about his personal life, Kenyon Martin is apparently still married to Heather Martin, with whom he has three children – she also has three from a previous marriage. He is also known as a philanthropist, establishing The Kenyon Martin Foundation, which helps poor families and kids without fathers. Beside that, he also works with other organizations, including The Stuttering Foundation of America,and Dwyane Wade’s World Foundation.