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Maurice Williams was born on 19 December 1982, in Jackson, Mississippi USA, and is a former professional basketball player, best known for his 13-season tenure in the National Basketball Association(NBA), playing for numerous teams including the Utah Jazz, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves.
A noted point guard, how rich is Mo Williams now? Sources state that Williams has acquired a net worth of over $20 million, as of late 2016. In 2008 he purchased a $1.6 million house in Ohio, however, the four-bedroom, 3,917 square foot home was later sold for $1.3 million. His fortune has been established during his basketball career.
Mo Williams Net Worth $20 Million
Williams grew up in Jackson, where he attended Murrah High School, establishing an outstanding high school career in basketball. He later enrolled at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, joining the school’s team the Crimson Tide. As a point guard, Williams participated in the NCAA Tournament and was named the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2002, averaging 10.4 points and 4.5 assists per game, but then dropped out to become a professional player.
The following year he entered the 2003 NBA Draft, being selected in the second rounds as the 47th overall pick by the Utah Jazz, signing a one-year, $366,000 deal with the team. His wealth started to rise. Averaging 5 points and 1.3 assists per game in his rookie season with the Jazz, Williams was released by the team in 2004, and for the following season, he signed a three-year, $5.28 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. In 2007 the team re-signed him to a six-year, $51.3 million contract. His net worth was certainly boosted.
A year later, Williams was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, part of a three-team six-player deal also involving the Oklahoma City Thunder. He helped the Cavaliers to achieve a league-leading 66–16 record in season 2008-2009, and was the team’s leading scorer in 2009-2010. He was also declared as an NBA All-Star in 2009, justifying his net worth.
In 2011 Williams was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, and finished eighth in voting for NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2012, but after a season with the Clippers, he was traded back to the Jazz in 2012.
The following year he signed a one-year $5.4 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, improving his wealth once again. During one of the games with the team, Williams was ejected and later suspended for one game for getting involved in an altercation.
In 2014, he signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and in the season that followed, he recorded a career-high 52 points on 19-of-33 shooting, and broke the franchise single-game scoring record, earning Western Conference Player of the Week honors.
Later that year he was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, being named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice while with the Hornets, achieving extraordinary statistics.
In mid-2015 Williams returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, signing a two-year, $4.3 million deal. After remarkable results in first 20 games with the team, he suffered an injury which significantly affected his statistics. He later suffered another injury, being diagnosed with chondromalacia – inflammation under the kneecap – which forced him to miss several games of the Cavaliers’ playoff run and winning the 2016 NBA Finals. In mid-2016 Williams announced his retirement from professional basketball.
When speaking about his private life, Williams has been married to Keisha Williams since 2008. The couple has four children.
The former player has been involved in charity; the Mo Williams Foundation focuses on providing food and essentials to people in need.