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Roy Denzil Hibbert was born on 11 December 1986, in Queens, New York City USA, of Trinidadian and Jamaican ancestry. Roy is a professional basketball player, best known to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as part of the Denver Nuggets. He is a two time NBA All-Star, buit all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Roy Hibbert? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $15 million, mostly earned through success in professional basketball with a current salary of $5 million. He earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors in 2014, and has also played for the Jamaican national team. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Roy Hibbert Net Worth $15 million
At a young age, Hibbert tried numerous sports such as golf and tennis, but also tried his hand at music and took piano lessons. Eventually, he was introduced to basketball by his parents, and would start to build popularity in college when playing with the Georgetown Hoyas alongside Jeff Green. He would earn numerous honors and help the team win the 2007 Big East Conference Championship, the team’s first since 1989. He originally intended to play four years for the school’s team, but his status continued to rise as a potential high pick in the NBA draft, which led him to join the 2007 NBA Draft, but he didn’t sign, and returned to Georgetown to play his final season, however the team lost in the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
He returned for the NBA 2008 Draft, and was selected as the 17th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors, but was then traded to the Indiana Pacers and signed a contract with them. He played well for the team and was eventually selected for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game, and in 2012 was re-signed on a four-year $58 million contract which increased his net worth significantly. He broke the franchise record for most blocks in a single game with 11 and became the second player in the team’s history to record a triple double with points, blocks, and rebounds. His numbers continued to rise during the 2013 playoffs, and was a reserve for the 2014 All-Star game, plus finishing the season second in Defensive Player of the Year voting. However during the play-offs he would go scoreless in four postseason games, setting a record. Eventually, he exercised his player option in 2015 to look for a new team.
He was subsequently traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, and appeared in 81 of the season’s 82 games. His numbers dipped and the following year, and he signed with the Charlotte Hornets, then in 2017 he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, and later to the Denver Nuggets.
For his personal life, it is known that Roy has been married to Valerie Cook since 2014. He got into controversy in 2013 when he used the term “no homo” during a post-game press conference. This led him to be fined $75,000 by the NBA and he would later release a public apology.