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Rudy Carlton Gay Jr. was born on the 17th August 1986, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, and is a professional basketball player, best known for being a small forward of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and currently Sacramento Kings. He is also a two times FIBA World Championship gold medalist, in 2010 and 2014.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this pro athlete has accumulated so far? How rich Rudy Gay is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Rudy Gay’s net worth, as of early 2017, is over $40 million, acquired largely through his professional basketball career in the world’s toughest basketball league, which has been active since 2006. Taking into consideration that Rudy’s current annual salary is $13.33 million, it is no wonder that his overall wealth is such an impressive sum.
Rudy Gay Net Worth $40 million
Rudy’s interest in basketball dates to his early teenage years, when he began playing in the Maryland youth Turner Station Community league, at the age of 12. At the age of 14, Rudy got involved in the nationally acclaimed Cecil-Kirk AAU program where he trained under widely known coach, Anthony Lewis. He first attended Baltimore County’s Eastern Technical High School where he continued playing basketball, but later transferred to Archbishop Spalding High School. Throughout his high school career, Rudy Gay was honored with several awards including McDonald’s All-American and Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year Awards. He later enrolled at the University of Connecticut. In 2005, Gay played for US Men’s Under-21 national team.
Rudy Gay’s professional basketball career officially began when he was selected as the eighth pick in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets, but was immediately traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. In his rookie season, he was named for the All-Rookie Team and was voted third in the Rookie of the Year Award. In the 2007-08 season, he set the Grizzlies’ record for most points in a single season with 1,632, and in 2009 he set his career-high of 41 points in one game. In 2012 he became the franchise’s all-time record steals leader with 523 steals. It is certain that this engagement provided the basis for Rudy Gay’s net worth.
Although in 2010 he signed an $82 million five-year extension contract with the Grizzlies, in 2013 Rudy Gay was traded to Toronto Raptors where he set the Raptor’s record within his first three games in which he scored a total of 74 points. Since December 2013, Rudy Gay has been playing for the Sacramento Kings. In June 2014, he signed a $19.3 million contract with the Kings, while in November that year, he signed a three-year extension contract worth $40 million. All these ventures have helped Rudy Gay to dramatically increase the total size of his wealth.
In 2010, Gay contributed to the US national team when they won their first international gold medal since 1994, the 2010 FIBA World Championship held in Turkey. He also won another gold medal, alongside his national teammates at the 2014 FIBA World Championship which was held in Spain.
When it comes to his personal life, since 2013 Rudy Gay has been married to Ecko Wray with whom he has one child.
He is actively involved in several charity programs, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to which he donated $20,000. In 2010, he was rewarded with NBA Cares Community Assist Award for donating $22,222.22 to the same institution, honoring his Memphis Grizzlies’ jersey number – #22.