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Vlade Divac Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Vlade Divac was born on the 3rd February 1968, in Prijepolj, SFR Yugoslavia, now Serbia. He is a former professional basketball player and currently the general manager and vice president of basketball operations of the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. As a member of Yugoslavian as well as Serbian and Montenegro national teams, Divac won two world championships and three European Championships. He was among the first players from the former Yugoslavia, who played in the professional American league the NBA. Since 2009, Divac has been the President of NOK Serbia.
How much is the net worth of Vlade Divac? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $45 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Sport is the main source of Vlade Divac’s net worth.
Vlade Divac Net Worth $45 Million
IAt the beginning of his professional career, Vlade played for three years for Partizan Belgrade, winning a championship in Yugoslavia and a domestic cup as well as the Korac Cup. Then, Divac was drafted the 26th overall in the first round of the NBA Draft 1989 by the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA league perfectly, ending his first season in the first team of NBA Rookies. The following year, he became a major player in the franchise, contributing significantly in season 1990 – 1991; the season was ended suffering defeat tof the Chicago Bulls with Michael Jordan, despite the 4th match in which Vlade established his best performance in the season with 27 points. The following season, the player suffered from a herniated disc and missed half of the season yet remained the undisputed backbone of the franchise. In 1996, after the arrival of Shaquille O’Neal, the Lakers decided to exchange Divac with the Charlotte Hornets against a first round pick that would enable them to acquire the rights to Kobe Bryant.
During the lockout of the 1998 – 1999 season, he joined his country and played a few months for Red Star Belgrade. After two years with the Hornets, Vlade became a free agent, and signed with the Sacramento Kings in which team he collaborated with his compatriot Peja Stojaković. In 2004, he signed a contract with the Lakers. However, because of back problems he only played five games, and as a result, the player decided to retire from the professional sport. Clearly his successful career contributed hugely to his net worth.
Concerning his career in the Yugoslav national team, he won the silver medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, and won the world title in 1990 in Argentina as well as the European titles in 1989 and 1991.Then, with Serbia and Montenegro, he won the European title in 1995 and a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Moreover, he became president of the Partizan Belgrade club. Afterwards, he was elected to the presidency of the Serbian Olympic Committee. Currently, he serves as the general manager and vice-president of basketball operations for the Sacramento Kings.
Finally, in the personal life of the former professional player, he has been married to Snezana(Anna) since 1989, and with whom he has two sons. In addition to this, the family adopted a girl whose parents were killed during the break-up of Yugoslavia.