Chris Paul is a very successful basketball player who has represented his country America in the Olympic Games and won gold. He plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Houston Rockets. But that’s not the only team he has played for. Paul has been a part of two other teams in his professional career. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Chris Paul in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Christopher Emanuel Paul was taught football and basketball by his father Charles Edward. His mother Robin James gave birth to him in 1985 in North Carolina. He grew up with his brother, Charles, who too is a former athlete himself. He considers his brother as his ‘best friend’ and we can assume how close their relationship must have been.
Paul used to play basketball for his school at the West Forsyth High School. He amassed 25 points in his junior year. He has also played when he was at the Wake Forest University. In his college career, the young basketball player made 3.9 rebounds per game from a total of 63 games. In his college, he earned the title of ‘First Team Consensus All-America’.
Outside of basketball, Paul has been a very generous person. He married his lovely wife, Jada Crawley in 2011 and has two wonderful children. He is a devoted Christian and loves spending time with his sons Camryn Alexis and Paul Jr. He has participated numerous times for charity particularly for the CP3 Foundation. He is also a very friendly person maintains a good relationship with football player Reggie Bush.
Career, Award & Nominations
With a successful career in college, Chris Paul entered the 2005 NBA Draft and was chosen by the New Orleans Hornets. Such was his performance that in his rookie season, he led in steals, double-doubles, points, and assists. That feat earned him the title of NBA Rookie of the Year. With his solid performance and dedication to the sports, he soon rose to stardom and became the most popular name in basketball.
By playing successfully with the Hornets for six years, Paul then got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011. He became a part of the Los Angeles Clippers. His performance further got improved with the new team and in 2013 he received the award of NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. He remained there till 2017 and has made nine times in the NBA All-Star.
In 2017, Chris Paul joined the Houston Rockets. But the North Carolina Mr. Basketball of 2003 has also played in international events for his country. He won bronze at the FIBA World Championship held in Japan. He has won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. In his regular season, he has played 892 games and in the playoffs, Paul has played a total of 76 games.
Net Worth & Earnings
Have you ever wondered about the net worth of the person who is the world’s highest-paid athlete? His earnings in 2014 were $24.2 million and he has also done several endorsements. The basketball player has been successful enough to make a net worth of $110 million. To further add, his house in Los Angeles is worth $8.5 million and he has also got many luxurious cars. His contract extension was $68 million in 2008. The contract with the Clippers in 2013 was a massive $107 million. His earnings from endorsements are over $5 million.
A very successful yet humble person, Chris Paul has achieved both name and fame. He is one of the best defenders in NBA and is very active on the field. He has received many honours and created many records in NBA.