David Robinson is a former professional basketball player from America who played for the basketball team San Antonio Spurs in the NBA (National Basketball Association). Robinson is also referred as “The Admiral” because he served the United States Navy before becoming a basketball player. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of David Robinson in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
David Robinson was born on August 6, 1965, in Key West, Florida to his parents Freda and Ambrose Robinson. His father was an officer in the US Navy, and hence they had to move several times. After his father’s retirement, their family settled in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Robinson went to the Osbourn Park High School where he excelled in most of the sports except basketball. Until his senior year, he did not play organized basketball or took any training. Robinson’s coach forced him to play for the school’s basketball team because he wanted to some tall boy on his team. He scored 1320 on his SAT test and later attended the United States Naval Academy.
In 1991, Robinson married his wife, Valerie Hoggatt. The couple has three sons Corey, Justin and David Jr.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
David Robinson started playing basketball when he went to the US Naval Academy. He was considered as one of the best basketball players in the entire Naval Academy history. In the 1989-90 season, he was signed to the San Antonio basketball team. Robinson turnaround the fate of the team and helped the team to win many games on his own. He was named the “NBA rookie of the year” in that season.
Robinson was also the member of the US Olympic Dream Team who won the gold medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. He also won the MVP trophy consecutively two years (1995 and 1996) and was included in the list of “50 Greatest Players in NBA History”. In the 1998-99 season, Robinson helped his team to win its first NBA championship. In 2003, he retired as a professional basketball player.
He has been included in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and the FIBA Hall of Fame – class of 2013. Robinson is also a two-time NBA champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, 10-time NBA All-Star, Four-time All-NBA First Team, 2008 NBA Shooting Stars champion and many more. In 2003, he was named the “Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
David Robinson has an estimated net worth of more than $230 million. Most of the fortune is the result of his successful career as a basketball player. During the 1998-99 season, Robinson was given a salary of $14.8 million. Along with Daniel Bassichis, he formed the Admiral Capital Group in the year 2008. The group is worth $100 million including nine office buildings and upscale hotels in the entire United States. In Texas, he is the co-owner of a Jaguar Land Rover Dealership.
David Robinson is considered one of the greats of professional basketball. He is also a well-known philanthropist and donates ten percent of his income to various charitable causes.