Jalen Rose is one of the most celebrated personalities in the sports arena. He is a former professional basketball player from the United States of America. He is also the co-founder of ‘Jalen Rose Leadership Academy,’ and currently works as a sports analyst for ESPN. Now let’s find out how much is the net worth of Jalen Rose in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
He was born Jalen Anthony Rose, in Detroit, Michigan. Rose was born on the 30th of January 1973. He was a son of Jeanne, and a former basketball player named Jimmy Walker, who passed away of lung cancer in 2007. Jalen never met his father in person although they could talk on the phone. Rose has one sister and two brothers.
He attended Southwestern High School in Michigan, and later went for further studies at the Michigan College, from where he graduated in 1994. He started playing basketball from a very early age, and he was a member of the Wolverines in the University of Michigan. He helped them to reach two NCAA Final games.
Rose is said never to have married, but he has children. He had a daughter, Mariah with Mauri Goens, his former girlfriend. Rose later got engaged to Krissy Terry who is an actress and the couple sired two children together. He is currently dating Molly Qerim who is an ESPN anchor.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Jalen’s career kicked off when he was still in high school. He joined the Denver Nuggets in 1994 where he played with them for two years. He then joined the Indiana Pacers where his career blossomed, and his skills portrayed. He helped the team get to the finals of the Eastern Conference, three times.
At the Indiana Pacers, he had an average of 18.2 during the 1999-2000 season. He also won the NBA Most Improved Player Award. He got traded for Chicago Bulls during the 2001-2002 season. He took part in 16 games with the ‘Bulls’ before moving to Toronto Raptors. Other teams he played for are ‘New York Knicks,’ and the ‘Phoenix Suns.’
He retired from professional basketball in 2007, after the ‘Suns’ elimination in the playoffs. In 2002, he had ventured on sports reporting on different media platforms. Upon his retirement, he joined ESPN as an analyst. He became very popular and had a lot of fans. He started ‘Jalen Rose Academy’ in 2011. He also runs various businesses.
Following the success of his career, Rose was awarded Consensus Second Team Award in 1994, NBA All-Rookie Second Team Award in 1995, NBA Most Improved Player in 2000 among many others.
Net Worth & Earnings
The former player has managed to accumulate a net worth of $65 million so far. His successful career in sports is his primary source of income. He also has been able to make an impressive amount from his work at ESPN, as well from his businesses. He does not seem to slow down any time soon, and he will continue to rise higher.
Jalen Rose knew what he wanted in life from an early age. He started playing basketball from high school, and he never wavered. Today, Jalen is among the most celebrated players of all times. He has created a legacy in the in basketball, and he is an icon young people should emulate.