Jimmy Butler is a professional basketball player from the USA. He plays in the NBA (National Basketball Association) for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has also played basketball in college and was first drafted by the Chicago Bulls. Butler has been playing professionally since 2011. He has represented his country in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro. Keep reading to know more about net worth of Jimmy Butler in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Jimmy Butler III is the son of Londa Butler. He was born on 14 September 1989, in Houston, Texas. He spent his childhood in Tomball, Texas. He has abandoned by his parents at an early age.
He completed his schooling from Tomball High School and later attended Tyler Junior College. In 2008, he received an athletic scholarship to attend Marquette University.
Jimmy Butler was in a relationship with Canadian actress Shay Mitchell in 2016. Following that, he dated Lolo Jones in 2017. He maintains a very good friendship with Mark Wahlberg and is a fan of Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, and Brad Paisley.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In his school, Jimmy Butler made an average of 8.7 rebounds and 19.9 points. From 2008 to 2011, he played for Marquette University. In there, he made an average of 12.0 points per game. He played in a total of 106 games.
At the 2011 NBA Draft, Butler was selected by the Chicago Bulls. His rookie contract was signed in December 2011. In the 2011-12 season, he made 1.3 rebounds and 2.6 points per game. In 2012, he was a part of the NBA Summer League and made 20.8 points in a total of four games.
His contract was further extended till 2013-14. In 2014, he got named in the All-Defensive second team of NBA. By making 32 points in November 2014, Butler was named as Player of the Month by Eastern Conference. In 2015, he again signed a contract for five years with the Bulls.
His career point came in December 2015 against the Boston Celtics when he made 36 points. In April 2017, Butler made his fourth triple-double against the Philadelphia 76ers. In June of the same year, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Awards & Achievements:
In 2016, Jimmy Butler won the Olympic Gold Medal by representing his country in the Rio Games. He was named as the Most Improved Player in the NBA in 2015. He has been a four-time NBA All-Star. He is also a three-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of Jimmy Butler is more than $40 million. He has made this net worth by being active in professional basketball from a very young age. He signed a contract worth millions in his rookie season. In 2015, his contract was worth $95 million with the Chicago Bulls. He is known to receive an annual salary of $16.4 million. He maintains a luxury life and has also endorsed various products.
Jimmy Butler has been playing basketball since he was in school. He made it his profession and found considerable success. He is still very young and has the potential to perform even better.