Every time the word basketball is mentioned, big names start clicking in our minds. Some retired while others are still practising professional basketball. One of those names is Ray Allen, a name that will forever be in basketball’s hall of fame. Below is a quick summary of the net worth of Ray Allen in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
On 20th July 1975, Ray Allen was born to his parents Flora and Walter Sr. in Merced California. A third born in a family of five, he grew up in military bases as he was born in a military family. This is where he developed his love for basketball and spent hours training. Later, he moved to California where he joined the high school for his studies.
It is during his high school years that he decided to pursue a basketball career and joined Hillcrest High school basketball team. As a hardworking boy, Ray went to lengths to practice basketball in his free time while at the time ensuring it won’t distract him from his studies. By the tender age of 15, he led his high school team to state championships where his star shone brightly. He later joined United varsity of Connecticut where Karl Hobbs helped him moumolds basketball career.
In 2004, Allen started dating his girlfriend whom he dated for four years. August 2008, Allen said “Yes I Do” to the theme of his life Shannon Walker. Today, the couple is still happily married and blessed with four children. Known by his prolific shooting styles, Allen says his obsessive-compulsive disorder can be connected to this.
Allen started his foundation as a way of giving back to the community. This has seen several charities benefiting from Ray of Hope Foundation.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His professional career began in 1996 with Milwaukee Bucks and made his debut on November 1st the same year. He’s still remembered today by his contribution against Golden State Warriors in his debut season. He stayed with the Bucks for six and a half seasons before joining Sonics midway 2002-03 season.
His 18 years professional career saw him play with and against big names in basketball as well as represent several big teams. This saw him win many individual awards as well as team awards. Some of these awards include Two NBA champion, Three-point NBA champion, UPI player of the year, 10 NBA all-star and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings
Being one of the best three-point shooters Ray Allen was lucky enough to get lucrative contracts worth millions of dollars. His annual earnings were estimated to be around $10 million. His contract with Sonic was believed to be worth around $80 million. Today he’s estimated to be worth around $120 million.
After his professional career was over, he got into acting and first featured in” He Got Game” movie co-starring with Denzel Washington. In 2001, he appeared in Harvard Man film and later in 2015; he featured in Uncle Drew fourth episode. A legend, philanthropist and an actor, these are three words that can simply define Ray Allen.