Basketball is a game that attracts a lot of fans. The game requires a lot of energy and tactics. The players are supposed to be physically fit and healthy. Such basketball player is Wilt Chamberlain. Wilt was an American basketball player who had attracted many followers in his career. To know more about the net worth of Wilt Chamberlain in 2019, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Wilt was born on 21st August 1936 in Philadelphia Pensslavia America. His mother was Olivia Ruth Johnson who was a domestic worker and a homemaker. The father was William Chamberlain who was a handyman, welder, and a custodian. He was born with nine siblings.
In his childhood, Wilt was a weak child due to pneumonia illness. The illness made him drop out of school for one year. Wilt was not a fan of basketball in his childhood and was an athlete in the high jump.
Basketball was liked in Philadelphia and with time, Wilt developed an interest in it. When he joined Overbrook High School he had an advantage over his peers because of his good build body and tall height. This contributed to building career.
Despite being shy and insecure from childhood to teenage, Wilt developed a character of being a womanizer. He was a sexual artist [a male community whose purpose is all about sex and seducing women]. Many of his personal friends testified that he could have sex with twenty-three women in ten days.
There was a public backlash on his promiscuity. To clear the air on the same he emphasized that sex was important to his life as basketball was. Later in 1999 within an interview, he regretted his life with multiple sex partners.
Wilt declared that he had no children to bring up neither the intention of getting married. Wilt belonged to Republican Party.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1959, Wilt debuts his career in basketball when he was in National Basketball Association. He started for Golden State Warriors in Philadelphia. He became the best-paid player in his rookie contracts. Later Wilt joined a warrior’s team that was coached by Neil Johnston among others.
In his first NBA game against New York Knicks, the rookie center scored forty-three points with twenty-eight rebounds. In his fourth game, he played with Russell of Boston. He outscored him with thirty points out of twenty-eight. In almost every basketball game he participated, Wilt left a mark of victory and success.
Wilt has received many awards for the National Basketball Association. For three consecutive years, he won the Most Valuable Player Award. Other awards include Rookie of the Year Award, All-Defensive Team Award, All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award among others.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Wilt has created massive wealth from his career in basketball. When he first joined National Basketball Association, he became one on the best-paid rookie contract players. His salary continued to increase as he continued to gain more skills. Wilt has also earned from the many awards he has received.
Wilt Chamberlain net worth is estimated to be $10 million at time of his death.
Wilt had a congestive heart condition. In 1992 he was hospitalized for a short period of time because of irregular heartbeat. He started taking medication for the heart condition. His heart condition deteriorated making him lose a lot of weight. He went for a dental surgery though was weak. A week later he succumbed to the heart condition. He died at the age of sixty-three years and cremated.