Better known as the commissioner of NBA (National Basketball Association), Adam Silver is also a businessman. He has appeared in the list of “50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune and has also appeared in the list of “100 Most Influential People” by Time. He is also a lawyer and has credited as a producer in many films. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Adam Silver in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Adam Silver was born in 1962. This multi-talented personality’s parents are Melba Silver and Edward Silver. He comes from a Jewish family and was raised in New York City. Young Adam grew up as a fan of New York Knicks. He was interested in Basketball from an early age but, was never a player.
For his schooling, Silver went to the Rye High School. Later, he went to the Duke University for his bachelor’s degree. He is also a qualified lawyer and has earned his law degree in 1988 from the University of Chicago. Before earning his law degree, he has worked for Les AuCoin as a legislative aide.
Not much is known about the private affairs of Adam Silver. At the age of 53 years, he got married to Maggie Grise in 2015. The couple was introduced to each other by a mutual friend. It was definitely a “love at first sight” for both of them and they got married. In 2017, they welcomed their first daughter and named her, Louise Burns Silver.
Career, Award & Nominations
Prior to joining the NBA, Adam Silver has worked in a New York law firm called Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He was a litigation associate there and has also worked for Kimba Wood as a law clerk. But he was his craze to be a member of the NBA that he later joined NBA as its Deputy Commissioner. Soon he achieved the rank of a Chief Operating Officer and held the position for eight years.
In 2014, he was named as the Commissioner of the NBA. Silver favours the legalisation in sports betting. In 2015, Sports Business Journal named him as the ‘Executive of the Year’. The following year, Sports Business ranked him at the top spot of “50 Most Influential People” list. As commissioner of the NBA, Silver has banned Donald Sterling of Los Angeles Clippers for making racist remarks. He also fined him $2.5 million.
Additionally, Silver sits on the Board of Trustees of Duke University. He has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2016 by Chicago Law School. He is also on Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation’s board. He was also the president of NBA Entertainment and was the executive producer of the film, ‘Michael Jordan to the Max’. He is also credited for the films, ‘Year of the Yao’, ‘Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray?’, and ‘Like Mike’.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much will be the net of a man who is the commissioner of the NBA? That’s what all of us want to know. In his career, he has served in many important positions in the NBA. He has made a net worth of $30 million from his career with NBA. He has also produced many films and was the COO and President of NBA Entertainment. He also serves on board of educational institute as well as cancer foundation.
Adam Silver is a very influential person. He is a very popular name in the NBA. He is still the current NBA Commissioner and closely monitors the behavior of the players as well as team owners. He has received many honours and we expect him to get even more honours.