About Gerald Wallace
It has been stated that the total estimate of Gerald Wallace net worth reaches 28 million dollars. In addition, there are some other sources, which have claimed that his net worth has increased in the last years and currently reaches as high as 80 million dollars, which makes him one of the wealthiest professional basketball players. The last NBA team in which he played was the Boston Celtics, which served as an important source of increasing the total amount of Gerald Wallace net worth. Before he became a professional player, Gerald Wallace was playing college basketball at Alabama.
Born in 1982, Gerald Wallace was studying at Childersburg High School in Childersburg, Alabama. There, he already was a successful basketball player. In his senior year, he was awarded the Naismith Prep Player of the Year title, which is given to the best high school basketball player. When he graduated, he joined the basketball team of the University of Alabama, where he played for one season.
In 2001, he started his NBA career, which also began to increase the total size of Gerald Wallace net worth. The first NBA team with which he played was the Sacramento Kings, with which he was appearing for three years, in the period of 2001-2004.
Although he had limited time of playing, Gerald Wallace became recognized for his athleticism and versatility. In 2002, he won the second place at the Slam Dunk Contest. In 2004, Gerald Wallace appeared in the NBA Expansion Draft, where he was chosen by the Charlotte Bobcats. As a player of this team, he appeared in more games than with his previous team. It was also the time when Gerald Wallace became known for his reckless playing style, which usually led to injuries. Because of it, Gerald Wallace got the nickname ‘Crash’.
In 2008, he was featured in SLAM Magazine. In 2010, Gerald Wallace was chosen to play in the NBA All-Star Game, which took place in Dallas. He was the first basketball player from the Charlotte Bobcats to appear in this game, as well as the last one. In the same year, he was chosen to play at the NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. Gerald Wallace became a representative of the United States to play in the 2010 FIBA World Championship. All of these appearances have made his name more known and also increased the total sum of Gerald Wallace net worth. In 2010, the basketball player joined the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
One year later, he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, with which he stayed until 2012. In the period of 2012-2013, Gerald Wallace was playing with the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets. In 2013, he was traded to the Boston Celtics, with which he was playing for two years. Therefore, playing with all of these teams has increased the overall amount of Gerald Wallace net worth by a mile.
He is also a humanitarian. Gerald Wallace has his non-profit organization called The Gerald Wallace Foundation, the aim of which is to provide opportunities and improve the lives of underprivileged kids living in his hometown of Childersburg, Alabama.