Jeremy Lin net worth and salary: Jeremy Lin is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $16 million. Jeremy Lin was born in Los Angeles, California on August 23, 1988. Lin grew up near San Francisco, and began playing basketball with his father and brother at the local YMCA. He led his high school team to a record year, his senior of school, and was ranked as the Division II Player of the Year by a large number of California sports reporters. He wanted to attend an Ivy League School, or a school with a strong basketball team, but due to his low-key, but highly effective style of play, he was unable to capture anyone's attention. Eventually, a recruiter from Harvard saw him in a game and recognized his excellent level of play. He played for Harvard from 2006 to 2010, where he was highly successful and won numerous accolades. However, after graduation, he did not receive any NBA offers. Donnie Nelson of the Mavericks offered him the opportunity to play in the Summer League, and by the end of his time there, he had begun to turn heads. After playing intermittently for multiple teams, he signed with the New York Knicks. After teammate Baron Davis was injured, Lin got his big shot as a starter. He went on to lead the Knicks to 7 straight wins and launched what the sports world is referring to as "Linsanity". He has become the most popular player on the team and has revolutionized the Knicks' franchise. Lin is now averaging more than 25 points per game and 8.5 assists solidifying his starting spot in the lineup.
Jeremy Lin Salary and Contract:
2011 – Golden State Warriors: $473,000
2012 – New York Knicks: $800,000
Salary After 2012:
In 2012 when Linsanity first kicked off, Jeremy Lin was playing out the second year of a two year contract that originated with The Golden State Warriors, but was acquired by The Knicks. After the 2012 season Lin was a restricted free agent which meant he could seek offers from other teams but The Knicks had the right to match. NBA players with two years experience in the league are only eligible to receive offers $5 million in their third year of play but after that all bets are off.
Jeremy Lin Endorsements:
Jeremy Lin signed his Nike deal as a relatively unknown member of The Golden State Warriors so the original amount was not significant. Unfortunately for Lin, in The NBA players do not benefit directly from their jersey sales. The league shares and splits the profits evenly among teams and players. Ever since Jeremy's meteoric rise to fame, his jersey has been the highest selling in the league and is virtually sold out world-wide.