Yao Ming Net Worth

How much is Yao Ming Worth?

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Yao Ming net worth:
$120 Million

Yao Ming net worth: Yao Ming is a Chinese retired professional basketball player who has a net worth of $120 million. Yao Ming was born on September 12, 1980 in Shanghai, China. Standing at 7 feet six inches tall, Yao was the tallest active player in the NBA during his final season in the league. Yao began playing basketball professionally as a teenager for the Shanghai Sharks (a team he would eventually purchase). Yao was drafted into the NBA as the first pick of the first round in 2002 draft by the Houston Rockets. He would go on to play his entire NBA career in Houston from 2002 – 2011. During his NBA career, Yao was an eight time All Star. He scored 9,247 points, had 4,494 rebounds and 920 blocks. His highest career salary came in his final season when the Rockets paid Yao $17.6 million. In total he earned roughly $93 million in salary alone. Yao is widely considered the first major Chinese person to have a successful career in the NBA. He helped increase the NBA's brand awareness in China by exponential leaps and bounds. On November 9, 2007, over 200 million people in China tuned in to watch Yao play a game against the Milwaukee Bucks which also featured a Chinese player named Yi Jianlian. It was one of the most watched games in NBA history. Off the court, Yao is still a big earner when it comes to endorsements, especially in China.

Yao Ming Net Worth

Yao Ming

Basketball player
Date of Birth
Sep 12, 1980 (36 years old)
Basketball player, Athlete
7 ft 6 in (2.29 m)
311 lbs (141 kg)
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