Bill Russell Net Worth
Bill Russell net worth: Bill Russell is a former American basketball player who has a net worth of $10 million. Russell is known for being one of the greatest Boston Celtics players in NBA history. He was the first African-American player to gain superstar status.
Bill Russell was born on February 12, 1934. Before his basketball career, Russell played for the University of San Francisco basketball team, leading the school to two consecutive NCAA Championships. In 1956 he was captain if the USA National team that won Olympic gold at the summer games.
Russell entered the 1956 Draft and was ultimately selected by the Boston Celtics. He would go on to play for the Celtics from 1956 to 1969. From 1966 to 1969 he also coached the team. He was the first African-American NBA coach in league history. He coached for the Seattle SuperSonics from 1973 to 1977 and then the Sacramento Kings from 1987 to 1988.
During his time with the Celtics, Russell was a five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and twelve-time All-Star. He won eleven NBA Championships.
Despite his achievements, Russell constantly battled with racism. For his outstanding contributions to the NBA, Russell was inducted as a member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Collegiate Hall of Fame. In 2009 a MVP trophy was named after Russell.
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 12, 1934 (87 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 9 in (2.07 m)|
|Profession:||Basketball player, Coach, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|