Chris Paul is an American professional basketball player and his estimated net worth is around 95$ million.
Chris Paul was born on May 6, 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He grew up with his older brother C.J.Paul and Chris learned all of his skills from his father who was also an athlete. His father Charles Edward Paul was a coach to various basketball and football teams and he was mainly responsible for his son’s love for sport.
Chris often worked at his grandfather’s service station and he often admits that working there has thought him many life lessons. His grandfather played a big role in his life and Chris often mentions him as his role-model.
Chris attended West Forsyth High School on North Carolina and even during his high school years, he managed to shock everyone with his skills on the court. He was named the Mc’Donald’s All-American and Parade All-American.
In his college years, Chris played for the Wake Forest University and during his time as a student, Chris was named the Academic All-America, First Team Consensus All-America and by 2005, Chris decided it was time to make his career professional by hiring an agent.
Professional basketball career
In 2005 he joined the NBA draft and for his first season Chris played for the New Orleans Hornets. His rise to fame came in the next season during an All-Star Game, when Chris played in front of his hometown fans in New Orleans.
In 2008, Paul signed a 68$ million contract with the New Orleans Hornets. Chris stayed on the team until 2011 when he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He is currently playing for his team for an annual salary of 20$ million and his market value is around 113$ million.
Because of his early rise to fame and amazing on-court skills, Chris has many endorsements and sponsorships from various high end brands. From his endorsements only, Chris earns around 5.5$ million annually. In 2013 he was named the National Basketball Players Association president which only brings more money to his bank account.
After few seasons on the LA Clippers, Chris extended his contract with the team for another 107$ million, which makes him one of the highest paid players on the team. In 2013 he was awarded All-Star Game MVP award.
Together with his wife, Chris lives in an 8.5$ million mansion that he bought from Avril Lavigne. Some of his net worth also comes from various TV appearances, but most of his earnings come from the on-court action.
He also owns a Professional Bowlers Association league that is called L.A.X. and he often organizes celebrity bowling tournaments. Chris is also the head of the CP3 Foundation that helps fund programs in hurricane affected areas in Louisiana. His character was featured on the video game NBA 2K8.
Chris’s younger brother C.J. plays basketball for the Hampton University and University of South Carolina Upstate. Paul included his brother in his successful career by naming him his own personal manager, so they are now working together as a true team.
During one occasion they played against each other, which a fun event for everyone to watch. Chris married his college sweetheart Jada Crawley in 2011 and the couple has two children together. A son Christopher Emmanuel Paul Jr. and Camryn Alexis Paul.
Chris relies a lot on his faith and he often thanks his parents for raising him and teaching him to love God. He is very grateful for everything he received and his whole family can often be seen in local church every Sunday.
Chris is also a very close friend with a football player Reggie Bush. They lived close to each other, during one time while they were living in New Orleans, and they shared the same personal chef.
Chris has a very active role as the head of the National Basketball Players Association where he brings up burning questions in basketball without restrictions. He even confronted the owner of the Clippers, Donald Sterling for his racial remarks and suggested a boycott against the owner.
Full Name: Chris Paul
Date of Birth: May 6, 1985
Birth Place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Age: 32 years
Profession: professional basketball player
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 79 kg
Net worth: 95$ million