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- Net Worth:
- $40 Million
- $40 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Jun 26, 1992 (31 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- Saint-Quentin, France
- 7 ft 1 in (2.18 m)
- Basketball player
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- Early Life
- NBA Career
- Contracts & Career Earnings
- Personal Life
What is Rudy Gobert’s Net Worth and Salary?
Rudy Gobert is a French professional basketball player who has a net worth of $60 million and average annual salary of $41 million. Rudy Gobert currently plays in the National Basketball Association for the Minnesota Timberwolves and has also played for the Utah Jazz. He also represents the French national team in international play. The 7-foot-1 center is considered one of the NBA’s top rim protectors.
Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel was born on June 26, 1992, in Saint-Quentin, France. His father, Rudy Bourgarel, is from Guadeloupe and played college basketball in the United States for the Marist Red Foxes from 1985 to 1988 and professional basketball in Paris and Saint-Quentin. His parents split when Rudy was just three years old, and he stayed in Saint-Quentin with his mother while making regular trips to see his father in Guadeloupe. Rudy started playing basketball in 2003 for the JSC St-Quentin club before joining the Saint-Quentin BB club. In 2007, he joined Cholet Basket’s cadet categories training center, and in 2010 participated in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship with the French national team where he finished as the top scorer and rebounder.
With the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Rudy Gobert was selected by the Denver Nuggets and traded on draft night to the Utah Jazz where he played until 2022. He has also played with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Developmental League. In 2015, he finished third in the NBA Most Improved Player Award voting. In July 2022, Gobert was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a blockbuster deal. He has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award three times, tied for most in NBA history. Gobert is also a four-time All-NBA Team member, six-time All-Defensive First Team member, and three-time NBA All-Star. Rudy was the blocks leader in the 2016-2017 campaign and rebounding leader in the 2021-2022 season.
Gobert has represented France in international competition earning Bronze Medals at the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 EuroBasket. He also won a Bronze Medal at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and a Silver Medal at the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. Rudy was named the French Player of the Year in 2019.
Contracts & Career Earnings
In November 2016, Rudy signed a four-year, $102 million contract extension with the Utah Jazz. In December 2020, he signed a new extension, this one a five-year, $205 million deal. Interestingly, he actually turned down an option to sign a “supermax” deal that would have paid roughly $20 million more than the deal he ultimately signed.
Over his career so far, Rudy Gobert has earned more than $176.2 million in salary alone.
On March 11, 2020, it was revealed that Rudy had tested positive for Coronavirus. His positive test caused a chain reaction that ultimately resulted in the entire NBA season being temporarily suspended. The day before his positive test became public, Rudy joked with reporters that he might be positive and playfully tested all of the microphones in the press room. In retrospect it was seen as highly ignorant and unprofessional. As a make-good, Rudy donated $500,000 to charity.