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Arvydas Romas Sabonis Wiki/Biography
Arvydas Romas Sabonis was born on the 19th December 1964, in Kaunas, Lithuania, and is probably best recognized for being a former professional basketball player, who played in the position of center for such teams as Žalgiris Kaunas, Real Madrid. He is also known for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Portland Trail Blazers. His professional playing career was active from 1981 to 2005.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Arvydas Sabonis is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Arvydas’ net worth is over $18 million, accumulated largely through his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional basketball player.
Arvydas Sabonis Net Worth $18 Million
Arvydas Sabonis grew up in his hometown in Lithuania, which was the part of former Soviet State. At the age of 13, he started to play basketball, and two years later, he joined the Soviet national junior team, before attending the Lithuanian University of Agriculture.
Arvydas’ professional playing career began in 1981, when he he started playing for his hometown team, Žalgiris Kaunas, and helped his team win Soviet League titles three years in a row, as well as the FIBA Club World Cup in 1986. In 1982, he was selected to play in the Soviet Union national basketball team which toured the US and played against various college teams, which marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth. Three years later, Arvydas was selected in the NBA Draft as the the 77th overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks; however, he was under 21, so he participated again in the following year in the NBA Draft, and this time was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Beside that, he won a gold medal with the Soviet Union in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, defeating the US in the semi-finals, and Yugoslavia in the finals, which added a considerable amount to his potential net worth. In the following year, as he wasn’t prepared to play in the NBA, Arvydas moved to Spain and became a member of Forum Valladolid, staying there for three seasons, from 1989 to 1992.
He then signed a contract with one of the best teams in Europe, Real Madrid, and during his stint there, Arvydas won two Spanish League titles as well as the 1995 EuroLeague, increasing his net worth by a large margin.
When the 1994-1995 season was ended, Arvydas finally signed a rookie contract with the Blazers, which contributed a lot to his wealth. In his debut NBA season, he averaged 14.5 points, and 8.1 rebounds, so he was named the All-Rookie First Team. He spent six years playing for the team and he returned to Žalgiris Kaunas in 2001, playing there only a season. He made that move to recover from injuries which followed him through his entire previous career. After that season, he returned again to the Blazers and signed a one-year contract, after which he once again returned home and finished his professional career there in 2005, then becoming the team’s president.
Thanks to his accomplishments, Arvydas won a number of titles, including six Eurostar Player of the Year, four Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year, three USSR League champion, two Mr. Europa Player of the Year, among many others. He was also named as one of the FIBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1991, as well as one of 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors in 2008. He was inducted into the the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
After retirement, Arvydas stayed in the sports industry, as he was selected as the Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LKF) president in 2011. He is still in that position, and his net worth is certainly rising.
If to talk about his personal life, Arvydas Sabonis is married to Ingrida Mikelionytė, a former Miss Lithuania, model and actress, with whom he has a daughter and three sons, all of them are basketball players – Domantas Sabonis a professional NBA player, with Žygimantas Sabonis and Tautvydas Sabonis playing for Spanish basketball teams.
|Full Name||Arvydas Sabonis|
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Date Of Birth||December 19, 1964|
|Place Of Birth||Kaunas, Lithuania|
|Profession||CEO, Basketball player, Businessperson|
|Children||Domantas Sabonis, Tautvydas Sabonis, Aušrinė Sabonis, Žygimantas Sabonis|
|Parents||Andrius Sabonis, Milda Sabonienė|
|Siblings||Ilona Šnipienė, Andrius Sabonis|
|Awards||FIBA Hall of Fame (2010), NBA All-Rookie Team (1996), EuroLeague Final Four MVP (1995), Mr. Europa (1997), Mr. Europa (1985), Euroscar (1999), Euroscar (1997), Euroscar (1995), EuroLeague MVP (2003), ACB Most Valuable Player Award (1994), ACB Most Valuable Player Award (1993), Lithuanian Sportsperso...|
|Movies||Arvydas Sabonis 11, The Other Dream Team|
|1||Center with the Portland Trailblazers, 1995-2003.|
|2||Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.|
|Arvydas Sabonis 11||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|The Other Dream Team||2012||Documentary||Himself|
|Lietuvos Krepsinis 1920-2004||2004||Video documentary||Himself|