Bill Walton Net Worth

Bill Walton Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Bill Walton net worth is
$20 Million

Bill Walton Wiki Biography

William Theodore Walton III was born on 5 November 1952 in La Mesa, California, USA. He is a retired NBA player, and then a television sportscaster. He is known for sustaining many injuries, leading to a short yet successful career in basketball.

So how rich is Bill Walton? Sources estimate his net worth to be $20 million, which he has earned from his former basketball playing days and his successful broadcasting career.

Bill Walton Net Worth $20 Million

Walton was born to parents William Theodore Walton and Gloria Anne Hickey. He played ball at Helix High School, winning the California Interscholastic Federation High School title for two consecutive years. Walton made history, becoming the first and only high school player to join the USA Senior Mens National Basketball Team and compete at the 1970 FIBA World Championship. After high school, he went on to play at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), coached by John Wooden. Nicknamed “The Big Redhead”, he led the team to victory, with undefeated and back-to-back National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships in 1972 and 1973. He became the recipient of numerous awards including the James E. Sullivan Award, United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) College Player of the Year, Naismith College Player of the Year and earned the Academic All-American honors three times. He is considered by many to be the greatest-ever basketball player at the college level.

Upon graduating from UCLA, Walton became the number one overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1974 NBA Draft. However, in his first two seasons, he sustained several injuries. In the 1976-1977 season, he played a total of 65 games and was the season’s best rebounder, being named to the NBA’s First All-Defensive Team and the All-NBA Second Team. He and his team claimed the championship against the Philadelphia 76ers, in which he was named the Finals MVP. The following season, the team won 50 out of 60 games before Walton suffered a succession of foot and ankle injuries. Nevertheless, he won the season’s league MVP and the Sporting News NBA MVP awards. He played his only All-Star Game in 1978 and was named to both the NBA’s First All-Defensive Team and the All-NBA First Team. Walton was injured again in the playoffs in what would be his last game with the team. Without him, the Blazers lost the series to the Seattle SuperSonics in six games.

In 1979, Walton signed a free-agent contract with the San Diego Clippers but was able to play only 14 games that season, and was absent in the next two years after another round of injuries. He came back and played for the Boston Celtics during the 1985-1986 season, playing a career-high of 80 games. The Celtics won the NBA Championship, and Walton was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year, becoming the only player to be awarded the NBA Finals MVP, Sixth Man Award, and regular season MVP. He was only able to play 10 games the following season, and then quit after trying to make comeback in the 1988-1989 season. He officially retired with a record of 13.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.

In 1993, Walton was inducted into both the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. His jersey number 32 was retired by the Blazers and UCLA in addition to being enshrined in the UCLA Hall of Fame. He was also included to the San Diego Hall of Champions. In 1996, Walton was recognized as one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players of all time.

Following his retirement as a player, Walton overcame a stuttering problem and became an NBC commentator NBC, the Los Angeles Clippers, ABC, and ESPN. After nineteen years in broadcasting, he quit due to back problems he sustained from injuries as early as his UCLA days. After undergoing surgery, he returned to become a part-time commentator for the Sacramento Kings from 2010-2012. He also became a game analyst for the Pac-12 basketball coverage in 2012. He remains active as a coach in basketball clinics and camps, as well as in his broadcasting career. His net worth is still growing.

Walton currently lives in San Diego with his second wife Lori Matsuoka. He has four sons from his first marriage to Susan Guth(1973-89) – his son, Luke Walton played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2003 to 2012, and won back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010.

Full NameBill Walton
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 5, 1952
Place Of BirthLa Mesa, California, United States
Height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight209 lbs (95 kg)
ProfessionBasketball player, Athlete, Actor, Sports commentator
EducationStanford Law School, University of California, Los Angeles
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseSusan Guth (m. 1979–1989), Lori Matsuoka
ChildrenLuke Walton, Nathan Walton, Chris Walton, Adam Walton
ParentsGloria Anne Walton, William Theodore Walton
SiblingsBruce Walton
NicknamesWilliam Theodore Walton III , The Mountain Man , Bill
AwardsNBA Finals MVP, Sixth Man Award, regular season MVP
MoviesNBA Upsets & Underdogs, NBA Hardwood Classics: Upsets & Underdogs, College Basketball's 10 Greatest Teams, Mania
TV ShowsNBA on NBC
1Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail.
2I have been blessed with an extraordinary life.
1Works with the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
2Graduated from Helix High School (Class of 1970).
3Is an avid fan and honorary member of Grateful Dead. Toured around with and followed Grateful Dead.
4Currently does commentary for NBA and has his own ESPN show called "Long Strange Trip."
5Was nominated for Man of the Year (2003).
6In 1979 he received an Emmy for his work on an environmental documentary filmed on location in the Philippines.
7Currently does commentary for NBA and has his own ESPN show called "Long Strange Trip"
8Lives in San Diego with wife Lori and his four sons. Does NBA color commentary for NBC. [May 2002]
9In college, he managed to drive a VW Bug by completely removing the front seat and driving from the back.
10Has been a vegetarian his whole life.
11Son, Nathan Whitecloud Walton, is running for Governor of California in 2003.
12Is married to second wife. He has 4 children (all boys) with his first wife.
13Is an avid fan of Grateful Dead. Toured around with and followed Grateful Dead.
14Currently does commentary for NBA and has his own ESPN show called "Long Strange Trip/"
15All 4 sons play/have played college basketball: Adam Walton (Cal Poly Pomona), Nathan Whitecloud Walton (Princeton), Luke Walton (University of Arizona), Christopher Walton (San Diego State).
16Son, Luke, graduated from the University of Arizona and was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2nd round of the 2003 NBA Draft.
17All 4 sons play/have played college basketball: Adam, Nathan, Luke, Christopher (San Diego State class of 2004).
18Played for UCLA (1970-1974). The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1972-1974). Naismith Award winner (1972-1974). The Sporting News All-America first team (1972-1974). NCAA Division I Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1972-1973). Holds NCAA tournament career record for highest field goal percentage (minimum of 60 made)¾68.6 percent, 109 of 159 (1972-1974). Holds NCAA tournament single-season record of highest field-goal percentage (minimum of 40 made)¾76.3 percent, 45-of-59 (1973). Named All-State, All-American, All-Conference and Conference MVP three times (1967-1970). Ranks first in career rebounding with 1,370 (15.7 average). Holds UCLA record for rebounds in a season (506 for a 16.9 average).
19NBA MVP (1978). NBA Sixth Man Award (1986). Two-time NBA All-Star (1977-1978). All-NBA First Team (1978). All-NBA Second Team (1977). NBA All-Defensive first team (1977-1978). NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (1977). Led NBA with 3.25 blocked shots per game (1977). Holds NBA Finals single-game record for most defensive rebounds¾20 (June 3, 1977 vs. Philadelphia and June 5, 1977 vs. Philadelphia). Shares NBA Finals single-game record for most blocked shots¾8 (June 5, 1977 vs. Philadelphia). NBA 50th Anniversary Team (1996).
20Son, Luke, is a senior and starting forward for the University of Arizona Wildcats. [2002]
21Had perhaps the greatest game ever by a collegiate player in the 1973 NCAA Championship Game when he hit 21 of 22 shots from the field, scored 44 points, and pulled down 13 rebounds for UCLA in their 87-66 win over Memphis State.
22Was a part of two NBA championship teams (with the Portland Trailblazers in 1977 and the Boston Celtics in 1986), and three NCAA championship teams with UCLA (in 1971, 1972, and 1973).
23Spent more than half of his 14-year career (1974-1988) on the Injured List due to foot problems, including the entire 1987-1988 season (his last).
24Overcame a severe stuttering disorder while playing in the NBA.
25Missed more than half the games his teams played while he was under contract (1974-1988) due to injury.
26Does NBA color commentary for NBC.
27Played for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Portland Trail Blazers (1974-1975 thru 1977-1978), San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers (1979-1980 thru 1984-1984), and Boston Celtics (1985-1986 & 1986-1987).
28Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993.
29Professional basketball player.


Who Shot Mamba?2009Kelli Sherman
Little Nicky2000Bill Walton
Snoops1999TV SeriesCop
1997 NBA Western Conference Finals1997TV Series
The Jeff Foxworthy Show1997TV SeriesLester Ligget
Forget Paris1995Bill Walton
NBA on NBC1990TV Series
Ghostbusters1984Bill Walton (uncredited)




On the Map2016DocumentaryHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Mike & Mike2010-2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer / Himself - Telephone Interviewee
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Fare Thee Well: Circles Around the Sun2015Video documentaryHimself
Fare Thee Well: Rainbows Are Real2015Documentary shortHimself
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday2013VideoHimself
The Other Dream Team2012DocumentaryHimself
Shark Tank2012TV SeriesHimself - Clean Bottle Mascot
The Price Is Right2010TV SeriesHimself
Mayne Street2009TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Appearance
The UCLA Dynasty2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Trouble with Money2006ShortHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly2006TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2005TV SeriesHimself - Clue Giver
Wheel of Fortune1993-2005TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant / Himself - Contestant
Coach Wooden2005Documentary shortHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
SkyWalker: The David Thompson Story2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Less Than Perfect2004TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be Governor of California: The Debating Game2003TV SpecialHimself
ESPN SportsCentury1999-2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bill Walton's Long, Strange Trip2003TV SeriesHimself
NBA Shootaround2002TV SeriesHimself
One on One2002TV SeriesHimself
2002 NBA All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Inside Schwartz2001TV SeriesHimself
The 2000 NBA Finals2000TV SeriesHimself - Pregame Analyst
Michael Jordan: His Airness1999Video documentaryHimself
He Got Game1998Himself
1998 NBA All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Seventh Annual Rock N' Jock B-Ball Jam1997TV SpecialBricklayers Coach
Pacific Blue1997TV SeriesHimself
The Sentinel1997TV SeriesHimself
The 1997 NBA Finals1997TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
The Sixth Man1997Himself
1997 NBA All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
The 1996 NBA Finals1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
Celtic Pride1996Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
Calling All Sports1994TV SeriesHimself
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass1992Video shortHimself
The Dennis Miller Show1992TV SeriesHimself
The NBA on CBS1985TV SeriesHimself - Boston Celtics Center / Forward
The Mike Douglas Show1979TV SeriesHimself - Pro Basketball Player
1978 NBA All-Star Game1978TV SpecialHimself

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Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer
Kobe Bryant's Muse2015TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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