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Darko Milicic Net Worth

Darko Milicic Net Worth 2018: Wiki, Married, Family, Wedding, Salary, Siblings

Darko Milicic net worth is
$25 Million

Darko Milicic salary is
$4.78 Million

Darko Milicic Wiki/Biography

Darko Milicic was born on the 20th June 1985, in Novi Sad, Serbia (then) Yugoslavia, and is probably best recognized for being a retired professional basketball player, who played for the Serbian team Hemofarm as well as for the Serbian national team. He is also known for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for such teams as the Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves. His professional playing career was active from 2001 until 2012.

So, have you ever wondered just how rich Darko Milicic is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that the total size of Darko’s net worth is over $25 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the sports industry as a professional basketball player. Another source is coming from his work as a farmer.

Darko Milicic Net Worth $25 Million

Darko Milicic was raised in his hometown by his parents Zora and Milorad Milicic. He became interested in playing basketball very early, and at the age of 14, he moved with his family to Vrsac, where he continued to play it.

Thus, Darko’s professional playing career began in 2001, when he started playing for the city’s professional basketball club, Hemofarm. He spent there two seasons until the NBA Draft in 2003, marking the establishment of his net worth.

Subsequently, Darko became a professional NBA player, when he was selected in the first round of the  NBA Draft as the second overall pick by the Detroit Pistons, so he signed a rookie contract, which added a considerable amount to his net worth. During his first season, the team beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals, which made him the youngest player to appear in a NBA Finals game. However, Darko’s time with the Pistons would be remembered mostly for the lack of playing minutes. During his time there, he played in 96 games, scoring no more than 152 points and averaging 1.6 points per game.

In 2006, Darko was traded to the Orlando Magic and during the game against the New York Knicks, he scored 13 points in 32 playing minutes. Moreover, in the 2006–2007 playoffs, he averaged solid numbers, including 12.3 points per game on 58.8% shooting, increasing his net worth. However, after his rookie contract expired, the Orlando Magic decided not to offer him a second contract and he became an unrestricted free agent.

Subsequently, he signed a contract worth $21 million with the Memphis Grizzlies over the next three years, which increased his net worth further. Unfortunately, he couldn’t reach any major success due to several injuries, and in 2009, he was traded to the New York Knicks, and then to the Minnesota Timberwolves, on a contract worth $20 million over the next four years, increasing his net worth by a large margin. In the 2010-2011 season, he scored 23 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks in the game against the Los Angeles Lakers, after which he had 25 points and 11 rebounds in the game against the Golden State Warriors. However, his playing time was cut down in the following season, and he was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves. In 2012, he signed a contract with the Boston Celtics, but played only one game for them before retiring.

To speak further about his career, Darko was a part of Serbian national basketball team, which also contributed to his wealth. The team won gold at the 2001 European Championship for Cadets in Latvia, after which he also played with the senior team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, but they were eliminated by Spain.

Upon retirement, Darko tried out professional kickboxing for a short period of time. He currently works as a commercial farmer in Serbia, as the owner of an apple orchard, which is now the main source of his income.

Regarding his personal life, Darko Milicic has been married to fashion designer Zorana Markus since 2009; the couple has three children together. He is also known for collaborating with various charitable organizations.


Full NameDarko Miličić
Net Worth$25 Million
Salary$4.78 Million
Date Of BirthJune 20, 1985
Place Of BirthNovi Sad, Serbia
Height2.13 m
Weight125 kg
ProfessionFarmer, Basketball player
Educationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darko_Mili%C4%8Di%C4%87
NationalitySerbian
SpouseZorana Markuš
ChildrenLazarus Miličić
ParentsZora Miličić, Milorad Miličić
SiblingsTijana Miličić
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Milicic.official
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm1655117
#Quote
1[on speaking English] "I feel like I understand everything and can communicate but I just don't feel very comfortable talking. I feel a little funny, but for now, I have a translator, so I'm happy with that."
2I don't really know my role. I know I'm going to get my time and it's up to me to take advantage of it. So, it's in front of me to see what's going to happen. I'm really not sure. I'm just going to take advantage of my opportunity.
3My only contract right now is with And1, and it doesn't compare to LeBron's deal, but there are some others that are on the horizon, but nothing as of yet.
4In Yugoslavia it is a little different than it is here because while people know that you are famous and well known, they don't approach you on the street and ask you for autographs. They just take it for granted, you are who you are. Here it is a little different. People who see you approach you because of your name. I'm getting used to it here but it will take a little time.
5[on the differences between Novi Sad and New York] "Well, my dad feels a little uncomfortable here because he's around an American society and he doesn't speak any English like me, so he feels a little uncomfortable. It's good to have him here. As far as the difference between Novi Sad and New York, it's the city I grew up and the city I love. But New York is New York. It's the best city in the world, so it's hard to compare the two."
6[on Detroit before playing for the Detroit Pistons] "I've been there twice and each time I've been there, I felt great. The folks have treated me tremendously."
7I celebrated my birthday with my dad and my agent, who came from Yugoslavia a few days ago, nothing out of the ordinary. I did take photos with GQ, which was a lot of fun. I don't take it as seriously as some of the other people have, but for me, it's fun.
8I'm not afraid of anything. I want to show myself in the best light possible. I came here to work hard and to show people what I can do and what I'm capable of.
9[on Lebron James] "I've never met him and never seen him play, not on videotapes. From what I've heard, I've heard nothing but great things. He's a mixture of Jordan and Magic Johnson. All of the hype pretty much justifies where he's being selected."
10First question was regarding the Summer League. I'm not sure yet whether I'm going to play or not. As far the difference between Auburn Hills and New York, obviously Detroit is a lot smaller than New York, so there's an obvious difference there. But if it feels like I'll probably be living in Auburn Hills in that area, which is better for me because it will give me an opportunity to concentrate on basketball and relax after the game, but strictly focus on what I have to do on the basketball court.
#Fact
1As a Detroit Piston, he was given the nickname "The Human Victory Cigar" because he would usually only see playing time at the end of Piston blowout victories'.
2Traded to the Orlando Magic during the 2005-2006 season.
3Pistons teammate Ben Wallace works out with him, excercises with him, and trains him.
4Is considered one of the most versatile young players in basketball for his ability to shoot from the outside. He can dunk in traffic, shoot NBA threes and is a formidable shot blocking defender.
5His father, a police officer, is 6' 7" and his mother is 6' 3".
6Played on the Hemofarm Vrsac team in Serbia & Montenegro.
7Selected in the first round (second overall) by the Detroit Pistons in the 2003 NBA draft.
8Went to Hemiska High School.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mamurluci2017TV Series completedRadnik na naplatnoj

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2004 NBA Finals2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself (Forward - Detroit Pistons)

Known for movies


Source
IMDB Wikipedia

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