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Jimmy Butler III Wiki Biography
Jimmy Butler III was born on 14 September 1989, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a professional basketball player, best known for being part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Chicago Bulls. Since being part of the NBA his skills have improved vastly, and he’s earned several awards. He’s also been selected for the NBA All-Star game twice. His playing efforts have certainly helped improve his net worth.
How rich is Jimmy Butler? As of early-2016, sources estimate that his net worth is at $2 million, mostly earned through a successful career in basketball. He’s been playing basketball for most of his life, in high school and college before the NBA. He’s also becoming one of the top players of his team, and will most likely increase his wealth even further.
Jimmy Butler Net Worth $2 Million
Butler had a very hard upbringing, as his father abandoned him while he was still a baby, and when he was 13 years old he was kicked out of his house by his mother, so stayed with various friends for a few weeks. While attending Tomball High School, he would meet Jordan Leslie and the two would become friends, eventually offering Jimmy the chance of a home. During his senior year, his game improved greatly and he was voted as the team’s most valuable player. He then decided to attend Tyler Junior College.
After his first year with Tyler, many Division I schools started to notice him, and he was offered an athletic scholarship at Marquette. He became part of the starting line-up during his junior year and earned All-Big East honors, helping Marquette earn their way to the NCAA Tournament, and as a senior continued to perform well.
During the 2011 NBA Draft, Butler was selected as the 30th overall pick by the Chicago Bulls. His initial performance was only minimal due to the lockout, so the following year he joined the NBA Summer League, and performed much better which led the Bulls to extending Butler’s rookie contract. Despite that, Jimmy had very few minutes during his first season, but was finally given the chance to play later on after teammate Luol Deng suffered an injury. He continued as a starter and a core member of the rotation at the end of the season. His net worth was rising.
The following year, the Bulls once again extended Butler’s contract, and Jimmy set a new record of 60 minutes played for the team during a triple overtime match against the Orlando Magic. He was also selected for the NBA All-Defensive second team. During the 2014-15 season, Jimmy clocked a career high 32 points against the Denver Nuggets, and was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for two consecutive months. He then beat his scoring record with 35 points against New York. His performance earned him the chance at the 2015 NBA All Star-Game. He also earned the NBA Most Improved Player Award, setting new playoff scoring highs during their playoff run.
In the 2015-16 season, Butler was given a 5-year $95 million contract which raised his net worth dramatically. He then beat his records again with 43 points and even broke Michael Jordan’s record for points in a half with 40. He also had his season high in assists with 10 and then later broke his own record, scoring 53 points against the 76ers, becoming the first player to score 50 points for the Bulls since 2004. During the season, he recorded two triple doubles, signifying his continued improvement, and seeing him selected for the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, but he was not able to play due to injury.
For his personal life, not much is known about it. According to reports, Butler is very hesitant to talk about his past, but now many of the coaching staff believe he is meant for greatness. Aside from that, most of his personal life is kept private.
|16.4 million USD
|Date Of Birth
|September 14, 1989
|February 18, 1945, France
|Place Of Birth
|Houston, Texas USA
|Professional basketball player
|Tomball High School, Tyler Junior College, Marquette University
|All-Big East Honorable Mention (2009-2010), NBA Most Improved Player Award (2015), Eastern Conference Player of the Month, NBA All-Star Game (2015,2016), NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014–2016)
|2015 NBA All-Star Game
|Mike & Mike
|Himself - Chicago Bulls