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Ricky Rubio Wiki Biography
Ricard Rubio i Vives was born on the 21st October 1990, in El Masnou, Spain, and is a professional basketball player, best known for being the point guard of National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Minnesota Timberwolves. With the Spanish national team, Rubio won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Olympic medalist has accumulated so far? How rich Ricky Rubio is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Ricky Rubio’s net worth, as of early 2017, exceeds the sum of $8 million, primarily acquired through his NBA career which has been active since 2011.
Ricky Rubio Net Worth $8 million
Ricky is the middle child of Tona and Esteban Rubio. His interest in basketball dates back to the age of only four, when he saw his older brother playing. In 1995, he joined local basketball club El Masnou Basketball, although around the age of 10, Ricky put some efforts towards soccer, but quickly returned to basketball, and soon after, in 2000 with his team won second place at the Escobasquet Mini Tournament and was also the tournament’s top scorer. In 2002 Rubio transferred to DKV Joventut in which he continued to repeat success. He debuted as a professional in Associación de Clubs de Baloncsto (ABC) league in 2005, still as a teenager, six days before his 15th birthday, and at the end of the season won his first two professional titles with his club – Champion of the Catalan League as well as Champions of the FIBA EuroCup. These achievements helped Ricky Rubio to establish himself as a young promising player, and also provided the basis for his net worth.
In 2006, he played for the Spanish U-16 national team at the Linares Tournament, while in 2008 he debuted for the Spanish senior national team in Beijing, China, at the XXIX Summer Olympic Games. Alongside big names such as José Calderon, Juan Carlos Navarro and Pau Gasol, Rubio helped his team to reach the final in which they were defeated by the USA’s “Redeem Team”, so at the age of 17, becoming both the youngest player to both participate in the Olympic Games basketball but win a medal as well. These accomplishments helped Rubio to gain more international attention, which subsequently impacted his net worth.
The real breakthrough in Rubio’s career occurred when he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves as the pick No. 5 in the 2009 NBA Draft. However, due to his contract with Joventut, he was obligated to stay in Spain for at least one more season. Later that year, with Spanish national team, Rubio won the EuroBasket 2009, after which he signed six-year contract with FC Barcelona, worth $5 million. During his two-year long stay at Barça, Ricky added several titles to his professional portfolio, including Euroleague and ACB Champions titles as well as Copa del Rey Champions titles two years in a row, in 2010 and 2011. It is certain that all these successful ventures added a significant sum to Ricky Rubio’s net worth.
In 2011, Rubio finally joined the Minnesota Timberwolves for which he debuted in December that year, and was later named the Rookie of the Month, since when he has become known as a consummate team player with innumerable ‘assists’ during 300 games for the team. In February 2012, he participated in the Rising Stars challenge, scoring 22 points. Apart from these, over the years he became one of the key players of the Spanish national team which won the gold medal at EuroBasket 2011 as well as two bronze medals at EuroBasket 2013 and at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Doubtlessly, all these successes have helped Ricky Rubio to dramatically increase the total of his wealth.
When it comes to his personal life, there are neither any relevant data nor rumors, except that Ricky has apparently been dating Spanish actress Clara Lago.
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Date Of Birth||October 21, 1990|
|Place Of Birth||El Masnou, Spain|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||181 lbs (82 kg)|
|Parents||Tona Vives, Esteve Rubio|
|Siblings||Marc Rubio, Laia Rubio|
|Nicknames||Ricard Rubio Vives , La Pistola|