Jeremy Lin Net Worth, How did the American basketball player acquire his wealth? Read on to find out more about Jeremy Lin Net Worth, his career and how he became so successful as a basketball player.
About Jeremy Lin
Sports have been around since the dawn of time, and humans have continued to make a living from it so if you are a fan of sports, then this article will spike your interest because today, we bring you a sport that is loved by many around the world and is ranked among the top 5 most popular sports in the world, Basketball.
Therefore, we will talk about one of the sports players who have managed to rise up the ranks and earn himself a reputable name in the sports as well as huge net worth.
Jeremy Lin is an American professional basketball player for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) who became famous after his incredible performance which led to a dramatic 2012 turnaround for the Knicks. His phenomenal display in 2012 gave birth to the “Linsanity” craze.
Lin recently won the first NBA championship of his career with the Toronto Raptors. But since the NBA 2019 Championship, Lin has been a free agent.
He has achieved a successful career as a professional basketball player Jeremy Lin Net Worth has been accumulated from a whopping amount of income from his profession.
Read on to find out more about Jeremy Lin Net Worth and how Jeremy Lin Net Worth became so huge.
|Full Name:||Jeremy Lin|
|Date of Birth:||August 23, 1988|
|Net Worth:||$36 Million|
Jeremy Lin Childhood and Career
Jeremy Lin was born on August 23, 1988, to Lin Gie-ming and Shirley Lin in Torrance, L.A. County. His parents moved from Taiwan in the ’70s to the US and are dual nationals of Taiwan and the US.
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First Asian-American ever to be an NBA champ!! Promise Ill never stop reppin Asians with everything I have! GOD established my step after step after step, allowing me to be 9 inches taller and over 70 lbs more than my parents. And def wouldn’t be here without my FAMILY! While others mocked, my family supported me all the way through. Thanks for believing in me and always always having my back…miss you @joshlin33 @patriciaylin #Godsplan #asianinvasion Proverbs 16:3
He was raised in a Christian family in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Palo Alto. Lin has an older brother, Josh, and a younger brother, Joseph.
Jeremy Lin learned how to play basketball from his father who began teaching him from an early age at the local YMCA. Lin’s mother, Shirley, helped form a National Junior Basketball program in Palo Alto where Lin played.
Shirley worked with coaches to ensure Lin’s playing did not affect his academics but was criticized for letting Lin play so hard. However, playing so much basketball was all Lin enjoyed.
Jeremy Lin consistency helped him perfect his stance and playing ability which soon gave him the opportunity to play at Havard in 2006. While there, Lin set numerous records.
Unfortunately, he missed the chance to be picked by any team in the 2010 NBA Draft, but he trained with the Dallas Mavericks’ Summer League team. With no forthcoming NBA offers, Lin was loath to play abroad.
However, he got an opportunity just before quitting basketball when the Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Golden State Warriors, among other teams, expressed their interest in him after his Summer League performance.
Lin later continued to give fantastic performance and soon signed with the New York Knicks. He got a starting place after teammate Baron Davis was injured.
Thereafter, he went on to lead the Knicks to 7 straight wins and launched what the sports world is referring to as “Linsanity”.
Lin became one of the most popular players on the team and has revolutionized the Knick’s franchise.
Since then, Lin had played in other teams in his career which includes The Golden State Warriors, The Houston Rockets, the Lakers, the Hornets, Nets, and the Raptors which he earned millions from his contract deals and from endorsements as well.
During the course of his career, Lin has had several offers from different brands for sponsorship and endorsements. However, he has turned down most of these offers.
According to him, he stated that he declined millions of dollars worth of endorsement opportunities during the peak of Linsanity.
He said ‘I do think my purpose is to play basketball, play well, and play for the glory of God’.
Lin believes business outside of basketball is “definitely secondary to my primary job”. Meanwhile, not all offers he did he turned down. Lin has endorsed the following brands during his career:
Also, aside from his time in the court, the avid basketball player, Lin has also shown his talent in music. He has collaborated with fellow Asian-American rappers, MC Jin with the single “The First Opponent”. The music video was released on YouTube on 28 May.
Jeremy Lin Net Worth
As of 2019, Jeremy Lin Net Worth is $36 million. Though Jeremy Lin Net Worth has dropped drastically in the last few years which initially stood at $170 million in 2012.
However, Lin has continued to earn his income from his career as a professional basketball player.
Although, Jeremy Lin Net Worth could have increased if he had not turned down several endorsement and sponsorship deals.
Similarly, other endorsements with brands also add to Jeremy Lin Net Worth. In the same vein, Lin also runs and earns from his YouTube channel which has over 688K subscribers.
Jeremy Lin Personal Life
Lin is a Christian. As a matter of fact, he is an evangelical Protestant, and once led the Harvard’s Asian American Christian Fellowship during his time there.
He attributed his NBA success to playing without pressure. According to Lin, he stated; ‘I have surrendered that to God and I’m not in a battle with what everybody else thinks anymore’.
Despite his huge success in the game of basketball, Lin still hopes to become a pastor who can head up non-profit organizations, either home or abroad.
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Lin has also shared his desire for working in inner-city communities to help with underprivileged children. What a rare individual, don’t you think?
Meanwhile, Lin has a younger brother named Joseph who signed a contract to play basketball for the Fubon Braves in 2015. He also has an older brother named Josuha, who studied dentistry at New York University.
However, Lin is a major fan of the video game Dota 2, having played the first game in the series, Defense of the Ancients, since his sophomore year of high school. He can also understand Mandarin (although, he might need some help in speaking it).
He is also a generous man and has continued to prove his generosity on several different occasions.
For instance, Lin donated a million dollars to Harvard University to “support undergraduate financial aid and renovations to Lavietes Pavilion” in October 2016. He has also executed other philanthropic ventures through the Jeremy Lin Foundation.
However, Lin has kept his relationship life away from public attention and is yet to reveal any information about it. We can’t say for sure if he is in any relationship at the moment, single, or possibly married.
Moreover, there is no record of Lin’s past relationships or engagements. But, we will keep updating the information as soon as possible.
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