|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Date of Birth:||November 13, 1979 (44 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Profession:||Rapper, Actor and Basketball player|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What are Ron Artest’s net worth and salary?
Ron Artest is an American Rapper and Basketball player who has a net worth of $30 million. Metta World Peace and Memota Sandiford-Artest are the other names for him.
He represented six different NBA clubs in his playing career, and he developed a standing as the league’s best defender. In 2010, he and the Los Angeles Lakers captured an NBA championship.
In addition, Ron was well known for a number of contentious on-court confrontations, notably the Pacers-Pistons fight in 2004. In the end, Ron’s behavior during the altercation led to an 86-game suspension.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
On the 13th of November 1979, Ron Artest Jr. was birthed in the Queensbridge projects in Queens, New York. Daniel and Isaiah, his two younger siblings, are his. At La Salle Academy in Manhattan as an adolescent, Artest participated in high school basketball.
Ron participated in collegiate basketball from 1997 to 1999 for the Red Storm of St. John’s University. He guided the squad to a 14-4 Big East Conference record and an appearance in the NCAA Division 1 Tournament’s Elite Eight in the subsequent season.
Bulls and Pacers
In the 1999 NBA Draft, Ron Artest was chosen by the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 12.5 points per game over the course of nearly three years with the team while playing in 175 games, largely as a starter. He was moved to the Indiana Pacers during the season’s middle of 2001–2002.
During his time with the Pacers, Artest started to exhibit his prone to being irritable demeanor. He got into a verbal disagreement with Miami Heat head coach Pat Riley in the early months of 2003 and made a lewd gesture in front of the crowd.
He received a four-game suspension as a result. An even more significant occurrence occurred in November 2004 during a match between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons.
With less than a minute left in the game, a massive brawl involving several players and fans broke out, with Ron at its epicenter.
The NBA suspended him for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs the following day.
Kings and Rockets
Ron was given to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Peja Stojakovi in 2006. He quickly settled in and helped the team go on a 14-5 run.
He was, however, disqualified from Game 2 of the team’s first-round series with the Spurs for elbowing Manu Ginóbili in the head. In the end, the Kings were defeated after six games.
In the summer of 2008, he was traded to the Houston Rockets. For the first time in 12 seasons, he assisted the squad in making it past the first round of the playoffs.
But when he was removed for a violent outburst in response to an offensive foul, his abrasive behavior once again surfaced. He was ejected once more in Game 3 for another foul.
Los Angeles Lakers
In 2009, Ron signed a $33 million, five-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he had the most success.
He grabbed a last-second offensive rebound in Game 5 of the 2010 Western Conference Finals to help his team win the game. He then made the game-winning shot at the buzzer.
He beat the Suns in Game 6 with a 25-point performance, and as a result, he earned his first career trip to the NBA Finals.
With Ron Artest hitting 20 points to seal the victory, the Lakers defeated the Celtics in the championship series four games to three.
During his final years playing for the Lakers, Ron started going by the name Metta World Peace. He was dismissed in 2012 after getting a flagrant penalty for elbowing James Harden in the head.
He received a seven-game suspension a few days later. But throughout the next years, Artest’s progress was hampered by a slew of accidents.
He sustained injuries to his right arm and leg at the beginning of 2013. Later, he tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee, which necessitated surgery and a two-week recovery period.
Nevertheless, Artest averaged 12.4 points per game, which was a four-year high. The team then used the amnesty provision to waive him.
Knicks, Blue Whales, and Pallacanestro Cantù
In July 2013, Ron Artest agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Knicks after leaving the Los Angeles Lakers. He was, nonetheless, released in February 2014.
Ron subsequently signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, with whom he participated in 15 games.
He joined Italy’s Pallacanestro Cantù in 2015; at the conclusion of the season, he was charged with five fouls and removed from the match.
Returning to the Lakers
In November 2015, Ron made his Lakers debut in a 104-98 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Ron had previously joined the team in September of that year.
He led the Lakers to their 108-96 victory over the Pelicans in April 2017 to help the team extend its longest winning run in four years.
Ron Artest made a salary of $77 million throughout the course of his NBA career.
Appearances on television and in the media
Ron has appeared on television in a variety of other media in addition to basketball. He participated in the 13th season of the reality dancing competition “Dancing with the Stars,” participated as a panelist on the Nickelodeon game show “Figure it Out,” and as a newscaster on the Comedy Central comedy series “Key and Peele.” Artest participated in the “Celebrity Big Brother” competition in 2018.
In addition, Artest published a rap album in 2006 titled “My World” with contributions from P. Diddy, Mike Jones, Juvenile, and Big Kap.
Ron Artest started dating Kimsha Hatfield, then 14 years old, when he was 15. In addition to Ron III and Diamond, they had Sadie in 1997. 2003 saw their marriage and 2009 saw their divorce.
Jeron is the second child that Ron has with Jennifer Palma, a former high school sweetheart. He is currently wed to Maya Sandiford.