|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
|Date of Birth:||July 6, 2000 (23 years old)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Zion Williamson’s Net Worth?
Zion Williamson is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $18 million. Zion is famous for his time with the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA.
Zion made a successful transition from Duke University Blue Devils to the NBA. He was chosen the overall first by the Pelicans in 2019 and later made the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2020.
Zion Lateef Williamson was born on 6 July 2000 in Salusbury, North Carolina. Williamson demonstrated his talent while still in high school and received intense interest from numerous universities.
He was a McDonald’s All-American in high school and came very close to winning Mr. Basketball USA. He also received first-team All-USA recognition while in high school.
Zion gained notoriety during this time for his exceptional dunking skills.
Williamson spent one season with Duke, but he left a significant impression. He received the ACC Player of the Year, ACC Athlete of the Year, and ACC Rookie of the Year awards.
During his time in college, he received the Wayman Tisdale Award, College Player of the Year, and AP Player of the Year awards. He also received five ACC Rookie of the Week awards.
He had a strong debut, averaging at least 20 points per game in his first four games. Williamson created history by averaging 20 points or more in each of his first 10 games.
After being the youngest player in NBA history to score 30 points with a shooting percentage of 90% in 2021, he had another successful season that year. Later on in same season, he was chosen to play in his first NBA All-Star Game.
Nike Shoe Contract
On July 23, 2019, Nike made a formal announcement confirming that it has signed Zion Williamson to a special sneaker contract. One day later, it was revealed that the transaction will cost $75 million, or $15 million annually, over the course of five years. There are no conditions or requirements, and it is 100% guaranteed.
In terms of annual pay but not overall value, it is the biggest rookie shoe deal in NBA history. In contrast, LeBron James’ initial contract with Nike paid $12.4 million annually over a period of seven years, for a total sum of $86.8 million.
The news that Zion had supposedly gotten a $950,000 house as a “gift” from Duke University caused an uproar in 2020. According to reports, Zion was given an “improper benefit” as an enticement to sign with Duke. Williamson would not have been permitted to participate in college basketball if these benefits had been made public, in accordance with the rules.
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