How much is Larry Bird worth:
- Full Name: Larry Joe Bird
- Net Worth: $45 Million
- Occupation: Indiana Pacers
- Marital Status: Married
- Ethnicity: American
Larry Bird Net Worth – All You Always Wanted To Know About Him
Larry Bird net worth is astonishing just as his career. Larry Joe Bird was born on 7 December 1956 in West Baden, Indiana. He was the fourth child of Joe his father and Georgia his mother. He played for Sycamores when he was in Indian State University. In 1978 Bird was drafted by Boston Celtics. He joined Boston Celtics on 8 June 1979 and this was the start of the Larry Bird net worth and his professional career of basketball.
Detailed Career Of Larry Bird And Also Points On Larry Bird Net Worth
He started his career by taking admission in a High School in French Lick. He used to play a role of guard during his junior years. At that time he did not show any great ability, but he practised regularly and soon his height was increased from 6 feet 3 inches to 6 feet 7 inches. Then he showed great ability and many teams want him to play for them. He took the admission in Indiana University, but in less than a month he dropped out of the college. After this he went to French Lick again and took admission in junior college. From there he dropped out within two months as well. Larry Bird married with Janet Condra but it ended in a divorce within 11 months of its marriage. But he had a daughter by that time named Corrie. To support his family he took a job in City Department of French Lick where he drove a garbage truck. Then he had to face a big loss, as his father committed suicide. Fighting from this tragedy this time he went to Indianan State University in 1975. Then he had his successful career with Sycamores. In 1978 he was offered to play for Boston Celtics, but he did not join immediately and remained in the school and finished his degree.
Then he signed a contract worth $3.25 million with Boston Celtics for five years. This was start of Larry Joe net worth and his professional basketball career. The pay of $650,000 per year was highest pay for the first year in any of the sports. He played in such a way and proved that he was worthy for that sum of money. He was awarded by National Basketball Association Rookie player of the year in the first year of his joining in the team.
In the same year Magic Johnson joins Los Angeles Lakers. In that decade these two players were the most popular players of that decade. They completely changed the way of professional basketball. Between 1983 and 1988 either of the two was named as NBA player of the year. In 1992 he joined with Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and other NBA stars to play for the US men’s basketball team at Barcelona Summer Olympics. The team was named as Dream Team. In that game the Dream Team won the gold medal. In August in that year Bird announced his retirement of the professional basketball career. From 1992-1997 he was the special assistant for the Boston Celtics. In 1997 he joined as the coach for Indiana Pacers. Soon he resigned from the coach position as well after 2000. Adding to the Larry Bird net worth, he got a salary of $26 million. He has a net worth is much higher than Larry Page and Lauren Conrad.
Larry Bird was awarded as NBA All Star twelve times. He was also awarded with Most Valuable Player for three times. Since 2003 he is the President of the Indiana Pacers and seeing all the basketball operations of the team.