Ben Simmons: Net worth, salary and endorsements
Benjamin David Simmons or Ben Simmons was born in Melbourne, Australia on July 1996. He was born to an American-born father, Dave, who played pro basketball in Australia.
As a youngster, Simmons was interested in Basketball and Football (Soccer as it is known in the US) in Australia. As a teenager, he eventually chose to concentrate on Basketball. At the age of 15, Simmons played basketball for Box Hill Senior Secondary College at the 2011 Australian Schools Championships before taking up a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2012. Later that year, Simmons made his first appearance in the United States at the renowned Pangos All-American Camp for basketball prospects.
After moving to the United Staes, Simmons played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers, when he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. In 2016, Philadelphia 76ers drafted him with the first overall pick in the NBA draft that year. He became the third Melbourne-born number one overall pick (after Andrew Bogut and Kyrie Irving) in 11 years.
After sitting out a year due to an injured right foot, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018. In the next season, he received his first All-Star selection. He might be an offensive force in the 2019/20 NBA season for the 76ers.
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Ben Simmons net worth:
Celebrity net worth estimated the net worth of Ben Simmons as $6 million. In 2016, he had initially signed a rookie level contract with the Sixers. Before the start of the 2019/20 season, Simmons and the Sixers have agreed to a rookie max contract extension for five years reported to be around $170 million.
Simmons is the third highest-paid NBA rookie ever. Ben Simmons primary endorsement is with the athletic apparel giant Nike, which signed the hoops supernova to a $20 million contract during his rookie season. The deal does offer bonus incentives that could boost his Nike contract to $40 million in value.
|Height||6′ 10″ (2.08 m)|