Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid 2022: Net worth, salary and endorsements

Joel Embiid was born on March 16, 1994, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He played one year of college basketball with Kansas Jayhawks. Later, he was drafted as the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. However, he made his debut two years later due to multiple foot and knee injuries.

After missing two seasons through injury, Embiid finally played his first season in the 2016-17 season. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team despite playing only 31 games.

Dec 1, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts toward the official during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Cameroonian certainly hasn't looked back ever since. Averaging a double-double, Embiid has become one of the best centers in the league. With an incredible skill set of post moves and his immaculate defense, the 7'0 center has become a force of nature.

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The 2020-21 season was probably one of the best seasons Embiid has had in the NBA. While he did miss 21 regular-season games, he was one of the favorites to win the MVP trophy.

But his regular-season success did not translate to the playoffs. While the 4-time All-Star put up his usual numbers, the supporting cast failed miserably, leading to a loss against an underdog Atlanta Hawks side.

In the 2021-22 season, he is performing exceedingly well. So much so that, he is one of the front-runners to become the MVP, and all analysts and fans are heaping praise on the starlet.

Major on-court achievements:

4× NBA All-Star (2018-2020)

3× All-NBA Second Team (2018, 2019, 2021)

3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2018, 2019, 2021)

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2017)

Joel Embiid stats

In the 295 games Embiid has played so far, the Cameroonian has averaged 25.3 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

In the 2021-22 season, he is producing the best numbers of his career. At the time of writing, Embiid averages 28.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. He is also leading the MVP race in the midst of the 2022 campaign.

Joel Embiid: 2022 net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Joel Embiid's net worth is estimated to be around $35 million. Moreover, Forbes quoted him as the 60th highest-paid athlete in 2021.

Nov 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Joel Embiid: Contract details

Embiid's five-year contract extension, signed in with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2017, is worth $178 million. In the ongoing season, the 27-year-old earns $31,579,390. This makes him the third highest-paid center in the league.

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The 76ers have made sure that they keep their star man under contract. Philly has given Embiid a four-year contract extension worth about $196 million.

Joel Embiid: Endorsements

Embiid is estimated to earn around $6 million from his endorsement deals. His latest deals include one with Under Armour in 2018. Among his other deals are major companies like Amazon, Mountain Dew, and Electronic Arts (EA).

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Age27
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAnne de Paula
NationalityCameroonian
Height7′ 0″ (2.13 m)
Weight113 kg
EndorsementsAmazon, Mountain Dew, Electronic Arts, Fanatics, Hulu, Under Armour