Wilt Chamberlain Net Worth

Wilt Chamberlain Net Worth is
$10 Million

Wilt Chamberlain Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain (August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American basketball player. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA; he played for the University of Kansas and also for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. The seven foot 1 inch Chamberlain weighed 250 pounds as a rookie before bulking up to 275 and eventually to over 300 pounds with the Lakers. He played the center position and is widely considered one of the greatest and most dominant players in NBA history.Chamberlain holds numerous NBA all-time records in scoring, rebounding and durability categories. He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game or average more than 40 and 50 points in a season. He also won seven scoring, nine field goal percentage, and eleven rebounding titles, and once even led the league in assists. Chamberlain is the only player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game in a season, a feat he accomplished nine times. He is also the only player to average at least 30 points and 20 rebounds per game over the entire course of his NBA career.Although he suffered a long string of professional losses, Chamberlain had a successful career, winning two NBA championships, earning four regular-season Most Valuable Player awards, the Rookie of the Year award, one NBA Finals MVP award, and being selected to 13 All-Star Games and ten All-NBA First and Second teams. Chamberlain was subsequently enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, elected into the NBA's 35th Anniversary Team of 1980, and chosen as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History of 1996.Chamberlain was known by various nicknames during his basketball playing career. He hated the ones that called attention to his height such as "Goliath" and "Wilt the Stilt", which was coined during his high school days by a Philadelphia sportswriter. He preferred "The Big Dipper", which was inspired by his friends who saw him dip his head as he walked through doorways.After his basketball career ended, Chamberlain played volleyball in the short-lived International Volleyball Association, was president of this organization, and is enshrined in the IVA Hall of Fame for his contributions. Chamberlain was also a successful businessman, authored several books, and appeared in the movie Conan the Destroyer. He was a lifelong bachelor, and became notorious for his claim to have had sex with over 20,000 women.

Full NameWilt Chamberlain
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 21, 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedOctober 12, 1999, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height7' 1" (2.16 m)
Weight125 kg
ProfessionActor, Writer, Producer
EducationOverbrook High School, University of Kansas
ParentsOlivia Johnson, William Chamberlain
SiblingsMargaret Lane, Wilbert Chamberlain, Oliver Chamberlain, Barbara Lewis, Selina Gross, Yvonne Chamberlain
AwardsVolleyball Hall of Fame (1975)
NominationsNBA champion (1967, 1972), NBA Finals MVP (1972), NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966–1968), NBA All-Star (1960–1969, 1971–1973), NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)
MoviesConan the Destroyer
TV ShowsAll Star Secrets
Star SignLeo
1A Gentle Giant
1Nobody roots for Goliath.
1Pictured on two USA nondenominated commemorative postage stamps, issued 5 December 2014. On one stamp he is wearing a Philadelphia Warriors uniform; on the other, a Los Angeles Lakers uniform. Price on day of issue for each stamp was 49¢.
2Was reportedly very modest about scoring one-hundred points in a single game and didn't think much of it.
3Only player to score more than 4000 points in a season (The only other to score more than 3000 is Michael Jordan), is the all-time rebounding leader (and holds the record for rebounds in a season), was the only non-point guard to lead the league in assists, once averaged 50 points together with 25 rebounds per game and has the all-time high in minutes per game, at 45.8.
4Held 72 records at one time.
5No recordings were made of his famous 100 point game.
6Was an accomplished beach volleyball player.
7Had a keen interest in films and shared in this past-time with the likes of 'Hugh Hefner (I)'. He had attended several film festivals to enjoy the limelight of his celebrity. Most notably in 1976, The Festival of Festivals in Toronto, Canada -now known today as the Toronto International Film Festival. He was also a partner in the production company Hundred Point Films, to do his biographic picture.
8Only player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring average and rebounding average in the same season, which he accomplished five times. Four of the five seasons were his first four NBA seasons.
9The father of the 7-foot-1 Wilt was only 5-foot-7.
10Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
11He was a high jump champion and track and field star in college at Kansas University.
12At his athletic peak, he was said to have been measured with a vertical jump of 48-50 inches.
13While in college at Kansas, he was recorded as having a 550 pound bench press.
14Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 106-109. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
15In his historic 100-point game which took place in Hershey, PA, he set records for most field goals (36) and made free throws (28) in a game.
16Never fouled out of a game in his NBA career (1045 regular season; 160 post-season).
17Golden State Warriors franchise all-time leading scorer (17,783).
18Wilt and Bill Russell became friends when they became superstars in the late 1950s, but the relationship ended for a long time when Russell wrongly assumed Wilt had ducked out of Game 7 of the 1969 NBA Finals. In reality, Wilt had left for medical treatment when his knee was slammed into, and Lakers coach Butch van Breda Kolff told Wilt they didn't need him to go back into the game (which Los Angeles lost by 2 points). The two men mended fences in 1994 and were close friends from then until Wilt's death in 1999.
19Ranks second all-time in scoring with 31,419 points (30.1 ppg) and rebounding 23,924 rebounds (22.9 rpg). *
20NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team (1980) and 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996).
21Thirteen-time NBA All-Star (1960-1969, 1971-1973).
22NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960), after scoring 23 points with 25 rebounds.
23NBA Finals MVP (1972).
24NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972, 1973).
25All-NBA Second Team (1963, 1965, 1972).
26All-NBA First Team (1960-1962, 1964-1968).
27NBA Most Valuable Player (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968).
28NBA Rookie of the Year (1960).
29Played with the Harlem Globetrotters (1958-1959), the NBA Philadelphia Warriors (1959-1962), the NBA San Francisco Warriors (1963-1964), the NBA Philadelphia 76ers (1964-1968), and the NBA Los Angeles Lakers (1968-1973).
30All-Big Seven (1957, 1958).
31NCAA Tournament MVP (1957).
32The Sporting News First Team All-America (1958).
33Unanimous First Team All-America (1957, 1958).
34University of Kansas (1955-1958).
35Head coach of the ABA San Diego Conquistadors (1973-1974).
36Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979.
37When he died in October 1999, his long-time basketball rival, Celtics superstar Bill Russell, declared at Wilt's memorial service: "As far as I'm concerned, he and I will be friends through eternity."
38Spent one year with the Harlem Globetrooters, for salary of $65,000
39Graduate of Overbrook High School in native Philadelphia, and the University of Kansas.
40Chamberlain never married or had any children.
41When pressed by sportswriters about "the number" of his romantic encounters, in his 1990 book, "A View From Above," Chamberlain claimed to have slept with better than 20,000 women during his career. (His life was based on the numbers!). What is overlooked is his other comments.. "I would rather have had one woman that I truly loved, than 20,000 that I didn't." His claim was designed to sell copies of his book, but Chamberlain very quickly came to regret it.
42Only player to ever score 100 points in a pro game (1962), only by shooting only two point shots because three pointers didn't exist in basketball at the time.
43Disliked the nickname 'Wilt the Stilt.' Preferred Dippy or Dip, among friends.


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