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Wilt Chamberlain Net Worth

Wilt Chamberlain Net Worth is
$10 Million

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Wilt Chamberlain Net Worth $10 Million

Wilt Chamberlain was an American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) who has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He was born Wilton Norman Chamberlain on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His first love was track and field, but he was more gifted in basketball. With his uncommon stature,Chamberlain became a basketball star while playing center position. He attended Over-brook High School and led his team into a 56-3 record in three varsity seasons while going undefeated in the final couple of years to win the city championships. He then went to the University of Kansas, where he led the Jay hawks to the 1957 NCAA finals. He left school to join up with the Harlem Globetrotters and he briefly toured the country together with the team.

Wilt became the most recruited player in the nation, finally becoming one of the most successful and dominant players in the annals of the NBA. He became both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player (MVP) while setting eight league season records. Chamberlain spend fourteen dominating seasons with four different teams including the Harlem Globetrotters, Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers before he retired in the NBA in 1973.

He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978, elected into the NBA’s 35th Anniversary Team of 1980 and picked as among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996. During his last years, Wilt Chamberlain spent his life in Los Angeles working on composing, and penned three novels. These featured his personal experiences, along with his perspectives about the state of professional basketball in the 90s. He died at the age of 63, on October 12, 1999, while living alone as a bachelor in his LA house.



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)
Weight124.74
ProfessionBasketball Player
EducationOverbrook High School, University of Kansas
NationalityAmerican
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
#Trademark
1A Gentle Giant
#Quote
1Nobody roots for Goliath.
#Fact
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.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Any Given Sunday1999Visitor in locker-room (uncredited)
Conan the Destroyer1984Bombaata

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wiltstory filming
The Grizzly Six2000

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go for It1976Documentary executive producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wiltwriter: outline notes filming

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WiltfilmingHimself
NBA Hardwood Classics2011TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
The Commish1992TV SeriesHimself
The Racing Experience1988Video documentaryHimself
Vanishing America1986VideoHimself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1979TV SeriesHimself
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Muhammad Ali1976TV SpecialHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Sammy Davis Jr.1975TV SpecialHimself
Dinah's Place1974TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The Shape of Things1973TV Special
The Hollywood Squares1973TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself
Goober and the Ghost Chasers1973TV SeriesHimself
Cavalcade of Champions1973TV MovieHimself
1973 NBA All-Star Game1973TV SpecialHimself
1972 NBA All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself
Once Upon a Wheel1971DocumentaryHimself
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Performer
1971 NBA All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself
The 1970 NBA Finals1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Lakers Center
1969 NBA All-Star Game1969TV SpecialHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
1968 NBA All-Star Game1968TV SpecialHimself - Eastern Conference Center
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHimself - Bachelor Judge
ABC's Wide World of Sports1967TV SeriesHimself
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1962TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1957-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1961TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Annual National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The National Sports Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Winner
What's My Line?1961TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
New American Bandstand 19651960TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Trials of Muhammad Ali2013DocumentaryHimself
The Greatest Player Ever2012DocumentaryHimself
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Fathers of the Sport2008DocumentaryHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself

Known for movies

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