Bill Walton is one of the successful professionals in the NBA who have both fame and money. For his outstanding career, his name was listed in the NBA Hall of Fame. Besides his glorious NBA career, he is also well known for his media activities. He is also a television sportscaster. If you are curious about Bill Walton’s worth and his lifestyle, this article is for you.
What is Bill Walton’s Net Worth?
The net worth of Bill Walton is $20 million. His NFL contract made him a millionaire. Most of the wealth in his life is from his NBA profession, and the rest is from TV shows.
|Total Net Worth in 2023:||$20 million|
|Total Salary Earnings:||$4-$5 million|
|Average Salary per season:||$400,000|
|Highest-paying season:||$1.35 million|
|Residence Worth:||$5-6 million|
|Source of Income:||NBA, Media, Business|
Bill Walton’ Age, Height & Weight
The height of Bill Walton is 6 feet 11 inches. His weight is 95 kg. He is still alive in this world. His age is now 70. In the field of basketball, he played in the center position. Wearing jersey number 32, he played for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Birth Place and Family
Wilton was born on November 5th, 1952, in La Mesa, California. His father is William Theodore Walton, and his mother is Gloria Anne Walton. He was raised with his siblings, Bruce Walton, Cathy Walton, and Andy Walton. His full name is William Theodore Walton III.
|Birth:||November 5th of, 1952, in California, USA|
|Mother:||Gloria Anne Walton|
|Father:||William Theodore Walton|
|College Education:||University of California|
|Wife/Girlfriend:||Susan Guth (Separated), Lori Matsouka|
|Achievements:||NBA championship two times, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Most Valuable Player in 1978, Basketball Hall of Fame.|
|Height:||6 feet 11 inches|
|Current Age:||70 years old|
High School & College
He showed his talent in both his high school and college years. He went to Helix Charter High School, and at this school, he began to play basketball.
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— Bill Walton (@BillWalton) August 16, 2021
After completing the school phase, he moved to the University of California. At this college, he began to start his college career in basketball. Famous basketball players like Kareem Abdul Jabbar and George Gervin were also a student at this college. In both his school and college life, he spread the shine of his talent by taking the basketball in his hand.
Bill Walton’s Achievement Chart (At a Glance)
|1972||NCAA Championship (UCLA)|
|1973||NCAA Championship (UCLA)|
|1973||Naismith College Player of the Year|
|1974||Naismith College Player of the Year|
|1974||NBA Draft: 1st overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|1977||NBA Championship (Portland Trail Blazers)|
|1977||NBA Finals MVP|
|1978||NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP)|
|1986||NBA Championship (Boston Celtics)|
|1986||NBA Sixth Man of the Year|
|1990||Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|1991||Inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame|
First Draft and NBA Contract
The professional life of Bill Walton began in 1974. That year, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers. It was the first team of his career. In 1977, he gave his team the NBA championship with an amazing performance. In the same year, he won the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.
He also played for the San Diego Clippers. The last team of his basketball career was the Boston Celtics. He gifted that team the NBA championship, and it was the second win of his life.
In the 1987-88 season, during his tenure with the Boston Celtics, he retired from his playing life because of an injury. After his retirement, he engaged himself as a media personality.
Bill Walton’s Stats
|1974||Portland Trail Blazers||35||32.9||12.8||12.6||51.3||0.8||2.7||4.8|
|1975||Portland Trail Blazers||51||33.1||16.1||13.4||47.1||1.6||1.0||4.3|
|1976||Portland Trail Blazers||65||34.8||18.6||14.4||52.8||1.0||3.2||3.8|
|1977||Portland Trail Blazers||58||33.3||18.9||13.2||52.2||1.0||2.5||5.0|
|1979||San Diego Clippers||14||24.1||13.9||9.0||50.3||0.6||2.7||2.4|
|1982||San Diego Clippers||33||33.3||14.1||9.8||52.8||1.0||3.6||3.6|
|1983||San Diego Clippers||55||26.8||12.1||8.7||55.6||0.8||1.6||3.3|
|1984||San Diego Clippers||67||24.6||10.1||9.0||52.1||0.7||2.1||2.3|
Basketball Hall of Famer
In his NBA career, he was lucky to win the NBA championship two times, the first time in 1977 and the second time in 1986. He was nominated as the NBA Finals MVP in 1977. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player in 1978. But is Bill Walton in the NBA hall of fame? The name of this man was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Bill Walton’s Wife and Sons
Bill Walton sat for the marriage in 1979 with Susan Guth, and it lasted till 1989. The conjugal life of Bill Walton and Susan Guth was blessed with four sons. One of their sons is Luke Walton, who is showing his talent in the field of basketball like his father. The rest of the sons are Nate Walton, Adam Walton, and Chris Walton. After the separation from Susan Guth, Bill married Lori Matsouka in 1991.
My Favorite Bill Walton Quotes
“You don’t win championships by just being normal, by just being average.”- Bill Walton.
“I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.”- Bill Walton.
“Life is easy when you’re hot. But what happens when the ball bounces the other way? You just keep getting back up and climbing up.”- Bill Walton.
“A lot of people understand what not saying anything means, so, in effect, not saying anything is really saying a lot.”- Bill Walton.
“When you are in unrelenting, excruciating and debilitating pain that never goes away for years on end, your life is over.”- Bill Walton.
Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.