Basketball Player Rick Barry Net Worth in 2024

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Rick Barry is a successful name in the arena of basketball games. He is a former American professional basketball player. During the 14 years of his professional life with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the American Basketball Association (ABA), he received first-team all-league selection nine times. This 6’7″ man was a small forward for Roselle Park High School from his freshman year. In his career with the University of Miami, he was a consensus first-team All-American and NCAA Division scoring leader in 1965.

Rich Barry’s Achievement list At a Glance

NBA Champion1975Won NBA Championship with Golden State Warriors
ABA Champion1969Won ABA Championship with Oakland Oaks
NBA Finals MVP1975Named Most Valuable Player in NBA Finals
12x NBA/ABA All-Star1966-1980Selected to All-Star games in both NBA and ABA
NBA All-Star MVP1967Named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game
6x All-NBA First Team1966, 1967, 1973-1976Named to All-NBA First Team
4x All-ABA First Team1969, 1970, 1971, 1972Named to All-ABA First Team
NBA Rookie of the Year1966Named NBA Rookie of the Year
NBA 50th Anniversary Team1996Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History
NBA 75th Anniversary Team2021Named one of the 75 Greatest Players in NBA History
Free Throw Percentage LeaderMultiple SeasonsLed the league in free throw percentage
Basketball Hall of Fame1987Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Rick Barry’s Net Worth Till Now

In the history of American basketball, he was one of the top scorers and the most accurate free-throw shooters. After his retirement, he started his new work life as a commentator on NBA television broadcasts. He also joined as a college coach in 1990, but his coaching was not like the flourishing of his career. The net worth of this great basketball player is $3 million. All of the properties are from his professional earnings, prize money, and sponsorship.

Childhood and Education

This man came to the world in March 1944. The birthplace of this man is Elizabeth, New Jersey. His full name is Richard Francis Dennis Barry III.

Total earnings in 2024:$3 Million
Per Month:$32,000
Birth:March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
College:University of Miami
Wife:Pam Hale (Separated), Norenberg Barry(Separated), Lynn Barry
Profession:Famous American basketball player
Achievements:All-NBA Team, Most Valuable Player Award, NBA Rookie of the Year Award, NBA All-Rookie Team, etc
Weight & Height:93 kg & 2m
How Old is Rick Barry?78 Years

He grew up in New Jersey. In his early life, he went to Roselle Park High School. He studied at the University of Miami from 1962 to 1965. During his university life, he led the National Collegiate Athletic Association and scored 37.4 points per game. That made it more likely that he would be inducted into the all-American team.

NBA Contract History and Drafted Teams

In the 1965 NBA draft, he was selected by the San Francisco Warriors as the second overall pick. In the first season of his career, he was inducted as an All-Star and first-team All-NBA. He continued his journey of success in the play.

He led his San Francisco Warriors team. With his outstanding performance and successful leadership, the Warriors reached the NBA finals. However, they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA finals.

The San Francisco Warriors could not satisfy him with the salary. Besides, he was not satisfied with Warrior’s coaching. With such dissatisfaction, he left the team. Famous basketball player Wilt Chamberlain also played with the San Francisco Warriors team.

Puzzling Situation in Career

The next phase of his basketball career began with the Oakland Oaks of the upstart ABA. Here he lost one season; he did not take part in this season due to the legal dispute between the two leagues. In 1968-1969, he faced a puzzling situation. Leading the Oaks, he favored his team to win the ABA title. But a difficult situation arose when his team relocated to Washington, D.C. Here, and dissatisfaction arose with Rick Barry. He could not cope with the decision to relocate his team. So he again moved to his old team because he wanted to stay in the Bay Area.

However, according to the court order, he returned to the ABA. Later, he worked for the New York Nets. After two seasons with the New York Nets, where he excelled, he was traded to the Warriors to fulfill the terms of his previous contract.

His six seasons with the Warriors, which is the longest tenure of his professional career, gave his team a dazzling performance. He led his team. With his performance and successful captaincy, the team achieved the NBA title. Averaging 29.5 points, he was the Most Valuable Player.

Last phase of the NBA career

In 1978, he changed his team and contracted with the Houston Rockets. But he could not give this team his best performance. Gradually, his performance fell off.

After disappointing the Houston Rockets for two seasons, he felt the necessity of going into retirement. He retired in 1980. During the season of his being retired, it was the first time in his career that he could not gain All-Star honors.

Seasonal Career Earnings

SeasonTeamTotal Earnings
2 SeasonsLos Angeles Clippers$1.8 Million
1 SeasonMiami Heat$1 Million
1 SeasonChicago Bulls$3.6 Million
6 SeasonsSeattle SuperSonics$28.5 Million
4 SeasonsSan Antonio Spurs$14.2 Million
2 SeasonsHouston Rockets$3.9 Million


During his retirement, the bag of his success was filled with lots of gains. During his retirement, he had a 90% free throw percentage, propelling him to the top of the history of the NBA. In his professional life, he scored 25,000 points and averaged over 30 points in four seasons.

After a 14-year glowing career, he was able to insert his name into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1996, his name was inducted into the list of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.

Career Stats:

Here are the key career statistics for Rick Barry:

  • NBA/ABA career (1965-1980)
  • Games played: 1,020
  • Minutes: 36,516
  • Points: 25,279 (24.8 PPG)
  • Rebounds: 6,863 (6.7 RPG)
  • Assists: 4,952 (4.9 APG)
  • Steals: 1,395 (1.4 SPG) [Note: Steals were not recorded until the 1973-74 NBA season]
  • Blocks: 269 (0.3 BPG) [Note: Blocks were not recorded until the 1973-74 NBA season]
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.6%
  • Free Throw Percentage: 89.3%
  • Three-point Field Goal Percentage: 29.7% (Note: Three-pointers were introduced in the ABA in 1967 and in the NBA in 1979)

These stats include both his NBA and ABA careers. Remember that some statistical categories were not recorded for the entirety of Barry’s career, as mentioned in the notes.

Rick Barry’s Children and Family

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Rick Barry lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Lynn Barry. In 1965, he got married to Pam Hale; that relationship lasted till 1981. After the separation from Pam Hale, he got married again to Norenberg Barry in 1991.

He has four sons and a daughter. They are Brent, Scooter, Drew, Jon, and Shannon. All are from his first wife. All of the sons are engaged in their basketball careers. His son, Brent, was a member of two championship-winning San Antonio Spurs teams.

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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.


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