The Big Dipper- Wilt Chamberlain’s Net Worth in 2023

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In the history of the National Basket Association (NBA), the man who has a record of scoring more than 100 points in a single game is Wilt Chamberlain. He is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. He is considered to be one of the greatest players in basketball. Though he is no more, his achievements, reputations, and records are still alive. He was a multi-talented person. Apart from his basketball career, he is also an actor, coach, and screenwriter. People have the curiosity of knowing Wilt Chamberlain’s net worth and personal life. Our article will help them to know about this great man.

Total Net Worth in 2023: $10 Million
Coaching Salary:  $1.7 million
Birth: Aug 21, 1936, in Pennsylvania, USA
Father: William Chamberlain
Mother: Olivia Ruth Chamberlain
School Education: Overbrook High School
College Education: University of Kansas
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Ethnicity: Black
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Position: Center
Height: 7 ft 1 inch
Weight: 125 KG
NBA Achievements: NBA Champion (1967, 1972), Mr. Basketball USA, NBA MVP (1960, 1966-1968), 13x NBA All-Star, NBA Rookie of the Year
Source of Income: NBA, Media, Coaching, Acting, Screenwriting
Spending at: Cars, Family, Film, Residence
Death:  October 12, 1999

Wilt Chamberlain’s Net Worth at Death

The net worth of this wealthy man was at the time of his death $10 million. In the history of the NBA, he was the first man to earn at least $10,000 per year at that time.

Primary Stage of Life

Wilt Chamberlain net worthThis great man was born on Aug 21, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Olivia Ruth Johnson, a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain. The profession of his mother was a homemaker. His father was a welder, custodian, and handyman. 

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Though at the beginning of his life, he was not interested in basketball later, he engaged in school life basketball. At the time of entering Into Basketball, a career in his school, his height was 6 ft, and 1 inch favored smooth performance. During his school life career, he was called “The Big Dipper.” He showed his dazzling performance in his school career and earned a lot of recognition that cleared the way for his future professional career. During his school life career, he scored more than 70 points per game.

After finishing school, he entered the University of Kansas. University life was not as smooth as school life. His problem with the coach disappointed him.

Wilt Chamberlain’s Career Stats

Season Age Team G MP FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1959-60 23 PHW 72 .461 .582 27.0 2.3 37.6
1960-61 24 PHW 79 .509 .509 25.7 2.4 38.4
1961-62 25 PHW 80 3882 .506 .611 25.7 2.4 50.4
1962-63 26 SFW 80 3882 .528 .580 24.3 5.0 44.8
1963-64 27 SFW 80 4245 .527 .683 24.2 5.5 36.9
1964-65 28 PHI 80 3681 .550 .613 24.6 7.8 34.7
1965-66 29 PHI 79 3680 .540 .519 24.2 5.0 33.5
1966-67 30 PHI 81 3992 .683 .441 24.1 7.8 24.1
1967-68 31 PHI 82 4267 .595 .586 23.8 8.6 24.3
1968-69 32 LAL 81 3594 .583 .570 21.1 4.5 20.5
1969-70 33 LAL 12 533 .727 .458 18.4 4.6 27.3
1970-71 34 LAL 82 3475 .649 .496 18.2 4.6 20.7
1971-72 35 LAL 82 3268 .649 .475 19.2 4.4 14.8
1972-73 36 LAL 82 3169 .727 .659 18.6 3.7 13.2
1973-74 37 LAL 60 2115 .727 .474 13.2 2.6 13.8
Career 1045 47786 .540 .511 22.9 4.4 30.

Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA Career

During his professional career in the NBA, he played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers with a reputation and outstanding performance. 

The starting of professional basketball journey began with the Harlem Globetrotters with a signing for $50,000. George Gervin’s son is playing with this team now. Later, after playing one season with the Harlem Globetrotters, he started his next journey with the Philadelphia Warriors in 1959. 

In 1965, he changed the club and started playing with the Philadelphia 76ers. To this team, he gave an impressive performance. With his magical play, the team won the first NBA championship. 

In 1968 he again changed his club. At this time made a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. 1972 the team won the championship for his alluring performance. However, the last innings of his life were with the San Diego Conquistadors before his retirement. 


After finishing his glowing professional life, he started a new journey in life with his business enterprise. Like the field of basketball, he also became successful in the field of business. He was a successful businessman in the stock market and real estate. His nightclub became popular in the Harlem area. Apart from his business life, he extended branches of his life to the acting arena. 

Wilt Chamberlain’s Death

As he at the early of life was sick, he had to struggle with his heart problem all over his life. In 1990, his physical condition deteriorated, and in 1999 he cut the relationship with the play at the age of 63. 


Wilt Chamberlain NBA playerIn his career, he picked up a lot of achievements, records, awards, and recognitions. After Oscar Robertson, he was the 1960s Rookie of the year. He was an All-Star selection 13 times and ten All-NBA selections thirteen times. He won the All-NBA selections ten times.

In 1978 his name was inserted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for his outstanding career. 

Chamberlain’s Height

The height of this man was seven ft. and 1 inch. He was one of the taller men in the NBA. His height favored him in the NBA. 

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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