Ben Wallace Net Worth, Age, Height, Relationship Status

Ben Wallace is a 46-year-old American former professional basketball player. He is best known for playing in the National Basketball Association. Wallace is one of the best non-draft players in NBA history and has been named the NBA Defender of the Year four times. As of 2021, Ben Wallace’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.

Full Name Ben Wallace
Birth Date September 10, 1974
Birth Place White Hall, Alabama, U. S.
Profession Retired Basketball Player
Wife Chanda
Net Worth $50 million

Early life

Ben Wallace was born on September 10, 1974 in Whitehall, Alabama, United States. Nothing is known about his parents and his early life. However, we learned that he grew up with 10 siblings.

For his studies, he enrolled at the Liceo Central. He excelled in baseball, basketball, and soccer when he was in high school. Wallace has even won every state award in football, basketball, and baseball. He was discovered on a basketball court in 1991 by his mentor Charles Oakley, who encouraged him to attend his old college, Virginia Union University.

Wallace played basketball for two years while attending Cuyahoga Community College. There he averaged 17.0 rebounds and 6.9 blocks in each game. He then joined the Virginia Union on the recommendation of his coach, Charles Oakley. During his college years he averaged 13.4 points and 10.0 rebounds in each game.

Ben Wallace’s net worth and career

Wallace was not drafted after leaving Virginia Union University. He also traveled to Italy to join the Italian Viola Reggio Calabria team. In 1996, the Washington Bullets signed him as a rookie agent.

He made 34 appearances in 199697. However, he did not get a chance to show off his great talent during the season. The following year, he appeared in 67 games, averaging 3.1 points and 4.8 rebounds.

Ben was transferred to the new Orlando Magic team on August 11, 1999. He played as a starter in the 1999-2000 season, in which he played 81 games. In 81 games, he helped his team win 41 games, averaging 4.8 points, 1.6 blocks and 8.2 rebounds. However, he couldn’t help the Magic gain a foothold in the playoffs.

In the 2001 season, he began playing for the new Detroit Pistons team. His exceptional defensive skills during the 200102 season earned him the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He kept the best of him in the 200203 season, again winning the Defensive Player Award in the same season. In the 200304 season, he helped Detroit become NBA champions. In the final he scored 12 points and got 16 rebounds.

Wallace received another Defensive Player of the Year award in the 2005-2006 season. During the season, Detroit had a dominant and unmatched season that saw the team win in 64 games. Wallace signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bulls in 2006. After playing for the Bulls in the 2007-08 season, he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008.

Ben was traded to the Phoenix Suns on June 25, 2009. However, he remained with the team for nearly a month and a half, returning to the Detroit Pistons on August 7, 2009 as a free agent. He went one step further in his career and played for the Pistons. Wallace became the 34th player in NBA history to reach 10,000 rebounds in 2010. He retired as the No. 3 pick in Detroit on January 16, 2016.

Personal life of Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace is married to a woman named Chanda. He shared two sons and a daughter with his wife Chanda. Wallace kept his family members out of the media spotlight. We still need to gather more information about his family.

Wallace was sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence after being arrested in 2011 on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and driving under the influence (DUI). Additionally, in March 2014, he was sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted of leaving the scene in Virginia on February 8, 2014.

Ben Wallace net worth

In 2021, Ben Wallace’s net worth will be approximately $50 million. He made a lot of money as a center forward and forward for many NBA teams. In 2006, he signed a $60 million contract with the Chicago Bulls.