Joel Embiid – Professional Baketball Player

Joel Embiid Net Worth

Joel Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who currently plays for Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As per Forbes, Joel Embiid’s net worth is evaluated at $32.1 million as of 2019.

He signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers which was worth $178 million. Undoubtedly, he is one of the highest-paid centers in the NBA. In addition to this, he also makes a huge wealthy from an endorsement deal with Under Armour.

Know About Joel Embiid Net Worth, Earnings, NBA Career

Joel Embiid took birth to the parents Thomas Embiid and Christine Embiid in Yaounde, Cameroon on 16th March 1994. Moreover, he comes from a family background in a sport.

Joel showed his keen interest in basketball from his early childhood.

At the age of 16, he moved to the USA along with his mentor Luc Mbah in pursuit of his dream playing basketball. Regarding his education, he went to Montverde Academy. Following his lack of playing time, he was then transferred to The Rock School in Florida.

After completion of high school, he then went to the University of Kansas.

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Joel Embiid started his career playing for the University of Kansas. Pic: Pinterest.

Career

Joel began his career in basketball by playing for the University of Kansas team. In the 2013/14 season, he played for university team Kansas Jayhawks. Unquestionably, he was the best player for a team with the stats of average 8.1 rebound, 2.6 block, and 11.2 points.

Following his impressive stats, he was awarded as a Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

After one year of his college career, he was picked by Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA Draft. He was the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Professional Career

He signed his first rookie contract with the 76ers on August 26, 2014. On the other hand, he was sidelined for the 2014/15 season after picking up an injury. Finally, after successful surgery, he made his appearance for the Philadelphia 76ers against Boston Celtics on October 4, 2016.

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Subsequently, his team won the game with a score of 92-89 in which he made six points, four rebounds.

He made his debut for the 76ers against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 26, 2016. Despite his impressive performance, his team lost the match.

Later, in 2017, he picked up another injury on his left knee which made him miss out on the rest of the game of 2016-17 season.

In 2017, he signed a five-year contract extension with the 76ers which was worth $178 million. In contrast to this, he could make an extra $30 million if he made it to the All-NBA team or named MVP in 2017-18.

In the 2018 season, he played against Miami Heats. Furthermore, he is one of the seven players in NBA history to have 200 blocks, 1000 rebounds, and 2000 points in the first 100 games.

Know About Joel Embiid’s Net Worth. How Much Is His Currently Salary?

Previously mentioned, Joel Embiid’s net worth is evaluated at $32.1 million as of 2019. The major source of income comes from his basketball career.

Apart from this, he also makes a commendable wealth from the endorsement deal with Under Armour.

Know About Joel Embiid Personal Life

Talking about Joel Embiid’s personal life, he is currently dating Anne de Paula. Joel Embiid’s girlfriend Anne de Paul is a swimsuit model. The couple was spotted together for the first time in the NBA China Games.

Without a doubt, the couple is enjoying their life and soon planning about their marriage.

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