Who is Gerald Wilkins and what is his net worth 2018? Gerald Bernard Wilkins is a retired American professional basketball player born on 11th September 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is the younger brother to ex – Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins who too was a NBA Draft player. He also participated in NBA slam dunk contest and secured an awesome 4th position and a 7th position tie out of 8. Gerald played for his high school as well his college outstandingly for nearly five consecutive years before he was finally picked for NBA Draft and was even titled player of the week.
He had a mixed career where he was picked up by many teams like The New York Knickers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Vancouver Grizzlies etc., but wasn’t really able to play for the most of the time due to injuries. In 1994 – 95 he did not play for the entire season followed by 1995 where he played only 28 matches out of 82 for the Vancouver Grizzlies due to injury. In 1999 The Magic signed him up for a seven million contract for three years which was his last chance to play with his brother as they both knew their career end was not far.
Education: The player had an interest in basketball from his childhood despite of which he understood the importance of education and went to Benjamin Elijah Mays High school in Atlanta, Georgia. After finishing his school the athlete went to Moberly Area Community College where he sharpened his skills in basketball. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was the last milestone in his educational journey after which he was selected for NBA Draft.
Net Worth of Gerald Wilkins
The approximate net worth of the super talented player is $11 Million. He earned a major portion of the massive number from NBA salaries and contracts with a major highlight of $7 million contract with Orlando Magic team for three years. The remaining are the result of endorsements and sponsorships the athlete receives. The athlete’s net worth has only increased. He always seems to maintain his form and keep his pay high enough.
The athlete majorly earns match fee from the matches he plays for the respective teams. He also has signed major paying contracts with certain team. Other than playing he earns from appearances in T.V. shows and media. Photo-shoots for magazines or interviews for newspaper are all chargeable. Moreover inauguration or launch of new shoes also adds a decent amount of zeroes to his bank account.
Gerald married Vita and has three children. They have a son named Damien Wilkins who is a professional basketball player and is currently playing for Puerto Rico’s Indios de Mayaguez. Their daughter Jasmyn Wilkins has been crowned Miss Georgia 2012 and was the 4th runner – up for the Miss USA contest in the same year itself. Their youngest daughter Holli is a part of Furman Women’s Team.
Gerald had a career full of ups and downs where he majorly was injured or was not fit enough to play. He was dropped by many teams after his consistent injuries and had no chance of coming up again. In spite the pain he went through he never gave up and kept improving and improvising. He has tons of fans worldwide that really love him and make him realise that even after his retirement they have not forgotten him. Tweets of praise and appreciation are send to him from people all across the globe.