Who is Gilbert Arenas and what is his net worth 2018? Gilbert Arenas is professional basketball player of America. Gilbert is a 3x NBA All Star and also a 3x member All Star Team. He has played for popular teams like Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, and Shanghai Sharks. He has made over 1,402 points in his thirteen-year professional basketball career.
Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. was born in 1982 on 6th January, in Tampa Florida. However, he was raised in Los Angeles, by Gilbert Arenas Sr, his father. He started playing basketball at the Ulysses S. Grant High School.
Later he went to the University of Arizona, where he plays with now NBA player Richard Jefferson. In 2001, he managed to go to NCAA Final Four and also finished as a runner-up. Just after a few months, Gilbert declared that he was going to enter into NBA’s 2001 draft.
Arenas has four kids with his ex-lover Laura Govan. Arenas met Govan in early 2001 when he was playing with Warriors. However, the couple was soon caught up in a messed up relationship.
In 2011, Govan appeared in Basketball Wives LA and released some private details of her relationship with Arenas. Later the Arenas sued the show producers and Govan for false advertising; trademark infringement and claiming to misappropriate content. This lawsuit was dropped in 2012. The same year, it was also being speculated that couple has made peace and are finally going to marry. The couple did marry but soon separated again because of all the cheating rumours against Arenas.
Gilbert also has two other cousins in who are NBA players, Buffalo Bill’s Javier Arenas and Armando Murillo from Canadian Football League.
Gilbert has been a part of multiple controversies. He has also admitted having run over 60 red lights in four months on tape. In 2013, he was arrested for the possessing illegal fireworks by Los Angeles Police Department.
He is often criticised for his Instagram uploads and has been called repugnant, wrong and utterly disrespectful at multiple occasions.
He is also involved in charity and is known for financing children education and mentoring them. He got a 10-year-old boy a job in Wizards as a ball boy. In 2006, Arenas donated $100 for his every point scored to local schools in DC.
He started playing professionally in 2001 with Golden State Warriors, later he went to Washington Wizards in 2003, with whom he played till 2010. In 2010 he also played for Orlando Magic. And then he switched to another team called Memphis Grizzlies in 2012. He played his final basketball games for his team Shanghai Sharks from 2012 till 2013.
Gilbert has received multiple awards in his career including an All-Pac-10, Pac 10 All Freshman Team, 2 times All NBA Third Team, 3 times NBA All Star, NBA Most Improved Player and NBA All Star Weekend Rookie Game MVP. He has a career stat of making 11,402 points, with 2168 rebounds.
Gilbert Arenas Net Worth
Gilbert Arenas has an estimated net worth of over $145 million. He made millions from his 13-year career as a professional basketball player. He also fuelled some of his fortune, by posing in sports magazines and other commercials, which has helped in giving some heavy pay checks. He also had his own Adidas Gil Zero, shoe range.
Gilbert Arenas was without a doubt one of the most popular and skilled basketball players in America, he also held the record for scoring maximum points, in the 30-minute games until 2016. He has blessed his fans with some amazing games. He has helped his teams in winning multiple games, which is why his drafting rates were so expensive.