Jeremy Lin is a professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA (National Basketball Association). He has been known for the craze called “Linsanity”. He is one of the few Asian American in the history of NBA. He is also the first American of Taiwanese or Chinese descent to be in the NBA. He has also played for Los Angeles Lakers for two seasons and was also signed to Charlotte Hornets. Lin played basketball in his high school as well as in college. He also has a popular YouTube account. The estimated net worth of Jeremy Lin is $18 million US dollars.
Jeremy Shu-How Lin was born on August 23, 1988, in Los Angeles County, Torrance. He was born to parents Shirley Lin and Lin Gie-Ming. Both his parents immigrated to the United States from Taiwan in the 1970s. He grew up in San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto. He has two brothers named Joseph and Josh. He was taught to play basketball at the local YMCA. Lin’s mother formed a National Junior Basketball program in Palo Alto and he used to play there.
He was the captain of Palo Alto High School and had a record of 32-1. He ended his high school career with an average of 15.1 points, 5.0 steals, 6.2 rebounds and 7.1 assists. He received a sports scholarship from Harvard University and began playing for the college in the 2007-08 Season. A year later he made 17.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.4 steals. In Harvard, he made 21 wins and graduated with a degree in economics in 2010.
Jeremy Lin’s brother Joseph also plays basketball for Fubon Braves. He understands Mandarin and is a Protestant Christian. He has taken Mandarin classes when he was in Harvard and can also read and write. He is an avid fan of ‘Dota 2’ video game. In 2016, he donated $1 million to Harvard University.
In the 2010 Pre-Draft of NBA, Jeremy Lin was invited by eight teams to the workouts. At the 2010 NBA Draft, no team of the NBA drafted him. He then joined the Summer League team of the Dallas Mavericks. He made 9.8 points, 1.8 assists, and 3.2 rebounds in five summer league games. In July 2010, he signed a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors.
He received a standing ovation during his debut match at the Asian Heritage Night. In September 2011, he played in the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) in Guangzhou, China. He became a free agent at the end of the 2012 season. He was then offered a contract of four years by Houston Rockets. His averaging score with them was 10 points with 6.3 assists.
Lin Struggled with his form and did not play in the 2013 All-Star Game. In July 2014, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. In July 2015, he signed a two-year deal with Charlotte Hornets. Following this, Lin signed a three-year deal with Brooklyn Nets in July 2016.with a season of injury plague, he played in only 36 games.
In 2011, Jeremy Lin was named as the Most Valuable Player at the ABA Club Championship. He has been a two-time All-Ivy League First team.
How much is Jeremy Lin Net Worth in 2017
Jeremy Lin started playing basketball from a very young age. He has played for many NBA teams in his career. In doing so, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth. Jeremy Lin’s net worth is an estimated $18 million US dollars as of 2017. His contract with the Houston Rockets was worth $28.8 million for four years.
With the Charlotte Hornets, his contract was worth $4.3 million in 2015. In 2016, he signed a contract worth $36 million with the Brooklyn Nets. Part of his wealth also comes by endorsing various brands. He was signed to Nike from 2010 to 2014. He has also endorsed Volvo and Steiner Sports and has been signed to Adidas since 2014.
Jeremy Lin was raised in a Christian household and has always surrendered to God. He hopes for becoming a pastor and start a non-profit organization. He has appeared in the 2014 documentary called ‘Free to Play’. He has endorsed the Chinese Dota 2 team in 2016.