Who is Sue Bird and what is her net worth 2018? Suzanne Brigit “Sue” Bird is a well-known and consummate American professional basketball player for ‘Seattle Storm’ of Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The immensely talented player has won 4 Olympic gold medals and 2 WNBA championships. She is one of the nine women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, WNBA Championship and NCAA Championship.
Sue Bird was born on 16th October 1980 in Syosset, Nassau Country, New York. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is white. Her father is an Italian born Russian Jew and her mother is a Christian. She held Israeli citizenship but represents her home country The United States in tournaments. She has an elder sister named Jen who is an athlete. Sue got captivated in sports due to the influence of Jen. She started playing basketball right from her childhood. She even played soccer, tennis and ran track in her school.
When she was in 6th grade, she played for the AAU basketball team named “The Liberty Bells”. At the age of 11 she played during the half time of St. John’s Basketball, where the spectators acknowledged her magnificent performance. A security guard was so much amazed by her performance that he rushed to get an autograph from the young adept girl. She played her freshman and sophomore years in her school. In her college days also she played plethora of basketball matches and outshined with her astounding performance.
As far as her personal life is concerned, she is neither married nor dating anyone. She never speaks up to media about her relationships and prefers to keep it as secret. However, there were rumours in the past that she is a lesbian. Though there are no proofs about that and she has also declined the news.
Education: She attended Syosset High School and played her freshman and sophomore years over there. She led her team to historical win in 2000 NCAA Women’s Division in her sophomore years Her incredible game in her junior years entitled her with ‘Best Women’s Basketball Game Ever played’. She completed her graduation from ‘Christ the King Regional High School’ in Queens. She was the New York State player of the Year in high school. She attended University of Connecticut (UCONN). She finished her UCcon Career ranked first in three-point field goal percentage. She showcased magnificent and consistent performances in basketball throughout her alma mater.
Sue Bird Net Worth
Sue is a very dexterous player and continues to showcase her incredible game. Her game has earned her enormous money over the past few years. She is one of the highest paid WNBA players. Her net worth is $5.3 million. She also earns a substantial amount of money from her endorsements.
Career: Her professional career took off when she was picked 1st overall by Seattle Storm for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She kick started her rookie season playing 32 games and averaged 14.4ppg. She joined 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-star team and was the runner up in Rookie of the year award. Her competences made her team clinch the WNBA championship.
Bird has won plethora of titles and awards throughout her career. She has won WNBA championships of 2004 and 2010, 4 gold medals in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics respectively. She has even conquered the NCAA Championship making her the one of the 9 women in the world to win Olympic gold medal, WNBA championship and NCAA championship. She was voted as WNBA’s top 15 players of all time and WNBA top [email protected] as one of the League’s top 20 players of all time.
She even played oversees- from 2004-2006 she played for Dynamo Moscow, from 2006-2011 for Spartak Moscow Region and from 2011-2014 for UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Sue bird is an eminent and artistic basketball player. She has accumulated enormous respect and wealth over the past few years of her career. Her net worth is approximately equal to $5.3 million. She is consistent and her dilligency has earned her the status that she currently enjoys.