Derrick Martell Rose is an American Professional Basketball player playing for Cleveland Cavaliers. He became the youngest player to win NBA most valuable player of the year in 2011. Here is a quick summary of Derrick Rose’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Derrick Rose Early Life
Rose was born in Englewood on the Chicago’s south side on 4th October 1988 to Brenda Rose a single mother. His is a sporting family with his three brothers also into basketball who taught young rose the intricacies of the game and protected him from external influences and dangers and carefully directed him to be a player at NBA level.
His single mother and three brothers took a fatherly role and nurtured his talents to make him a promising basketball player when he was only in 8th grade.
Derrick Rose Career
At the school level, Rose was already a promising player. In his debut match, he scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals over Thornwood High School. His school team Simeon Wolverines created many records and was ranked nationally. In 2009 Rose was named the decades 3rd greatest high school point guard by ESPN RISE magazine.
He excelled in his college basketball career as well. His team Memphis created many records.
He entered NBA with a bang. In 2008 the debut year while representing Chicago Bulls he won Rookie of the year, a widely respected award in basketball. He was already a prospect for the national team for Beijing Olympics.
In his NBA career, he excelled as in his earlier school and college careers. It is here that his playing created him a nationally recognised basketball star. He changed many teams and every team gained by his playing. He was injured as many as four times and went through surgeries during his career as an NBA player. But his enthusiasm remained intact, and he came back every time to assist his team to glory.
While playing for New York Knicks, who picked him in January 2016, he continued to play exceptionally well in season games but again on April 2, 2017, he suffered tearing of the meniscus in his left knee requiring a fourth round of surgery in his 9-year career. On July 25, 2017, Rose signed with Cleveland Cavaliers for whom he is still playing till writing of this article.
Awards & Achievements:
His achievements show his steady and consistent rise in the fiercely competitive sport of basketball. In his debut match, Derrick Rose scored 22 points,7 rebounds and 5 steals over Thornwood high school. He won the 1st national award a Parade All American third team spot. His high school team Simeon Wolverines created many records and was ranked nationally.
In senior year Derrick Rose was ranked 5th best prospect in the country. In 2007 season his team Wolverines ended the season 33-2 and was ranked 1st in the country by Sports Illustrated. Rose averaged 25.2 points, 9.1 assists, 8.8 rebounds, and 3.4 steals.
In 2009 Rose was named the decade’s 3rd greatest high school point guard by ESPN RISE magazine. He excelled in his college career as well. His team Memphis ended the season 38-2, and Rose was named to All-Final Four team after averaging 20.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game.
Chicago Bulls selected Rose in 2008 in preparation of the National team for Beijing Olympics. Rose won Rookie of the year for 2008-09 as a guard while playing for Chicago Bulls. He joined Michael Jordan (1985) and Elton Brand (2000) as the only bulls to do so.
On May 3, 2011, Derrick Rose was named NBA most valuable player joining Michael Jordan as the only players to receive the award in Chicago Bulls history. At 22 years 6 months, he was the youngest player to receive the award.
On January 22, 2016, he was picked up by New York Knicks, where he continued to excel. On July 25, 2017, Rose signed with Cleveland Cavaliers where he still is till the writing of this article.
National team career:
Rose was a member of the National team that won gold medals at 2010 and 2014 FIBA world cup.
Net worth of Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose net worth is $85 million. He earns $1 million a year from a 13 years contract with Adidas he signed in 2012 for $185 million. On December 20, 2011, Rose signed a 5-year $94 million contract extension with Chicago Bulls. His salary in 2014 was $17.6 million. He earns about $10 million from endorsements due to his large fan following. His endorsements are with Wilson Sporting goods, Skull candy headphones, Powerade, Force Factor sports drinks and Suburban Chicago dealership. He reportedly earned $21.3 million in 2017. He owns a luxurious mansion and several luxury cars. Forbes listed him at #13highest paid athletes in the world.
Derrick Rose steady rise in Basketball firmament was spectacular. His achievements and earnings show his caliber as a great player of basketball. But it also shows how his injuries prevented him from joining the ranks of greatest ever players league of the likes of Michael Jordan. Rose says he wants to live a humble life even when he can afford much more. Nothing excites him as much as winning and being with his family.