Gilbert Arenas is a former professional basketball player from America. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2001 NBA draft. He is nicknamed as “Agent Zero” for his past jersey number. He was suspended for the 2009-10 season for handgun violations. In 2012, Arenas joined the Chinese Basketball Association’s Shanghai Sharks. He has also played basketball at the University of Arizona. Let’s find out more about how much is Gilbert Arenas’s net worth in 2018.
Gilbert Jay Arenas Jr. was born on January 6, 1982, in Tampa, Florida to his parents Mary Francis Robinson and Gilbert Arenas Sr. He grew up in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley.
He went to Ulysses S. Grant High School and used to play basketball for his school. Following that, Arenas went to the University of Arizona and played basketball there as well. In his sophomore year, University of Arizona finished as the runner-up in the NCAA Final Four.
Gilbert Arenas is not married but has four children with his partner Laura Govan. His children are Alijah Arenas, Aloni Arenas, Izela Arenas, and Hamley Arenas. He is paying a child support of $20,000 in a month to Govan. Arenas are the cousin of Javier Arenas.
In 2013, he was arrested for possessing illegal fireworks. He has supported PETA and is an avid fan of the game ‘Halo.’
At the 2001 NBA Draft, Gilbert Arenas was picked by the Golden State Warriors. He played with them till 2003 and used to wear the jersey number ‘0’. In 2003, he signed a contract with the Washington Wizards for six years.
In 2005, the Wizards defeated the Chicago Bulls by 112-110 at the Eastern Conference playoffs. He made 6.1 assists and gathered 29.3 points in the 2005-06 season. In 2007, he hit two buzzer-beaters. In the 2007–08 season, he played only 8 games due to a knee injury.
He again signed a contract of six years with the Wizards in 2008. In the 2009–10 season, he scored 29 points and went on to defeat the Dallas Mavericks. In December 2009, he violated NBA rules by having firearms and got suspended in January 2010. In December of the same year, Arenas was traded to Orlando Magic. He played with them till 2011.
In 2012, he signed a contract with Memphis Grizzlies. In November of the same year, Arenas signed with Shanghai Sharks of the CBA. He played 14 games for them and started in 8 of them. Apart from basketball, he also hosts a daily show on YouTube.
Awards & Achievements
In 2007, Gilbert Arenas won the Weblog Award in the category of Best Celebrity Blogger. In 2003, he won the NBA Most Improved Player Award. He had also won the NBA All-Star Rookie Award in 2003. He is a three-time NBA All-Star and was the Eastern Conference Player of the Month in December 2006. Arenas have made several NBA records, Wizards franchise records, and has also got many career records.
Net Worth of Gilbert Arenas
Gilbert Arenas has an estimated net worth of more than $40 million. He inherited this fortune by paying professional basketball for various clubs in his career. In 2003, his contract with the Washington Wizards was worth $60 million for six years. His contract in 2008 was for $111 million. He teamed up with Adidas to launch his own line of TS Lightswitch shoes. Gilbert Arenas has successfully played basketballs for other clubs and has also played for the University of Arizona.
Gilbert Arenas is considered one of the most popular basketball players in the world. He retired from basketball in 2013. Prior to turn pro, he wanted to be drafted by the New York Knicks. He has made several records, and in 2006, he scored 60 points against LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant.