Have you been reading the net worth articles of celebrities and are interested in knowing more about Iman Shumpert ? Then you are at the right page. All these Net worth articles must be telling you that Iman Shumpert plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers! Well, they are yet to catch up with the latest.
As a matter of fact, on February 8, 2018 he has been taken over by the Sacramento Kings and is now playing for them. Read on to know more about the American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and be amazed to know how fast this Shooting Guard has amassed wealth after being selected in NBA just a few years back in 2011. It makes all the more interesting to know that the famous singer Teana Taylor is his wife. Continue reading to know Shumpert’s jaw-dropping net worth in 2018.
Iman Shumpert Early Life
Shumpert was born as Iman Asante Shumpert on June 26, 1990 in Oak Park, Illinois. His father Odis Shumpert was an insurance broker and his mother L’Tanya worked as an art and design professor at Columbia College, Chicago.
He studied at the Oak Park and River Forest High School. He turned out to be a good player and excelled in basketball and was a first team all-state player. He was rated somewhere between 15 and 26 among the senior layer in US.
In 2008, Shumpert joined Georgia Tech after graduating from high school. He performed exceptionally well as a fresh man in the 2008-2009 season, and became the fourth leading scorer. In the next season, despite undergoing a knee surgery and missing six games, he made it as the third leading scorer.
In the 2010–11 season, Shumpert led his team in scoring and he ranked fourth in the ACC in scoring. Shumpert holds the record for the highest number of steals per game at Georgia Tech. In 2011, foregoing his final year of college eligibility, Shumpert declared for the NBA draft,
In December 2015, a daughter Iman Tayla was born to Shumpert and his wife Teyana Taylor, who is a famous singer. In August 2016, Shumpert was arrested while driving in Atlanta under the influence of marijuana and marijuana possession.
Iman Shumpert Career, Awards & Achievement
In February 2012, Shumpert was drafted with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. In April, he suffered an on-field knee injury and missed the rest of the season. He came 5th in the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year voting.
In 2015, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers; with whom he signed a 4 year contract. He helped Cavaliers reach to the NBA Finals.
In 2016, despite a knee injury Shumpert was back soon for the playoffs and helped Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals once again after reaching it last season. Once again the Cavaliers faced the Golden State Warriors, but despite being down 3–1 in the series they won the series in seven games to become the first team in NBA history to do so.
In 2017 also Shumpert led the team to the NBA Finals for the third straight season, but lost in the finals to the Golden State Warriors. In December 2017, Shumpert was forced to take a break due to left knee surgery and returned to the game in January.
On February 8, 2018, Shumpert was acquired by the Sacramento Kings.
Awards & Achievement
Shumpert has not won any awards so far, but he is very popular among his fans, basketball lovers and the general public. During the 2013 NBA season, Shumpert’s high-top fade haircut was much talked about. Later in the year he changed his hair style.
Shumpert is also a rapper with a few songs to his credit. He has also made a much talked about music video, Chiraq.
Net worth of Iman Shumpert
On July 9, 2015, Shumpert signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Cleveland Cavalier. He is only 27 years old but his injuries might reduce his value in future. Yet it is expected that he might get his $11 million per year contract, once the present contract expires in 2019. His wife, the R&B singer Teyana Taylor has net worth more than $6.5 million. In 2016, Shumpert bought a $3 million house.
His Net Worth is estimated to be around $30 million in 2018.
Iman Shumpert has worked hard for his passion, basketball, since his childhood. He has reached the top of his sports career despite a string of knee injuries. Together with his wife, singer Teana Taylor, he has been called as one of the sexiest couples. He and his wife both are an inspiration to the black Americans that if they have talent and are willing to work hard for their passions, they will definitely succeed in life.