One of the most highly rated basketball player Karl Malone, who is also known as ‘The Mailman’,. He spent most of his career playing for Utah Jazz. Let’s find out more about how much is Karl Malone’s net worth in 2018.
Karl Malone Early Life
Karl was born on 24th July 1963 in Summerfield, Louisiana and was the youngest of his nine siblings. All the children used to live on a farm in childhood with Shirley, their mother. His father left them and later committed suicide when Karl was only 3 years old. In his childhood Karl used to hunt, chop woods to help her mom in living. His first school was Summerfield High School. With his amazing basketball skills at that young age, Karl led the school team to three consecutive Louisiana Class C titles.
Karl joined Louisiana Tech University at first but later changed to Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Basketball team when his was just in the second year for his low grades. He stunned people with his skills wherever he went.
Karl Malone Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing a great career in college, Karl joined NBA and was picked up by Utah Jazz in 1985. He was brilliant there. With his skills, he has a muscular built and a height of 6 feet and 9 inches to help him. One of his famous shots was his mid-range jump shots. For Utah Jazz, Karl played 18 seasons but never missed more than two matches due to his amazing fitness.
In each season he played for Jazz, Karl helped them to reach the play-offs. They even went on to play the finals in 1998, losing to Michael Jordon and in 1999, losing to Chicago Bulls.
Awards & Achievements
His amazing career saw him won a lot of awards. He got Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year award in 1983. He was in NBA All-Rookie Team of 1986. Again he was seen in NBA All-Defensive Team in 1997, 1998, and 1999. He got the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award in 1989 and 1993. He was in the All-NBA Team of 1997, 1998, and 1999. He received NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 1997 and 1999. He even won Gold Medals in Olympics twice in the year 1992 and 1996.
Net Worth of Karl Malone
Karl Malone earned a lot during his career. He earned a healthy sum of around $104 million as salary in his playing career. His highest earning was in the year 2002-2003 when he earned $19.2 million playing for Utah Jazz. His net worth right now is $85 million.
In his final season, Malone played for Los Angeles Lakers in 2003-04, after leaving Jazz in 2003. Lakers went to final that season and the main reason was Malone. In final they lost to Detroit Pistons. In the year 2007 Malone become the assistant strength-and-conditioning coach at Louisiana Tech and also their director of basketball promotions. In 2013 Malone joined back Jazz but this time as a coach. Before that, he got inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.