About Jason Williams
It has been stated that the total amount of Jason Williams net worth is as high as 20 million dollars, as of right now. Jason Williams has become well known because of his career as a basketball player, although today he is no longer playing basketball professionally. It was also partly because of his career in basketball that his net worth is so high. Another part of Jason Williams net worth comes from his many endorsement deals.
Jason Williams was born in Belle, West Virginia in 1975. In the period from 1995 till 1996, Jason Williams played basketball at Marshall University. In the period of 1997-1998, Jason Williams was playing for the University of Florida. In 1998, he was eligible to appear in the NBA Draft, where he was chosen by the Sacramento Kings as the 7th overall pick. He played in this team until 2001. In that year, he joined another team called the Memphis Grizzlies, and he played in this team until 2005. In 2005, he signed a contract with the Miami Heat and stayed in this team until 2008.
In 2009 he started to play for the Orlando Magic and left the team in 2011. In that year, he signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies again.
Therefore, playing in all these teams has also added up to the overall size of Jason Williams net worth.
In 2006 as a player for the Miami Heat, he became a winner of the NBA Championship. In his rookie year, he was also accepted to the All-Rookie First Team. Jason Williams retired from professional basketball with the following numbers: 4,611 assists, 933 steals and 8,266 points. In the basketball field, Jason Williams was also nicknamed as J-Dub, J-Will and White Chocolate. In 2001, Jason Williams was charged because of racist comments he made to a season ticket holder with the Golden State Warriors. Because of it, he lost his endorsement deal with Nike. Also, he had to pay a fine for the league.
On the other hand, Jason Williams is also known as a charitable person as he works with the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Thus, both of his sides, good and bad, are known to the public. Nevertheless, to most of people, he is known for his career as a basketball player, which has made his name well known around the world and increased the overall size of Jason Williams net worth.