Dennis Rodman is a retired American basketball player, wrestler, and political diplomat. He has a net worth of $500 thousand. He is well-known as an athlete for the time he spent with the Bulls in the 1990s and the Pistons in the late 1980s. He has also served as a diplomat between the United States and North Korea.
Celebrity Name : Dennis Rodman
Net Worth : $500 Thousand
Source of Wealth : Wrestler, Actor, Entertainer, Athlete, Basketball Player & Coach
Gender : Male
Nationality : United States of America
Height : 2.01 m
Dennis Rodman’s Net Worth & Salary
Dennis earned a whopping $27 million in salary during his NBA career. The value of the money he earned is the same as around $43 million today after we adjust it for inflation of the present day. His career touched a peak in 1996-97 when he managed to earn $9 million. He was the tenth highest-paid player of the league. He also earned additional millions from appearances fees, endorsements, and book sales. It was very unfortunate that he lived an extra lavish lifestyle and ran himself into a streak of financial troubles later on in his life.
Dennis Rodman was born in Trenton, New Jersey on May 13, 1961. He is the oldest of his father’s 47 children. Dennis’s dad’s name was Philander. He was raised by his mother Shirley who did many odd jobs to support her family after his father left all of them and settled in the Philippines. He didn’t see his father until 2012.
Rodman went to South Oak Cliff High School. He also worked as an overnight janitor at Dallas Forth Worth International Airport. He was just 5 ft 6 and was rejected from the high school’s sports teams. However, he grew astonishingly to 6 feet 7 and joined the basketball team. He played at Cooke County College but was shown the door by the school management due to poor academic performance.
Rodman was married to Annie Bakes. The couple divorced in the 1990s. They had one daughter together. Rodman then went on to marry Carmen Electra in Vegas in 1998. Electra also filed for divorce just four months after marriage. Rodman then married Michelle Moyer. The couple had a daughter and a son together. Dennis Jr and Trinity, the kids, are athletes. Dennis Jr took part in college basketball for the Washington State while Trinity played women’s soccer in 2020 for the Cougars. Michelle too eventually filed for divorce. The couple did make efforts for reconciliation but the marriage was dissolved in 2012.
Rodman suffered from alcohol addiction. He got arrested over the charges of drunk driving and paid hefty fines as well. He also went to a rehab center in 2008.
Basketball Career Highlights
While playing in the college, he caught the attention of the Detroit Pistons. In 1986, he entered the NBA draft and managed to become the 3rd pick of the second round by Detroit Pistons. He played for them until 1993 and left them to play for a variety of teams such as Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, The San Antonio Spurs, and Los Angeles Lakers. He exited Chicago Bulls in 2000 and marked the end of his basketball career.
Dennis Rodman was nicknamed The Worm. He was famous for his amazing rebounding ability and a brilliant aggressive style. He also remained in the news for his controversial behavior. He has five NBA championships to his credit. He also earned the honor of being a two time NBA all-star. He had been a seven-time NBA rebounding champion. He won twice the NBA Defensive Player Award. He also earned seven times the NBA All-Defensive First Team honors. During his 14 NBA seasons, Rodman played 911 games and grabbed 11,954 rebounds.
Wrestling Career Highlights
Rodman spent time from 1997-1999 as a professional wrestler in the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Wrestling was always his hobby. When he got retirement from the NBA, he started taking it more seriously. He played his first match in July 1997. He also has the honor of teaming up with Hulk Hogan. Both lost to The Giant and Lex Lugar. Both wrestlers teamed up once again at the Road Wild event to help Hogan grab the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He also feuded with Randy Savage at a Bash the Beach Event.
Rodman retired from wrestling in 2000 following his defeat to Curt Henning. He once again came out of retirement in 2008 to show up as a contestant on Celebrity Championship Wrestling broadcast by Hulk Hogan. He ended up winning the series.
Dennis Rodman was presented in a Detroit court to face charges that he owed $800,000 to his ex-wife in child support. His lawyers claimed that he was broke and didn’t pay a penny. Once he kicked a referee in the groin and was slapped with a $200,000 fine. He got suspended for 11 games which cost him $1 million in total.
His love life ate up much of his fortune. His multiple encounters with law enforcement agencies and his frequent admissions to rehab cost him most of his fortune as well. Most of his peers live in multimillion-dollar mansions but Rodman cannot afford that now. He is living in a modest apartment. At the peak of his career, he used to have a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Cadillac Convertible, a Porsche 993TT, and a Bentley Continental. However, he has sold some of them due to his financial troubles.
Awards and Achievements
He became ABA champion in 2004 and won ALL-NBA Third Team twice. He won NBA All-Star twice and NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice as well.
Rodman, no matter how broke he is at the moment, falls into the category of a standout star. His sisters surpassed him at basketball. He was asked to sit on a bench when he was in the high school basketball team, but he didn’t give up. He converted his painful experiences into motivation. His father abandoned him and his mother kicked him out of the house, but Rodman used that pain as motivation to succeed in life.
“There is so much hypocrisy in sports.” Rodman
“At least 50 times. I’ve jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car. I’ve been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns.” Rodman