John Wall is a baller. Anyone watching the 2017 NBA playoffs can tell you that. The Washington Wizards came into the postseason with their highest win total since the 1978-79 season (yes, you read that correctly) thanks to Wall’s play this year. At just 26-years-old, Wall still has a long and lucrative career ahead of him. But how has he made out so far during his time in the NBA? That’s an excellent question.
John Wall’s Net Worth as of 2017: $40 Million
But how did Wall get here? And how did he do it in only a handful of years? Let’s take a look.
2010 – 2013
The Washington Wizards selected Wall out of the University of Kentucky with the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. At 19-years-old, Wall signed a four-year rookie contract with the Wizards worth slightly more than $24 million. In the first year of the deal, Wall earned $5.1 million while averaging 16 points and 8 assists during his rookie year. He also signed a shoe deal with Adidas early in his career, though that contract has since expired.
Wall would go on to earn yearly salaries of $4.5 million, $5.9 million and $7.5 million throughout the remainder of his rookie contract. After proving to be one of the NBA’s best point guards in that time, Wall was rewarded with a fat new contract.
2014 – 2017
Wall has been named to four straight NBA All-Star games since 2014. In that time, he’s also been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2015) and notched an NBA Slam Dunk Contest Dunker of the Night Award (2014) while leading the Wizards to steady improvement. As such, it’s no surprise that he’s being paid accordingly.
Before the 2014-2015 season, Washington re-signed Wall to a five-year deal worth $84.8 million. This year, he was the 50th highest-paid player in the league and earns an average salary of $16.9 million per year.
To date, Wall has earned around $47.4 million in base salary from this new deal.