Dennis Rodman is a well-known basketball player with a career that spanned decades, having been on various teams, although, admittedly, you can argue that he became more well known after finishing his NBA career, with various media appearances. Interestingly enough, he got his big shot in life while something of a late bloomer!
More on that later; for now, let’s take a look at his net worth!
Dennis Rodman’s 2019 Net Worth: $1 Million
Rodman’s net worth is currently $1 million, with him playing on various teams, like Detroit Pistons, the San Antonio Spurs and the Chicago Bulls, before becoming something of a celebrity, even getting to have a surprising friendship with a certain leader, not to give too much away.
The Early Years
A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Rodman attended South Oak Cliff High School. where he was coached by future Texas A&M basketball coach Gary Blair. Originally finding work as an overnight janitor after finishing school, a growth spurt inspired him to turn to professional basketball. After one year at North Central Texas College, which was called Cooke County College at the time, he transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, becoming a three-time NAIA All-American.
Becoming eligible for the 1986 NBA draft, he first professional experience on a basketball team was with the Detroit Pistons. Staying with the team until 1993, he eventually transferred to the San Antonio Spurs, despite having three more years and $11.8 million remaining on his contract.
While with the Spurs, Rodman became well known for transgressions, including an incident in which he was suspended by the front office long enough to miss 19 games. During this time, he also endured a shoulder separation in a motorcycle accident. Eventually, he transferred to the Chicago Bulls, staying with them until their 1999–2000 NBA season.
After leaving the Bulls, Rodman took a break from basketball, focusing on film appearances and even toying with wrestling. Eventually, however, he decided to play basketball for the American Basketball Association during the 2003–04 season. Although he never properly returned to the NBA, 2006 saw Rodman play for the Brighton Bears of the British Basketball League. In 2011, announcements were made that Rodman was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
In 2013, Rodman made a trip to North Korea to host basketball exhibitions, meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, later making other trips to meet with the leader the following September and December of that year. In June 2017, Rodman took another trip to meet with the country’s Minister of Sports, complete with gifts for Kim Jong Un, although he did not meet the leader in person.
In 2017, Rodman was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California. According to Detroit News, Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department, Rodman had been pulled over for a traffic violation and was found to have failed a field sobriety test. After he submitted to a Breathalyzer test, he blew over the .08 legal limit. Rodman was eventually was released from custody the following Sunday morning.
Dennis Rodman pranked fans with a secret which turns out to be Rick Astley’s hit 80’s song “Never Gonna Give You Up.”