Facts of Larry Bird
|Full Name||Larry Bird|
|Birth Name||Larry Joe Bird|
|Other Name||Larry Legend,The Hick from French Lick,The Great White Hope|
|Profession||Fomer NBA player and Coach|
|Birth City||West Baden, Indiana|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Claude Joseph Bird|
|Father Profession||A Korean War veteran|
|No Of Children||3|
|Awards||NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award,Oscar Robertson Trophy|
|Sibilings||Linda Bird Campbell, Mark Bird, Eddie Bird, Mike Bird, Jeff Bird|
|Filmography||Blue Chips,Space Jam,Celtic Pride|
|Date of Birth||December 7,1956|
How Much Is Former NBA Player Larry Bird's Net Worth?
As of 2019, Larry Bird owns the net worth of around $55 million.The 3 times NBA Champion and 12 times NBA All-Star, Larry Bird played for the NBA team Boston Celtics (1979-1992) for 13 seasons.
Following his retirement from playing career, Bird worked as a special assistant for Celtics from 1992-1997. Also, he worked as a coach for Indiana Pacer for 3 years till 2000.
As one of the most demanded NBA players of the 80s and as a proficient coach, he made a massive million dollars fortune.
How does Larry Bird make money? Income Sources & Earnings
As a multi-talented persona, Larry has varied sources of income. He not only makes his money from his NBA career but also gathers a good sum from his endorsements.
Likewise, he has also made a few appearance in movies and TV shows. Well, let's discuss his career and income sources one by one.
NBA Career & His Salary as a NBA Player
Larry Bird started playing basketball and gained prominence since his high school days. While in Springs Valley High School, he averaged 31 points, 21 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Following college basketball career at Indiana State University, Bird became the 6th overall pick of the 1978 NBA draft by Boston Celtics.
Well, he played 13 seasons for the only NBA team Boston Celtics with the jersey number 33. He earned a total salary of $24.07 million.
After retiring from NBA playing career, Larry worked as a coach for Indiana Pacers from 1997 to 2000.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Larry Bird has an estimated net worth of $55 million as of February 2020.
Most often, his fortune is compared with former NBA player Charles Barkley who owns $40.3 million but owns more. Larry has been a major source of inspiration to many NBA players like Kyrie Irving ($50 million) and Klay Thompson ($38 million).
For a fact, back in the 1991-1992 season, Larry became the first ever to earn a salary of $7,070,000.
Later it was followed by the highest earning figures like Magic Johnson ($10 million in the 1994-1995 season) and Michael Jordan ($33.14 million in the 1997-1998 season).
Movies and TV Works
By far, Larry Bird has been the part of three movies: Blue Chips, Space Jam, Celtic Pride. In the movie, he can be seen with his co stars, Michael Jordan and Bill Murray.
Besides, he has also been the part of a few video games like One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry Bird, NBA Jam, NBA 2K12, and Jordan vs Bird: One on One.
Contract & Yearly Salary
On August 1, 1979, Larry Bird signed a 5-year contract worth $3.25 million. Till 1984 from 1979, the American basketball player earned $650,000 per year.
Later, it followed extended contracts signing in 1984 and 1989.
Check out Bird's earnings from Boston Celtics:
- 1984-85- $1.8 million
- 1985-86- $1.8 million
- 1987-88- $1.8 million
- 1988-89- $1.8 million
- 1989-90- $2.75 million
- 1990-91- $1.5 million
- 1991-92- $7.07 million
- 1992-93- $2.3 million
Career Stats: Records He Made During His Career
There is no doubt that he is one of the greatest basketball player of all time and here is the numerical representation of the records he made during his career.
Here is his playoff record.
Well, he has had incredible career stats that has him recognized till this date.
Endorsements, Business Venture & Charity Works
As a famous sports figure, Larry Bird probably lures many endorsement deals. However, the detail on his sponsorship or its earnings is yet to be out.
Well, the now-retired NBA player appeared in many commercials and video games, the earned him hundreds of thousand dollars.
Apart from endorsements, Bird also generated notable revenue from his business ventures including real estate trades and a hotel and restaurant in Terre Haute.
Also, Larry is active in social works and involved himself in various charity causes. He has an association with non-profit organizations like the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Charita Bulls.
Most often, the respected NBA figure keeps his donation issues low-key. Once, when Larry Bird was a guest of honor in Masquerade, it raised for $800,000 for needy children. In addition to that, The Larry Bird Scholarship benefits $400,000 per year for students at the University of Indiana State.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle & Expenses
No doubt with such a massive fortune, Larry Bird lives a lavish lifestyle and owns an impressive assets collection.
Sources cite that he owns a house in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the median house price is $185,000 with an average insurance premium of $983.
Back in 1998, Bird sold his Naples house for an undisclosed amount. Later, in 2013, Larry kept his another house in Florida for sale asking $4.8 million.
After the property didn't get any buyer, Larry along with his wife Dinah dropped the asking price by $200,000, to $4.6 million. However, the sales report is yet to be out.
As reported, if Larry's 6,007-square-foot Florida house is purchased on a 20% downtown payment along with a 30-year fixed loan at 3.5%, it would cost $22,602.
Cars Collection of Larry Bird
Moreover, the American former NBA player owns a luxurious car collection including a pacer’s Indy Car, Thunderbird Mustang and Ford.
Apart from expenses on expensive assets, Larry Bird does spend on costly suits, travels, and accommodations.
Like all other American, Larry Bird is liable to tax payments which turns out to be massive due to his exaggerating income and property empire.
Well, a property owner in the United States has to pay 0%-4% of its assessed value as property tax. On the other hand, income tax takes away 10%-37% depending on the figure of income and the State where an individual lives.
Larry Bird's Personal Life: Age, Height, Family, Education, Wife & Children
Larry Bird was born Larry Joe Bird on December 7, 1956, in West Baden, Indiana, the USA. Raised in French Lick alongside his 5 siblings, Bird attended Springs Valley High School for education.
For a fact, Larry's father Claude Joseph "Joe" Bird, a Korean War veteran and his mother Georgia divorced while he was in high school. Following a year of divorce, Bird's father committed suicide.
In 1974, he went to Indiana State University in Terre Haute after receiving a scholarship, where he played in NCAA tournament for the college basketball team. Moreover, Larry Bird earned Naismith College Player of the Year Award along with an average of 30.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game.
The retired basketballer holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.
Married Life, Wife & Children (Daughter)
Well, Larry Bird has been married twice in his life and is the father of 3 children, including 2 adopted children. Currently, Bird lives and enjoys a blissful relationship with his second wife Dinah Mattingly.
The duo married on September 30, 1989, and is still together without any mishaps.
Even though they are yet to share any children of their own, the couple is parents to 2 adopted children: son Connor and daughter Mariah.
Prior to Diahn, Larry Bird was in a marital relationship with Janet Condra, his high school sweetheart. They married on November 8, 1975, but divorced after a year on October 31, 1976.
The former duo welcomed a daughter named Corrie Bird.
Did you know? Larry shared NBA Lifetime Achievement Award with NBA veteran Magic Johnson at the 2019 NBA Awards.
Larry Bird Height & Age
As of July 2019, Larry's age is 62 and has a towering height of 6 ft. 9 inches (206 cm).