Facts of Lavar Ball
|Full Name||LaVar Christopher Ball|
|Birth Name||LaVar Christopher Ball|
|Profession||Media Personality and Businessman|
|Birth City||Los Angeles|
|Birth Country||Unites States of America|
|Father Name||Anderson Ball|
|Mother Name||Maria Ball|
|Sibilings||LaRenzo Ball, LaValle Ball|
|Education||California State University, Los Angeles, West Los Angeles College|
|Date of Birth||October 23,1967|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of American Businessman Lavar Ball?
Lavar Ball has a net worth at around $4 million, as of 2019. He is an American businessman widely known as the founder and CEO of the sports apparel company Big Baller Brand and the Junior Basketball Association.
He is also known as the father of Lakers point guard Lonzo, shooting guard LiAngelo, and Los Angeles Ballers combo guard LaMelo. During his high school days, Lavar also played basketball and American football but never played an official regular season in the NFL.
Net Worth- Career, Income Sources, And Salary
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lavar Ball’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million as of 2019. He generates his fortune from his ownership of the American company BBB and JBA.
Interesting Facts- According to Sports Illustrated, Ball asked for a $3 billion co-branding deal after self-evaluating the company at $10 million in 2017.
Prior to being a businessman, Lavar also played football and basketball for quite some time. He began playing basketball during his college days in the low-tier Western State Conference. He then transferred to NCAA Division I Washington State as a starting forward. Following his college days, he got invited to a football tryout and eventually returned to the field.
Ball played football at Long Beach City College as a tight end for a year after finishing his basketball career. On 1st May 1994, Lavar was signed with the New York Jets of the National Football League as a defensive end. However, his football career came to an end after his injury and retired.
The Ball family made it to the headlines in July 2015 after Gary Parrish of CBS Sports wrote a feature story about the family. The family continuously grew to popularity after the SLAM magazine featured them in an article in August 2016.
Lavar himself made it to the headlines with his series of incredible comments about his children. He stated that all three of his sons would be one-and-done prospects for the NBA draft. Likewise, he also claimed his son Lanzo as a better player than the NBA Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook ($1.7 billion), and he himself could defeat Michael Jordan ($125 million).
Lavar was labeled ‘wild and crazy’, ‘outrageous’, and a ‘moron’ multiple times for his comments in the media. Whereas, NBA stars like Dwyane Wade ($120 million), DeMarcus Cousins, and Kevin Durant ($170 million) has shown support towards him.
In 2016, Ball co-founded the American company Big Baller Brand alongside Alan Foster. The company designs, manufactures, and sells shoes and clothing goods. Despite creating the company, Lavar held a minor share whereas, his son held a majority share.
The company’s first shoes, the ZO2, with a retail price of $495 was released on 4th May 2017. Likewise, they announced their signature shoe, the Melo Ball 1 (MB1) on the site for $395 and the Gelo 3 for $395.
On 20th December 2017, Ball announced that he would set up the creation of the Junior Basketball Association under the complete funding of the Big Baller Brand. Their 80 different players would participate in the league earning $3,000 per month (lower-ranked) and $10,000 per month (higher-ranked).
Endorsements Deals, Sponsorships, Social Media Earnings
Lavar has endorsed several popular brands other than his own brand to date. Likewise, he is also sponsored by famous clothing lines and footwear brands which aid up to his impressive net worth.
Ball is active on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where he is followed by thousands of followers. According to Influencer Marketing Hub, he can earn at the range of $2,545 to $4,242 per paid post from Instagram where he has over 1.2m followers.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle, Charity, Tax, Insurance, And Expenses
Lavar resides in Chino Hills, California along with his family in a $5.2 million worth mansion which he purchased in 2017. The house covers 15,000 sq.ft and has a pool in the backyard.
Previously, the Ball family lived in a $181,000 worth house in Chino Hills covering 2,200 sq.ft. Lavar bought the house in 1996 and is currently listed for sale.
Besides this, the information related to his other assets is not revealed. He has also kept his tax payment and insurance details under wraps. Moreover, Lavar rides around expensive cars like Ferrari whose base price starts from $252,800.
Moreover, Ball is involved in charity and philanthropic works privately. His expenses are based on his diet, travel, cars, accommodations, and foods.
Lavar Ball’s Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, Marriage, And Children
Lavar Christopher Ball was born on 23rd October 1967 in Los Angeles, California, the United States to father Anderson and mother, Maria Ball. Ball grew up alongside his siblings LaFrance, LaValle, LaShon, and LaRenzo and his two sisters in South Los Angeles.
Lavar holds American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnic background. As of 2019, he is 52 years old. He is 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) tall in height and weighs around 263 lb (119 kg).
He went to Canoga Park High School located in Canoga Park. Later, he enrolled at West Los Angeles College where he began playing basketball.
Taking about his married life, Lavar met his future wife, Tina, at Cal State Los Angeles and eventually fell in love with her. The two dated for a while before tying the knot in 1997. Together they share sons Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo.
Lonzo currently plays for Los Angeles Lakers as a point guard while LiAngelo is a small forward/shooting guard.