Dennis Rodman Net Worth: Is Dennis Net Worth $500 Thousand?
He has a net worth of $500 thousand dollars. Dennis Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player who has also worked as an actor and political ambassador. His tenure with the Pistons in the late 1980s and with the Bulls in the 1990s are undoubtedly his most well-known athletic accomplishments. Recent work has seen him act as an intermediary between the United States and North Korea in a semi-diplomatic position.
Dennis earned a total of $27 million in pay during his NBA career, which is equivalent to around $43 million now if inflation is taken into account. Sein highest earning season was 1996-97, when he earned $9 million, which equates to almost $15 million at the current exchange rate. He was the 10th highest-paid player in the league during that season. Unfortunately, Dennis has led a similarly lavish lifestyle and has encountered a lot of financial difficulties in his later years as a result.
Dennis Rodman Early Life
Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey, to a family of basketball players. His father had 47 offspring, and Rodman is thought to be the eldest of them all. That is not a typographical error. If that wasn't odd enough, Dennis' father was ironically called Philander, which is a play on words.
When Rodman's father abandoned the family and relocated to the Philippines, his mother, Shirley, raised him and his siblings in Dallas. Shirley worked various odd jobs to provide for the family. From then until 2012, he did not see his father again. In the summer of 1997, Rodman graduated from South Oak Cliff High School and began working as an overnight janitor at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
He was just 5 feet 6 inches tall at the time, and he had been unable to participate in any of his high school's sports teams. However, following an incredible growth spurt, he reached the height of 6 foot 7 and decided to give basketball another shot. He played football for one semester at Cooke County College before failing to graduate owing to poor academic performance. In the next year, he transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where he excelled and was named the team's most valuable player.
Dennis Rodman Basketball Career
Rodman attracted the attention of the Detroit Pistons during his time in college. Dennis entered the NBA draught in 1986 and was selected by the Detroit Pistons as the third overall choice in the second round. He was a member of the Detroit Pistons until 1993, after which he played for the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks, among other teams. His basketball career came to an end when he was dismissed by the Chicago Bulls in 2000, thereby ending it.
He was dubbed “The Worm” because of his tremendous rebounding abilities and aggressive approach, but he was also known for his colourful and controversial off-court antics, which earned him the nickname.
He was a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA all-star, and a seven-time (consecutive) NBA rebounding champion during his playing career. He was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team seven times, and he was also named to the NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice. He wore number 10 for the Pistons, which was retired in April 2011. In the same year, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which he had already attended.
Over the course of his 14 seasons in the NBA, Rodman appeared in 911 games, scored 6,683 points, and grabbed 11,954 rebounds, averaging 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game in only 31.7 minutes a game. Rodman's career totals are as follows: 911 games, 6,683 points, and 11,954 rebounds.
Dennis Rodman Wrestling Career
Rodman competed as a professional wrestler in the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) from 1997 to 1999. (World Championship Wrestling). It had always been a recreational activity for him, but after his retirement from basketball, he began to devote more time to it. His debut match took place in July 1997 at an event called Bash at the Beach.
Together with Hulk Hogan, he faced off against Lex Luger and The Giant, with both of them losing. During the WCW Road Wild event in August 1997, Rodman and Hogan teamed up once more to assist Hogan in clinching the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. He participated in a few more Bash the Beach events before taking a sabbatical. He returned to the WCW in 1999 and was involved in a feud with Randy Savage at the time.
Rodman announced his retirement from wrestling in July 2000 after competing in the i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling pay-per-view event and losing to Curt Henning. A participant on Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling broadcast in 2008 prompted him to come out of retirement for a brief period of time in 2008. After defeating other contenders such as Eric Esch and Dustin Diamond, he was crowned the series' victor.
Dennis Rodman Personal Life
Rodman was previously married to Annie Bakes, with whom he had a child in the early 1990s. Alexis, their only child, was born in 1988 to them. In November 1998, Rodman tied the knot with Carmen Electra in the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas. Electra filed for divorce less than four months after the marriage ended. Rodman tied the knot with Michelle Moyer in 2003. Dennis Jr. and Trinity, their children, were born into the family.
Both children are athletes, with Dennis Jr. pursuing a career in college basketball at Washington State in 2019 and his sister Trinity pursuing a career in women's soccer at Washington State in 2020. Michelle filed for divorce from her husband in 2004, but the couple struggled to reconcile for several years. In 2012, their marriage was legally terminated.
Rodman has struggled with alcoholism for a long period of time. In 1999, he was caught for drunk driving and had to pay a fine of $2,000 as well as court costs.
In April 2004, he was detained for drunk driving for the second time. In May 2008, he checked himself into a treatment facility in Florida. His second relapse occurred in 2009 and, following an intervention by family and friends, he decided not to go back to rehab. He did agree to appear in the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which will premiere in the fall. To get help, he went to the Pasadena Recovery Center, where he would be there for 21 days. He then relocated to the Hollywood Hills and entered a sober-living centre.
He was reunited with his mother, Shirley, at that location. They had been estranged for seven years before they reconciled. Rodman was ejected from a Los Angeles restaurant in January 2010 after being accused of disturbing the peace. Rodman entered rehab for alcohol misuse for the second time in January 2014, this time following a binge that his agent, Darren Prince, described as “unprecedented” in terms of the amount of the damage.
Dennis Rodman Financial Problems
Dennis Rodman appeared in court in Detroit on March 27, 2012, to answer claims that he owes more than $800,000 in child support to his ex-wife from their marriage. During the trial, Rodman's attorneys argued that the former NBA superstar was absolutely broke and could not pay a single penny.
Keep in mind that during his NBA career, Rodman earned a total of little less than $27 million in salary and bonuses alone. He also made millions of dollars from endorsements, book sales, appearance fees, and other activities. In addition, he suffered a little financial loss as a result of penalties and suspensions. Rodman was fined $200,000 and suspended for 11 games in 1997 after kicking a referee in the crotch during a game. His earnings were reduced by $1 million as a result of the occurrence.