Rudy Gobert's net worth: Star center's $205M Utah Jazz deal is 3rd largest in NBA history
Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert was rewarded with the largest contract for a center player in league history in 2020
Rudy Gobert is one of the best center players in NBA history and he has the rewards to show for it. Earlier this month, Gobert reclaimed the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award for the third time - an accolade that only three players before him have managed to bag in league history. Gobert had come under fire last year for joking that he might have the coronavirus and then testing every reporter's microphone during a media event. He tested positive days later and the league announced they were suspending all action until further notice.
"It's unbelievable," Gobert said after being announced as a three-time winner of the award, according to ESPN. He won it twice in a row in 2018 and the following year, a streak that was broken by Giannis Antekounmpo who won it in 2020. "When I started basketball as I kid, if somebody would have told me that I was going to be defensive player of the year, I would have never believed them, let alone three times. It's hard to put into words the things that you can achieve when you just enjoy what you do, first of all, and when you have a group of people that believes in you and you put the work in every single day," he said.
What is Rudy Gobert's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rudy Gobert's net worth is estimated at $40 million. "I try to write my own story, try to enjoy my own journey, but just being one of only four guys that have won the award that many times, it's just amazing," Gobert added. Last year he signed a five-year contract extension with the Jazz worth $205 million, the largest deal for a center in league history. He was eligible for a supermax extension which could have earned him $23 million more but he turned it down because he wanted to leave the money on the table for the team to be able to hire better talent like Donovan Mitchell.
"When we spoke with my agent before the negotiations started, I decided that I didn't want to ask for the supermax. We didn't want to start the negotiations by asking for the supermax. For me, it was important to show to the organization and show to the team that it wasn't about money. It was about continuing to build what we've been building and also give this team and give myself the stability and the peace of mind to not have to deal with the negotiations later.
"I want to win, and I feel like leaving this money on the table for the team just to be able to have better talent around me and Donovan was really important. I want to win, and I believe in this group and I believe in this organization, and I was willing to leave that money on the table for them," he said. Rudy is one of the highest paid centers from his salary from being a Jazz player; Gobert also makes money from his various endorsements with Nike.
Rudy Gobert's swanky home and swish cars
Gobert hasn't spoken about his hot wheels ever but what we do know is that he owns a Range Rover Evoque after his teammates pulled off a popcorn prank on him by filling his car to the brim with the snack. The price of the car ranges between $42,000 to $50,000. As for his home, Gobert lives in a $3.9 million home in Salt Lake City. He made the purchase after signing with the Jazz's in 2016. The 11,000 sqft comes with a pool, a game room and a massive indoor basketball court.