|Net Worth||Approximately $36 million|
|Age||32 years (born August 23, 1988)|
|Residence||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Basketball, Endorsements, Investments|
|Salary||Approximately $3 million per year.|
|Endorsements||Tag Heuer, Adidas|
|Endorsement Earnings||Approximately $4 million in 2020|
|Philanthropy||Jeremy Lin Foundation, 3’s for Hope|
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Born on August 23, 1988, Jeremy Shu-How Lin is a professional basketball player with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA G-League. He rose to fame with his exceptional performance with the New York Knicks and turned the team around during the 2011-12 season, thus creating a viral phrase called ‘Linsanity.’ Lin was the first American of Taiwanese/Chinese descent to play in the NBA. He also won a championship with the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 season. Lin is also known to be a devout Christian.
Lin spent his childhood in San Francisco Bay Area and was acknowledged as Basketball Player of the Year as a high school senior. He attended Harvard University, where he was a three-time all-conference player in the Ivy League, but went undrafted. In 2010, Lin signed with his home team Golden State Warriors. In 2011, he was waived by the Warriors and the Houston Rockets before he joined the New York Knicks early in the 2011 season. He played sparingly for them, but in 2012 he was promoted to the starting lineup and led the team to a seven-game winning streak. His exceptional performance took the Knicks to the 2012 playoffs.
Lin was named one of the most influential people in the world by ‘Time’ magazine and in July 2012, he also won the ESPY Award for Breakthrough Athlete of the Year.
After his Knicks tenure, Lin played for many teams, including the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks, and Toronto Raptors. In 2019, he left the NBA and signed with the Beijing Ducks, where he became an All-Star in the Chinese Basketball Association.
How much is Jeremy Lin’s Net Worth in 2021?
According to sources, Jeremy Lin’s net worth is estimated to be around $36 million.
Jeremy Lin’s Salary
His current salary stands at $3 million. During his time in the NBA, his salary with the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015-16 season was around $2 million. When he moved to the Brooklyn Nets, he received a higher amount - $11 million in the 2016-17 season and $12 million in the 2017-18 season. Lin then moved to the Atlanta Hawks in the 2018-19 season and earned $11 million. However, he was waived by them and signed with the Raptors for $697,358.
Lin left the NBA, joined the CBA, and signed with the Beijing Ducks for $3 million a year. He still represents the team.
Jeremy Lin’s Endorsements
Lin has a reputation for being a very selective endorser. He has passed up millions in endorsement deals since he rose to fame in 2012. From 2010-2014, Lin endorsed Nike and since then has been endorsing Adidas. He had deals in the past with Steiner Sports and Volvo. Jeremy Lin earns $4 million yearly from his contracts with these companies. He also banks hefty fees for appearances in Asia.
Image source: Sole Collector (Adidas)
Image source: House of Heat (Xtep - Levitation 4)
Jeremy Lin signed with Adidas after he parted ways with the Linsanity-era Nike. His player editions showed his family roots and thoughtful, personal style. Li-Ning was also a strong contender for Lin’s endorsement rights, but the Adidas deal won him over - he would get $3 million a year for five years.
After he left the NBA, Lin signed with Xtep, China’s third-biggest athletic wear brand. His shoes, the Levitation 4, are almost difficult to grab, with the shoes being purchased within minutes of their release.
Jeremy Lin’s Investments
In February 2017, Jeremy Lin invested $15 million in Plays.tv, a video-sharing gamer community. In July 2018, he invested $4 million in NEX Team, a California-based mobile AI company.
Jeremy Lin’s Other sources of Income
His other sources of investments include endorsements and investments.
Jeremy Lin’s Charity
Jeremy Lin is known to be a devout Christian.
Jeremy Lin Foundation
Based on his relationship with God, Lin founded the ‘Jeremy Lin Foundation,’ a non-profit organization that works with children and youth to provide hope, empowerment, leadership, and overall development.
3’s for Hope
This charity is based on Lin’s wish to be an inspiration for people to follow their dreams. For every three-pointer he scores, he donates to various organizations globally for causes such as supporting children from vulnerable families or communities to give them an opportunity to thrive.