Joel Hans Embiid, the American basketball player was born on Mar 16, 1994. He plays for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA and has a Net Worth of about $35 million. The center was drafted by the Sixers with the 3rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. For the 2018-19 season, his salary is $ $25,467,250, making him one of the few players to earn $25 million or more in the league.
Embiid missed the entire first two years of his NBA career due to foot and knee injuries before making his debut in the 2016-17 NBA season. He made it to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after playing just 31 games due to left knee injury. He is a two-time NBA All-Star and was also the member of last year’s All-NBA Second Team and All-Defensive Second Team.
In October 2017, Joel Embiid agreed to a five-year, $148 million deal with the Sixers. He will be earning $27,250,000 for the 2019-20 season and $29,000,000 for the 2020-21 season respectively. Embiid is also the highest-paid player for the 76ers this year.
Recently, he signed a deal with the clothing and footwear giant, Under Armour. This made him the highest-paid center in the NBA on a shoe deal. Embiid previously wore Adidas before signing with Under Armour. This is how Joel Embiid explained his decision to sign with Under Armour, in an article published on their website.
“Basketball has given me everything, but it has to be bigger than basketball. That was the first thing that I said to Under Armour, and they were behind it 100 percent. This isn’t about a shoe deal. I mean, listen ... I’m gonna make sure they design some shoes as pretty as I am. Don’t worry about that. We’re gonna take care of that. But this is bigger than that. I want to use this partnership to do something real. I want to do something that would make my brother proud.”