Larry Bird is a former American professional basketball player, coach and business executive in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, he is most famous for being a member of the Boston Celtics from 1979 to 1992 where he led the Boston Celtics to three National Basketball Association (NBA) championships (1981, 1984, and 1986). Nicknamed "the Hick from French Lick" and "Larry Legend”, Bird was selected by the Boston Celtics as the sixth overall choice in the 1978 NBA Draft after his sophomore year at Indiana State. He played for the Celtics for the entirety of his professional career. Bird also won the Olympic gold medal in 1992 with “The Dream Team". He is the only person to be named the Rookie of the Year, the Most Valuable Player, the NBA Finals MVP, the All-Star Game MVP, the Coach of the Year, and the Executive of the Year.
|Name||Larry Joe Bird|
|Net Worth||Approximately $75 million|
|Age||64 years (December 7, 1956)|
|Residence||French Lick, Indiana|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Basketball, Coaching, Endorsements, Investments|
|Salary||Earned $24,070,000 during his NBA Career|
Larry Bird’s Net Worth in 2023?
Larry Bird, a former professional basketball player and businessman from the United States, has a net worth of $75 million. He has been able to earn this fоrtunе for himself through соасhіng, еndоrѕеmеntѕ, аnd Расеrѕ’ рrеѕіdеnсу араrt frоm hіѕ рlауіng саrееr. In terms of endorsements, he has been in a few clothing and video game advertisements. He has spent a lot of time promoting the brands and goods of the Heinz Corporation.
Larry Bird’s Salary
The Indiana-born player for the Celtics was the highest-paid rookie of the year with a $3.25 million, $650,000 per year, in a five-year contract. He was also the first player to earn 5 million dollars. Besides that, all through his Basketball career his earnings in the NBA was $24,070,000. During the 1991-92 season, he earned the highest salary, $7,070,000 and after that he announced his retirement because of his back injury.
Larry Bird’s Endorsements
The former basketball player has appeared in some clothes ads and video games. He has extensively endorsed the Heinz Corporation by marketing their products and chains.
Larry Bird’s Investments
Larry Bird has appeared in the movie Space Jam which helped him spread his fame even among the movie lovers. He also trades in real estate. He also co-owns a hotel and restaurant in Terre Haute. Larry is also known to have turned one of his homes into a restaurant so that the NBA officials could have free meals.
Larry Bird’s Other Sources of Income
Apart from Basketball his investments and different endorsements are some of his additional revenue sources. A number of documentaries about Bird's life and career have been made which include A Basketball Legend, Celtics/Lakers: Best of Enemies, Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, etc.
Larry Bird’s House
Larry owned a home in Indianapolis. The 10,232-square-foot mansion features five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and three fireplaces. It also houses a tennis court, multi-level patios, pool and a pool house with a kitchen. The lower level includes a home theater, billiard room, wine cellar, pub-style wet bar, and fitness room. Bird sold the mansion in 2019 for $2.3 million.
Also, he has a property in Terre Haute, Indiana, his hometown. A half-mile or so from the Indiana University campus, Bird also runs a hotel where waiter staff dress in striped referee shirts in the lounge.
Larry Bird’s Car
The three time NBA champion, NBA MVP and multiple times NBA All-star has a collection that includes "A pacer's Indy Car," a Thunderbird Mustang, and a Ford.
Larry Bird’s Charity Work
An honorary Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Larry Bird has also supported Charita Bulls which was formed with the mission to enhance the lives of Chicago's youth by actively supporting educational, recreational and social programs.
In an interview while talking about his charitable activities. Bird claimed, "All of my donations are sort of made under the table," "I don't require publicity. I'm not doing anything to gain attention. Though I do care. and that matters the most.
Q. Larry Bird’s height?
A. The Hall of Famer was reported to be about 100 kg or 220 lb and 6 feet 9 inches or (2.06m) tall. He is known as one of the tallest basketball shooters of all time and plays at the position of forward.
Q. Why did Larry Bird retire early?
A. On August 18, 1992, Bird announced his retirement from the NBA due to a back injury. He spent 13 years playing with the Celtics. Although Larry played for a shorter period, he had achieved that one basketball player dream of being NBA champion, multiple times NBA MVP, and a HAll of famer.
Q. Why is Larry Bird so famous?
A. The Celtics forward and a great playmaker is the only individual in NBA history to have won MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year all in the same career.
Q. Larry Bird coached teams ?
A. Bird coached the Indiana Pacers as their head coach from 1997 to 2000 after he retired from the Boston Celtics.