Bill Walton is a retired professional basketball player turned sportscaster. With a net worth of $20 Million and known for overcoming his stuttering issue, Walton now works in television broadcasting.
He was selected in the first round of the 1974 NBA draft and won two championships with Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics, before moving back home to San Diego with Lori where they have four sons: Nathan, Luke, Chris.
Early Life and Education
Bill Walton was born November 5th 1952 in La Mesa, California. As a child he took music lessons before finding his calling on the basketball court. First for his high school team and later UCLA on a basketball scholarship – leading both squads to two national titles!
After retiring as a player, he overcame his initial difficulties to launch an illustrious television sportscasting career. Serving as studio analyst and color commentator with various networks and teams as well as writing several books – his success led him down many successful paths.
As well as strategic investments and being an active philanthropist, he has also established himself as a family man and dedicated father who has supported his sons’ basketball careers. Married to Lori Matsouka for whom they share four sons.
After an outstanding college basketball career at UCLA, Bill Walton was selected first overall in the 1974 NBA draft by Portland Trail Blazers and went on to win two championships with them and Boston Celtics during his playing career.
Walton began his career struggling due to constant foot injuries, suffering several broken bones in the process, yet ultimately proved himself as one of the premier players during later seasons.
After his retirement from basketball, he took up work as a television sportscaster where he earned substantial wealth for his work. He has also written books and spoken at events which further contributed to his financial success; currently estimated net worth stands at $20 Million.
Achievement and Honors
Bill Walton achieved great heights as a professional basketball player. He became two-time NBA Champion with Trail Blazers in 1977 and the Celtics in 1986; later being inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Following retirement, he has become an ESPN sports commentator.
He is best known for his successful broadcasting career which has garnered him multiple awards and recognitions, movie appearances, Grateful Dead membership and generous charity donations. Currently living in San Diego with wife Lori and four sons Adam Nathan Luke Chris; earning millions from sports commentating, endorsements and basketball career earnings alone.
Bill Walton made headlines for his pro basketball playing career before transitioning into television sportscasting and earning significant income as one of the highest earning retired NBA players.
He is well known for his catchphrases and hosting of “One More Saturday Night” radio program on satellite radio; furthermore he won an Emmy Award in recognition of his work.
As well as his sportscasting career, he is involved in various business ventures outside sportscasting. These include owning a vineyard and investing in green technology companies. Furthermore, he is an enthusiastic follower of The Grateful Dead.
He currently resides in San Diego with Lori Matsuoka and their four sons from their first marriage with Susie Guth: Adam, Nathan, Luke and Chris.
Walton has amassed immense wealth as both a basketball player and sportscaster, due to his lucrative earnings with Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics as well as endorsement deals that he signed.
Additionally, this entrepreneur has made smart real estate investments which have strengthened his financial status further. Furthermore, he has made generous donations to charitable organizations.
NBA legend Karl Malone has been married twice; first to Susan Guth in 1979 before divorcing them four years later in 1989. Later he wed Lori Matsuoka with whom they now share two children together.