Dennis Rodman is a former American basketball player, wrestler, and political diplomat. His net worth currently is at $500 thousand, according to recent updates. He earned his public figure status when he played for the Pistons in the late 80s and joined the Chicago Bulls in the 90s.
Rodman also played for other teams, such as San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks, earning him a nickname, ‘the worm.’
Reports have indicated that Rodman earned close to $27 million in salary while at NBA. 1996-1997 was the best season for him, and he earned $9 million. Making him the 10th highest-paid player in the NBA. Until later, things changed for the worse due to living large and running into financial problems.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has named Dennis Rodman as his favorite NBA player, and he invited him to North Korea when US and Korea war tensions were high.
Celebrity Name: Dennis Rodman
Real name: Dennis Keith Rodman
Date of birth: May 13, 1961
Place of birth: Trenton, New Jersey
Profession: wrestler, actor, basketball player, athlete, coach, entertainer
Net worth: $500 thousand
The early life of Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey. His Parents are Philander Rodman Jr and Shirley Rodman. Rodman is also said to be the oldest among his father’s 47 children. He was brought up in Dallas, Texas, by his mother, His mother who had to work many jobs to provide for the family after their father left America to settle in the Philippines. Rodman never saw his father until he later showed up in 2012.
After completing his high SchoolSchool in South Oak Cliff High School, he was employed as a cleaner at Fort Worth International Airport. When he graduated from high SchoolSchool, he was only 5ft 6 inches tall and could not qualify to be part of the School’s team. He experienced a growth spurt at this time, towering at 6 foot 7, and he decided to try basketball once more.
Dennis was enrolled at Cooke County College, played for one semester, and later was discontinued for his terrible academic performance. He then tried his luck at Southern Oklahoma State University, where his performance improved, and he was awarded Most Valuable Player honors.
The career of Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman caught the attention of the Detroit Pistons, and he was the 3rd pick of round two by Detroit Pistons in 1986. He was part of the pistons until 1993 when he joined San Antonio Spurs, Bulls, LA Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks. Rodman ended his basketball career when he was released from Chicago Bulls in 2000.
He earned his nickname, “The Worm,” for his excellent rebounding, aggressive gameplay, and controversial lifestyle off-court. Dennis has been recognized as a two-time NBA defensive player award winner. Additionally, a seven-time NBA All-defensive first-team honors winner, an NBA rebounding champion, and winning five championships.
His official number 10 Piston jersey was retired in 2011. In the same year, he was inducted into the NBA hall of fame after failing to come back into the NBA. During his NBA career, Rodman had 911 games, managed 6,683 points 11 954 rebounds. He was averaging 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game at a playtime of 31.7 minutes per game.
Between 1997 to 1999, Rodman was a professional wrestler at world championship wrestling. He claimed that wrestling has always been his hobby, and he only took it seriously after retiring from NBA. At the ‘bash at the beach’ event of 1997, his first appearance was by teaming up with Hulk Hogan but lost to Lex Luger’s team. One month later, he teamed up with Hulk to win the WCW world heavyweight championship.
Since he was retiring from professional wrestling in 2000, Rodman appeared at Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship wrestling and emerged the winner.
Personal life of Dennis Rodman
Rodman was the husband of Annie bakes until their divorce in the early 90s. In 1988 they had a daughter, Alexis. He later married Carmen Electra in November 1998, only for Carmen to file for a divorce four months after their wedding. Rodman wedded Michelle Moyer, and they had a son, Dennis Jr, and a daughter named Trinity.
Both kids ended up as athletes. Dennis Jr playing for Washington State College in 2019 and his sister a soccer player for the Cougars women’s team. Rodman’s marriage to Michelle was dissolved in 2012 after they spent many years trying to resolve their issues.
Dennis Rodman was charged in a Detroit court over charges that he failed to pay child support amounting to $800 000 to his ex-wife. Despite earning millions as an NBA player from book sales and endorsements. Rodman’s lawyer claimed that the athlete was flat broke.
Dennis Rodman was a remarkable figure in the basketball scene around the 90s and 80s. He made close to $27 million, but his extravagant lifestyle and behavioral issues did not allow his income to grow. Rodman spent so much money fueling his alcohol addiction. Furthermore, paying child support and fines that would cost him more than $1 million.