One of the highest-paid athletes in the world, Christopher Emmanuel Paul, professionally known as Chris Paul, is an NBA player who is currently playing for the Houston Rockets. Throughout his career, he has received many titles and honors following his brilliant performances in the field of play as a prolific point guard. He has to his credit, the National Basketball Association All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
Chris Paul is also a team member of the United States National Team and has won two gold medals and a bronze medal with the team after finishing top at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, 2008 Olympics in Beijing and 2012 Olympics in London. Despite having his overall performance in the National Basketball Association being hampered by injuries, the skilled basketball player has managed to record remarkable career achievements which include being a four-time NBA career assist leader, six-time NBA career steals leader, as well as being named in nine NBA All-Star teams and nine NBA All-Defensive team.
Paul has also been serving as the President of the National Basketball Association since 2013 and he is an executive of a minor league baseball team called Winston-Salem Dash. Below are more fascinating details about the bio, family, and earnings of the prolific point guard.
Chris Paul Biography (Age)
The two-time Olympic gold medalist was born to Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the United States, on the 6th of May 1985. He has an elder brother called Charles “C.J” Paul. His father played an important role in his life as he partly contributed to where he is today. He coached him and his elder brother in basketball and football, as he used to be an athlete. His maternal grandfather, Nathaniel Jones, founded a service station where Paul and his brother worked while growing up, especially in the summer.
Concerning his educational achievements, Chris Paul graduated from West Forsyth High School located in Clemmons, North Carolina. During his time at the school, he was a member of the basketball team and led them to many semi-finals, as well as the Class 4A Eastern Regional finals. As a result of his outstanding performance in his senior year during which he achieved averages of 30.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 6 steals in each game, the deft basketball player was named North Carolina’s Mr-Basketball and was selected to First-Team Parade All-American.
After his graduation from high school, Paul began his college career at Wake Forest University where he joined the varsity basketball team, Demon Deacons. He helped his team qualify for the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament with his extraordinary play which eventually earned him ACC Rookie of the Year Award at the end of his freshman season.
In 2005, the skilled NBA player joined New Orleans Hornets as he was picked by the National Basketball Association club during the 2005 NBA Draft in the round1 as the 4th overall. During his first season, he led all rookies in points, assists, steals, and rebounds, having registered final averages of 16.1 points, 7.8 assists, 2.2 steals and 5.1 rebounds in every game he played. Following his astounding record, he was named National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year.
At the kick-off of the 2008-09 season, Chris Paul signed a $68 million worth of contract extension with the New Orleans Hornets and later in 2011, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. There, he continued with his historically great performance and earned his first National Basketball Association All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award.
Despite being sidelined in many games as a result of injuries that contributed to him missing 21 games in the 2016-17 season, Chris Paul attracted the Houston Rockets which he joined in 2017. He is presently playing for the NBA club as a point guard.
Chris Paul’s Salary & Net Worth
As one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, Chris Paul earns a salary of $24.27 million per annum and his net worth is penned at $100 million. He has amassed his wealth from his thriving career as an NBA star, along with his endorsement deals with renowned brands like Nike.
Chris Paul’s Family – His Brother, Wife, And Son
Chris Paul’s elder brother, Charles Paul, who is popularly known as C.J, is a former basketball player. He played collegiate basketball at the University of South Carolina Upstate and Hampton University before he chose to work as his younger brother’s personal manager.
The NBA star is a happily married man. He is married to his college beau, Jada Crawley. The pair solemnized their union in September 2011 but prior to that, they had welcomed a son named Christopher Emmanuel Paul II in May 2009. A year after their wedding, Jada gave birth to their daughter, Camryn Alexis Paul in August 2012.
His Height, Weight
While Chris Paul may not be the tallest NBA player one can easily find in the league, he stands at a gigantic height of 6 feet (1.83 m). His well-toned body build weighs 79 kg (175 lb).