Chris Paul Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Chris Paul Net Worth 

Chris Paul has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Chris Paul, an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, has also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, and Houston Rockets. He earns most of his income from his career as a professional basketball player. 

Chris Paul was a standout basketball player at Wake Forest. He established himself as one of the NBA’s premier point guards after joining the New Orleans Hornets in 2005, regularly ranking among the league leaders in assists and steals. Paul continued to add to his impressive career stats after being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011 and then to the Houston Rockets in 2017, but he was unable to win an NBA championship.

To calculate the net worth of Chris Paul, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Chris Paul
Net Worth: $160 Million
Monthly Salary: $2 Million
Annual Income: $30 Million
Source of Wealth: Basketball player, Athlete

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Early Life

Christopher Emmanuel Paul, the second son of Charles and Robin Paul, was born on May 6, 1985, in Lewisville, North Carolina. Chris’ father was a former athlete who taught him and his older brother C.J. basketball and football fundamentals and encouraged their participation in team sports. When Paul wasn’t involved in sports, he worked at a service station owned by his grandfather, Nathaniel Jones (nicknamed “Papa Chilly” by everyone).

Despite his short stature, Paul followed in his brother’s footsteps as a standout junior varsity and varsity basketball player, valued for his speed and intelligence on the court. As he grew in stature during his high school career, he caught the attention of several colleges, who attempted to recruit him. Paul eventually chose Wake Forest University because it was close to home and had a strong basketball tradition.

Paul’s grandfather was beaten and killed during a robbery at his home shortly after he made his college decision; he was 61 years old. Soon after, Paul scored 61 points in a high school game as a personal tribute to his beloved grandfather.

College Star at Wake Forest

Paul was a team leader from his first game for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons after being recruited by respected head coach Skip Prosser. After breaking the school’s freshman records for assists, steals, free throw and three-point percentages, and free throws, he was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Year in 2004. Paul was named the nation’s best freshman player by College Insider, The Sporting News, and Basketball Times, as well as by prominent broadcaster Dick Vitale.

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NBA Career

New Orleans Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets selected Paul with the fourth overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, after Utah’s Andrew Bogut, North Carolina’s Marvin Williams, and Illinois’ Deron Williams. When Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the New Orleans Gulf Coast area, the team relocated to Oklahoma City to practice and play.

The Hornets won 38 games in Paul’s rookie season, and he was named the top Western Conference rookie for each month of the season. He went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award.

When the Hornets returned to full-time play in New Orleans for the 2007-08 season, Paul’s on-court and leadership abilities improved, earning him a coveted spot in the NBA All-Star Game. Paul’s consistent high level of play and chemistry with his teammates propelled the Hornets to their first playoff berth since the 2003-04 season. (They were ultimately defeated by the champion San Antonio Spurs.)

Los Angeles Clippers

Prior to the start of the 2011-12 season, the Hornets arranged a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets to send Paul to the West Coast; however, the lopsided trade was quickly reversed by NBA Commissioner David Stern because the league owned the Hornets franchise at the time. A few days later, Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in an approved trade.

The addition of the All-NBA point guard immediately raised expectations for the Clippers, who have long been second fiddle to the storied Lakers organization in Los Angeles. Paul led the Clippers to the fifth-best record in the Western Conference with high-flying forward Blake Griffin before being swept by San Antonio in the playoffs.

The Clippers won at least 56 games in each of the following three seasons, with Paul leading the league in assists in the latter two. Despite his efforts, the team failed to advance beyond the conference semifinals in the playoffs.

While remaining one of the game’s elite players, Paul began to show signs of wear and tear as he entered his 30s, missing a total of 29 games from 2015 to 2017.

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Houston Rockets

Paul was involved in the Clippers’ second major trade of his NBA career in June 2017, when he was shipped to the Houston Rockets.

The transaction raised expectations in Paul’s new home once more. Paul led the Rockets to an NBA-best 65 wins in 2017-18, now paired with scoring machine James Harden. He even made it to the Western Conference finals for the first time in his career, but the Rockets were defeated in seven games by the Golden State Warriors.

Paul suffered a hamstring injury the following year, which contributed to the team’s early-season struggles. Despite appearing to have momentum heading into the playoffs, the Rockets’ season ended with another loss to the Warriors.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Paul was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in July 2019 after the Rockets agreed to send the veteran point guard and several draft picks in exchange for Russell Westbrook.

Wife and Children

Paul and his wife, Jada, whom he met at Wake Forest, have two children: Cameron Alexis, a daughter, and Christopher Emmanuel II, a son. Paul’s family dubbed him CP3 because he, his father, and his brother all had the initials C.P.

The basketball star is also an avid bowler who owns a Professional Bowlers Association franchise.

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