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George Weah's Net Worth as of 2024
$85 million

George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah was born on 1st October 1966, in Monrovia, Liberia and is now the president of Liberia, and a former star football (soccer) player. He played in the position of striker for 14 years in various clubs in France, Italy and England, and was named the World Player of the Year, European Footballer of the Year and African Footballer of the Year.

How much is the net worth of George Weah? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $85 million, as of the data presented in early 2018, accumulated largely from his football career.

George Weah Net Worth $85 million

To begin with, Weah was born in poverty in a district of Monrovia. At the age of 15, he started playing football at Young Survivors’ youth team, before moving to other teams in his country, such as Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrole, with whom he won some domestic trophies, including the championship and The Liberia Cup. Weah matriculated from the Muslim Congress and then attended Wells Harington High School in Monrovia, abandoning the last year to focus on his football career, but actually matriculated from high school in 2006 after ending his career in football, and then attended Parkwood University in London, obtaining a sports management diploma. In 2011, Weah graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Miami, and then obtained a master’s degree in 2013.

Concerning his professional career, Weah’s skills were discovered by Arsene Wenger, and so George moved to Europe in 1988, signing a contract with Monaco. During his stay in Monaco, he won the title of the African Footballer of the Year in 1989, the French Cup with the team in 1991, and helped the team to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup in 1992. Weah was then transferred to Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he won the French Cup in 1993 and 1995, and the League Cup in 1995. In the 1994-1995 season, he also became the UEFA Champions League top scorer. He was once again named the African Footballer of the Year in 1994, before in 1995 signing a contract with leading Italian club AC Milan. Afterwards a period full of achievements followed, both individually and with the club team; 1995, George Weah won the Golden Balloon and was named World Footballer of the Year, becoming the first African footballer to win these trophies. Then, Weah twice reached the Italian Cup finals in 1998. and played in the Italian Super Cup. In the winter of 2000, Weah was lent to Chelsea until the end of the season, and with whom Weah won the FA Cup.

Internationally, for Liberia Weah played 60 games over 20 years, scoring 22 goals, but being a minnow in football, the country only managed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations twice, but never progressing past the group stage.

George ended his playing career in 2003.

Regarding his political career, Weah formed the political party Congress for Democratic Change in 2004, and in 2005 Weah ran for the presidency of Liberia, although at that stage poor formal education and lack of political experience were considered the main reasons why he was inappropriate to lead the country, in contrast to the main counter-candidate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, educated at Harvard University with administrative experience both in the Liberian government and in the World Bank and the United Nations. Weah continued to be involved in politics as the leader of the CDC, leading the party in the campaign for the 2009 legislative elections. In 2012, he unsuccessfully ran for the post of vice-president losing to Joseph Boakai. In 2014, Weah was elected a senator in the Liberian Parliament, but in the three-year term, he only occasionally attended Senate meetings and contributed no legislative initiative. However, in 2017, he again announced his candidacy for the presidency. On 27th December 2017 he was elected President of Liberia, and sworn in on 22 January 2018.

Finally, in the personal life of George Weah, he is married to Kler Vea. They have three children.

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Dahntay Jones Net Worth, Salary, Earnings, Career, Stats, Wife, Duke, Cavs

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Born Dahntay Lavall Jones on the 27th December 1980 in Trenton, New Jersey USA, he is a professional basketball player, who spent 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), playing for several teams, earning himself journeyman status. He last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, with which he won the NBA Championship in the 2015-2016 season.

Have you ever wondered how rich Dahntay Jones is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jones’ net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his long and successful career, active since 2003.

Dahntay Jones Net Worth $10 Million

Growing up in Hamilton Square, Dahntay started playing basketball at an early age, and once it was time for high school, he attended Steinert High School for which he played basketball, and in his senior year had an average of 24 points nine rebounds per game, which earned him a McDonald’s All-America honorable mention.

Following his matriculation, Dahntay enrolled at Rutgers and continued his basketball career by playing for the Scarlet Kings. In his rookie season, Dahntay was chosen for the Big East All-Rookie team, then after completing another season successfully, he transferred to Duke University, to play for the Blue Devils. As a junior, Dahntay played in 35 games and averaged 11.2 points with 4.2 rebounds per game, which earned him ACC All-Defensive Team selection, then in his senior year his numbers improved dramatically as he had 17.7 points per game, along with 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per, meeting the requirements for First-team All-ACC.

After successfully completing his studies, Dahntay declared for the 2003 NBA Draft and was chosen by the Boston Celtics as the 20th overall pick, however, his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for the rights to Kendrick Perkins and Marcus Banks, while the Celtics also sent rights to Troy Bell. He spent four seasons in Memphis, however, his game numbers weren’t anywhere near what was expected, and once his contract expired he was free to seek another club. He signed with the Celtics, but in less than a month, Dahntay was waived by one of the most successful franchises, so then joined the Sacramento Kings, but after only 25 games was again released. His next stop was the NBA D-League team Fort Wayne Mad Ants, which kick-started his career as he recorded some of his best performances playing for the club, including 18 points in 31 minutes in his debut.

Thanks to his successful plays in the NBA D-League, Jones was picked up by the Denver Nuggets, with which he reached the Conference Finals in 2009, but lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 in the series. However, his stay in the southern Rocky Mountains didn’t last long as he signed a four-year contract with the Indiana Pacers, which certainly increased his net worth, and where he remained for the next three years, before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks with Darren Collison for Ian Mahinmi. Unfortunately, he couldn’t break into the Mavericks’ first team, and was sent to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Anthony Morrow. In the next few years, Dahntay changed teams several times, including to the Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets, before joining the Cleveland Cavaliers in April 2016. He played in only one game in the regular season during the 2015-2016 season but helped his team win the NBA Championship by playing in 15 games in the play-offs. He appeared in one more game for the Cleveland in the following season, before being waived and re-sined twice, and helped the team in the finals series, when they lost to the Golden State Warriors, and he is currently without engagement.

When it comes to his personal life, Dahntay has been married to Valeisha Butterfield since 2011; the couple has one child together. His wife is the daughter of North Carolina Congressman G. K. Butterfield.

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Boris Diaw Net Worth, Salary, Stats, Suns, Wife, Profile, Basketball, Age

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Born Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffiod on the 16th April 1982, in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d’Oise, France, he is a professional basketball player, who spent 14 seasons playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for such teams as the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz, before returning to French basketball and joining Levallois Metropolitans.

Have you ever wondered how rich Boris Diaw is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Diaw’s net worth is as high as $23 million, an amount earned through his successful career, active since the early 2000s.

Boris Diaw Net Worth $23 Million

Of Senegalese descent, from an early age Boris was influenced towards basketball, as his mother, Élisabeth Riffiod, was one of the best French basketball centers in her prime, and so Boris look up to her. In 2001 he joined Pau-Orthez for which he played the next three seasons, winning French League Rising Star honors in 2002, and French League Player’s MVP in 2003.

After that, he declared for the 2003 NBA Draft, and was chosen by the Atlanta Hawks as the 21st overall pick, signing his rookie contract with the Hawks on the 10th July 2003. Coming to the NBA as an experienced player didn’t help him much, as he only averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in the two seasons he spent in Atlanta. Before the start of 2005-2006 season, Boris was sent to the Phoenix Suns alongside two first round picks, for Joe Johnson. Soon upon arrival, Boris became a star of the Suns team, as he was used as an all-around player, covering all positions from point guard to center. His ability to score, assist and defend earned him the nickname 3D, and his playing motto became drive, dish, defend. In his first season with the new team, Boris averaged 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.0 blocks per game, which earned him the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. He kept up the good form for the next couple of years, until the Suns traded him to the Charlotte Bobcats in the middle of the 2008-2009 season. In 59 games for the Bobcats in the remaining part of the season, Boris posted his career-high in points per game with 15.1, while he also had 5.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. In 2011 the National Baseball Association faced a lockout and the league was shortened to 66 games, and before the 2011-2012 NBA start in December, Diaw played for JSA Bordeaux in LNB Prob B league. Once the season opened, Boris rejoined the Bobcats but in March 2012, he was waived by the club.

It wasn’t long that Bors was without engagement, as he was picked up by the San Antonio Spurs, though he only received a contract until the end of the season, however, he signed a new contract with the Spurs worth $9.2 million over two years, which significantly increased his net worth. Boris was the part of the team that won the 2013-2014 NBA Championship, defeating the Miami Heat 4-1 in the final series, and the following season Boris signed another contract with the Spurs, worth $22 million over three years, further increasing his net worth. In the next two years, Diaw’s form began to decline, until he was traded to the Utah Jazz before the start of 2016-2017 season. He played for the Jazz in 73 games and averaged 4.6 points per game, his career lowest. As a result, Boris was waived on the 13th July 2017.

Feeling that he could still play basketball at a high level, he joined the French team Levallois Metropolitans for the 2017-2018 season.

Aside from a successful club career, Boris has also played for his country; with France being one of the best European national teams in the past 20 years, Boris represented his country from 2003 until 2017 in FIBA World Championships, Olympics, and FIBA EuroBasket Championships, and so far has played in 1064 games. He has a gold medal from the 2013 EuroBasket held in Slovenia, and two bronze medals from EuroBasket, in 2005 and 2015, and a bronze medal from the 2014 World Cup.

When it comes to his personal life, Boris tends to keep hidden his most intimate details from the public eyes, therefore, no reliable information is made available about this basketball star.

He is a recognized philanthropist; back in 2015, he started the non-profit foundation, Babac’Ards, which focuses on providing sports activities to children and youths of Senegalese ancestry.

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