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Pau Gasol Net Worth

Pau Gasol Net Worth is
$65 Million

Pau Gasol's salary
$18.7 million

Pau Gasol Biography

Pau Gasol Saez was born on 6 July 1980, in Barcelona, Spain. He is a professional basketball player, best known from playing for the National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Chicago Bulls. He also previously played with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Pau Gasol? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $65 million, mostly earned through high valued contracts in the NBA – according to reports, he earns over $18.7 million in annual salary from playing basketball. He’s also received numerous awards and recognitions. As he continues his career his wealth is likely to increase.

Pau Gasol Net Worth $65 million

Pau started playing basketball with his school team, and at the age of 16 became part of the junior team of Barcelona. They won the 1998 FIBA Europe-Under-18 Championship and the Albert Schweitzer Tournament. He then moved to the senior team, becoming the Most Valuable Player during the Spanish National Cup championship in 2001. He joined the 2001 NBA Draft and was selected the third pick overall by the Atlanta Hawks, however his draft rights were already given to the Memphis Grizzlies.

He won the Rookie of the Year Award during his first year, averaging 17.6 points and 8.9 rebounds a game; he also led the team in scoring, and played all 82 games during his rookie season. He continued making dominant and consistent performances but the team would fall short, losing in the first round of the playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs. By 2005, he had scored 5,000 points and 500 blocks in his career, helping his team make it to the playoffs before losing to the Phoenix Suns. In his fifth year, he became the top all-time rebounder of the franchise, and the team returned to the playoffs, losing in the first round against the Dallas Mavericks. Gasol then became part of the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, ranking as one of the league’s top ten in terms of rebounds, points, assists and blocked shots. He had an injury during the 2006 FIBA World Championship semi-finals but was still named Most Valuable Player. He continued breaking records as part of the Grizzlies, until he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008.

During his first season with the Lakers he helped the team to the best record in the Western Conference, and he synergized well with Kobe Bryant. Gasol was finally able to make it out of the first round of the playoffs after the Lakers defeated the Nuggets and went on to win against the Utah Jazz. They would defeat the San Antonio Spurs to eventually face the Boston Celtics, losing in six games. He continued to be a part of the All-Star game during the next season, and helped the Lakers win a championship against the Orlando Magic. Pau was then given a 3-year contract extension worth $64.7 million, which boosted his net worth significantly. The Lakers would repeat their championship win, this time defeating the Boston Celtics. He was urged to become more assertive the following season and started to build-up higher statistics. However, he performed poorly during the post-season which led to a lot of criticism. Despite being part of the deal that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers, Pau remained unfazed and soon became the team’s co-captain. However with the coaches changing, Gasol had difficulty adjusting to their offensive strategies and he was being bothered by injuries. He had career lows, and despite some good performances, he would become a free agent.

He signed with the Chicago Bulls in 2014, and made a career high nine blocks during a 2015 game, and another career-high of 46 points in a game the same season. He continued to make strong performances, having double-double and triple-double performances throughout these years.

Internationally, he was part of the Spanish teams which won the silver medal at both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and winning the FIBA World Championship in 2006 among several other high achievements.

For his personal life, Pau continues in a long-term ralationship with Silvia Lopez Castro. It is known that Gasol played rugby before switching to basketball. He originally wanted to become a doctor after hearing how Magic Johnson contracted the HIV virus, and despite becoming a professional basketball player, is still very interested in medicine. He also speaks French and Italian.

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Quick Facts

Full NamePau Gasol
Net Worth$65 Million
Salary$18.7 million
Date Of BirthJuly 6, 1980
Place Of BirthHospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
Height6 ft 11 in (2.13 m)
Weight254 lbs (115 kg)
ProfessionBasketball player
EducationUniversity of Barcelona
NationalitySpanish
ParentsAgustí Gasol, Marisa Sáez
SiblingsMarc Gasol, Adria Gasol
NicknamesPau Gasol i Sáez
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/paugasol
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/paugasol
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/paugasol/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau_Gasol
AwardsAll-NBA Team, NBA Rookie of the Year Award, Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, All-Europeans Player of the Year, NBA All-Rookie Team, National Basketball Association Awards - J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year Award, Euroscar, Mr. Europa
NominationsBest International Athlete ESPY Award


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1(February 1) Traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for two players and two future No. 1 picks.
2Has confirmed that is not going to play with the Spanish team in the World Cup. [May 2010]
3Has won the Basket World Cup with the Spanish team. [September 2006]
4His girlfriend is called Silvia López.
5Chosen MVP in the Japan Basket World Cup in 2006.
6Winner of the Basket Champions Cup in 2006 with Spanish team.
7Younger brother, Marc Gasol, is also a basket player.
8Spanish basket player, Former player of the NBA in Memphis Grizzlies (2003-2008). Plays for the Los Angeles Lakers (2008-).


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La sexta: 10 años viéndonos2016TV Movie
Cubed2011TV SeriesPau Gasol
CSI: Miami2009TV SeriesVictor Emparo

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dibujos de Luz2010Documentary very special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes Sports2016TV Series documentaryHimself - NBA Player (segment "The Family Gasol")
Rio Olympics2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Barça Dreams2015DocumentaryHimself
2015 NBA All-Star Game2015TV SpecialHimself
Sesame Street2014TV SeriesHimself
Access Sportsnet: Los Angeles2014TV SeriesHimself
En el aire con Andreu Buenafuente2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Premios LFP: Temporada2013TV SpecialHimself
Especial Juegos Olímpicos 20202013TV MovieHimself
La meva2013TV Series documentaryHimself
2013 Los Angeles Lakers Playoffs First Round2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
My Beautiful Game2013TV Series documentary
Iñaki2012TV SeriesHimself
London 2012: Games of the XXX Olympiad2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Spain
Retransmisión de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 20122012TV MovieHimself
Entrevista a la carta2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 Los Angeles Lakers Playoffs First Round2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2012TV SeriesHimself - Center, Los Angeles Lakers (segment "Pau Gasol")
Los desayunos de TVE2011TV SeriesHimself
2011 NBA All-Star Game2011TV SpecialHimself - Los Angeles Lakers
Seriously Funny Kids2011TV SeriesHimself
Eva Luna2010TV SeriesHimself
Golf Therapy: Life, Lessons & the Pursuit of Par2010TV MovieHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009-2010TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Afers exteriors2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Kobe Doin' Work2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Numb3rs2009TV SeriesHimself
Mensajero del Sur2008Documentary shortPau Gasol
En noches como ésta2008TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2008TV SeriesHimself
Supermodelo 20062007TV SeriesHimself
Costa Blanca2007Video shortHimself
Buenafuente2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
El tercer grado2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
La columna2003TV SeriesHimself
La noche con Fuentes y Cía2002TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2001TV SeriesHimself
Club Disney2001TV SeriesHimself
Zona ACB1993TV SeriesHimself (2001)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Lakers / Himself - Chicago Bulls / Himself - NBA Player, Free Agent
Kobe Bryant's Muse2015TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Català de l'any 20102011TV SpecialHimself
A polos 252010TV SeriesHimself
50 años de2010TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis'2009VideoHimself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Memòries de la tele2007TV SeriesHimself
De par en par2007TV SeriesHimself
Sportsworld2007TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Player
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
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