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Ron Harper Net Worth

Ron Harper Net Worth is
$12 Million

Ron Harper Biography

Ronald Harper was born on 20 January 1964, in Dayton, Ohio USA, and is a retired professional basketball player, best known to have played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Ron Harper? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career in professional basketball. He signed high valued contracts and became an essential player for various teams. All of these ensured the position of his wealth.

Ron Harper Net Worth $12 million

Ron attended Belmont High School and later transferred to Kiser High School. During his senior year he impressively averaged 20.5 points, 13.4 rebounds, five steals, six blocks, and five assists per game. After matriculating, he attended Miami University and played with the team for four seasons. He led Miami in rebounding during his freshman year and then improved during his sophomore year. They won the Mid-American-Conference championship, and earned a place in the NCAA tournament.

He continued to improve during his junior year and was named the MAC Player of the Year, helping the Redhawks to a record of 20-11. During his senior year he became the first MAC player to record a triple-double with 38 points, 12 assists, and 19 rebounds; aside from numerous personal honors, the Redhawks would go 24-7. He is the first player in the MAC to reach more than 2000 points and 1000 rebounds, and becoming the all-time leading scorer of Miami University. He’s also the first in school history to have his jersey retired.

Harper joined the 1986 NBA Draft and was selected as the eighth overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Early in his career, he showed progress and scored 30 points during his sixth game, and then scored a season high 40 points against the Boston Celtics. He started all 82 games, and came second in Rookie of the Year balloting. During his second season, he was limited due to a sprained ankle. and only played in 57 games. He returned to top form in 1988 and helped the Cavaliers get to the playoffs before being eliminated by the Chicago Bulls. He played seven games with the Cavaliers in 1989 but was then traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Regardless, his net worth was well established.

He became a starter for the Clippers, but his season was cut short by a right knee injury, for which he had to undergo surgery, but returned during the following season with limited games. Despite this, he still posted high numbers and the team reached the first round of the playoffs. He bounced back in 1991 and started all games; again the team reached the playoffs the following year, but was eliminated again. In 1993, he tallied a triple double and then became a free agent after the season.

Harper was picked up by the Chicago Bulls after Michael Jordan’s first retirement, though even after Jordan returned, Harper would find himself as one of the team’s key role players. In 1994, he finally broke through the first round of the playoffs, but the Bulls were then eliminated by the Orlando Magic. In the following season, he started 80 games and would help the Bulls set a record of 72-10 during the season on their way to an NBA championship against the Seattle Supersonics. The following two years resulted in more championships thanks to the leadership of Jordan and players such as Harper. However, after Jordan retired, the team had a lot of difficulty, and Harper was released in 1999.

He subsequently signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and played the same role but this time with Kobe Bryant. Despite an injured Bryant during the Finals of their playoff run, they still managed to get an NBA championship over the Pacers. During his final season with the Lakers he was only playing limited minutes, but the Lakers were able to get to the Finals and win for Harper’s fifth championship ring.

After retirement from playing, Harper had a two-year coaching contract with the Detroit Pistons, but his current position is unknown.

For his personal life, it is known that Harper is married to Maria, apparently without children. He has battled stuttering for most of his life, and now spends his time helping others with the same problem.

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Quick Facts

Full NameRon Harper
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 20, 1964
Place Of BirthDayton, Ohio, United States
Height1.98 m
Weight95 kg
ProfessionBasketball player
EducationMiami University
NationalityAmerican
SpouseMaria Harper
ParentsGeorge Harper, Mabel Grace Champion
SiblingsDonald Harper
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Harper
AwardsNBA All-Rookie Team
MoviesFarewell to the Planet of the Apes, Below Utopia, Freedom Strike, Pearl Harbor, Glass Trap, Touched, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Drink, Temporada Salvaje
TV Shows87th Precinct, Wendy and Me, The Jean Arthur Show, Garrison's Gorillas, Where the Heart Is, Planet of the Apes, Love of Life, Capitol, Loving, Another World


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was offered a cameo in the movie Land of the Lost (2009), but turned it down because he didn't like the script.
2Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "I Talked with a Zombie" (McFarland & Co., 2008).
3Co-starred in two television series in the 1970s where he travels through time: in Land of the Lost (1974) he goes back in time and in Planet of the Apes (1974) he goes forward in time.


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walker, Texas Ranger1998TV SeriesEddie
Freedom Strike1998Norman
The Odd Couple II1998Jack
Boy Meets World1998TV SeriesMan #1
NightMan1997TV SeriesElderly Man
Below Utopia1997Jack Beckett
Night Stand1995-1997TV SeriesCheck Kornhoser / Bob
Melrose Place1995TV SeriesPilot
Beverly Hills, 902101993TV SeriesMickey Garwood
FBI: The Untold Stories1992TV SeriesArthur Lindberg
Dragnet1990TV SeriesSheldon Carr
Generations1989TV SeriesPeter Whitmore (1990-1991)
Capitol1986-1987TV SeriesBaxter McCandless
Remington Steele1984TV SeriesDr. Roger Chandler
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesRoger Peyton
Loving1983TV SeriesCharles Hartman (1988)
The Soldier1982Head of CIA
Another World1980TV SeriesTaylor Halloway
Love of Life1980TV SeriesDr. Andrew Marriott
Land of the Lost1976TV SeriesUncle Jack Marshall
The Blue Knight1975TV SeriesBronski
Planet of the Apes1974TV SeriesAlan Virdon
Where the Heart Is1973TV SeriesSteve Prescott
Love, American Style1970-1972TV Series segment "Love and the Ski Lodge" / Vic segment "Love and the Proposal"
- Love and the Big Surprise/Love and the Security Building/Love and the Ski Lodge/Love and the Happy Unhappy Couple/Love and the Topless Policy 1972 ... segment "Love and the Ski Lodge"
Cannon1971TV SeriesGlen Ramsay
The Wild Season1971
The Big Valley1969TV SeriesEric Abbott
Garrison's Gorillas1967-1968TV SeriesLt. Craig Garrison
The Jean Arthur Show1966TV SeriesPaul Marshall
Wendy and Me1964-1965TV SeriesJeff Conway
Laramie1960-1963TV SeriesStede Rhodes / Lee Parkison
87th Precinct1961-1962TV SeriesDet. Bert Kling
The Tall Man1961TV SeriesDeputy Sheriff Harry
The Deputy1961TV SeriesJay Elston
Shotgun Slade1961TV SeriesDeputy Griff Blanchard
Wagon Train1960TV SeriesLt. Bevins
Thriller1960TV SeriesYounger Thug
Tales of Wells Fargo1960TV SeriesDan
Kraft Theatre1955TV Series
Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story2015TV MovieRalph
Drink2014/IShortGray
Whoa!2013George
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James2010VideoDoc
Uncorked2009TV MovieReverend Whitting
Cold Case2008TV SeriesJoe Bosquay '08
The Poughkeepsie Tapes2007Mike Moakes
Touched2005/IDr. Daniels
Glass Trap2005Henry 'Hank' Conlon
Venomous2001VideoLarry Kizinsky
Pearl Harbor2001Minister
The West Wing2001TV SeriesChairman
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place2001TV SeriesLawyer
Malibu, CA1999TV SeriesMr. Updyke

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Altered States of Plaine2012special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Recorded Live2011TV SeriesHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Back to the Planet of the Apes1981TV MovieAlan Virdon
Farewell to the Planet of the Apes1981TV MovieAlan Virdon
Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes1981TV MovieAlan Virdon
Life, Liberty and Pursuit on the Planet of the Apes1981TV MovieAlan Virdon
Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes1981TV MovieAlan Virdon
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