Jimmy Butler is a $60 million dollar professional basketball player from the United States. Butler is a well-known NBA player who has previously played for the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat. Butler gained the nickname “Jimmy Buckets.” after being picked in 2011 after a few years of collegiate basketball. He has been named to the NBA All-Star team five times, as well as the All-NBA Team four times and the All-Defensive Team five times. In 2015, he also received the NBA Most Improved Player title.
Jimmy Butler III was born in Houston, Texas on September 14, 1989. Jimmy Butler was left on the street by the age of 13 after his father abandoned him as an infant. His mother had kicked him out of the house, and he spent the following five years with various pals. Butler claimed many years later that despite his parents abandoning him at a young age, he is still connected with them.
Jimmy’s basketball skills were readily recognized throughout his high school years. He was then invited into Jordan Leslie’s household, a future NFL standout who attended the same school. Butler was averaging 19.9 points per game by the time he reached his senior year. He was not widely sought by universities after he graduated from high school, despite his good performances.
He only played one season at Tyler Junior College, but his abilities quickly became known. Jimmy subsequently went on to play one year of college basketball for Marquette, which had awarded him an athletic scholarship. Within the next two years, his numbers increased substantially, and by his senior year, he was averaging 15.7 points per game.
Butler dropped out of college in 2011 and declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft. The Chicago Bulls selected him with the 30th overall pick. Jimmy’s debut season was marred by injuries, and he spent the majority of it on the bench. The season was also cut short owing to a lockout. Jimmy’s fortunes improved dramatically the next season, as he appeared in all 82 games for Chicago. Despite a sluggish start to the following season, he finally received increased playing time and scored 28 points against the Raptors. Butler missed 15 games due to injury during the 2013-2014 season, despite playing more minutes per game than ever before. He was chosen to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team towards the end of the season.
He scored 32 points against the Denver Nuggets in the 2014-2015 season. Then, against the New York Knicks, he broke the record with 35 points. Butler recovered from another injury and continued to play well during the playoffs. He was named NBA Most Improved Player at the end of the season. This was the first time the award has gone to a Bulls player.
Jimmy signed a new five-year, $95 million contract before the next season. His play improved as the season progressed, and he scored 43 points in a game against the Detroit Pistons. He subsequently broke Michael Jordan’s record by scoring 40 points in a single half against the Toronto Raptors. Jimmy Buckets scored 53 points in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers as the season progressed. He then sustained a knee injury, which forced him to miss a month of action. This ailment would plague him for the remainder of the season.
Butler stayed with the Bulls for one more season before being moved to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He had more injuries and had surgery on his right knee. Jimmy sought a trade after one season and was assigned to the Philadelphia 76ers. He then played for this squad for one season before joining the Miami Heat in 2019.
Contracts and Salaries
Jimmy earned $140 million in NBA salaries during his first ten years in the league. Endorsements brought him tens of millions more. He signed a four-year, $140 million contract in July 2019. Jimmy’s NBA base salary increased to $32 million as a result of this contract.
Butler sold his property in Chicago’s River North area in 2017. He got $4.2 million for the house, which was a lot less than the $5 million asking price. He initially reduced the price to $4.6 million before deciding on a $4.2 million selling price. Butler had initially paid $4.3 million for the home in 2015, thus this was a net loss. The home has a total living area of 10,000 square feet and six bedrooms. A 750-bottle wine cellar, a roof deck, a home theater, a game room, and a three-car garage are among the other amenities.
Butler was reported to have made a number of real estate transactions in 2018. He started by buying two units in a new River North development. Both of these condos cost over a million dollars. Jimmy listed one of the two condominiums for $1.45 million right away. This home, which is on the fifth floor and includes three bedrooms, was purchased for $1.239 million. It also has a living area of 1,663 square feet. A private elevator entrance and hardwood floors are also included. Jimmy apparently intended to keep the second condo, which he purchased for little under $2 million, for himself.
Jimmy Butler listed his property in Pennsylvania on the market in 2019. This Ambler home is currently on the market for $6.8 million. The house was built in 1913 and lies on 7.8 acres of land. It has six bedrooms and 14,000 square feet of living space. A wine cellar and a home theater round out the amenities.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 14, 1989|
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|