|Celebrated Name:||Ben Wallace|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Benjamin Cameron Wallace|
|Age:||46 years old|
|Birth Date:||10th September 1974|
|Birth Place:||White Hall, Alabama|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Ben Jr, Bryce, and Bailey)|
|Is Ben Wallace Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Retired Professional Basketballer|
|Net Worth in 2021:||$55 Million|
|Last Updated:||January 2021|
Ben Wallace is an Alabama native and a retired basketball player. During his playing days, he used to play as a defensive player, a position that won him four defensive player awards. To date, besides Ben, only one more player to have been awarded this award four times. His career-high was when he was playing for the Pistons, and after his retirement, they retired jersey number three for his honor.
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Early Life & Biography
Benjamin Cameron Wallace was born to his parents on 10th September 1974 in White Hall, Alabama, as the tenth born. He grew up in a big family made of twelve children. He received his high school education in Hayneville, where he was in their basketball team. It was Charles Oakley who discovered him in 1991 at a basketball camp and recommended him to Virginia Union University.
At Cuyahoga Community College is where he played is his first college basketball impressing his coach. He would later transfer to Virginia Union, where he continued with playing basketball as well as study criminal justice. While playing for Virginia Union Panthers, he led the team to the final four of Division II. Wallace moved to Italy after college to try out with Viola Reggio Calabria after being undrafted for long.
Ben Wallace is a family man and is married to his wife Chanda, whom together are blessed with three children, two boys Ben Jr and Bryce and Paige, their only daughter. When growing up, it was his seven older brothers who trained him on how to play basketball.
In 2011 he was arrested and arraigned for Driving under Influence (DUI) and being in possession of a concealed weapon. He was found guilty on both counts and one year of probation. In March 2014, he again found himself on the wrong side of the law after leaving an accident scene. He was sentenced to a one-year jail term, all days suspended except two.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 10th September 1974, Ben Wallace is 46 years old as of today’s date 24th January 2021. His height is 2.06m tall, and his weight is 113 kg.
His early NBA career started with Washington Bullets from 1996-1999, a spell Wallace didn’t do well in terms of his performances as he wasn’t able to make to playoffs. The team decided to trade him to Orlando magic, where he stayed for one season before being traded to Detroit Pistons in the year 2000.
While with Pistons, this is where his professional career began to shine as his defensive dominance ranked him with the best. In 2002-2003 his defensive work rate wouldn’t go unnoticed as he was crowned the Defensive Player of the Year in NBA. This saw the Pistons going all the way to the finals, something they had last done in 1990.
With Wallace’s help, they went on to win the NBA championships that season. He would later move to Chicago Bulls in 2006 before moving to Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008. In 2009, he returned to Detroit Pistons for a second spell till 2012 when he retired. In his honor, the Pistons made the decision to retire jersey number 3.
Awards & Achievements
Wallace won four NBA Defensive Players of the Year, a career record that only Dikembe Mutombo has reached. He won four consecutive NBA All-Star awards from 2003 to 2006. In 2004 he won the NBA Championship with the pistons his first as a basketball player. Other awards to his name include two NBA rebounding leader and five NBA All-Defensive First Team awards, among others.
Net Worth & Salary of Ben Wallace in 2021
Wallace made a fortune in his playing days as a basketball player and is estimated to be worth around $55 million as of January 2021. His four-year contract with Chicago Bulls alone was worth $60 million. This earned him a good living, something he didn’t have while growing up.
One of the things Wallace wasn’t prepared for is life after retirement, as he once said. He got into depression for almost two years, which resulted in him losing a lot of weight. His friends came through for him, and today he is a part-owner of Grand Rapids Drive, An NBA team in G league. He loves basketball so much that he doesn’t see himself being separated from the game as to him; it’s his first love. His advice to young people today is to prepare early and find something they are passionate about and start doing it.