Gary Payton
Gary Payton
Celebrated Name: Gary Payton
Real Name/Full Name: Gary Dwayne Payton Sr.
Gender: Male
Age: 55 years old
Birth Date: 23 July 1968
Birth Place: Oakland, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 82 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Monique James (m. 1997–2012
Children: Yes (Gary Payton II, Gary Payton, Jr., Raquel Payton, Julian Payton)
Profession: American retired professional basketball player
Net Worth in 2024: $150 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Gary Payton is a world-famous former professional sportsman who is associated with basketball. This basketball professional started his career at the point guard position. Gary is best known for his performances with Seattle SuperSonics. Other than this, he has played with several teams, including Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, and Boston Celtics.

He won the National Basketball Association championship with Miami Heat. He is known as The Glove for his performance as well as his classy defensive skill. Read on because we will unveil not only Gary Payton’s net worth in 2019 and earnings but also the details of his life.

Early Life

Gary Dwayne Payton was born on 23rd July 1968 in Oakland, California, the United States to Al Payton and Annie Payton. He lived with his parents from early childhood. He maintains a strong and beautiful bond with his family members.

Gary Payton attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California. After completing his school education, Payton joined Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, to complete his graduate degree. But in the 2nd year of his college Payton was informed his school education, his father, encouraged him.

In 1997 Gary tied his knot with Monique James. This couple blessed with three children named Raquel Payton, Gary Payton II, and Julian Payton. They got separated in 2012. He has another child Gary Payton, Jr., with another lady.

Maybe you know about Gary Payton very well But do you know how old and tall is he, and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Gary Payton’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 23 July 1968, Gary Payton is 55 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. His height is 1.93 m tall, and his weight is 82 kg.


Gary Payton began his career at a young age. He started playing high school basketball while he was at Skyline High School. He has been associated with Greg Foster, a famous NBA player from his school time. In his early career, Gary has been considered as one of the most passionate basketball players in the history of OSU.

In 1990 he started his career as a professional player. He started his journey with Seattle SuperSonics. He has struggled for two seasons, later he overcomes this situation and gives his best performances. He has a tie-up with Seattle SuperSonics from 1990 to 2003. In the same year, he has been traded to Milwaukee Bucks.

In 2003-04 seasons, he has been played in NBA Championship for Los Angeles Lakers. In 2004 he joined Boston Celtics and continued to 2005 with this team. After that, Gary signed a contract with Miami Heat in 2005. He played two years for MH. He maintains his ethics while playing. In 2008 and 2009, he appeared as the studio analyst for NBA TV and in 2013 for Fox Sports.

Awards & Achievement

In his professional basketball career, Gary Payton has achieved many awards as a national player. In 1990 Gary Payton was declared as the nation’s best college basketball player in a sports magazine. He is the owner of the Pac-10 Player of the Year award in 1990.

In 1996 he was elected to Oregon State University’s Sports Hall of Fame. In the same year, he received an Olympic gold medal. In 1999 Gary Payton got another award named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year award. He achieves another gold medal in the 2000 Olympics. In 2006 Gary won the NBA championship. In 2013 Gary was recruited to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Net Worth & Salary of Gary Payton in 2024

Gary Payton Net Worth
Gary Payton Net Worth

Gary Payton is a famous basketball champion who has an estimated net worth of $150 million as of May 2024. Estimation of his net worth comes from a basketball career. Apart from his basketball playing, Gary earns lots of money from some sponsorships and endorsement deals, as well.

Gary is considered as one of the famous point guards of all-time history. It is a great achievement for his career that he is the only player who ever got the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Payton has been selected as the national player nine times. He made the federal records with some renowned celebrities, including Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Kevin Garnett. Apart from this, he is the highest scorer among the NBA’s point guards.


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