|Celebrated Name:||Junior Bridgeman|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman|
|Age:||70 years old|
|Birth Date:||17 September 1953|
|Birth Place:||East Chicago, Indiana, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Doris Griffith|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Eden Bridgeman, Justin Bridgeman, Ryan Bridgeman)|
|Is Junior Bridgeman Gay?:||N/A|
|Profession:||Businessman and former professional basketball player.|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$650 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
Junior Bridgeman is a well-known businessman and former professional basketball player from America. He played for several teams in his NBA career, including the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, and others. Currently, he is the President and CEO of Bridgeman Foods Inc.
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Early Life & Biography
Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman was born on September 17, 1953, in East Chicago, Indiana. He was interested in basketball since childhood and used to play in his school basketball team. He has a brother Sam who went on to have success as a Major League Baseball pitcher. He was a member of the 1971 East Chicago Washington High School Senators basketball team that won the Indiana state high school basketball championship.
Bridgeman attended the University of Louisville, where he played under Coach Denny Crum. He was conferred with Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year for two consecutive years 1974 and 1975.
Bridgeman is married to his wife, Doris Griffith. Together, they are the parents of three children Eden Bridgeman, Justin Bridgeman, Ryan Bridgeman. He has been able to keep his personal life away from the limelight and live happily with his family in Chicago.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 17 September 1953, Junior Bridgeman is 70 years old as of today’s date 6th December 2023. His height is 1.96 m tall, and his weight is 85 kg.
Bridgeman started his professional basketball career in 1975 when the Los Angeles Lakers drafted him in the 1st Round. Later, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with David Meyers, Elmore Smith, and Brian Winters.
He played under coach Larry Costello in 1975-76 and averaged 8.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. The following year his coach was fired from the team, and Don Nelson was made the new head coach of Milwaukee. Nelson utilized his abilities to build a powerful team and won several division titles (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984).
After playing for nine years in Milwaukee, Bridgeman was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent two years with the Clippers and later returned to Milwaukee for one season before Bridgeman retired in 1987. He played in 711 games for the Milwaukee Bucks, which is the most in franchise history. Bridgeman played in 849 total NBA games, averaging 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.
After retiring from professional basketball, Bridgeman learned the business model of Wendy’s fast-food restaurant franchise. Later, he invested in the franchise and became the owner of more than 100 various Wendy’s and Chili’s restaurants all over the world. In 2017, he became the President and CEO of Bridgeman Foods Inc and a bottler for The Coca-Cola Company.
In 2008, the PGA of America appointed him to serve in their board of directors. Bridgeman was invited to serve on the board of governors of The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In 2012, Churchill Downs Inc. appointed him to the Company’s board of directors, and the University of Louisville appointed him on the Board of Trustees.
Bridgeman is also a member of the Simmons College of Kentucky Board of Trustees, and Louisville megachurch Southeast Christian Church.
Awards & Achievements
Junior Bridgeman has won several awards and accolades in his illustrious career. In 1988, his no. 2 jersey was retired by the Milwaukee Bucks. The following year, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was inducted into the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
Bridgeman was inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 2009, the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2019, he was awarded the Gold Cup award from Greater Louisville Inc. in honor of his business contributions and community involvement.
Net Worth & Salary of Junior Bridgeman in 2023
As of December 2023, Junior Bridgeman has an estimated net worth of more than $650 million. He has made this huge fortune through his successful career as a professional basketball player and businessman.
Bridgeman earned millions of dollars to play for various teams in the NBA, including the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. After retiring, he owned more than 100 restaurants, before selling in 2016. He also earns a massive part of his net worth serving on the boards of several multi-million dollar companies.
Junior Bridgeman is one of the most renowned basketball players as well as businessmen in the world. He is one of the very few people who excel in whatever they do. After having a successful basketball career, he invested in several businesses and earned millions of dollars.