|Celebrated Name:||Pau Gasol|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Paul Gaso Saez|
|Age:||43 years old|
|Birth Date:||6th July 1980|
|Birth Place:||Barcelona, Spain|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Catherine McDonnell|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No/Yes (name)|
|Is Pau Gasol Gay?||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$75 million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
In the history of basketball, Pau Gasol is one of the most successful basketball players in the history of the game. In 2002 he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year, making him the first non-American player to have won the prestigious award. To date Gasol has won every title there is to be won in NBA. Internationally he has won in Olympics as well as in the FIBA world cup. In 2008 he became the first Spanish player to reach NBA final.
Maybe you know about Pau Gasol very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Pau Gasol’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.
Early Life & Biography
Pau Gasol is a Spanish NBA player who born July 6th, 1980, in Barcelona, Spain, to his father Agusti and his mother, Marisa. Though born in Barcelona, his parents moved when he was two years old to Sant Boi de Llobregat, where he was raised. Both his parents had no basketball background as his dad was a nurse administrator while his mother used to as medical doctor.
His basketball career started when in school, as he used to play for his school team before signing for the Catalonian basketball team Cornella. At the age of sixteen, he was drafted in Barcelona’s junior team. His younger brother Marc Gasol is also an NBA player who is currently signed by Toronto Raptors.
After he signed Memphis Grizzlies, his family moved with him to the USA and settled in Germantown, Tennessee. His two brothers Marc and Adrian, enrolled in Lausanne Collegiate School. Though his parents had thought of moving to Los Angeles when he signed for Lakers, they later decided to settle in Memphis permanently. Today his dad works from home while mother Marisa is a volunteer at St Jude Children Research Hospital. In 2019, Gasol married his girlfriend Catherine McDonnell, who he had been dating from 2016.
While growing up, Gasol’s interest was in football, but as he grew up, he came to love basketball. His passion though, was not in sports and never saw his career being in sports as he wanted to become a doctor. In 1991 when Magic Johnson made his HIV status public, 11 years old decided he would become a doctor so that he can find a cure to Aids.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 6th July 1980, Pau Gasol is 43 years old as of today’s date 7th December 2023. His height is 2.16m tall, and his weight is 113 kg.
In 2001, Memphis Grizzlies came calling and signed for him where he played for them till 2008 when he left for Los Angeles Lakers. His first season with the Grizzles saw him winning Rookie of the year award. His two first seasons with the Grizzles saw playing all 164 games and only came to miss a game in his third season with a foot injury.
On February first, Grizzlies decide to trade him for several players to Los Angeles Lakers, a trade that was surrounded by some controversies. Four days later, he made his debut with the Lakers, where he scored 24 points and 12 rebounds. He went on to play for Lakers till 2014 when he joined Chicago Bulls.
He only had two years with the Bulls before joining San Antonio Spurs for three years starting from 2016. His foot injury saw him being released by the spurs in 2019 and signed with Milwaukee Bucks and only played three games for them before being released again due to injury. Portland Trail Blazers signed him the same year but waived him without making a single appearance for them.
Awards & Achievements
Throughout his career, awards and medals have been the order of the day. In 2001, he was the NBA champion a fete he would repeat in the following year. 2002 saw him becoming the NBA Rookie of the Year, an award that was yet to be won by a non-American player. Among his many awards are six NBA all-stars awards, 2 Mr. Europa awards, Two FIBA Player of the Year awards, and four Eurostar awards. So far, he has collected a record twenty medals with the Spanish National Team, among them six gold medals.
Net Worth & Salary of Pau Gasol in 2023
Basketball has been the source of his earning after taking the sport as his career. Today Pau Gasol is estimated to be worth around $75 million as of December 2023. During his playing career, some lucrative endorsements came his way of earning him a fortune.
Besides basketball, he is also known for his charity work with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In 2003 he became a UNICEF ambassador, a role that has seen him travel a lot across the world. To him, though his dream of becoming a doctor never materialized, he cherishes when he uses a public profile in helping the needy. In 2012, PBWA started a charity projected to his name to help kids achieve their goals.