Penny Hardaway
Penny Hardaway
Celebrated Name: Penny Hardaway
Real Name/Full Name: Anfernee Deon “Penny” Hardaway
Gender: Male
Age: 53 years old
Birth Date: 18 July 1971
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 2.01 m
Weight: 88 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): No
Children: Yes (Jayden Hardaway, LaTanfernee Hardaway, Layla Hardaway)
Profession: American college basketball coach
Net Worth in 2024: $60 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Anfernee Penny Hardaway is a retired NBA player in the US. Penny had four-time NBA All-Star selections in series. In the 1996 Summer Olympics, Penny Hardaway won the gold medal. He is the runner-up for Rookie of the Year Award in 1994. Apart from the NBA, he did a wonderful Nike Ad campaign as “Lil Penny,” his own puppet version.

Maybe you know about Penny Hardaway 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 Penny Hardaway’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

Anfernee Deon Hardaway was born in Memphis on July 18, 1971. He brought up with his maternal grandmother and got his beautiful nickname “Penny” from her. She used to call him “Pretty” that turns to “Penny.”

He started playing basketball at Treadwell High School. He got National High School Player of the Year Award for Parade Magazine with 36.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists.

He went to the University of Memphis for further studies where he robbed at gunpoint and hit by a bullet in the foot. He got selected by the Golden State Warriors and started his NBA career in 1993.

Penny had played with Orlando Magic Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, and Miami Heat, but he played exceptionally well with the Orlando Magic.

Penny Hardaway has a son and two daughters. His Son Jayden Hardaway is also a basketball player who plays at guard position like him. His daughters are La Tanfernee and Layla Hardaway. After his retirement, he started contributing his support to basketball teams at Memphis.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 18 July 1971, Penny Hardaway is 53 years old as of today’s date 25th July 2024. His height is 2.01 m tall, and his weight is 88 kg.


Penny’s golden career started with his selection by the Golden State Warriors while playing for the Memphis State University. He was traded to Orlando Magic in 1993. He started his career with the MVP Award for the first-ever Schick Rookie Game.

Penny averaged 16 points, 5.4 rebounded, and 6.6 assists in his first ever league. His following seasons with Orlando averaged 20.9 points.

He got a terrific acting talent too. Blue Chips, a basketball drama film, featured Penny Hardaway and his partner Shaquille O’Neal as lead actors in 1994.

Penny Hardaway became the only NBA player to average 20 points, five assists. He won the gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He averaged 9 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.8 rebounds.

In 1998, Hardaway experienced brutal knee injuries that need surgery. Penny was traded to Phoenix Suns in 1999. He averaged 16.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 5.3 assists, but got two more surgeries in 2000-01 NBA season.

He has played for the New York Knicks from 2004 to 2006. He signed Miami Heat and finally released by this team in December 2007.

Awards & Achievements

Penny got four straight All-Star, 2 All NBA First Team, 1 All-Rookie First Team. He was awarded Orlando Magic’s Fan Choice Award in 1994. He got Runner up for Rookie of the Year Award. He was runner-up to Chris Webber. He had an Olympic Gold Medal in 1996.

Net Worth & Salary of Penny Hardaway in 2024

Penny Hardaway Net Worth
Penny Hardaway Net Worth

As of July 2024, Penny Hardaway has a net worth of $60 million. He has made most of the money during his NBA career. He is also popular for “Lil Penny,” the Nike funny Ad Campaign and Basketball Drama movie Blue Chips.
He also owns a barbershop and beauty salon in Memphis.

With an unfortunate end to an elevated career, Penny chooses to stay connected with the game. Hardaway helped his friend Desmond Merriweather in coaching his team. In 2012, Hardaway became a part of an ownership group, the Memphis Grizzlies minority.

Penny was usually compared to Magic Johnson for his exceptional impact even after plagued by injuries. His dramatic career as an NBA superstar ends with another “What if” in Basketball player’s history.


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