|Celebrated Name:||Sue Bird|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Suzanne Brigit Bird|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Birth Date:||16 October 1980|
|Birth Place:||Syosset, New York, United States|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Dating/Boyfriend (Name):||Yes (Megan Rapinoe)|
|Is Sue Bird Lesbian?||Yes (Lesbian)|
|Profession:||Professional basketball player|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$6 million|
|Last Updated:||January 2022|
Sue Bird is a popular professional basketball player from America who plays for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She has won three WNBA championships with the Storm, four FIBA World Cups, four Olympic gold medals and is also a five-time EuroLeague Champion. Bird has also played for three teams in Russia.
Maybe you know about Sue Bird very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2022? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Sue Bird’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
Suzanne Brigit Bird was born on October 16, 1980, in Syosset, New York, to her parents Herschel and Nancy Bird. Her father is Russian Jewish, and she also holds Israeli citizenship.
The bird was interested in field sports since childhood and was inspired by her elder sister, who is an athlete. Apart from basketball, she also played soccer, tennis and ran track. When Bird was in sixth grade, she began playing AAU basketball. Once a security guard asked for her autograph when she was 11 because he was impressed by her in a St. John’s basketball game.
Bird went to the Syosset High School and later attended Christ the King Regional High School, where she represented her team in the New York state championship. At that time, she won the New York State Player of the Year and was named New York Daily News Player of the Year.
In 2017, Bird publicly came out as a lesbian and is currently in a relationship with soccer player Megan Rapinoe. Together, they posed for the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue.”
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 16 October 1980, Sue Bird is 41 years old as of today’s date 21st January 2022. Her height is 1.75 m tall, and her weight is 68 kg.
Sue Bird started her professional basketball career in 2002 when the Seattle Storm selected her at the WNBA draft. In her first season, she played all the 32 matches and averaged 14.4 ppg. In the same year, she was chosen in the WNBA Western Conference All-Star team and was the runner-up of the Rookie of the Year award.
In 2004, Bird led her team to win the WNBA Championship and became the eleventh player to receive an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship. She injured her knee in the 2012 season and was ruled out for the entire 2013 season.
Bird also played for the Russian basketball team Spartak Moscow Region and helped the team to win both the 2006-07 Russian Super League and the EuroLeague Women championships. From 2011 to 2014, she played for the UMMC Ekaterinburg basketball team of Russia and helped her team to win all the three consecutive championships.
The bird was also a part of the USA Basketball national team which won the gold medal at the 2000 Jones Cup Team in Taipei. In 2002, along with the national team, she competed in the World Championships in China. She was also a member of the 2004 Women’s Olympic Basketball Team’s roster that won the gold at the Games in Athens, Greece. In 2008, Bird, along with the team again, won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic in China.
In 2010, she was chosen to represent as one of the team members at the WNBA versus USA Basketball game. She also represented her country at the World Championships, 2012 Summer Olympics, 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, and the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.
Awards & Achievements
Sue Bird has won several awards in her illustrious career. She is a three-time WNBA champion (2004, 2010, 2018), eleven-time WNBA All-Star, five-time All-WNBA First Team, three-time All-WNBA Second Team and WNBA assists, leader. She was included in the list of WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time in 2011. Bird is also a member of the WNBA All-Decade Team, WNBA all-time assists leader, and WNBA Top [email protected]
In 2002, Bird was given the Honda Sports Award. In the same year, she won the Naismith College Player of the Year, USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Big East Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, Associated Press Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year.
Net Worth & Salary of Sue Bird in 2022
As of January 2022, Sue Bird has an estimated net worth of more than $6 million. She has made this huge fortune through her successful career as a professional basketball player.
Bird has played for various teams and helped them to win several championships including the EuroLeague championship (2007–2010, 2013), Europe SuperCup (2009, 2010), NCAA championship (2000, 2002), Russian National League (2007, 2008, 2012–2014), and many more.
She is also a 4× Olympic Gold Medalist (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016), 4× FIBA World Cup Gold Medalist (2002, 2010, 2014, 2018), and 2006 FIBA World Cup Bronze Medalist.
Bird also makes a significant amount of money through brand endorsements, media appearances, and sponsorships.
Sue Bird is one of the most talented basketball players in the world. She has worked hard all her life to be at the position where she is today. Bird is also very active on various social media platforms, including Instagram, where she has more than 400k followers.