Yao Ming Net Worth

Net Worth: $65 Million

  • Source of Wealth Basketball
  • Birth Place Shanghai, China
  • Height 7'6" (2m29)
  • Marital Status Spouse: Ye Li (m. 2007)
  • Nationality China
  • Date of Birth September 12, 1980
  • Ethnicity Chinese
  • Occupation Former Basketball Player
  • Children Yao Qinlei Ming
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About Yao Ming

Former Chinese professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets, Yao Ming has an estimated net worth of $65 million. Born in Shanghai, as a teenager he started playing for the Shanghai Sharks.

Yao was drafted by the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2002, and later that year became only the third Chinese national ever to play in the NBA.Yao was already famous, and famously tall: at 7’5″ (2.26 meters) he towered over even most professional players, and he had played for China’s national team in the 2000 Olympic Games and the 2002 FIBA World Championships. He also played five seasons with the Shanghai Sharks of the China Basketball Association.

Both of Yao’s parents played for the national basketball teams of China; his mother, Fang Feng Di, is 6’3″ tall and his father Yao Zhi Yuan is 6’7″.Yao is married to Ye Li (6 ft 3 in), a women’s basketball player for China. He met her when he was 17 years old, she is the only woman he’s ever dated. On July 16, 2009, Yao bought his former club team, the Shanghai Sharks, which were on the verge of not being able to play the next season of the Chinese Basketball Association due to financial troubles.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Yao Ming's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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