Net Worth: $55 Million
- Source of Wealth NBA, Basketball, Sports
- Birth Place Chelyan, West Virginia
- Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)
- Marital Status Married (Karen West)
- Full Name Jerry Alan West
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth May 28, 1938
- Ethnicity Caucasian
- Weight 185 lbs (84 kg)
- Occupation Professional Basketball Player (Retired)
- Education West Virginia University
- Children 5 (Jonnie, Ryan, Michael, David, Mark)
About Jerry West
Known for his nicknames “Zeke from Cabin Creek”, “The Logo” and “Mr. Clutch”, Jerry West is a retired NBA player who is now worth $55 million. His entire 14-year professional career was spent with the Los Angeles Lakers.
While studying at West Virginia University, he led the university’s team to the 1959 NCAA championship game. Despite the WVU Mountaineers’ loss, West still earned the Most Valuable Player award. A year later, he was selected by Minneapolis Lakers as its second overall pick in the first round of 1960 NBA Draft.
Jerry West is probably one of the most successful players in the history of NBA. His 14-year tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers enabled him to be hailed as one 50 Greatest Players in NBA history and be inducted into the inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, in 1996 and 1980 respectively. For fourteen times, he was part of an NBA All-Star Team. He has played for 9 NBA Finals and he is the only player to have won the Finals MVP award despite the fact that his team lost.
In 1995, he became a recipient of NBA Executive of the Year Award for managing Lakers and 2004, he received the same award for managing Memphis Grizzlies.
Jerry West has three sons named David, Michael and Mark from his first wife. Martha Jane Kane. His marriage to his second wife Karen resulted to the birth of his other two sons named Jonnie and Ryan.