Ulysses Lee Bridgeman was born on the 17th September 1953, in East Chicago, Indiana USA, and is a former of basketball player for 12 seasons in the NBA (1975 – 1987); being 1.96 meters high, he played in the position of small forward/shooting guard. In 1999, was been inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Currently, he is a successful businessman, the owner/franchisee of Wendy’s restaurants.
How much is the net worth of Junior Bringeman? Authoritative sources estimate that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $400 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. The main sources of his wealth are basketball and business.
Junior Bridgeman Net Worth $400 Million
To begin with, ‘Junior’ was raised in East Chicago, where he was a member of the East Chicago high school team, which managed to remain unbeaten (29-0) and won the championship of the State of Indiana in 1971. Among his teammates were Pete Trgovich and Tim Stoddard, who later became the pitcher in Major League Baseball. Later on, he continued his career playing at the University of Louisville (1972 -1975).
Concerning his professional career, Bridgeman was selected 8th in the first round of the NBA Draft 1975 by the Los Angeles Lakers, but transferred with Brian Winters to the Milwaukee Bucks against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Bridgeman played with Milwaukee Bucks from 1975 to 1984, beginning his path by being named the MVC Player of the Year in 1975. He found his place in the Bucks, although he was the sixth man for most of his career, yet managed to score at least 10 points per game in nine consecutive seasons. These years saw a solid start to his net worth.
In 1984, he was traded with Marques Johnson and Harvey Catchings to Los Angeles Clippers for Terry Cummings, Ricky Pierce and Craig Hodges, then in 1986, he was traded with Derek Smith and Franklin Edwards to the team of the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Mike Woodson, Larry Drew as well as 1st and 2nd draft picks. However, the same year – 1986, Junior was waived by Sacramento Kings, and later signed a contract with Bucks; from 1986 to 1987, he played again with Milwaukee Bucks. In 1988, he decided to retire, and his jersey number 2 was also retired from the franchise of the Bucks. During his career, he managed to score 11,517 points, make 2.995 rebounds and 2,066 assists. Overall, playing basketball in the NBA has increased the total size of Junior Bridgeman net worth very significantly.
After retiring from the professional sport, Junior did not waste the money he had earned, and successfully entered the international fast food restaurant business. According to the latest data, he owns more than 100 Wendy’s restaurants as the franchisee. In addition to this, he holds the position of the President of Bridgeman Foods LLC.
Moreover, he became a member of the University Of Louisville Board Of Trustees in the summer of 2016.
Finally, in the personal life of the former basketball player and current businessman, he is married to Doris, and they have three children.
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