Steven D’Shawn Francis, better known as Steve Francis, is one of the multi-millionaires in the sports industry. According to the latest estimations, Steve Francis net worth has reached the sum of 40 million dollars. Steve has earned his net worth as a professional basketball player. He played in the NBA league from 1999 to 2010, during which time Francis accumulated the greatest part of his net worth.
Steve Francis Net Worth $40 Million
Steven D’Shawn Francis was born on February 21, 1977 in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States. He began playing basketball in Montgomery Blair high school in Silver Spring, Maryland. Afterwards, he enrolled into university basketball and from 1996 to 1997 he played for Jan Jacinto basketball team. From 1997 to 1998, Steve played for Allegany College basketball team which represents Allegany College of Maryland. During the last year in college, from 1998 to 1999 Francis played in The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team.
In 1999 Steve Francis began his professional career in the NBA league, this way opening his net worth account. In the NBA draft he was chosen in the first round second overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies. Afterwards, he was traded to the Houston Rockets team where he successfully played from 1999 to 2004. Being 1.91m height and 95kg weight he played in the position of point guard. From 2004 to 2006, Francis played for the Orlando Magic basketball team. From 2006 to 2008, Steve played for the New York Knicks, and from 2007 to 2008, the player worked for the Houston Rockets basketball team. Then from 2008 to 2009, he played for the Portland Trail Blazers. Steve Francis ended his career with the Beijing Ducks, a Chinese basketball team. He has been playing under the number 3 and 1.
During his career Steve’s net worth rose after each award. He has been named NBA All Star three times in 2002, 2003 and 2004, after being titled NBA Rookie of the Year in 2000. The same year his team was named NBA All Rookie First Team. In 1999, Houston Rockets where Steve played was named First team All-ACC. The best season during Francis’ entire career was 2001-2002, when he was able to play for 41.1 minutes per game and managed to score 21.6 points per game. Moreover, he also managed to make 7 rebounds per game that season.
Francis increased his net worth the most during 2008-2009 season, when he was playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, and earned more than 17 million dollars per season, this way adding a decent sum to the overall amount of Steve Francis’ net worth. Over his whole career, Steve Francis earned more than 103 million dollars. He is rated number 217th according to the NBA ELO Player Rating.
Steve is now retired, and it has been reported that he is addicted to cocaine, but he has denied this.
In 2006 Steve Francis married his current wife Shelby Francis. The couple has two children, a daughter and a son.
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