Rick Fox is a Canadian-Bahamian former basketball player of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He used to play for the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.
He also was a college basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He is an actor and businessman as well. He was the owner of the eSports business called Echo Fox.
He played internationally for Canada twice at the FIBA World Championships. His net worth is estimated to be about $18 million.
Read more to find out more about Fox and how he acquired his massive wealth.
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Rick Fox Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Date of Birth||July 24, 1969|
|Height||6ft 6 inch (2 meters)|
|Source of Wealth||Basketball player, Actor, Businessman|
|Country of Origin||Canada|
|Last Updated||February 2021|
Ulrich Alexander Fox was born on 24th July, 1969. His hometown is in Toronto, Ontario. Rick’s parents are Dianne Gerace and Ulrich Fox. Rick came from a family with a history in sports other than basketball.
His mother was a high jumper of the Olympics. She is of Italian and Scottish descent but is a Canadian.
Adding onto his existing rich family background, Rick’s father who is a Bahamian was the first to manufacture and sell ice in the Bahamas. He has a sister, Jeanene Fox, who is a famous interior designer and television personality.
Rick grew up in Nassau. His family moved to the Bahamas when he was young. He proceeded to attend school in Nassau.
Rick continued to play basketball in high school at Indiana. He attended the University of North Carolina and led his team in the NCAA Final Four in 1991.
Fox’s NBA career started in 1991. On the first round of the 1991 NBA draft, the Boston Celtics selected Rick as 24th pick. Since Larry Bird in 1979, Rick is the first starter on opening night who was a rookie.
He averaged 8 points in each game and made his way through the 1992 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Since then till his last game for the Boston Celtics in 1997, he has achieved double scoring.
In 1997, after the Celtics let go of Fox, he started playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Once again, he was put into the starting position in the slot and averaged double figures in every game.
He played all 82 games in the 1997-98 season. However, in 2002-03 his performance began to get hampered due to an ankle injury. Therefore, he played 75 out of 76 games.
After the 2003-04 season, he was traded back to play for the Celtics. Instead of going back, Fox decided to retire from playing in the NBA.
He played internationally for Canada twice, in the 1990 and 1994 FIBA World Championships.
Fox earned a Bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television, and Motion pictures. Rick already had an acting career going even when he was playing basketball professionally.
He first appeared in the 1994 film ‘Blue Chips’ as a member of the Western University basketball team. He also acted in films like Eddie, He Got Game, Resurrection, and Holes.
He also was in the TV series OZ and Fairly Odd Parents. He appeared in 11 episodes among 1997 to 2003. After his retirement from NBA, he appeared in films like Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
He starred in many popular TV shows like Kevin Hill, Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill, Dirt, Dollhouse, The Game, The Big Bang Theory, iZombie, Shameless amidst many others.
Not just TV shows, Fox took part in reality television shows a celebrity contestant.
He appeared in Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Dancing with the Stars.
In 2015, Rick Fox along with partner Amit Raizada acquired a League of Legends team called Gravity Gaming. After many controversies and lawsuits, Fox departed from the eSports team in 2019.
Highlights and Achievements
- Three times NBA Champion
- NBA All Rookie Second Team
- First Team All ACC
- Third Team All ACC
- ACC Tournament MVP
- Armetis Women in Action Film Festival
- Golden Maple Awards
- Lenola Film Festival Inventa Un Film
Age, Height, and Weight
Rick Fox is 51 years old being born in 24 July 1969. He is 6ft 6 inches or 2 meters tall and weighs 235 lbs. or 107 kg.
Rick Fox had quite a colorful personal and love life. Rick has two children, Kyle Fox, and Sasha Gabriella Fox. Kyle Fox was born in 1993 when Rick was dating Kari Hillsman.
They began dating when Fox was still playing for the Boston Celtics. In 1999, Fox married singer Vanessa Willams and had their child in May of 2000. The couple filed for divorce in 2004.
The sportsman started dating Eliza Dushku in 2009, but they have broken up since 2014. There is no information regarding who the star is currently dating.
Although not much of a criticism, but it’s still worth mentioning that Fox faced a six-game suspension when he fought with Doug Christie, a player from Sacramento Knights.
Fox was also involved in a lawsuit by Echo Fox. According to the lawsuit, Fox allegedly was acting against the best interest of the company.
A letter was given to Fox informing him about the lawsuit which was signed by not only the partners but also top-level executives.
Fox filed a lawsuit against his partner Raizada and another partner alleging they committed fraud, breach of contract, and conspiracy, in response.
Rick Fox Net Worth in 2021
As of February 2021, Rick Fox has an estimated net worth of $18 million. At the beginning of his NBA career at the Boston Celtics his salary was $525,000.
By the end of his career, when he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, his salary was $4,800,000.
His total career salary is an estimated $34,029,278. He has been climbing the property ladder, with several condos and assets in and around Los Angeles.