Derrick Martell Rose was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 4, 1988. He grew up lacking a father but his three older brothers made up for this fact by taking on the fatherly role. They strongly encouraged him to play basketball and their determination paid off when he became one of the country‰Ûªs best high school players in 2003. In 2007 the ‰ÛÏChicago Tribune‰Û named him ‰ÛÏIllinois Mr. Basketball Player.‰Û
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2. Income & Salary
In 2008 he was recruited by the Chicago Bulls as the first overall pick. In 2011 he signed a 5-year deal with the Chicago Bulls for $95 million and the same year became the youngest basketball player ever to have received the NBA Most Valuable Player Award. The past few years he has struggled with injuries but they have not halted his career at all.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Derrick Rose has an estimated net worth of around $36.6 million. In Forbes‰Ûª 2014 listing of the world‰Ûªs highest paid athletes he weighed in at number 13. His deal with the Chicago Bulls made his yearly salary in 2014 about $18 million. He has a number of amazing endorsement deals including an outrageous $250 million deal with Adidas for the next 14 years. This endorsement is one of the highest and most expensive deals ever. His other endorsement deals are with Powerade, Wilson, 2K Sports, Wilson Sporting Goods Co., and Skullcandy. Because he is only 24 years old it is expected that he will be offered another major contract with his top level performances so his net worth is expected to continue to rise.
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