Jay Williams is a former basketball player who has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He accumulated his fortune through his profession as a basketball player as well as an entrepreneur.
William has played for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA and college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball. He is currently working as an analyst for ESPN for which he earns $2 million annually.
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Earning As a Basketball Player
Jay Williams was one of the highest-paid players during his career. His past net worth was $12 million with a salary of $8 million. which decreased after his bike accident.
The former basketball player played for Duke Blue Devils from 2001-2002. Later, he got selected by Chicago Bulls with the second overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft. During his career on the basketball court, he made his income in six digits.
Left NBA After Bike Accident
On June 9, 2003, he had a bike accident in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood. The police told, Williams was not wearing a helmet, was not licensed to ride a motorcycle in Illinois, and was violating the term of his Bulls contract.
At the accident, the Chicago Bull player had injuries in the main nerve in the left leg, fractured pelvis, and three torn ligaments in his knee. For the recovery, he had done 13 surgeries, 100 staples in the leg, and physical therapy to regain the use of his leg. The Bulls gave Williams $3 million when they waived him, which could use for his medical expenses.
Working For ESPN Network
In 2003, Williams joined ESPN as a commentator, where later he became a game and studio analyst in 2008. Also, he worked as an analyst for CBS College Sports Network in 2007. An analyst appeared in NBA Live 19 as an announcer.
According to the New York Post, ESPN launched a new radio morning show, 'Keyshawn' with hosts Keyshawn, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti in 2020.
Involved in Business
After leaving basketball, he has been engaged in business. As per the article on BlackEnterprise.com, Williams is the co-founder, 'Simatree', a management consulting company. Likewise, he is a partner with EPIC Insurance and partial owner of 'The CabinNYU restaurant'. However, the player is also a well-established person in the business.
Writer and Spokesperson
In 2016, ESPN's co-host released his autobiography, 'Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention'. The cost of a book on the amazon is $6.19 for a kindle and $7.45 for a hardcover. Recently he served as the Spokesperson of Vision Federal Credit Union headquartered in Endwell, New York.
Bike and Car
A former NBA player is also a rider who is an expert in driving a bicycle to a vehicle. In 2003 when he had a terrible Bike accident at that incident he was riding Yamaha YZF-R6, which cost was $13.5K in 2002. Recently, Williams is using Tesla Model X car which costs $200,000.
Expenditure on Vacation Trips
Williams adores traveling, he travels every year with his family. A year ago he went on a vacation trip to Dubai with his wife and daughter. According to the star news Youtube channel, it was said that Jay spent $ 20,000 for seven days, remaining in a five-star inn, barring flight tickets.