Derrick Rose: Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $30 Million

Career/Profession: Basketball player

Derrick Rose is one of the richest players of the National Basketball Association. He is an American Basketball player and the eminent NBA Star. Currently, he is the most substantial part of the Chicago Bulls.

Fully supported by his family:

Derrick Martell Rose was born on October 4th, 1988 in Chicago. He was raised by his mother in the Englewood area of Chicago along with his three elder brothers. He inherited this talent from his brothers who taught him how to play basketball. As he grew the fame he attained forced his mother to restrict his contacts as she was afraid that his way to the NBA would be blocked by the outside parties. His talent was always boosted by his brothers and they played an amazing role just like a father does. They seemed to be there for him always and stand by his side. Their full support made him enrolled in Chicago’s Simeon Academy and swiftly became one of the best school players. He usually had an average of 25.2 points per game and also facilitated the Academy with a state title.


Derrick was in a relationship with a girl named Mieka Reese. In 2012, Mieka gave a birth to a son named Derrick Rose Jr. He is a Christian and a God-loving man who has a full faith in God.


Reason behind his success:

John Calipari watched Rose while playing in AAU Game, and he was very fascinated with his play. So he hired him for University of Memphis Tigers. Various other teams of Indiana University and University of Illinois tried to get him into their team. But Rose continued his decision as he knew about the school’s history of setting players in the NBA. Rose’s play on the court made Tigers to achieve first rank in the history of 25 years. They captured the title of Conference USA Tournament with 33-1 record where an average of Rose was unbeatable i.e. 14.9 points. They also won the NCAA game tournament against the Kansas Jayhawks with Rose’s average of 25 points per game. In 2008, he proclaimed himself as NBA Draft, and after that Chicago Bulls picked him up. Under his tenure Memphis won a total of 38 games which was unbeatable record.


NBA Career:

Chicago Bulls selected Rose in their first pick and it was a matter of great honor for him. Initially, he was selected for the preparation of the Olympics in Beijing and played his first game in Pro Summer League. He became the second man to score 10 points after Michael Jordan and earned the title of Rookie of the Month. He also took part in All-Star weekend and defeated other NBA stars and claimed the trophy. His average was 16.8 points, 6.3 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. He also defeated Boston Celtics and turn out to be the second player after Chris Paul in NBA history to earn 35 points and 10 assists.

2009-2010: First All-Star Season

This season of Rose started with an ankle injury, but he prolonged to play as an opener for Bull’s against San Antonio Spurs. He was also elected for All Star Season for the first time and Bull’s hit the target with 41-41 record. His average was 26.8 points and 7.2 assists.

2010-2011: MVP Season

During this NBA season Bulls scored about 62 wins, which was the largest in their overall history. First victory was against the Los Angeles Lakers with an average of 29 points. Then this journey continued to follow with the defeat of the Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Atlanta Hawks. He was entitled as the NBA most valuable player.

2011-2012: Injury –Plagued Season

In 2011, Rose extended his contract for five more years for $94.8 million. He again voted for All-Star Game for the consecutive year. He was very unfortunate while playing against the Philadelphia 76ers as he got severely injured. He immediately moved out of the court and consulted doctor. So he had to get this surgery done in 2012.


2013-2014: Return Out Again

After so much pain he returned in 2013v against Indiana Pacers. It was a slow start with only 13 points in 20 minutes of play. He defeated the New York Knicks where he hit the court with 82-81 win. He again got severely injured while playing against the Portland Trail Blazers, but after the successful operation he again out for the season.

Other Endorsements:

The net worth of Derrick Rose is $ 30 million. Being one of the finest members of the Chicago Bulls has increased his net worth to a huge amount, but there are various other sources of his endorsement. After signing contract with Bulls he signed a shoe deal contract with Adidas for $1 million per year. He also merged himself with various other brands such as Skullcandy, Wilson Sporting Goods, Powerade, Force Factor etc. He was also proclaimed as the cover athlete for 2K Sports which was launched on Xbox 360. In 2011, Crain’s Chicago Business declared Rose amongst the top 10 NBA players to earn $1.5-$2.5 million. His contract with Adidas was worth $250 million over the period of 10 years.

Awards and Achievements:

  • NBA Rookie of the Year: 2009
  • Skills Challenge Champion: 2009
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2009
  • NBA Most Valuable Player: 2011
  • NBA All-Star Selection: 2010, 2011, 2012
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