Rick Fox – Net Worth, Money AND More
NET WORTH: $ 20 MILLION
SOURCES OF WEALTH:
Rick has earned all his wealth being an actor, athlete and a basketball player.
BIRTH, CHILDHOOD AND EARLY LIFE:
Rick Fox was born on July 24, 1969 as Ulrich Alexander Rick Fox in Toronto. He was born to Dianne Gerace, an Italian Canadian who was an Olympic high jumper and women’s pentathlete, and Ulrich Fox, a Bahamian. Rick along with his parents moved to Bahamas which was his father’s native. He there attended Kingsway Academy in Nassau, where he was a member of the high school’s basketball team, the “Saints.” Rick also played high school basketball in Warsaw, Indiana and after his two seasons there, the Indian High School Athletic Association declared that he had no more high school eligibility left and thus he was not allowed to participate in any of the games organized by the Indian High School Athletic Association. He was later voted on to the Indiana All-Star team in 1987. He then went on to star at the University of North Carolina where his highlights included leading the Tar Heels to the 1991 NCAA Final Four. He graduated in 1991 with a B.A in Radio Television and Motion Pictures.
CAREER IN BASKETBALL:
Rick started playing basketball during his high school and never left it. He entered the NBA with modest beginnings. He averaged eight points and 2.7 rebounds in his first season with the Celtics, and was named to the 1991-1992 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. With Larry Bird injured for 45 games of his final NBA year, he had the opportunity to fill in for the veteran player. He played in 81 games, and ironically became the first Celtics rookie to start on opening night since Bird in 1979. By the 1993-94 season, Rick doubled his playing minutes and scored a career-high 33 points against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Rick’s increasing numbers indicated that he was settling in with his new team, but by the 1994-95 season, he watched pieces of the house he’d begun to build crumble. He was put on reserve after Dominique Wilkins joined the Celtics and was further handicapped by injuries that significantly cut his playing time. Toward the end of the season, he underwent surgery to repair bone spurs in his ankles. Another factor contributed to his troubled season–in 1994 Fox was identified as having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). He played for Bolton Celtics and from 1997 until his retirement in 2004, Rick Fox played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.
SALARY PAID FOR RICK IN BASKETBALL CAREER:
1991-92 Boston Celtics NBA $525,000
1992-93 Boston Celtics NBA $650,000
1993-94 Boston Celtics NBA $755,000
1994-95 Boston Celtics NBA $1,750,000
1995-96 Boston Celtics NBA $1,750,000
1996-97 Boston Celtics NBA $1,750,000
1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $1,000,000
1998-99 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $1,750,000
1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $3,033,000
2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $3,400,000
2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $3,791,250
2002-03 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $4,340,231
2003-04 Los Angeles Lakers NBA $4,734,797
CAREER IN ACTING:
Rick’s acting debut came in 1994 in William Friedkin’s “Blue Chips.” Similar roles followed in 1996’s “Eddie” and 1998’s critically acclaimed “He Got Game” (directed by Spike Lee), before Rick’s breakout role on the hit HBO series “Oz.” Since then he has appeared in over a dozen network shows, including “Big Bang Theory”, “Ugly Betty,” “One Tree Hill,” “The Game” and “Dirt.” He also competed on the hit ABC series, Dancing with the Stars.In addition he has appeared in such diverse films as “Resurrection,” “Holes,” “Mini’s First Time” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns.”
Over the last 17 years he has worked for ABC, ESPN, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, TNT, TBS, LifeTime, VH1, BET, FX, HBO, Comedy Central, SpikeTV, NBA TV, FoxSports West, Turner Sports, KCAL, Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.
While Rick continues to strengthen his craft, he’s just as busy behind the camera developing his own film and television projects for his production company, 1744 Entertainment.
In 2005, Rick guest starred as the character Stephen Melbourne in the UPN television series Kevin Hill and also appeared in Love, Inc. as the the character David Marley. In In 2006 he played the role of Fabrizio in the film Mini’s First Time in addition to appearing over five episodes as the character Daunte on the drama One Tree Hill. In 2007 he played Wilhelmina Slater’s bodyguard and lover Dwayne in the second season of Ugly Betty, opposite his former wife Venessa Williams. The following year he signed on with the show Dirt to play a recurring role in a multi-episode story-line lasting six episodes playing the role of Prince Tyrese. In 2008 and 2009, he had a recurring role (as a fictionalized version of himself) on the BET Comedy Drama television series The Game, also returning to reprise his role in the 2012 season finale.
RELATIONSHIPS SO FAR:
Rick Fox is currently dating Eliza Dushku. He has been in five celebrity relationships averaging approximately 3.7 years each. His only marriage lasted 6.2 years. His dating history starts with his college girlfriend Kari Hillsman with whom he has a son named Kyle. He then dated with Tyra Banks, a model and it lasted only for 6 months in the year 1992. Later, he got married to Venessa L Williams who is an actress and a singer. They both elpoed in 1999 in the Carribean and had another ceremony in September 1999 in New York. Rick has a daughter with Venessa in 2000 named Sasha Gabriella. After The National Enquirer published pictures of Rick kissing and hugging another woman in mid-2004, Rick’s representative announced that the couple had been “headed toward divorce” for over a year. A few months later in August 2004, Rick filed for divorce from Williams. Rumors had even spread that he had a relationship with actress, Kristin Davis. At present, Rick is dating actress Eliza Dushku. He also has a younger sister, Jeanene Fox who is a highly successful European model and actress.
PROPERTY AND CAR OWNED BY RICK:
Rick is the owner of a luxury condominium at The Remington, an affluent high-rise residence on the Wilshire Corridor in Los Angeles. He bought the property roughly two months after his retirement in 2004 for $ 1.15 million. The condo can be converted in such a way that it has two separate bedroom suites or one large master suite with a private sitting room. The kitchen features granite counter-tops and a breakfast bar, and large picture windows allow for a wealth of sunlight in the family and dining room areas. Rick also owns a Cadillac Escallade which he loves drive around.