Metta Sandiford-Artest, basically a former basketball player is also known as Ron Artest. Now serves the South Bay Lakers of the NBA G League as a coach for developing performers. Ron Artest has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
His basic salary in the Los Angeles Lakers for the year 2016 was $1,550,000. It was a one year contract, where his salary was $555,170 in 2014.
Ron Artest first joined ‘NBA’ in 1999 and signed for a four years agreement which value is around $5.4 million.
This six feet seven inches aggressive athlete played as a defender and achieved the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004.
Ron Artest: At a Glance
|Changed Name||Metta World Peace|
|Date of Birth||November 13, 1979|
|Birthplace||Queens, New York|
|Occupation||Basketball player, coach|
|Spouse name||Kimsha Artest|
|Children||Ron Artest III, Jeron Artest, Sadie Artest, Diamond Artest|
|Net Worth||$35 million|
Former basketball defender Ron Artest was born in Long Island City, Queens, New York on November 13, 1979. When he was in school he was at La Salle Academy.
Artest went through trauma because he was an observer of a player’s murder.
In 1999, Ron Artest began his professional career by selecting NBA Draft and signed for 4 years’ approval valued 4.5 million dollars.
Next in 2003, he was involved in a personal clash with Pat Riley and got suspended for the next four matches. After expiring ban
Ron Artest tried his best and per game, scored 18.3, and 3.7 assists. And became renowned as Defensive Player of the Year 2004.
Everyone was concerned about Ron Artest’s aggressive personality but he performed extraordinarily with the team and the coach Rick Adelman and scored at 14-5 run which was the tremendous run in that season in 2006.
Afterward, Houston Rockets signed him, the team also signed Patrick Ewing Jr. and Sean Singletary for the coach ‘Bobby Jackson’ in 2008.
‘Los Angeles Lakers’ offered Ron Artest a five years contract, which value was 33 million dollars and Ron joined the team in 2009.
Subsequently, he played for New York Knicks in 2013 and earned $1,280,000.
Then in 2015, World Peace went in an agreement with him and the next year, again they signed Ron Artest.
Finally, taking retirement as a player, he started serving as a coach from 2017.
Awards and Achievements
From the beginning of Ron Artest’s career, he started achieving. In 1999, he received the ‘Haggerty Award’.
Next, NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2004. Moreover, he achieved National Basketball Association Awards in 2011.
“We have got guys that can play. Whatever I can do out there that’s effective and positive, I just try to do.”
“I was just trying to do what I do.”
Ron explained I got tired of that name, that’s why I changed my name.
Ron Artest has a net worth around $35 million.