Jalen Rose net worth: $51 million
Jalen Rose net worth and salary: Jalen Rose is an American sports analyst and retired professional basketball player who has a net worth of $60 million dollars. Rose is best known for his career in the NBA, his post-career as an NBA analyst, but for also being an integral part of the “Fab Five” Michigan team when he played for the NCAA.
A former professional basketball player, Jalen Rose retired in 2007 after playing for the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers, the Chicago Bulls, the Toronto Raptors, the New York Knicks, and the Phoenix Suns. It is arguable that his post-NBA career as an analyst has been equally as successful as his days as an NBA player.
During his NBA career, Jalen earned a little over $102 million in salary alone.
Early Life: Jalen Anthony Rose was born in Detroit, Michigan in January of 1973. His father Jimmy Walker was a #1 pick and even played Jerry West as the other half of the backcourt in the 1972 NBA All-Star game. Jalen never had the chance to meet his father in person but the two spoke over the phone often until Walker’s death in 2007 — he died of lung cancer. Rose’s mother, Jeanne, gave Jalen his name, which she claims is a combination of Jalen’s father’s name, James, as well as Jalen’s uncle’s name, Leonard.
The Fab Five: In high school Rose was featured in the documentary Hoop Dreams. He went to the University of Michigan and the team reached the NCAA Finals in both 1992 and 1993. Rose was a part of the “Fab Five” with the likes of Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. Rose and his teammates are given a significant amount of credit for revolutionizing basketball as a sport — both on the court and off. One trademark of Rose and his “Fab Five” teammates was wearing baggy uniform shorts instead of traditional daisy duke-style shorts, not to mention black socks and black shoes during gameplay. Rose would go on to lead his Michigan team in scoring during his freshman year — Rose put up 17.6 points per game, setting the school’s freshman record for scoring at 597 total points. Rose became the most outspoken member of his “Fab Five” squad, eventually playing as their small forward, acting as a leader of sorts. Though he came very close, Rose did not win an NCAA title. However, Rose was able to record over 1700 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists, not to mention 100 steals during his NCAA career.