|Net Worth:||$170 million|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Date of birth:||August 23 1988|
|Source of wealth:||Basketball Player|
Jeremy Lin, a professional basketball player currently signed with the Atlanta Hawks is the first Chinese to play in the NBA.
As of 2019, Jeremy Lin’s net worth is $170 million.
Jeremy Lin was born in Los Angeles County to parents who are originally from Taiwan.
As his parents have dual nationality, Jeremy can also be given a Taiwanese passport but has not felt the need to do so.
He grew up and attended school in the San Francisco Bay Area. In high school, he joined the basketball team and led his team to victory several times as well.
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Jeremy Lin desperately wanted to attend a prestigious university such as Berkeley and Stanford, sending videos of himself playing basketball hoping that they offer him a basketball scholarship.
However, none of the above universities were willing to invest in him and he couldn’t attend his dream college.
Instead, the Harvard coach saw him play while he was in high school and wanted to recruit him. According to coaches and according to Lin, he doesn’t have the conventional skill and it takes people time to distinguish him from the average player.
The coaches from Harvard managed to see this and offered him a position on their team, though they couldn’t offer him a scholarship based on the university’s policy.
At Harvard, he didn’t get a chance to play immediately but keeping Jeremy Lin’s height and his skill in mind, he was eventually made to play for the team, proving to be a worthy member.
His time at Harvard helped hone his skills, something which contributed indirectly to Jeremy Lin’s net worth of $170 million as of today.
Though Jeremy Lin has become a renowned player today, this wasn’t always the case and it took him some time to actually reach such fame.
He wasn’t picked by any team during the NBA Draft and signed with the Golden State Warriors. He managed to make a mark through this team and was supported immensely by the Asian-American community at the time, though he hadn’t played professionally before that.
Eventually, he signed with the New York Knicks and though he didn’t make an active place on the team initially, he managed to do so after an interval.
When he started playing for the team, his popularity soon rose, and his fame was referred to as Linsanity.
Though this was beneficial to him in some ways, Jeremy felt pressured to live up to expectations when he joined the Houston Rockets, something which affected him negatively.
After the rockets, Jeremy Lin has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets and has recently been traded to the Atlanta Hawks.
Owing to his ethnicity, he has been offered a position by Chinese teams as well.