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Bill Russell Net Worth: Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Bill Russell Biography & Wiki 2017

Bill Russell is probably a more known name for the fans of basketball as he is considered to be one of the most successful professional basketball players. Bill is known as the member of Boston Celtics basketball team. During his career as a basketball player Russell was named as NBA Most Valuable Player, he also received Presidential Medal of Freedom and was included into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, FIBA Hall of Fame and National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. If you think how rich is Bill Russell it could be said that Bill’s net worth is $10 million. Undoubtedly, this sum of money mainly came from his successful career as a basketball player and coach.

Bill Russell Net Worth $10 Million

William Felton Russell, better known to the world as Bill Russell, was born in 1934, in Louisiana. Bill’s childhood was not perfect as his parents experienced racism very often and later they had to live in poverty. When Bill was only 12 years old his mother died and was really shocked. At first Russell did not succeed as a basketball player and he had to work hard in order to become one of the bests. His coach George Powles encouraged Bill and soon he started to play a lot better. Later Bill was noticed by Hal DeJulio and received a scholarship to study at University of San Francisco. At that time Bill understood that basketball can help him to have a better life than he had before. In 1955 and 1956 Russell together with USF’s team won NCCA championships and proved that he is really good at basketball.

In 1956 Bill received a suggestion to start to play in NBA and was traded to play in Boston Celtics. Before even starting to play in this team, Bill together with U.S. national basketball team participated in 1956 Summer Olympics. The team then won the gold medal. This of course added to Bill Russell’s net worth. As it was said before, Bill achieved success and popularity while playing in Boston Celtics. Many professionals praised Bill and his way of playing. From 1966 till 1969 Bill was also a coach of Boston Celtics and this undoubtedly made Russell’s net worth higher. When Russel was 35 years old he ended his career as a basketball player and in 1973 started to work as a coach of Seattle SuperSonics and later of Sacramento Kings. This also had a huge impact on the growth of Bill Russell’s net worth.

Finally, it could be said that Bill Russell is the legend in the history of basketball. Although there appeared some difficulties during his career no can deny the fact that he is one of the best basketball players of all time. Many contemporary players should look up to him and admire him. Let’s hope that Bill Russell will live for a long time and that he will always be remembered as one of the bests.

On February 15, 2011 President Barack Obama awarded legendary Boston Celtics center Bill Russell with the Presidantial Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian award.

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Bill Russell Filmography



Miami Vice1986TV SeriesJudge Roger Ferguson
On the Right Track1981Robert
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesMayfield (segment "Love and the Flunky")
The Bill Cosby Show1971TV SeriesMale Teacher #1
It Takes a Thief1968TV SeriesGeorge the Butler
Cowboy in Africa1967TV SeriesRanch Hand



Pacific Inferno1979special thanks



NBA Hardwood Classics2003-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Announcer
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2009TV SeriesHimself - Former Basketball Player (segment "Legends")
The Daily Show2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
Find Yourself a Dream: The Bob Love Story2008Video documentaryHimself
Fathers of the Sport2008DocumentaryHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself
Iconoclasts2005TV Series documentary
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself - Ceremonial First Pitch Tosser
The George Michael Sports Machine2004TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Jim Brown: All American2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (NBA, Hall of Famer)
ESPN SportsCentury2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bill Russell: My Life, My Way2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sports Geniuses2000TV SeriesHimself
NBA All-Star Stay in School Jam1992TV MovieHimself
Don Rickles: Rickles on the Loose1986TV MovieHimself
The 1986 Goodwill Games1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
1983 NBA All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1982TV SeriesHimself
1982 NBA All-Star Game1982TV SpecialHimself
The NBA on CBS1981TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The White Shadow1981TV SeriesHimself
1981 NBA All-Star Game1981TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1979TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Player / Himself - Pro Basketball Player
Saturday Night Live1979TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
Sports Challenge1973TV SeriesHimself
1973 NBA All-Star Game1973TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Soul Train1972TV Series documentaryGuest
Flip1972TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1971-1972TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Performer
The Dick Cavett Show1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
1972 NBA All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
Goin' Back to Indiana1971TV SpecialHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1971TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1969TV SeriesHimself
1969 NBA All-Star Game1969TV SpecialHimself
1968 NBA All-Star Game1968TV SpecialHimself - Eastern Conference Center
The Ed Sullivan Show1959TV SeriesHimself
Basketball Headliners1956ShortHimself (uncredited)
Basketball Headliners of 19501950ShortHimself - U. of San Francisco Player
The Olympic Games1936TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Commentator (voice)

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Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer
Undertaker: The Streak - 20-02012Video documentaryHimself
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
:03 from Gold2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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