Marc Gasol is a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies. Gasol, 32, hails from Barcelona, Spain and is the younger brother of fellow NBA player Pau Gasol. Marc moved to the United States during his teenage years while his brother played for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was selected #48 overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and was traded in a deal that included his brother Pau that sent him to Memphis where he has spent the entirety of his NBA career. Marc is finishing up his 9th full season in the NBA where he has proven himself as a legitimate force and an All Star caliber player. In the summer of 2015, Gasol signed a big contract that has paved the way to his high net worth.
Marc Gasol’s net worth currently sits at $40 million. In July of 2015, Gasol signed an extension with the Memphis Grizzlies that was worth $113 million for five years. After the conclusion of this season, Marc would have completed two out of the five years on his contract. His career began with his initial contract with the Grizzlies that was three years for just shy of $10 million. After averaging double-digit points per game in all of his first three seasons, he was awarded a contract extension for four years worth $57.5 million. To date, Marc Gasol’s on the court earnings in the NBA have totaled more than $100 million. These earnings along with a few endorsements have helped create Marc Gasol’s net worth. Back in 2015, when Memphis signed Gasol to his extension paying him more than $22 million a year on average, many thought the price was quite steep. However, Gasol has used his big pay day as motivation. Gasol was named an All Star for the 2017 season and has also posted a career high 19.5 points per game during the 2017 campaign. The remaining three years on his contract will pay him more than $72 million, all of which is guaranteed.
When he is not playing in the NBA, Marc is busy helping his home country of Spain win basketball games. He has played with the Spanish national team for many years. Additionally, he was a part of Spain’s 2008 and 2012 silver medals in Beijing and London.
Even with Marc Gasol’s net worth well into the tens of millions, he still finds time to give back to the community. Both he and his brother Pau founded the Gasol Foundation in 2013. The mission of the foundation is to help end childhood obesity. The non-profit currently serves many locations in the brothers home country of Spain along with the United States. Marc Gasol is married to his wife Cristina and between them they have a daughter. They spend most of their time in Memphis where the family has a house.
The 2017 Masters golf tournament has now come to a close, but we will take a ride back to Augusta with the 2016 winner, Danny Willett. Willett is a professional golfer who hails from England. He turned professional back in 2008 at the age of twenty after finishing his college golf career at Jacksonville State University. While he has been a big name on the European Tour for many years now, he was unrecognizable to many Americans until his 2016 Masters victory.
At 29 years old, Willett has had quite a successful professional golf career thus far. Danny Willett’s net worth has increased throughout his playing career. He holds a total of five professional wins, four of which occurred on the European Tour along with last year’s Masters. His breakthrough came back in 2012 when he won the BMW International Open in a playoff against Marcus Fraser. That victory netted Willett over €300,000 or approximately $350,000. Of his remaining victories, two came in the 2015 golf season and then another 2 last year, in 2016. His Masters victory of 2016 was by far his most lucrative. He received $1.8 million for his Augusta victory along with a green jacket, an ever living symbol of the tournament.
Willett is currently in his 10th season on the European tour, while just having played on the PGA Tour for eight seasons. The official prize money he has been awarded on the European Tour during his ten seasons totals €12,267,975 which converts to approximately $13 million. If you add his PGA Tour totals to that amount, $2,713,938, he has a total career earnings of $15.7 million during his professional golf career. Like many professional athletes, on the field/court/course earnings play only a small part into an individual’s net worth and the same could be said for the net worth of Danny Willett. After his 2016 Masters victory, sponsors came knocking at his door. In fact, he gained nearly 50k Twitter followers as a result of his win in Augusta. We estimate Danny Willett’s net worth to currently sit at €7.5 million which converted equals $8 million. As he further progresses in his career, we expect his net worth to continue to rise. This will be fueled mostly by future career earnings on the PGA and European Tours along with further involvement in a variety of sponsorships that most golfers are able to carry. Although he wasn’t able to capture the green jacket in 2017, if he can win in 2018 or in the future he will join an exclusive club of players with multiple green jackets. There are currently only 17 players in that exclusive club, but a win next year will make him number 18.
Willett currently resides in Rotherham, Yorkshire with his wife and son. His son was born just before his 2016 Masters victory. He currently ranks 17th in the Official World Golf Ranking.
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