About David Robinson
David Robinson net worth is currently estimated at $70 million and this makes him one of the richest former professional basketball players in the world.
If you knew about his professional achievements, his wealth would not surprise you at all. David is 2× NBA champion (1999, 2003), NBA Most Valuable Player (1995), 10× NBA All-Star (1990–1996, 1998, 2000–2001), 4× All-NBA First Team (1991–1992, 1995–1996), 4× All-NBA Third Team (1990, 1993, 2000–2001), NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992), NBA Rookie of the Year (1990), NBA scoring champion (1994), NBA blocks leader (1992), NBA rebounding leader (1991), National college player of the year (1987), 3× CAA Player of the Year (1985–1987) and this is far from all of his achievements. Thus, as you can see, David Robinson net worth is proportional to his accomplishments. But scores and accolades is not what matters the most for this athlete. In one of his interviews David has said: “What I need to do is have a great positive attitude and a great work ethic. Those two things validate me. Yes, it’s important that I have good numbers, and I’m well-respected as a player. But I think it’s more important that I’m respected as a man“.
But let‘s discuss his personal life and path to stardom in greater detail. The multi-millionaire was born in Florida, in a family of Ambrose and Freda Robinson. You will find it difficult to believe, but it seems like back in junior high school Robinson was great at everything EXEPT basketball, even though he was already exceptionally tall: 5 feet, 9 inches. This has started to change as the teenager entered senior high. 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 175 pounds, he earned all-area and all-district honors. And still, David received little attention from college basketball coaches. This lack of interest did not cause David a lot of heart pain: as I have already mentioned, the teenager excelled in variety of fields and had other ambitions. He scored 1320 on the SAT, and entered United States Naval Academy, where he majored in mathematics. Perhaps more importantly, while studying here David has established himself as one of the greatest basketball player in Naval Academy history.
David Robinson net worth growth skyrocketed in the early 1990s, as he was drafted by Spurs and led the team to its greatest single season turnaround in NBA history at the time. And what helped him to accomplish as much as he did? I think it was a special philosophy of life. In one of his interviews Robinson has said: „Basketball is just something else to do, another facet of life. I’m going to be a success at whatever I choose because of my preparation. By the time the game starts, the outcome has been decided. I never think about having a bad game because I have prepared“.