Gerald Wallace Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Sep 12, 2022 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 28, 2022
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Gerald Wallace is a former basketball player from Alabama.
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About Gerald Wallace

Gerald Wallace was born in Childersburg, Alabama, and is a former American basketball player who has been nicknamed 'Crash'.
Gerald Wallace played for some of the big basketball teams of America, including the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, and Boston Celtics. His basketball career lasted for 14 years, and he emerged as a prominent player with impeccable defensive skills. 
The former player, Gerald Wallace, had a successful career in high school and was named the 'Naismith Player of the Year'. And this title is not ordinary as it is only given to the top male or female players. Soon, he was drafted in the first round after attending the University of Alabama for just one season. He played for the Crimson Tide initially while in college, and then he played three seasons with Sacramento Kings. Next, he was selected by the Bobcats. He is known for his aggressive method of playing and his athletic, energetic, and assertive attitude when he was on the basketball court. Because of his reckless technique, Gerald Wallace had to encounter various injuries. Besides his basketball career, Gerald Wallace established a foundation called the Gerald Wallace Foundation to support unprivileged children and their families. 

Gerald Wallace's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Gerald Wallace’s net worth?

Gerald Wallace from Alabama is a former NBA player. His net worth is primarily based on his basketball career. In 2010, Gerald Wallace was named the NBA all-star player, and he played for teams like the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte Bobcats, and more. His entry-level contract with the Sacramento Kings was for around $1,056,403 for three seasons from 2001-2004. Next, Charlotte Bobcats signed him up for two years with a contract of $10,525,000 from 2005-2006. In 2007, his contract was renewed for $48,075,000 for five years from 2007 to 2011. In 2012, he was signed by the Boston Celtics for $40,000,030. The average net worth of Gerald Wallace is estimated to be around $28 million. While no more details are available regarding his assets and others things, he is known to have established a foundation. 

How much does Gerald Wallace earn per year?

Gerald Wallace is a retired NBA player. Therefore, the annual earnings of the player are not listed in the public database. However, during the initial phase of his career, his salary was around $1,056,403 with the Sacramento Kings; then, after he moved to Charlotte Bobcats, his average salary became $5,262,500. This later hiked to $9,615,000. During the last stage of his career, his salary was approximately $10,000,008 with the Boston Celtics. 

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Gerald Wallace?

One of the primary criteria of being a basketball player is height, and Gerald Wallace stands at 6 ft 7 in (201 cm) tall.

How old is Gerald Wallace?

The date of birth of Gerald Wallace is July 23, 1982. Therefore, he is currently 39 years old as of 2021 and will be turning 40 in July 2022.

Childhood And Education

Gerald Wallace was born in Childersburg, Alabama. His mother is Alice Castleberry, and he has two siblings, named Takova Wallace and Courtney Wallace. He spent his childhood in Alabama. He even finished his schooling and college in his native state. He went to Childersburg High School, where he was given the title of 'Naismith Prep Player of the Year'. After completing high school, Gerald Wallace went to the University of Alabama and played college basketball. Gerald Wallace declared himself for the NBA draft in 2001. However, he attended the university only for one season. He played for the Alabama Crimson Tide while he was in college. His professional basketball career began in 2001.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Gerald Wallace’s partner?

The former NBA player, Gerald Wallace, is married to Warneisha Wallace. The couple happened to know each other from grade eight, but they did not date each other back then. Warneisha Wallace and Gerald Wallace have one child, while Gerald Wallace has three more children from his previous relationships. His children are Mya Wallace, Malliyah Wallace, Daryn Wallace, and Kennedy Wallace. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Gerald Wallace is primarily known for his style of playing. His power forward position and dedication that led to him becoming the only player, after Hakeem and Robinson, to have more than a 2.0 average in a single game make him famous.
After one collegiate basketball season, Gerald Wallace was up for the NBA draft in 2001 and was picked during the first round. The years 2001-2004 mark the beginning of his professional career as he was signed by the Sacramento Kings, which had Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, and Peje Stojakovic. He didn't get the opportunity to explore his complete potential with the team as he played for a short season. However, in 2002, Gerald Wallace finished second to Jason Richardson in the Salm Dunk contest. 
From 2004-2011, Gerald Wallace was signed up by the Charlotte Bobcats. His average for the first season with the club was 11.1 points, 1.7 steals, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.3 block games. Nevertheless, from 2011-2015, his average was 14.5 points and seven rebounds, and he ranked in the top 10 in the field goal percentage, steals, and blocks. Besides David Robinson and Hakeem in the league history, Gerald Wallace was the only basketball player to have an average of more than 2.0 steals and blocks in a single season. 
However, Gerald Wallace suffered from injuries due to his playing techniques in 2005. He had a dislocated shoulder during the second month of the season, but he made a comeback and proceeded with his fine play. 
In 2010, Gerald Wallace was picked to play in the NBA All-Star Game and became the first and the only player from Charlotte Bobcats to get this opportunity. From 2011-2012, he was signed by the Portland Trail Blazers and started well, but Portland Trail Blazers lost to Dallas Mavericks in six games. 
From 2012-2013, Gerald Wallace played for the Brooklyn Nets and was signed for $40 million for four seasons, although he played only for a year and was traded to Boston Celtics.
In 2013-2015, Gerald Wallace was signed up by the Boston Celtics, but he couldn't perform well due to his knee injury and was traded to the 76ers. In July 2015, Gerald Wallace was traded and was waived by the team. 

Charity Work

Gerald Wallace's foundation the Gerald Wallace Foundation helps underprivileged children and their families with life-changing opportunities in the sphere of recreational activities. 

What awards has Gerald Wallace won?

While in high school, Gerald Wallace received the 'Naismith Prep Player of the Year' award. In 2005 and 2009, he was Steals Leader and All-Defensive First Team once, respectively. In 2010, he was declared an All-Star player. 

Other Interesting Gerald Wallace Facts And Trivia

  • In 2008, Gerald Wallace once appeared in the 'Slam' magazine in the Slam-Up centerfold along with Tim Duncan. 
  • Gerald Wallace's zodiac sign is Leo. 
  • Gerald Wallace retired from basketball in 2015.

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Gerald Wallace Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Gerald Wallace

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201 cm


Basketball Player


University of Alabama

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Warneisha Wallace


Alice Castleberry


Takova Wallace, Courtney Wallace
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