Ben Simmons is a power forward who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, and here is everything you need to know about him, including his net worth, salary, records and endorsements
Ben Simmons Facts
|Birth Place||Melbourne, Australia|
|Father’s Name||Dave Simmons|
|Mother’s Name||Julie Simmons|
|College||Louisiana State University|
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
|Date of Birth||July 20, 1996|
|Weight (kg)||109 kg|
|NBA Draft Year||2016|
|NBA Draft Pick||1st overall|
|Position||Point Guard/ Power Forward|
|Teams||Brooklyn Nets (2022-Present), Philadelphia 76ers (2016-2022)|
|Achievements||NBA All-Star (3x), NBA Rookie of The Year (2018), NBA All-Defensive First Team (2020, 2021)|
|Wife/Girlfriend||Maya Jama; Exes- Talia Richman, Kendall Jenner, Tinashe, Dylan Gonzalez, Brittany Renner|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
Ben Simmons is one of the key men in the Brooklyn Nets lineup. The 25-year old Australian was selected as the first overall pick in Round 1 of the 2016 NBA draft. 5 years on, Simmons remained a consistent regular starter for the 76ers (since 2017). And was drafted to Brooklyn Nets in 2022.
Ben Simmons Stats
Following his draft pick in the year 2016 by the 76ers, Simmons did not feature even in a single game during the 2016-17 season because of a nasty foot injury.
He healed completely and returned strongly, the next season. He started 81 games for the 76ers that year and helped them reach the Eastern Conference Semi-finals in the 2017-18 season.
The Boston Celtics eliminated the 76ers. Simmons averaged 15.8 points per game that year, with an average of 8.2 assists per game. His performances earned him the Rookie of the Year award.
The 2018-19 season was Simmons’ best season. The Australian once again led his team to the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. But once again, the 76-ers had no luck, as they went down to Toronto Raptors in a 7-game tie. Simmons got into the All-Star team for the first time that year.
Simmons averaged an impressive 16.9 points and 7.7 assists per game, going along with 8.8 rebounds per game.
The 19-20 season wasn’t as successful as the previous two seasons. Although, Simmons put on a good show whenever he featured, the team never got past the 1st round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
However, Simmons was still selected to the All-Star team that year. He averaged 16.4 points per game.
The most recent season saw the 76ers reach yet another Eastern Conference Semi-final but go down once again in the same round. He was elected into the NBA All-Star team for the third straight season.
Simmons was traded to the Nets in 2022.
Ben Simmons Rings
Ben Simmons has no rings and no finals appearances to his name. The best the 76ers have performed since his signing is going to the Eastern Conference Semi-finals three times.
The team could have gone at least twice to the EC finals after losing 7-game battles to Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks in 2019 and 2021, respectively.
Ben Simmons Net Worth and Salary
Ben Simmons has an incredible net worth of $6 million. A large part of it is due to his playing career and the massive contract he has signed with his team. A part of his net worth also comes from his endorsements, primarily Nike.
His average salary is around $33 million per year.
Ben Simmons Family and Personal Life
Ben Simmons was born on the 20th of July, 1996 in Melbourne, Australia to parents Dave Simmons and Julie Simmons. His father was a professional basketball player who played in the Australian National Basketball League for 13 years.
Simmons has five siblings – Melissa, Emily, Sean, Liam and Olivia. Simmons began playing basketball when he was just 7.
The 25-year old is a player off the court as well. He has been in high-profile relationships with several top models like Dylan Gonzalez, Talia Richman and most notably Kendall Jenner.
He was also in a relationship with singer Tinashe in 2017.
In 2018, Ben Simmons dated Kendall Jenner, but they had to break up due to the difficulties involved in maintaining a long-distance relationship.
Simmons is currently dating English television and radio presenter Maya Jama. The pair were spotted at the recently concluded Wimbledon 2021.
Ben Simmons Endorsements
Ben Simmons’ biggest endorsement deal is with Nike. The Australian earns $20 million from his Nike contract which he signed in his rookie season (2016).
Simmons also endorses the popular wine brand Penfolds Wines, which has been around for almost 200 years.
FAQs about Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons has a net worth of $6 million.
Ben Simmons is 26 years old.
Ben Simmons plays as a power forward for the Brooklyn Nets.
Ben Simmons is an Australian.
Ben Simmons is currently dating English TV presenter Maya Jama.
Ben Simmons’ parents are Dave Simmons and Julie Simmons.
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