Larry Johnson Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? unknown is a star as a Former basketball player. Born in Tyler, Texas, USA on the March 14, 1969 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at 2.01 m, unknown has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field Heisman Trophy, Best NFL Player ESPY Award. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of Grandmama have stuck. With regards to personal life unknown has attended Odessa College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Larry Johnson, Jr. Celeste Wingfield (m. 1994) Larry Johnson, Christine Johnson are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $10 Million.

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Johnson’s basketball career started in Odessa College. During his two years there he was awarded the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 Player of the Year award twice. He then transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and helped the team win the 1990 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. The team went on to achieve a perfect 27-0 regular season record the following year, but was eliminated in the 1991 championship by Duke. Larry won the Big West Conference Player of the Year Award, the John R. Wooden Award and the Naismith College Player of the Year Award.

In the 1991 NBA Draft, Larry was selected as the first overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets. He won the Rookie of the Year Award, and went on to compete in the Slam Dunk contest the following year. In 1993, Johnson became the first Hornet to become a part of an All-Star Game. 1993 was the best year for Larry statistically and he went on to get the nickname “Grandmama”, from his participation in certain advertisements. He then signed a 12-year $84 million contract deal which was the most lucrative contract in the NBA during that time. However, he missed most of the next season due to an injury and came back to compete in the 1994 FIBA Championship. By 1995, he was once again invited to become a part of the All-Star game thanks to his performance. Due to friction between him and Alonzo Mourning, the team then decided to trade both players to various teams. His net worth didn’t suffer.

Johnson had his career lows when he became a part of the New York Knicks, being more of a contributor than a star in the next few seasons. In 2001, Johnson retired early due to chronic back problems which affected his performance. After retirement, Johnson completed his degree in social studies from UNLV, and then became a business and basketball representative for the Knicks.

Aside from basketball, Johnson has had a chance to appear in various film and television productions. He was part of the show “Family Matters” as Grandmama, and he appeared as a guest in the “Late Show with David Letterman”. He was also part of the Michael Jordan movie “Space Jam”.

For his personal life, Larry Johnson has been married to Celeste since 1994, and they have a son. It is known that Larry converted to Islam sometime during his career. He even observes Ramadan, the month of fasting, and endured it while the NBA season was ongoing.

Structural info

  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: March 14, 1969
  • Died: January 21, 2010, Redwood City, California, United States
  • Place Of Birth: Tyler, Texas, USA
  • Height: 2.01 m
  • Weight: 113 kg
  • Profession: Former basketball player
  • Education: Odessa College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Celeste Wingfield (m. 1994)
  • Children: Larry Johnson, Jr.
  • Parents: Larry Johnson, Christine Johnson
  • Siblings: Tony Johnson
  • Nicknames: Grandmama
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  • Awards: USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1989), John R. Wooden Award, Naismith College Player of the Year (1991), Big West Conference Player of the Year Award, NBA Rookie of the Year (1992), NBA All-Star (1993, 1995)
  • Nominations: Heisman Trophy, Best NFL Player ESPY Award
  • Movies: “Family Matters” (1989-1998)
  • TV Shows: “Late Show with David Letterman”


  • Retired from the NBA [October 2001]
  • (1996-) Foward for the New York Knicks.
  • Charlotte Hornets All-Time Free Throws Attempted Leader (1,962).
  • Charlotte Hornets All-Time Free Throws Leader (1,513).
  • Charlotte Hornets All-Time Rebounds Leader (3,479).
  • Charlotte Hornets All-Time Defensive Rebounds Leader (2,293).
  • Charlotte Hornets All-Time Offensive Rebounds Leader (1,186).
  • Forward for Charlotte Hornets (1991-1996) and New York Knicks (1996-2001).
  • 1st overall draft pick in 1991 NBA Draft.
  • 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year. Charlotte’s all-time leading rebounder with 3,479. Traded by Charlotte to the New York Knicks for Anthony Mason and Brad Lohaus on 7/14/96.


Title Year Status Character
The Garden’s Defining Moments 2015 TV Mini-Series
Space Jam 1996 Larry Johnson
Eddie 1996 Charlotte Hornets
Family Matters 1993 TV Series Grandmama
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Triumph of Faith 2001 Documentary executive producer
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Four Courses with J.B. Smoove 2013 TV Series Himself
ESPN Friday Night Fights 2011 TV Series Himself – Audience Member
Kourtney & Kim Take Miami 2009 TV Series Himself – Professional Football Player
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
1995 NBA All-Star Game 1995 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
1993 NBA All-Star Game 1993 TV Special Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself