NBA star Derrick Rose has become one of the most lucrative players in the league. Despite an injury that has left him on the sidelines for the last portion of his career Derrick Rose signed a contract making him the highest paid player in the NBA. His salary rivals 2 time Playoff champions Lebron James and Dwayne Wade. In 2012 Rose contract with Chicago bulls was sign for 5 years earning him $16 million in 2013 and $21 million in 2017 and regardless of his playing ability the general managers guaranteed him $94 million. He has also made grand deals outside of the NBA. Rose said he signed a “lifetime” contract with Adidas, which a source confirmed is for 14 years and $260 million. The deal is paid out $10 million a year. His net worth in 2013 is $100 million. In 2013 he had signed earned over $17 million in endorsements ALONE!
Since he was drafted in 2008, the city of Chicago has had a new son in Derrick Rose, who grew up in the city’s south side in dangerous Englewood. He teamed up with Adidas to launch an apparel and footwear line. The company unveiled their D Rose logo in October 2012. Sports Illustrated pegged the 24-year-old’s annual income at $33.4 million, a combination of his sponsor deals and his roughly $16 million Bulls salary. Floyd Mayweather, Lebron James, Drew Brees, Tiger Woods were the only athletes to make more than him in the past year.
The point guard was born October 4th 1998 in Chicago Illinois. His older brothers taught him how to play basketball. During his high school career the athlete grew major attention from collegiate recruiters offering him scholarships to some of the top schools in the country. During Rose’s junior year in 2006, the Simeon Wolverines broke through and won the Chicago Public League championship held at the United Center where Rose starred with 25 points and crowd pleasing dunks. Rose accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Memphis Tigers under John Calipari, who recruited him after seeing him play in an AAU game. In 2008 Rose was selected first overall in the draft by the Chicago Bulls.