Manute Bol Net Worth

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Manute Bol Net Worth: Manute Bol brought in his net worth through his years sport profession. Standing at 7feet 7 (2.31m) tall, he was even recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. Before turning professional, he played for 2 schools and it took him a while to join the NBA. He’d since played for four NBA teams as a centre, making a name for himself as a specialist player. Throughout his decade-long career, Manute Bol excelled at shot-block, but on the flip side, all of the remainder facets of his game were regarded as pretty poor. Actually, he’d more shots obstructed (2,086) than points scored (1,599), thereby becoming the second alltime blocker in NBA history and rank 15th on the career blocks list. An excellent philanthropist at heart, he helped his birthplace through his Sudan Sunrise Foundation, which stood behind numerous jobs like building schools etc. Manute Bol expired prematurely in the age of 47 in Charlottesville, Va. of kidney failure and complications coming from a rare skin disorder, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 16, 1962, Turalei, Sudan
Death date: June 19, 2010, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Birth place: Turalei
Height:7 ft 6 in (2.31 m)
Weight:201 lbs (91 kg)
Profession:Basketball player
Education:University of Bridgeport, Cleveland State University
Spouse:Ajok Deng (m. ?–2010)
Children:Bol Bol, Chris Bol, Ayak Bol, Madut Bol, Abuk Bol
Parents:Madut Bol, Okwok Bol

Interesting Facts

1Inducted into the University of Bridgeport [Connecticut] Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
2Has now recovered fully from a painful car accident. [December 2005]
3Is now slowly recovering from injury. [September 2004]
4(June 30) Seriously injured with two cracked vertebrae in his neck, head and internal injuries, and facial lacerations when the cab in which he was riding hit a guardrail and swerved across both lanes before hitting a rock ledge and rolling over, killing the driver and throwing him from the car.
5From 1985 to 1993, he was the tallest player in the National Basketball Association.
6He is survived by his second wife, Ajok of Olathe, Kansas and ten children including four with his second wife. He is also survived by a nephew, Mayom Majok.
7Only player in NBA history with more lifetime blocked shots (2,086) than points scored (1,599).
8Blocked 397 shots as a rookie in the 1985-1986 season, which is the second highest single-season total in NBA history. Only rookie ever to lead the NBA in blocked shots for a season. Had two games that season where he blocked 15 shots.
9Played one year of college basketball at the University of Bridgeport.
10Attended Cleveland State University despite not having a strong command of written English.
11Second tallest man ever to play in the NBA, standing a few millimeters shorter than Romanian player Gheorghe Dumitru Muresan.
12Charged with hitting his daughter, cutting her lip and interfering with a police officer. (13 February 2004)
13In 2001, he went to Sudan and was held against his will by the ruling Islamic government because of his support of the Dinka-led Christian rebels in that country's long-running civil war; he has given most of his fortune to their cause. He escaped to Egypt, and managed to return to the United States in 2002.
14First played basketball at age 18 and chipped his teeth on the rim when he first tried to dunk.
15Son of a Dinka tribal chief. "Manute" means "special blessing."
16Drafted by the San Diego (now Los Angeles) Clippers in the 5th round of the 1983 NBA Player Draft out of the University of Bridgeport. Re-drafted in the 2nd round of the 1985 Draft by the Washington Bullets (now Wizards). He played for the Bullets, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Warriors and the Miami Heat.


1Towering height


1[In a 2001 interview] I would have a big farm. Then we have no worries about money. If you have the cows, you have the money.
2[on his height] My mother was 6 feet 10, my father 6 feet 8, and my sister is 6 feet 8. And my great-grandfather was even taller -- 7 feet 10.





Matthew Kohn's Untitled Sudan Reconciliation Film2011DocumentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2006TV SeriesHimself - Former NBA Player (segment "Gentle Giant")
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHimself
The 700 Club2002TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Boxing 22002TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Hardcore TV1994TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself

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