Jimmy Butler was born on 14th September 1989 in Houston, Texas. He is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat in the NBA. The 32-year old plays as a Small forward for the team.
“Jimmy buckets” as he is fondly called, started his career in the NBA as a draft pick in 2011. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls and stayed with them until 2017. Outside his NBA Career, he also won a Gold Medal with Team USA in the 2016 Olympics.
In this article, we will have a look at Jimmy Butler’s Salary, Net Worth, Personal Information, Family, Career details, Controversies, FAQs, etc
Jimmy Butler’s Net Worth
Jimmy Butler’s Net Worth is estimated to be around $60 million in 2021. His Net Worth is cumulative of his Salary, Endorsements, and Assets.
|Net Worth||$60 million|
|Born||14th September 1989|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Basketball player|
Jimmy Butler’s Salary
Here is the approximate salary of Jimmy Butler in the NBA:
|Team||Salary (Cumulative) [Approx]|
|Chicago Bulls||$40 million (6 seasons)|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||$19 million (1 season)|
|Philadelphia 76ers||$20 million (1 season)|
|Miami Heat||$ 67 million (2 seasons*)|
(*) The player is still playing at Miami Heat
Jimmy Butler Endorsements
Some of the Endorsements done by Jimmy Butler are:
- Beats by Dre
- Five Four
- Adidas (Formerly)
Jimmy Butler Assets
The Basketballer has a mansion in Chicago with a large outer space and a deck. The mansion reportedly has 6 bedrooms.
He also has a house in Pennsylvania worth around $7 million. The house has six bedrooms, a wine cellar, and a home theatre as well.
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Teams represented by Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler represented the following teams in his NBA career:
|Miami Heat||2019-currently active|
Jimmy Butler’s Basketball Career
Chicago Bulls: Butler’s NBA career started with the Chicago Bulls. He was drafted as a round 1 pick in the 2011 draft. In his first season, he was used more as a substitute and didn’t get to start a game.
He stayed with the Chicago Bulls for 7 seasons, improving himself each season. His 2012-13 season was the most memorable in terms of Games played. He played 82 games in the regular season which is still his highest to date.
Since the 2014-15 season his PPG averaged above 20 with the Chicago Bulls. To add to this his 3 Point % was also consistently above .3 and FT% was above .8 with the Bulls.
The forward signed a new deal in the 2015-16 season which made him one of the highest earners in the squad. His figures were over $15m per annum.
Minnesota Timberwolves: On June 22, 2017, Jimmy Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He spent one and a half seasons with the Timberwolves. The player just scored 12 points in his debut against San Antonio.
He maintained his PPG and 3P% to what it was at Chicago Bulls. He wanted to be traded before the start of the 2018-19 season but a trade could not happen. Hence he waited and fulfilled a trade at the end of the year.
Philadelphia 76ers: On November 12, 2018, Butler was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. He made his debut 2 days later for his new team. The player spent more than half a season with the 76ers earning around $20 million in that season.
Jimmy Butler played 55 regular-season games for the 76ers having a career-high FT% of 0.868. He left the team after their title hopes ended in the playoffs.
Miami Heat: On July 6, 2019, Jimmy Butler signed with the Miami Heat via a sign and trade. He was a part of a trade with the 76ers in a four-team trade. At Miami, his total number of Rebounds per game went up to more than 6.5. but his overall Points Per Game and 3 point % dropped.
With the Heat, he has reached the Playoffs in both his seasons there. Butler has earned around $70 million including bonuses in his two-season stint with the heat.
On August 7, 2021, Jimmy Butler was re-signed to a reported four-year deal with Miami Heat. The sum of the deal was around $184 million.
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Jimmy Butler’s Stats
The following are Jimmy Butler’s Stats from the NBA’s regular season
Accolades Won by Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler won the following awards in his playing career:
- NBA All-Star x5 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 2020)
- All-NBA Third Team x4 (2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team x5 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2021)
- NBA Most Improved Player (2015)
- NBA steals leader (2021)
Jimmy Butler’s Personal Information
The following are some personal information about the NBA player Jimmy Butler:
|Name||Jimmy Butler III|
|Date of Birth||14th September 1989|
|Born in||Houston, Texas|
|Parents Name||Londa Butler (mother)|
|Numbers worn||21,22,23 (Now 22 at Miami Heat)|
|College||Tyler JC, Marquette|
|Drafted to NBA in||2011, Round 1 pick|
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Height||6′ 7″ (2.01 m)|
|Weight||104kg (230 lbs)|
|Basketball Position||Small Forward|
|Represented National Team||Yes|
|Known for||Playing Basketball (former NBA player)|
Jimmy Butler’s Girlfriend and Kids
Kaitlin Novak: Kaitlin is from Nebraska, USA. The 30-year old is a model by profession. She reportedly has a Networth of $600k. She has been seen at NBA games supporting her beau.
The Brunette has been with Jimmy since 2019 reportedly. The couple has not shared much about their personal life anywhere and has remained tight-lipped.
Together the couple had a daughter named Rylee in 2020. The NBA star missed 3-weeks of the season to be with her daughter and his girlfriend. The couple is not engaged and it is not known whether they will get married or not in the future.
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Jimmy Butler’s Controversies
Sex tape with Rachel Nichols: This incident happened in 2020 during the Covid Pandemic. The players were made to stay in NBA bubbles in hotel rooms. There was a rumor that surfaced claiming that a security guard of the hotel went to Butler’s hotel room after hearing a thumping sound from his room. According to the rumor Rachel Nichols a sports presenter was having sex with Jimmy Butler. The Security guard reportedly made a video of the whole incident but nothing has been confirmed and it has just stayed a “rumor”.
Flirting with Gabrielle Union: Union is the wife of Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade. Wade caught Butler flirting with his wife on Instagram. Jimmy Butler commented “OH DAMN” on a picture that Union put up. To which Wade replied, “Put well damn in caps on my wife’s photo again and you’re gonna see what the good, the bad, and the ugly is like.”
FAQs about Jimmy Butler
A. He got drafted into the NBA in 2011. Chicago Bulls picked him in the draft
A. No. 21 with the Chicago Bulls, No. 23 with the Minnesota Timberwolves, No. 22 with Miami Heat
A. He doesn’t talk much about his father as he had abandoned him and his mother soon after he was born.
A. Yes he has a daughter named Rylee
A. In the NBA Bubble, he started his own Coffee stall, selling coffee for $20 per cup. Since then he has taken an interest in it and plans to get into it more after retirement.
A. He is not married. Reportedly he is dating Kaitlin Novak.