Christian Laettner Net Worth 2017: Christian Donald Laettner is a former basketball player, regarded as one of the greatest in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) history, born on August 17, 1969. He was the star player on the back-to-back National Championship teams in both the years 1991 and 1992. He is popularly known for his game-winning shot against Kentucky in 1992 regional final and for the hatred he received from opposing fans.
Christian Laettner Net Worth 2017
He is a retired basketball player, basketball coach. Also, the entrepreneur has an estimated net worth of about $20 million. Christian Laettner earned most of the money in the NBA. He played for about 13 seasons and made over $61 million in salary alone. He holds several NCAA Tournament records which include most points scored (407), most free throw attempts (167), most free throws made (142), and most games played (23).
After retirement from basketball career, he became co-owner of a community development company Blue Devil Ventures (BDV) which developed mixed-use communities in the Durham area. Despite having earned over $60 million in his playing career and also experienced some moderate success as an entrepreneur. In 2012 Laettner and business partner Brian Davis were reported $30 million in debt to various creditors. In July 2016, a group of creditors filed motions claiming that Laettner owned a collection of about $14.05 million in various unpaid debts. The creditors were reportedly attempted to force Christian into bankruptcy.
Net Worth of Christian Laettner
As the NCAA player of the year, Laettner was the only collegian who was selected for the elite “Dream Team”. The Team dominated the 1992 Olympics; the team is enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was drafted for the third time overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves; then he played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for six different teams; the highlight was an All-Star Game selection in 1997 while with the Atlanta Hawks.