Lavar Ball Net Worth in 2020: $4 million

Lavar Ball Net Worth
Lavar Ball pictured after coaching an overseas game

Background: Lavar Ball is an American businessman and former professional football tight end with a net worth of $4 million.

He is the father of three basketball players: New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo; shooting guard LiAngelo, and current Illawarra Hawks combo guard LaMelo. Ball was born on October 23, 1967 to Anderson and Maria Ball, and was brought up in South Los Angeles, California. Ball attended Canoga Park High School in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, where he was a prominent quarterback on the football team and played basketball as a forward. Aside from sports, Ball majored in criminal justice at college and had hopes of being a U.S. Marshal. His favorite basketball player when growing up at the time was Charles Barkley.

Although LaVar Ball initially only received minimal public attention at the start of 2016, the family continued rising in popularity after SLAM magazine featured them in an article in August 2016. Subsequently, Ball himself rapidly rose in profile through a series of incredible comments about his children, such as in early March 2017 when he said that he viewed his son Lonzo as a better player than Stephen Curry, the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2015 and 2016. Ball has also stated that he believes his eldest son is "the best player in the world," specifically comparing him with NBA MVPs LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.

Ball is the co-founder and CEO of Big Baller Brand, a sports apparel company that he launched in 2016. However, it was later reported that despite creating the company, LaVar held a minor share of the business, with his son Lonzo being majority holder within it. During his rise in March 2017, he often promoted his brand on national TV, comparing it with major shoe companies like Nike and Adidas.