Born as Jimmy Butler III, the American native is one of the current top-rated Basketball players. With his self-sufficient skills in the playing court, Jimmy plays for the Miami Heat in his shooting guard and small forward position.
Jimmy Butler Bio; Father, Mom, Education, Height
Born on 14 September 1989 in Houston, Texas, the American basketball player spent most of his childhood days in the Houston suburb of Tomball. After completing his high school education, Jimmy went to Tyler Junior College in Texas for his higher studies. He stands a tall height of 6 feet 8 inches and weighs around 105 kg.
Speaking about his early life, Jimmy’s father abandoned the family when he was an infant. Later, his mother Londa Butler also banished him at the age of 13 from their house. So in order to live, Jimmy chose to opt to his peer’s houses. However, he always says that he share a very cordial relationship with his family, despite their bitter past.
Jimmy signed with the Miami Heat via a sign and trade with the 76ers in a four-team trade on 6 July 2019. Later on 9 December 2019, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after he averaged 27.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game. Moreover, he scored a career-high 18 rebounds, along with 20 points and 11 assists in a 135–121 overtime win against the Atlanta Hawks on 10 December 2019.
Jimmy Butler on his Miami Heat jersey (Picture: Jimmy’s Instagram)
He previously played for the Philadelphia 76ers from 12 November 2018 to 2019. Prior, he spent a year playing for Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 and his early professional career start was with Chicago Bulls in 2011.
Net Worth, Contract, Earnings
Jimmy garners a considerable net worth of $25 Million as of 2020. His earnings inflate each year from his progressive playing career. Similarly, the Heat player topped his paycheck of $60 million by the 2018 end.
Not only that, he signed a four-year, $140,790,600 contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, including $140,790,600 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $35,197,650 in 2019, before heading to Miami Heat.
Just like his hefty paychecks in millions, he also bought two houses worth $1 million each at River North in 2018. Previously in 2017, he sold the 10,000 square area land that covered six-bedroom for $4.2 Million in 2017. Speaking about his hot wheels, he owns a 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan of $29,000.
Butler’s Relationship Life: Girlfriends or Rumors?
The 29-year-old player is not new to a dating scene. His past life includes many of his girlfriends which also consists of the 28-year-old Australia rapper, Iggy Azalea. Nevertheless, there is still speculation surrounding their dating rumors from their Sunday afternoon lunch date in Malibu on 26 August 2018.
Jimmy Butler and his rumored girlfriend Iggy Azalea (Picture: Dailymail)
While the tittle-tattle couple has never opened anything about their relationship, they may be sharing a blissful friendship.
Besides that, his admiration towards Pretty Little Liars actress, Shay Mitchell is praiseworthy and was rumored of spending most of their time together back in 2016. Jimmy also dated the native Polynesian native Charmaine Piula; a marketing spokesperson for Auto-Owners Insurance in 2015. Sooner or later, the couple parted ways citing their career preferences.
Some Interesting Facts About Jimmy Butler
- Jimmy is one of the most active players using social networking platforms. To date, he has over 3.9 million Instagram and 760k above Twitter followers.
- He has received NBA All-Star, NBA All-Defensive Team, All-NBA Team, and NBA Most Improved Player honors.
- He is a fan of country music and was featured in the music video of the country song “Light It Up” by Luke Bryan.