Chris Andersen net worth gradually rose as he established himself as a professional basketball player.
The only notable Blinn student, Chris “Birdman” Andersen plays for Miami Heats of the National basketball Association (NBA). The 6 feet 10 inches tall Chris Andersen net worth increased as he played for notable teams like Denver Nuggets, New Mexico Slam and Cleveland Cavalliers. Before playing professionally, he has played for his college team Blinn Bruccaneers.
Chris Andersen was born as Christopher Claus Andersen on July 7, 1978 in Long Beach, California. He grew up with his two siblings. His father, Claus Andersen, was a Danish refugee and a corrections officer while his mother, Linda Holubec, was a Tennessee native waiter.
He moved to Texas with his family when he was four years old. His family took loan to purchase land north of Houston. Soon after, Claus left the family indebted to the loan borrowed before their house finished. Under the huge responsibility, Linda started off with low-end jobs. The family depended upon their neighbors and Linda’s brother for various works and financial supports. While Chris was in middle school, his mother sent him and his siblings to a group home where they stayed for three year.
Chris Andersen net worth was to raise predictable as he played basketball in high school. He was convinced to play after his varsity coach said that excelling in sports can get him college scholarship. Since Andersen could not get enough grades to get enrollment in the University of Houston, he attended Blinn College located in Brenham. There, he played a season with Blinn Bruccaneers.
He had started playing for his academics, but later on he started to develop interest in playing as a professional player. Convinced that he could make a professional player and that he needed to apply for NBA draft, Chris dropped out of Blinn College in 1999. His high school coach made arrangements for him in a series of exhibition games.
In 2000, Chris Andersen net worth started to hike as he played with New Mexico Slam and played average. Towards the end of 2000, Chris joined the Fargo-Moorhead Beez and played 7 games.
In July of the following year, he joined Cleveland Cavalliers for NBA Summer League and signed with Phoenix after a month. On October 31, 2001, Fayetteville Patriots selected Chris Andersen in the first overall pick in NBA Development League’s draft with whom he played 2 games.
Chris signed with the Denver Nuggets on November 2001 turning into the first D-league player called by an NBA team which also heightened Chris Andersen net worth. Soon after his career with Nuggets, he became a top rebounder and shot blocker in the league. Therefore, his teammates from Rocky Mountain Revue gave him a nickname “birdman” for his arm span.
After three years with Nuggets, he signed a deal with New Orleans Hornet and appeared in NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2005. While he was with Hornets, he played 32 games and made average point of 5.0 and 4.8 rebounds per game.
On January 25, 2006, Chris violated league’s anti-drug policy as his test showed positive result for banned substances. Therefore, he was disqualified from NBA affecting Chris Andersen net worth. Chris appealed for his reinstatement his suspension for violation of NBA policy. While waiting for his reinstatement, he spent a month in a rehabilitation center in Malibu. Furthermore, he coached a basketball team in Denver. The NBA Players Association granted his request for reinstatement and he returned to New Orleans Hornets on March, 2008.
Afterwards, Andersen signed a five years long $25 million contract with Denver Nuggets in 2009 which pulled up Chris Andersen net worth. But the Nuggets waived him in 2012. However, Miami Heat signed Andersen in on January 2013 for the 2013 season. Andersen could manage to play only 42 games in 2012-13 seasons. Nevertheless, he contributed a big deal to Heat’s success winning an NBA title in 2013.
On 2016, Heats traded Andersen to Memphis Grizzles. He made a debut for Grizzles while the team won over Minnesota Timberwolves. On July 2016, Andersen signed with Cleveland Cavaliers and afterwards Cavaliers traded him to Charlotte Hornets in 2017.
Chris Andersen became famous with his excessive tattoos in his arms, hands, legs, back, chest and neck. He had his first tattoo as a birthday gift from mother when he turned eighteen.
Denver NBC affiliate 9News once reported about Andersen being a criminal. The news stated that Andersen’s home was the target of investigation for suspected internet crime. However, it was instead revealed that he was the victim of a well-planned hoax.
Chris Andersen net worth is estimated to be $10 million as he signed deal of $25 million with Denver Nuggets and so on.
The tall and tattooed player was once married to Brenda, but the marriage did not last long.
Chris Andersen net worth has raised through his professional career giving his family a lift from crisis. Chris played basketball so that he could get college scholarship. Nevertheless, his interest deviated as he was convinced that he could play professionally.