Hank Baskett Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Professional Career, Reality Show and Wife

Published Date   26th Aug. 2017, 01:37 am
Hank Baskett Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Professional Career, Reality Show and Wife
Quick Info
Birth Name: Hank Baskett
Date of Birth: 04/09/1982
Age: 38 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $6.5 million

Former American football wide receiver, Hank Baskett net worth escalated as he became Academic MWC winner four times and Eagles Special Teams MVP in 2007.


Hank Baskett started his professional career in football playing with Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts. Before getting into the National Football League, Baskett used to play in college football for the University of New Mexico. Hank Baskett net worth started to rise from the early days as he earned all-academic honors all his years at New Mexico and All-Mountain West Conference.

Early Life and Education

Hank Baskett was born on September 4, 1982 in Clovis, New Mexico. He grew up in New Mexico under parenthood of Henry Randall and Judy Baskett. His father worked for the Air Force and later turned into director of a social service program. Similarly, his mother worked as a financial officer at Cannon Air Force Base.

He went to Clovis High School where he played football, basketball and track. He had a state record leap of 7 feet in high jump. Additionally, Baskett fell among all-state selection as a wide receiver. He was not only active in sports, but also a bright student. Baskett graduated with perfect 4.0 GPA in 2001 from high school.

College Career Highlights

Baskett went to the University of New Mexico where he was college football team’s leading receiver in 2004-05. Playing for college team, he earned the Reese Leroy Hill Memorial Award for Offensive Player of the Year during those years. Moreover, Hank Baskett net worth rose after winningAll-Mountain West Conference (MWC) honors and MWC honor for four times from 2002 to 2005. He graduated from college with a degree in General Management.

Professional Career Highlights

Hank Baskett began his professional career signing with Minnesota Vikings as rookie undrafted free agent in 2006. However, he was soon traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

While playing in Philadelphia Eagles, Hank Baskett scored 112 yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. Similarly, he scored 177 receiving yards with one touchdown against Atlanta Falcons.

As a result, Hank Baskett net worth grew as he received rookie of the week honor. Further, he became the 2007 special teams Most Valuable Player (MVP) after finishing rookie season with 22 receptions for 464 yards.

In 2009, he signed as a restricted free agent. Eagles released him on September 15, 2009 because the club already had seven wide receivers. The club signed Michael Vick after releasing Baskett.

Therefore, he signed one-year contract with Indianapolis Colts a couple of days later. While playing with Colts, he failed to corral on onside kick against New Orleans Saints. Consequently, Saints won and Colts released him the other day of the match i.e. on February 8, 2010.

Hank Baskett returned to Eagles signing one-year contract on March 12, 2010 for $800,000. This contract led to rise in Hank Baskett net worth.

On September 2010, Baskett joined Minnesota Vikings and played 8 games in 2010 with Vikings. However, Vikings did not extend his tender leading him to be an unrestricted free agent. It also led to the end of his NFL career.

Television Appearances and Reality Show

After ending NFL career, Hank Baskett appeared in television and co-starred in Kendra, spinoff of The Girls Next Door. The show is about his wife, Kendra Wilkinson, and her life after leaving Playboy Mansion.

The show earned 2.6 million viewers which made the show highest-rated reality debut for E! since 2002’s The Anna Nicole Show. The popularity led the channel E! to renew the show which aired in November 2010. The show has 4 seasons and has turned to Kendra on Top.

Personal Life and Wife

Hank Baskett married Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson 6 months after knowing each other. Baskett married Wilkinson on June 27, 2009 at the Playboy Mansion. They are now parents to son Henry Randall “Hank” Baskett IV, who was born on December 11, 2009. The couple also has a daughter, Alijah Mary Baskett born on May 16, 2014.

The family currently resides in Los Angeles.

Salary and Net Worth

The former football player has earned enough from his profession. By 2017, he owns a house, car and has accumulated good sum of money from descent salary of $1.3 million per annum. Hank Baskett net worth, therefore, is $6.5 million according to the recent available data.

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