Jimmy Butler Biography-American Basketball Player

Published Date   23rd Dec. 2018, 08:32 am  Update Date: December 24th, 2018  09:39 pm
Jimmy Butler Biography-American Basketball Player Image Source: USA Today
Quick Info
Birth Name: Jimmy Butler III
Birth Place: Houston, Texas
Birth Sign: Virgo
Mother: Londa Butler
Height: 6'6''
Weight: 231.4 lbs
Ethnicity: African-American
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Date of Birth: 14/09/1989
Age: 34 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $40 Million
College: Marwuette University

Jimmy Butler aka Jimmy Butler III is an American professional basketball player currently associated with the National Basketball Associations’ Philadelphia 76ers. Born on 14 September 1989, in Houston Texas, Jimmy started his career as a College player and made himself ready for NBA league. And then, there’s no looking back for him.

Jimmy Butler’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million. According to Spotrac, Butler’s base salary in 2018-19 is estimated to be $18,691,627 excluding his signing bonus as per his 5-year contract with Chicago Bulls.

The Philadelphia forward is rumored to have had a relationship with a girl named Charmaine Plula in the past. Besides, he was also associated with Canadian actress Shay Mitchell. Currently, he is believed to be dating Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.

Net Worth and Earnings

Jimmy Butler’s net worth is estimated to be $40 Million as of 2018. He has accumulated all of his earnings as a professional basketball player. Butler had signed a 5-year contract with Chicago Bulls with signing amount of $4,600,000 and annual salary in an average of $18,467,976.

Jimmy Butler’s estimated cash earnings for eight seasons can be reviewed in the table below:

Year ( Team)Total Cash earnings
2011-12(Chicago Bulls)$821,748
2012-13(Chicago Bulls)$1,066,920
2013-14(Chicago Bulls)$1,112,880
2014-15(Chicago Bulls)$2,008,748
2015-16(Chicago Bulls)$19,857,500
2016-17(Chicago Bulls)$17,006,361
2017-18(Chicago Bulls)$604,152
2018-19 (Timberwolves)$2,640,060
2018-19(Chicago Bulls)$604,152
Total estimated cash earnings for 8 seasons$79,321,006
Source: Spotrac

Other than that, Jimmy’s net worth is boosted by his two River North condos, which he bought for more than $1 Million a piece in 2018. It was after he sold a six-bedroom 10,000 square foot mansion in River North for $4.2 Million in 2017. However, Jimmy immediately put one condo back on market asking the price of $1.45 Million.

Jimmy Butler's Minivan

Jimmy Butler driving his $29K-worth 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan which boosts his net worth of $25 Million. Image Source: TMZ

Apart from that, Butler owns a $29K-worth 2017 Toyota Sienna minivan and likes to roll down the street on a frequent basis.

Jimmy’s Basketball Career In Short

Jimmy Butler Basketball Player

Jimmy Butler is continuing his NBA career with Philadelphia 76ers since 2018. Image Source: USA Basketball

  • Jimmy began his basketball gig while studying at Tyler Junior College.
  • Subsequently, his college career took some great heights and he continued the progress after being transferred to Marquette University.
  • Finally, Butler found himself fit in the professional basketball career and was drafted with the 30th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.
  • After 6 years at Bulls, he played for Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017 before being picked by Philadelphia 76ers in 2018.
  • As a professional basketball player, Butler has received NBA All-Star, NBA All-Defensive Team, All-NBA Team, and NBA Most Improved Player honours.

Butler’s Relationship Life: Girlfriends or Rumors?

Though Jimmy’s prolific professional career comes out crystal clear to his fans and followers, his relationship life becomes the topic of concern for most of them. In fact, the player has kept his private life secretive from the prying eyes, which makes it more difficult to dig out the reality.

Nonetheless, a couple of rumours has hit the scene involving Jimmy and his short-term flings. Back in 2015,  Butler was reported to be dating a Polynesian descent, Charmaine Piula, who worked as a marketing representative for Auto-Owners Insurance. However, the news surfaced that the pair broke their relationship as both were more focused on polishing their respective careers.

Apart from that, Jimmy has been most vocal about his admiration for Canadian-Filipino actress Shay Mitchell, who picked stardom for portraying Emily Fields in the Freeform series, Pretty Little Liars.

The pair was caught spending time together in 2016 for numerous occasions. However, as Shay is reported to be dating TV host and music reporter Mattle Babel since 2017, Jimmy’s relationship with Shay could be termed as a short-term fling.

Jimmy Butler Relationship

Jimmy Butler and rumoured girlfriend Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea were spotted on 26 August 2018 in Malibu. Image Source: Daily Mail

As of the reports from the Daily Mail posted on 27 August 2018, Jimmy is currently dating a 28-year-old Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea. The pair was spotted leaving a restaurant together. Besides, Butler was pictured beside his minivan with what we expect his new beau. Iggy was previously involved with NFL star DeAndre Hopkins; however, she confirmed that her relationship ended in good terms.

Some Interesting Facts of Jimmy Butler

    • Jimmy’s father abandoned the family when he was an infant.
    • When Jimmy was 13, his mother, Londa Butler sent him out of the house which forced him to bounce between the homes of his friends.
    • Though being sent away by his family, Jimmy often mentions that he loves them and has a sound relationship with them.
    • Jimmy was accommodated by the family of his friend, Jordan Leslie.

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