Benjamin David Simmons AKA Ben Simmons was born on 20th July 1996 in Melbourne, Victoria. Ben Simmons parents are Dave Simmons, an American father, and Julie Simmons, an Australian mother. Julie was a divorced single mother with four children and after she got married to Dave in 1994, they added Olivia and Ben to their family. The names of Ben Simmons siblings are Melissa, Emily, Liam, and Sean. According to Ben Simmons bio, he is of Australian nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity of African-American. Simmons grew up in Newcastle from the age of 18 months. Since the age of seven years, he began playing basketball. Before that, he also played Australian Rules football at junior level. In January 2013, he went to Montverde, Florida and got enrolled at Montverde Academy. Later, he did his graduation from Box Hill Senior Secondary College. He also played college basketball for one season for Louisiana State University (LSU). While he was in Newcastle, he played basketball for Newcastle Hunters’ under-12 representative team. He also played rugby league for the Western Suburbs.
Ben Simmons net worth: How much is Ben Simmons net worth?
By profession, Ben Simmons is an American-Australian professional basketball player. After his graduation, he returned back to Melbourne to join Bulleen Boomers of the Big V competition. After his active successful involvement in the game, he began playing basketball in his senior years for Louisiana State University. After immense success in his junior and senior years, he got more involved in the Basketball game and hence on 13th November 2015, he made his college debut in LSU’s season opener. He began to play basketball professionally after he was signed by Philadelphia 76ers on 23 June 2016. His presence in the court was praised by many in his initial games. He suffered an injury, fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot on 30th September 2016 so he missed to play for three to four months.
Ben has also represented the Australian National team multiple times. He first made his senior team debut in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship. He has the mouth-watering salary of around 5,903,160 dollars. As per the recent data of 2017, Ben Simmons net worth is estimated to be somewhere more than 75 million dollars. During his career as a basketball player, he has won several awards such as USBWA National Freshman of the Year, SEC Freshman of the Year, Gatorade National Player of the Year, Naismith Prep Player of the Year and so on. Ben was once involved in a rumor regarding his agent Rich Paul, who might not want his client to play at all for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016 due to his injury. He left LSU which was also a part of the controversy. Simmons was also criticized for his performance in NBA and his skills were often questioned by many people.
Ben Simmons height and wiki
Talking about his personal life, he is a single guy. Simmons has not been linked with anyone yet. He has just reached in the beginning stage of his 20s, so currently he is more focused towards his profession and career growth in comparison to his private life. Ben Simmons height is of six feet and ten inches. More detail information on Ben Simmons wiki can be read on the most popular sites like Wikipedia and IMDb. He is also connected towards his fans and followers through various social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has more than 154,740 likes and 155,081 followers on Facebook. Likewise, Simmons has approximately 1.6m followers in Instagram and around 513k followers on Twitter with nearly 160 tweets which he has been using it since January 2013.