Bill Russell's Net Worth Before His Death, biography

William Felton Russell was an American professional basketball player

who played as a center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1956 to 1969.

A five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a 12-time NBA All-Star,

Russell and Henri Richard of the National Hockey League are tied for the record of the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league.

He led the San Francisco Dons to two consecutive NCAA championships in 1955 and 1956,

During his career, Russell was one of the first big earners in NBA basketball.

His 1956 rookie contract was worth $24,000, only fractionally smaller than the $25,000 of top earner and teammate Bob Cousy.

Russell died peacefully with his wife by his side at his Mercer Island, Washington, home on July 31, 2022, at the age of 88.