American lawyer and currently the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Adam Silver’s net worth is $20 million.
Born on April 25, 1962 to a Jewish family in Westchester Country, Adam Silver was a fan of the New York Knicks right from his childhood. After graduating from the Rye High School and completing his degree from Duke University in 1984, Silver started working as a legislative aide for Les AuCoin, a US Congressman, for a year.
Adam then moved to the University of Chicago to pursue his degree on Law and worked for the Cravath, Swaine & Moore‘s law firm. He was also a law clerk at the Southern District of New York until 1992.
After working for several law firms and courts, Adam Silver’s net worth started to peak when he started to work for the NBA in 1992. He started his career at NBA as special assistant and gained momentum to land the commissioner’s position in February 1, 2014 while he also served as the NBA chief of staff, and senior vice president of the NBA entertainment in between.
Known to be a man of words, Adam Silver has also produced several sports documentaries like Michael Jordon to the Max, Whatever Happened to Michael Ray?, and Like Mike.
Ranked as one among the list of ‘Global Business Influentials’ in 2003 by the Time and CNN, Silver was also named as one of the ‘100 Most Power People in Sports’ for most of the times. He was unanimously chosen as the NBA Commissioner after David Stern announced to step down and retire.
A strict man in the business, Adam Silver has also been part of controversies where he banned Donald Sterling, the then owner of the Los Angeles Clipper in 2014 after having putting in racist comments with his girlfriend. He was also fined $2.5 million and was voted to be expelled from the ownership of the club.
Adam Silver’s net worth comes as a lawyer and the commissioner of the NBA entertainment while he is also a film producer. Adam Silver’s net worth is believed to be around $20 million as of today.
Quick Facts about Adam Silver
Full Name: Adam Silver
Profession: Lawyer, Commissioner, Businessperson, Producer
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Date of Birth: April 25, 1962
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Education: University of Chicago