Rick Fox, a retired Canadian-Bahamian NBA player, aside from his basketball career is also famous for versatility as an actor & businessman. The 3-time NBA champ played professionally for 14 seasons (1991- 2004) & made career earnings of $34.029 million.
Since the acting debut through 1994 sports film Blue Chips, Fox reports 67 acting credits & has appeared in movies such as Holes (2003), Meet the Browns (2008) & Krystal (2017).
Furthermore, Rick was the owner of Echo Fox, an esports franchise for 4 years until his departure in 2019.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 50-year-old Rick Fox enjoys the net worth of $25 million as of April 2020. Indeed, his NBA career & acting venture aided in the accumulation of such a hefty sum.
Turned professional in 1991, Rick Fox, the 1991 NBA Draft, played for 2 NBA teams: Boston Celtics & Los Angeles Lakers, throughout 2004 & made career earnings of $34,029,278 (from 14 seasons).
Reportedly, the Toronto, Ontario-born earned his career-high salary of $4.734 million in the 2003- 2004 season.
After the NBA career, Fox actively involved in acting; already with a gig through the basketball drama film Blue Chips (1994), Fox's was cast in a recurring role in TV drama series Oz (1997- 2003).
He landed in the regular role in the TV sitcom Mr. Box Office (2012- 2013, 13 episodes) starring Gary Busey, Essence Atkins, Bill Bellamy & Jon Lovitz.
In 2015, when Rick's net worth stood at $20 million, he alongside business partners: Amit Razaida and Khalid Jones, bought an esports team Echo Fox (formerly Gravity Gaming) for $1 million.
Later, in October 2019, Rick Fox announced his departure from the franchise.
Did you know? Regarding the claims of purchase of 'Echo Fox', Rick's partner Razaida stated that the now-former NBA star didn't cash in any money to aid purchase & also tried to extort $5 million from him. Following a series of lawsuits, Echo Fox 's investors officially confirmed its disband in November 2019.
The University of North Carolina alum was drafted by Boston Celtics in the 1991 NBA Draft as the 1st round (24th overall) pick.
After 6 seasons in the Celtics, Rick Fox saw wavier & was signed by Los Angeles Lakers. With the Lakers, he became a 3-time NBA Champion (2000- 2002) throughout his playing career till 2003- 2004.
Even though Rick was again traded back to Boston Celtics, he opted for retirement & retired in 2004.
The NBA star's international achievement appearance for Canada in FIBA World Championships 2 times (1990 & 1994).
Here is the list of Rick Fox's salary from NBA career:
|Boston Celtics||1991- 1992||$525,000|
|1994- 1995||$1.75 million|
|1995- 1996||$1.75 million|
|1996- 1997||$1.75 million|
|Los Angeles Lakers||1997- 1998||$1 million|
|1998- 1999||$1.75 million|
|1999- 2000||$3.033 million|
|2000- 2001||$3.4 million|
|2001- 2002||$3.791 million|
|2002- 2003||$4.34 million|
|2003- 2004||$4.735 million|
|2004- 2005||$4.8 million (potential salary, retired in 2004)|
Rick's acting career began with the film debut from Blue Chips (1994), a basketball drama film, featuring Nick Nolte & Mary McDonnell.
Thereafter, following an appearance in the movie Eddie (1996), he got TV debut in Head Over Heels (1997) & subsequently, earned a recurring role in Oz (1997- 2003, 11 episodes).
From 2012 to 2013, the former NBA player became a regular cast in the TV sitcom Mr. Box Office. His other appearance as the regular cast was in the TV series Greenleaf (2017- 2018, 27 episodes).
Throughout his career, Rick Fox has made several recurring roles: in 1-800-Missing (2003), Love, Inc. (2005- 2006), Dirt (2007- 2008), The Game (2010 - 2013), Hit the Floor (2013- 2016) & K.C. Undercover (2016- 2017).
Check out Fox's films & its box-office collection:
As reported, Rick Fox's upcoming projects: Rude Buay ... The Unstoppable and The Jury are under pre-production.
He is set to star as Ian in the TV film Morning Show Mysteries: Murder Most Fair; it under post-production.
Currently, Rick Fox lives in his house in Marina Del Rely, Los Angeles, California. The median house price in the region is $1.19 million according to Realtor.
Back in December 2013, the former Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers star put his condo in Wilshire Boulevard, LA for sale asking $1.399 million.
Reportedly, he had bought the 2-bedroom & 3-bathroom unit in 2004 for $1.15 million. However, the sales report on the property at The Remington a high-rise residence never came up.
The 6 ft. 6.5 inches tall NBA star-turned-actor, in 2019, held a 24-hour long charity stream for the Bahamas Relief Foundation. The streaming raised a fund of $60,000.
He has associations with many non-profit organizations such as:
Rick Fox was in a marital relationship with American actress/singer Vanessa Williams for 6 years; they eloped in the summer of 1999 & later had a wedding ceremony on September 26, 1999.
As for a fact, Rick was introduced to Vanessa by Tyra Banks, whom he dated shortly in 1992 & after their break-up, he began dating Williams.
While together, they became parents to daughter Sasha Fox, born on May 1, 2000.
Later, the duo filed for divorce in August 2004, which finalized in 2005.
Reportedly, with his ex-girlfriend Kari Hillsman, the retired NBA player is the father of a son named Kyle (born in 1993).
Meanwhile, as of April 2020, Rick Fox is allegedly single; no reports on his dating story or girlfriend is out.
After divorce with Vanessa Williams, he was in a 5-year relationship with actress Eliza Dushku, from 2009 to 2014.
Rick Fox was born on July 24, 1969, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Dianne Gerace, an Olympic high-jumper and Ulrich Fox. His birth name is Ulrich Alexander Fox.
He grew up alongside his younger sister Jeanene Fox, an interior designer & former model, in The Bahamas.
After attending Kingsway Academy in Nassau, he enrolled at the University of North Carolina, where his basketball career took off.
Fox holds dual nationality: Canadian-Bahamian & hails from mixed ethnicity; his mother is of Italian and Scottish descent while his father is a Bahamian.