Bill Russell Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Height and Biography

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Net Worth $10 Million
Name Bill Russell
Date of Birth 12 February 1934
Age 88 Years Old
Gender Male

Bill Russell Net Worth

$10 Million

Bill Russell known as William Felton Russell was an American basketball player. As of 2022, Bill Russell’s net worth is $10 million. For the Celtics, he is the most valuable player in NBA history, winning five MVP awards as well as 12 All-Star games throughout his 13-year career.

For the most titles won by a North American sports league player, Russell and Henri Richard of the National Hockey League are tied for the lead. Two consecutive NCAA titles for the San Francisco Dons in 1955 and 1956 were guided by him.

Bill Russell Wiki/Biography

Born on 12 February 1934, Bill Russell’s age was 88 Years Old when he passed away on 31 July 2022. He was born and brought up in a super-rich-class Catholic Christian family from West Monroe, Louisiana, United States. He is an American by nationality and has a belief in the Catholic Christian religion.

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Bill Russell Childhood Pic

He completed his early education at the McClymonds School, United States. After that, he also enrolled himself at the University of San Francisco. From the very beginning of his childhood, he was more interested in playing basketball, and other co-curricular activities rather than in studying.

Name Bill Russell
Full Name William Felton Russell
Net Worth $10 Million
Date of Birth 12 February 1934
Date of Death 31 July 2022
Age 88 Years Old
Birth Place West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Death Place Mercer Island, Washington, United States
Profession Basketball Player
Nationality American
Religion Catholic Christian
Ethnicity Black American
Hometown West Monroe, Louisiana
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
School/High School McClymonds School, United States
College/University University of San Francisco
Education Qualification Graduate

Family, Wife & Relationships

Bill Russell’s Parents was Charles and Katie Russell. Bill Russell’s father’s name was Mr. Charles Russell who was a former Steelworker and Related to Trucking job by profession, and her mother’s name was Mrs. Katie Russell, who was a Homemaker.

He has one sibling. He has a brother named Charlie L. Russell. Bill Russell’s marital status is married. In the year 2016, he married with Jeannine Russell.

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Bill Russell with his Wife (Jeannine Russell)

In the year 1996, he married Marilyn Nault but unfortunately they got divorced in 2009.

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Bill Russell with his Ex Wife (Marilyn Nault)

In the year 1977, he married Dorothy Anstett.

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Bill Russell’s Ex Wife

In the year 1956, he married the third time Rose Swisher.

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Bill Russell with his Ex Wife (Rose Swisher)

He has three children named Jacob Russell, William Russell Jr., and Karen Russell. There are no Insights into his past relationship.

Father Name Charles Russell
Mother Name Katie Russell
Brother Name Charlie L. Russell
Sister Name
Girlfriend Jeannine Russell
Marilyn Nault (Ex)
Dorothy Anstett (Ex)
Rose Swisher (Ex)
Marital Status Married
Wife Jeannine Russell
Marilyn Nault (Ex)
Dorothy Anstett (Ex)
Rose Swisher (Ex)
Children Name Jacob Russell (Son)
William Russell Jr. (Son)
Karen Russell (Daughter)

Physical Appearance

Bill Russell is a young-looking smart and handsome man with a charming and dashing personality. He owns a strong physique with great body measurements and a normal body type.

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He is about 6 feet 10 inches in height and his body weight is around 100 Kg. He has short blackish brown color hair and also has blistering blue color eyes.

Height (approx) in centimeters: 216 cm
in meters: 2.16 m
in feet inches: 6’ 10”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 100 kg
in pounds: 220 lbs
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Brown


Bill Russell started his career as a basketball player. It took him a long time to become a proficient basketball player after he struggled in his early years. He, a talented runner and jumper, was booted from the Herbert Hoover Junior High School basketball team because he didn’t grasp the rules of the game.

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He was nearly cut again as a student at Oakland’s McClymonds High School. Fortunately, his coach, George Powles, noticed raw physical promise in him and pushed him to improve his basics.

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Warm remarks from his coach soothed him, who had previously had terrible encounters with white authority people. A growth spurt aided his development as a solid basketball player. His unconventional style of defense quickly became a talking point. He remembered this in the future: “To be a successful defender, it was said back then, you had to be nimble and fast on your feet at all times.

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After being scolded when I first began jumping to make defensive plays and block shots, I persisted, and it paid off.” In an autobiographical account, he recounts how he grew preoccupied with studying and remembering other players’ motions (e.g., footwork such as which foot they moved first on each play) as preparation for defending against them, which included practicing in front of a mirror at night. Aside from reading Dell Magazines’ 1950s sports periodicals, he identified himself as an eager reader of the publications to learn how to defend against his opponents.

He was passed over by college recruiters and had gotten no scholarship offers until USF recruiter Hal DeJulio saw him play in a high school game and took notice. Even though he had “atrocious basics,” DeJulio recognized that the young center had an exceptional ability to perform in a high-pressure situation.

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