Jrue Randall Holiday is aka Jrue Holiday is an American Professional Basketball player. He plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jrue Holiday was born on June 12, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. He has been playing in the NBA for over a decade now. The estimated net worth of Jrue Holiday in 2021 is $30 million.
Jrue Holiday started playing basketball early in his life as his father and mother both played basketball as a professional for Arizona State. So, watching their parents play, Holiday also decided to pursue basketball as a profession in the future. Both his younger brothers Justin and Aaron Holiday also made their minds of playing basketball in the future.
Jrue started his School career by enrolling at the Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles. And within a year, he established himself as a key member of the school team. Jrue in his senior year was able to win the award of Gatorade Player of the Year. And in the same year, he found himself in McDonald’s All-American and a first-team Parade All-American. Holiday indeed had a wonderful start and next up was the College appearance.
Jrue was designated a five-star recruit, he decided to play for UCLA for his college stint. Here also Jrue stamped his authority and made everyone fan of his flamboyant gameplay. The point guard went on to be named in Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2009. The California-born guard then entered the 2009 draft where he was picked by the Philadelphia 76ers with him being the 17th overall pick made by the Eastern Conference team. And from there on, Jrue has not looked back and has continued his mary way to the ultimate success.
What is the Net Worth of Jrue Holiday in 2021?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Jrue Holiday in 2021 is just over $30 million. The 31 years point guard has been in the NBA for over a decade now and has earned a major portion of his net worth through his annual salary got from his basketball career.
Jrue Holiday played for the Philadelphia 76ers for four years and during this time, he earned a total of $41 million. In July 2013, the point guard was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans where he signed a record extension after his first few years with the team. The contract extension came in 2017 and was worth $132 million for over five years. The deal also included an additional $24 million that was linked with individual and team success. He earned $1.1 million as a bonus in 2018 while in incentives, the point guard secured an additional $1 million in his bank account.
The California-born guard played for the Pelicans till 2020, but he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in the offseason. Jrue was able to secure another eye-catching deal with the Bucks as well. The deal was worth $126,000,000 which will keep him at the Wisconsin City for five years. Holiday earned $25,876,111 in 2020-21, while he will make $31,051,333, $33,535,440, $36,019,547, $38,503,653 in 2022, 2023 2024 and 2025 respectively.
Besides these, the California native also enjoys a healthy endorsement deal with the apparel giant Nike. Jrue Holiday earns roughly $0.5 million from this deal annually. There are some other endorsement deals with other brands as well, that raise the tally to approximately $1 million per year.
Jrue Holiday family and relationships
Jrue Holiday was born in Los Angeles, California to Shawn and Toya Holiday. Both his parents played professional basketball for the Arizona states. His younger brothers Justin and Aaron Holiday are also professional basketball players and play for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
When it comes to his personal life, Jrue Holiday is indeed a family man committed to only one person at a time. The Bucks star met his future better half during his time at UCLA. She was a professional soccer player and played as a midfielder for the United States national team from 2007 to 2015. The two started dating each other in 2008 and after five years, they finally became part of each other’s life permanently. The two have a beautiful son, Jrue Tyler Holiday. And it seems like the two were made for each other and are happily living with each other.
Charity and Foundation
Jrue Holiday firmly believes in the idea of giving something back to society. The California-born guard has been involved in several charity drives and also runs his own welfare foundation that goes with the name, The Jrue and Lauren Holiday Social Impact Fund (JLH fund). Jrue has stated several times that starting the JLH Fund is probably my biggest accomplishment to date. And is looking to continue this good work in the future as well.
The organization provides up to $1,000,000 in grants to Black-led nonprofit organizations and Black-owned businesses. The foundation work is done in the areas of Greater Milwaukee, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles.
His wife also actively participates in these drives, helping her love of life in these pious work. JLH fund not only provides financial assistance but also provides coaching and mentorships to beginners, helping them get past the early rough patch.
Major achievements and awards
Holiday had been the fine player from his college days. He won several accolades and awards there. Though he was not able to replicate the same performances in his NBA career, he surely made an impact when the team needed him the most. Several season-ending injuries dented his confidence and he was never able to fulfill his promise in the league in its true sense. But here we are going to mention some of the notable achievements he has been able to accomplish during his career.
- California Mr. Basketball in 2008.
- McDonald’s All-American in 2008.
- Third-team Parade All-American in 2007.
- First-team Parade All-American in 2008.
- Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2008.
- Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2008.
- NBA Sportsmanship Award in 2021.
- NBA Teammate of the Year in 2020.
- The NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2019.
- 2 times NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2018 and 2021.
- NBA All-Star in 2013.
Jrue Holiday seems to be loving his time with the Milwaukee Bucks. He has been averaging 17.7 points per game in the 2020-21 season and has played a pivotal role in guiding the Bucks to the playoffs. His ability to guard and scoring important points at the crunch moments make him a special acquisition and indeed the Bucks have finally found a diamond in him. He makes a climacteric partnership with the other stars in the team, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Khris Middleton.