Adam Silver’s net worth is about $2 million.
Who is Adam Silver?
Adam Silver would not stand out in a crowd for any reason based on his physical characteristics. The man, on the other hand, has made a name for himself in sports he never played but admired as a child in Rye, New York. Adam Silver, a corporate lawyer, and legal luminary by profession chose the boardroom over the courtroom and is now the National Basketball Association (NBA) number one man – Commissioner of the NBA – having joined the league in 1992.
What is the net worth of Adam Silver?
Adam Silver’s net worth is about $2 million.
Adam Silver: Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education
Adam Silver was born in New York on April 25, 1962.
He grew up in the city as well (in the suburb of Rye in New York).
His parents are Edward and Melba Silver, and while they are American citizens, his family has Jewish roots.
Erik, Ann, Owen, and Emily are his four older siblings, two brothers, and two sisters.
While Silver pursued a career in the legal field, his siblings took very different paths.
Erik Silver works as the director of tennis at a Florida resort, and Owen Silver is an entrepreneur in Boulder, Colorado.
While Ann Geier runs a nonprofit organization in Nevada, Emily Geier lives in Ohio with her family and is simply a homemaker and mother.
Silver attended Rye High School in New York before attending Duke University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984.
He began working as an office aide for U.S. Congressman Les AuCoin on Capitol Hill immediately after graduation and left after two years to pursue a law degree, which he obtained in 1988 from the University of Chicago Law School.
Adam Silver: Professional Career
Although he considers himself a “subdued” basketball fan, as he likes to describe his love of the game, he never imagined he would end up in basketball management (even though he was a die-hard New York Knicks fan as a child).
Adam Silver worked as a corporate lawyer in New York before joining the NBA.
He worked as a litigation associate for Cravath, Swaine & Moore before becoming a law clerk for US Federal Judge Kimba Wood.
Silver joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1992 and has since held a variety of positions as his career progressed.
He began as a special assistant to David Stern, the NBA’s then-Commissioner, and later became the league’s chief of staff before being promoted to senior vice president (and later, president) and chief operating officer (COO) of NBA Entertainment.
Silver became the NBA’s deputy commissioner in July 2006, a position he held for eight years.
On October 25, 2012, when his boss, David Stern, announced his retirement in February 2014, he named him as his successor.
And, three months into his tenure as Commissioner, Silver faced his toughest test yet.
The media reported on Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, and his racist remarks about players in the league.
The video elicited widespread condemnation from all quarters, particularly those with vested interests within the Association.
As everyone waited to see what the NBA’s stance would be and how they would respond, Adam Silver delivered a decisive blow.
Sterling was barred from associating with the NBA and all of its concerns for the rest of his life on April 29, 2014.
He was also barred from attending any games in any venue.
Silver then proceeded to levy a $2.5 million fine on the Clippers, which will go down in history as the harshest punishment ever meted out to a sports owner.
As a result, his reputation as a no-nonsense manager spread like wildfire throughout the sports world. He received a lot of praise for his bravery in taking a firm stand against racism in basketball and, by extension, in the rest of the world.
Adam Silver: gender
This is an expected question for NBA fans and Adam Silver’s fans, as he has been seen twice attending New York City’s gay pride parade.
Worse, Silver not only attended but actively participated in the event, dancing and waving the gay flag.
He was seen in the 2018 parade with Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, Rick Welts, the president of the Golden State Warriors (who is also gay), and his (Welts’) partner, Todd Gage.
Even skeptics believe that the NBA Commissioner is gay, and many held that belief until his marriage to his longtime girlfriend, Maggie Grise.
Adam Silver: Relationship Status
Adam Silver married Maggie Grise in May 2015 after meeting for the first time and falling in love.
A mutual friend introduced them, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Their family expanded with the addition of a child, and Silver stated in an April 2015 interview with Today that he is looking forward to the experience and can’t wait to learn what it’s like to be a father.
His wish was granted in 2017 – two years after the wedding – when his wife Maggie gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Louise Burns Silver.