Here we will be focussing on the net worth of illustrious female basketball player Rebecca Lobo. Now, the question is, who is Rebecca Lobo? Rebecca Lobo has gained prominence as an American basketball analyst and a former Women’s National Basketball Player (WNBA). Lobo was also part of the golden generation of basketball that went on to win U-18 silver in Mexico (1992) and gold in Atalanta(1996). In WNBA, Rebecca played for the New York Liberty (1997-2001), Houston Comets (2002) & Connecticut Sun (2003). Lobo had represented the University of Connecticut at her college level.
The plaudits that Lobo had garnered for herself earned her an early berth in the WNBA. She was one of the earliest three athletes who were drafted by the WNBA. Eventually, she went on to play for New York Liberty which was one of the original 8 franchises. Standing at 6’4″, Lobo played the position of a center for the majority of her career. The center was known for dominant and powerful performances on the court, and she didn’t disappoint. The fans had nicknamed her ‘Lobo Cop’ for her on-field performances. However, her powerful performances at the college level were marred by a host of injuries in her senior career. Eventually, Lobo retired for a career in TV broadcasting.
Rebecca Lobo’s Net Worth
Talking about the earnings and monetary valuations, it is speculated Rebecca has a net worth of around $ 6 million as of 2022. Although the details about her career earnings are not in the media yet, the WNBA players are expected to earn between $20,000 to thousands of dollars per annum. Her earnings not only accrue from her career in WNBA. She’s also an ESPN broadcaster & an analyst. In general, an ESPN broadcaster gets somewhere around $59,684. Her salary is guesstimated as something around a six-digit figure mark.
Apart from her playing career, Rebecca Lobo has also amassed a fortune for herself through brand endorsements. Lobo was the brand endorser of Lady Foot Locker (currently foot locker). Lady Foot Locker is an American multinational sportswear company based in New York and operates in 28 countries. Apart from this, she was also the brand endorser for the billion-dollar sports company Reebok. The MNC had signed a multi-year deal with Lobo. Lobo got the million-dollar contract at the young age of 21. Although this had surprised people alike but seeing the meteoric rise of Lobo was only a matter of time. The initial contract that was signed by Lobo was based on the NCAA guidelines. However, Reebok had agreed to diversify her contract to have a greater impact on the brand. As a part of her contract, Rebecca also had to communicate to children especially young girls about the impact of sports and basketball.
With an extravagant lifestyle and fame comes luxury, and Rebecca was no exception. Rebecca and her partner Steve Rushin currently reside in a luxurious and expensive mansion in Granby, Connecticut (CT), US. The details of her house and its valuation are not there in public knowledge. However, the land costs in Connecticut range from somewhere between $20,000 to $539,000 per acre on average.
Career and Others
Rebecca Lobo was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and is the youngest daughter of RuthAnn and Dennis Joseph Lobo. She did her college at the University of Connecticut. Here, she holds the record for leading the Huskies to the 1995 National Championship with an undefeated 35–0 record. In 2010, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (the first university of Connecticut player to be inducted). At the induction ceremony, Lobo’s coach Geno Auriemma praised her excellent student for her immense “impact on the court and off the court” and as “one of the founding members of WNBA“. Later on, in 2017, she was also inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Over the years, Rebecca has also established herself as a social activist as well. She is a breast cancer advocate along with her late mother, Ruth Ann. In 1996, she and her mother collaborated on a book, The Home Team, which told the story of her mother. battle with cancer. Together with her mother, Lobo has founded the Lobo Scholarship, a scholarship program aimed at Hispanic students at the University of Connecticut School of Allied Health. The RuthAnn Lobo Award in Social Work is another award established by Rebecca with assistance from her alma mater. The award recognizes the vital work done by hospital-based social workers who support cancer patients and their families. In addition to these endowments, she has been a national spokesperson for the consumer-centric network site- Body1.com, as well as raised awareness about the risks of a knee injury after she suffered repeatedly from ACL.