Kenny Smith is a retired American professional basketball player who has a estimated net worth of $21 Million.
He was born on September 9, 1965 to parents Lawrence Smith and Helen King in Queens, New York.
Smith attended the University of North Carolina where he played for the Tar Heels under Dean Smith. He was selected by the Sacramento Kings in 1987 NBA draft as the 6th overall pick.
He joined TNT’s Inside The NBA which is led by fellow basketball analyst Charles Barkley.
How much money does kenny smith make? Total net worth 2022
Being a retired professional basketball player kenny smith’s overall net worth is 21 Million USD in the 2022 year.
What is the salary of Kenny Smith?
Around $4 million per year
Kenny Smith also appeared on the 2012 season of the American version of The Celebrity Apprentice where he was fired in week 6. He received $40,000 for his charity, Rising Achievers Foundation.
On June 25, 2014, Kenny married Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith who is a model and actress. They have two children together, Kenny Jaden Smith and Kyleon Andre Smith.
The 6’3″ point guard played for Sacramento Kings (1987-1991), the Houston Rockets (1991-1997), the Orlando Magic (1997-1999) and finally, returned to play in Sacramento in 1999 up to 2000.
He was a part of the Rockets team that won NBA Championship twice in 1994 and 1995. He also played for Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks and Kings in his career.
He was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors in 2008. Smith has a B.A. degree in African-American studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He had a tutor while he was still in school that helped him with his reading and writing for three years when he was in the third grade.
He has done commercials for Reebok, Hanes and HBO Sports, and appeared in TV shows such as “The Hughleys” (2003), “Family Matters” (1991) and “Living Single” (1993). Smith also co-hosted the morning radio show in New York area in 2003.
Kenny has won several awards like the 1995 NBA All-Star Game MVP, 1988 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, 2× First-team All-ACC (1987,1988), Third-team All-America (1986), USBWA College Player of the Year (1988) and State Farm All-American Game MVP (1987).
He has also won gold medals in the 1986 Goodwill Games, 1987 Pan American Games, 1989 FIBA World Championship and 1990 FIBA World Championship. He was named to the 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team which was the first US Men’s basketball team to consists of professional basketball players.
Smith has appeared in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He co-hosted “Inside Stuff” with Ahmad Rashād from 1996 through 2001, then again in 2007.
He also worked as an analyst for NBC Sports coverage of the NBA and was a panelist on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” from the show’s inception in 1991 until 2008, when he replaced Kenny Mayne as studio host.
He is now an analyst for Turner Network Television’s (TNT) Inside the NBA which is also co-hosted by Barkley and Ernie Johnson Jr and also Mike Fratello and Chris Webber.
Smith is the Outside the Lines studio analyst for ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters”. He appears on other shows such as “NBA Shootaround” and “College Hoops 2Night”.
He hosts a one-hour daily sports talk show in Sacramento, California called “The Afternoon Delight”, which airs weekdays 3-6 pm on KHTK-AM 1140.
Smith has appeared in the films Blue Chips (1994), and Like Mike (2002). On the HBO series “Arli$$” he played himself; in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he played a character also named Kenny (but no relation to Will Smith’s character).
Kenny co-starred in the 1993 film “Boomerang”, where he played Markell, a young man who moved into Naomi Campbell’s apartment building. He also appeared as himself on an episode of Mama’s Family titled “The Basketball Player”.
He has his own production company, Big Dreams Entertainment, which produces “Life & Style with Kenny and Missy” as well as the hip-hop show from Las Vegas called “Wicked In Da Hood” on MTV2.
In June 2011, Smith began co-hosting a morning radio show on KHTK in Sacramento with Carmichael Dave.
On May 8, 2014, Smith retired from broadcasting.
Kenny is the son of Byron Houston and Marilyn Houston (née Sorey). He has a brother named Byron who played in the NFL for nine seasons. Byron also has two sons; Kenneth Jr and Corye, and a daughter; KaMiya. Kenny currently lives in Sacramento, California.
Kenny’s younger brother Byron played in the National Football League for nine seasons with the Raiders and Falcons. He won two Super Bowls while playing for the San Francisco 49ers. He is now a sports agent and runs The Houston Sports Connection along with his wife, Charena Smith-Houston.
Kenny has a daughter named Aja born in 1991 with his ex-girlfriend Valerie Moore. He also had another daughter, Tenley, with his former fiancée Imani Showalter. Kenny was formerly engaged to Shonda Schimmel; the couple split up in June 2010 after six years of dating.