Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon is one of the best paid female basketball players. Since her income in WNBA was limited (women make only up to $100,000 annualy in US basketball), Hammon plays also for Russian teams. Her annual salary almost tripled by this decision. Hammon’s net worth is approximately $650,000 as of 2015.

Check out also net worth of Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, and Swin Cash.

Several other WNBA players play also overseas (mainly China and Russia) but stay in US national team when it comes to Olympics or World Championship. But Becky went one step further and in 2008 became Russian citizen. It might be a hard decision to make but it definitely helped to boost her net worth.

As all other pros, Hammon played basketball already at high school. She visited Stevens High School. As a talented athelete, Becky had easy time picking her college education and eventually ended up playing for Colorado State Rams. She also finished her college degree at Colorado State.

She joined WNBA in 1999. Her first team was New York Liberty. Her team also won bronze medal in 2008 on Beijing Olympics and gold medal in 1998 on Taipei Jones Cup. Since 2014, Hammon works as an assistant coach for NBA’s Spurs. Thats a very rare achievement. She became first full-time female coach in NBA’s history.