Thomas James Gugliotta was born on 19 December 1969, in Huntington Station, New York, USA, and is a retired professional basketball player, best known for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 13 seasons from 1992 to 2005. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Tom Gugliotta? As of late-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $38 million, mostly earned through success in professional basketball. He played for numerous teams over the course of his career, including the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Phoenix Suns. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will continue to increase.
Tom Gugliotta Net Worth $38 million
Tom attended Walt Whitman High School, and after matriculating, went to North Carolina State University thanks to his father’s connections. He had a knee injury which prevented him from playing during his freshman season, but then improved dramatically after his return, such that during his final year with the team, he received First Team All-ACC honors.
In 1992, Gugliotta joined the NBA Draft and was selected as the sixth overall pick by the Washington Bullets. During his rookie season, he became a part of the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He performed consistently throughout his NBA career, playing three years with the Bullets, and his net worth also started to increase, as he then played one season for the Golden State Warriors before he moved to play with the Minnesota Timberwolves, which time was considered his best; he had an average of 20 points per game during his three seasons with them, playing with a young Kevin Garnett during this time. He also became an All Star in 1997. After his tenure with Minnesota, he then moved to the Phoenix Suns where he would play for the next five years. His net worth also continued to grow thanks to these opportunities. At the latter part of the 2004 season, he briefly joined the Utah Jazz before playing a season with the Boston Celtics. He then ended his NBA run with the Atlanta Hawks in 2005. He completed his career with 9,985 points, 5,589 rebounds, and 1,000 steals.
Aside from the NBA, Gugliotta also played for the US men’s national team, and was able to help them win gold at the 1999 FIBA Americas Championship.
For his personal life, it is known that Tom married Nikki who he met while at North Carolina State, and they have a daughter. In 1999, Tom had a near death experience, taking a sleeping aid supplement since he had trouble sleeping after games, but which contained gamma butrolactone or GBL which caused him to collapse and stop breathing. His wife was able to save him by calling the wife of another teammate who was able to find the supplement bottle inside Tom’s bag. This allowed the doctors to administer an antidote when he was rushed to the hospital.
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