Serge Ibaka is a renowned Basketball player. He is among the top & richest players of the Toronto Raptors. As of 2021, Serge Ibaka’s net worth is estimated at $35 million. He was born on 18th September 1989 in the Republic of the Congo.
Serge Ibaka early life
He had grown up seeing his parents playing basketball. His father & mother both played for nationals. He said he used to play basketball to escape his grief of his mother’s unfortunate death and his father’s imprisonment due to war.
His life was no easy! He has to run away from his own country to survive! His father managed to get him and his siblings to move out of the country before the war! At the age of 17, Ibaka with his brother & sister moved to France. Then afterward he moved to Spain and continued his basketball career there! And now he plays for Spain in international games.
|Net worth||$35 million|
|Birthday||18th September 1989|
Serge Ibaka professional career
Ibaka is now known as the NBA shot-blocking specialist in the industry! But this star has captured the lights first in July 2009 when Oklahoma City Thunder picked him and signed a two-year contract with him. Since then he played for Thunders till 2016. Now, with his awesome performance, he got picked to lead the team in NBA Finals 2012. The same year Ibaka signed a 4 long year agreement with Thunders for 48 Million dollars.
Then later he became a part of the Orlando Magic. He was traded there on 23rd June 2016. Here, he scored his lifetime’s highest points i.e. 31 points and won the game against his former team thunders.
Then on 14th February 2017, he was again traded to the Toronto Raptors in replacement of Terrence Ross. And now he is shining here!
Serge Ibaka national team Career
After when he got Spanish citizenship in 2011, he got the biggest opportunity to play for Spain internationally. His team won gold against France in Eurobasket 2011and Silver in the Summer Olympics in 2012.
Serge Ibaka personal life
In his free time, he expresses his love for cooking. He is a passionate chef. He also has a 13-year-old daughter named Ranie Ibaka. He says he enjoyed most of the free time with her.
Serge Ibaka girlfriend
Currently, Ibaka is seeing Pearl Thusi. She is a TV personality, actress, and show host. Pearl is 31 years old African social media sensation currently. Her net worth in 2021 is reported as around $1 to $5 Millions.
Serge Ibaka siblings
Ibaka has two siblings…. one brother -Igor Ibaka and one sister- Rachina Ibaka. Igor Ibaka is following in Serge’s footsteps. He is also pursuing basketball as a career.
Serge Ibaka profile
In Ibaka’s player profile he has-
- Current Team- Toronto Raptors
- Position- Power Forward
- Jersey No – 9 in Oklahoma City Thunder, 7 in Orlando Magic, and 9 again in Toronto Raptors.
- NBA seasons- 11in which 9 were Playoffs
- NBA Titles- 1
- Awards- Blocks leader (2), All-Defensive First Team (3)
- Star- none
- Drafts: Seattle SuperSonics, 1st round (24th pick, 24th overall), 2008 NBA Draft.