Bill Russell Net Worth 2022 | Age | College | Family | Bio

Bill Russell President Obama Honors Medal


Bill Russell was born on 12 February 1934 in West Monroe in the state of Louisiana, United States as William Felton Russell. He was an American retired Basketball Coach & Basketball Played for NBA Boston Celtics. His playing career was from 1956 and his career as a coach was from 1966-1988.

Quick Facts

NameBill Russell
Other NameWilliam Felton Russell.
Birthday12th February 1934
BirthplaceWest Monroe, Louisiana.
CountryUnited States
Age88 years
Birth SignAquarius.
Height6 feet 9 inches / 205.74 Cm
Weight98 kg/ 206.05 Lbs
Family Information
FatherCharles Russell
MotherKatie Russell.
BrotherCharlie L. Russell Jr.
Ex-wivesRose Swisher (1956-1974),

Dorothy.Anstett (1977-1980),

Marilyn Nault
(1996-2009 till his death)
SonsWilliam Russell Jr. & Jacob Russell.
DaughterKaren Russell
Career information
High SchoolMcClymonds (Oakland,
CollegeSan Francisco (1953-1956).
NBA Draft1956/Round:1/Pich: 2nd Overall. Selected by the St. Louis Hawks.
Playing Career1956-1869
Coaching Career1966-1988.
Career History
As Player:1956-1969 – Boston Celtics.
As Coach1966-1969 – Boston Celtics.

1973-1977 – Seattle Supersonic.

1987-1988 – Sacramento King.
Social Media
Twitter/ Russell
Instagram/ Russell
Net Worth$ 10 Million ( INR 79.58 Cr).
Last UpdatedAugust 2022.
Bill Russell  NBA legends Bill Russell

Early Life

Bill Russell was born to Charles and Katie Russell on February 12th, 1934, in West Monroe, Louisiana. George Powles encouraged the youngster to develop his skills and become a good player.


Bill Russell struggled a lot during his early life because of racism. He had also been named NBA Most Valuable Player and All-Star.In 1966, Russell was made the coach of the Celtics after the retirement of Red Auerbach and he became the first American-African Coach in NBA History.He had won the NCAA Championship.

He also won a Gold Medal at the summer Olympics in 1956.He was awarded the President’s Medal of Freedom in 2011 by then-President Barack Obama. He had won all three NBA Championships, an Olympic Gold Medal and an NCAA Championship.

Awards and Achievements

  • He was just the second player to have ever made 51 rebounds in a single game and the first NBA player to average more than 20 rebounds per game for an entire season.
  • He won five regular season MVP awards and was selected three times to the All-NBA First Teams.
  • He was presented with the Presio Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Bill Russell died at the age of 88 on 31 July 2022 in Mercer Island in the state of Washington, United States.


Q.What was Bill Russell known for?

Ans:- He was known for becoming the first Black head coach in the National Basketball Association’s history.

Q.How many rings Bill Russell has as a player?

Ans:- 11 NBA championships.

Q.Where is Bill Russell from?

Ans:- He belongs to West Monroe, Louisiana, United States.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top