Commissioner of the NBA Adam Silver: What's his Salary? Know About his Net Worth and Career

Updated On 10 May, 2019 Published On

Adam Silver is a lawyer and businessman from the United States who has been serving as the commissioner of the National Basket Association (NBA) since February 2014 and is best known for banning businessman Donald Sterling from NBA for a lifetime.

Sterling owned the Los Angeles Clippers, represented by Lamar Odom between 1999 and 2003. The man who became number 2 most trending topic on Twitter in 2014 after the decision to ban Sterling was then praised not only by the NBA fans but the players and owners of NBA too.  

Today we are going to share with you some interesting details about Adam's salary, net worth, and career. 

Adam Silver Net worth and Salary

As we have already said, Adam Silver's estimated net worth hits three figures. After his former boss retired from the job, some sources claim that he earned $20 million per annum, equal to what his predecessor made.

But there are some who put it at a slightly lower amount, given David's clout in the association where he served in the post for 30 years, from 1984 to 2014

Adam Silver with Former Commissioner David Stern

Adam Silver with Former NBA Commissioner David Stern 

Source: ESPN

Born on 25th April 1962, the 55-year-old's post as a commissioner is not his debut on NBA. In fact, he has been serving in the association since 1992 and even worked as the right hand of former NBA commissioner David Stern, whose salary at the time of retirement was $20 million a year.

Though Adam's salary in the NBA has not been disclosed (although during his previous position as Stern's deputy he was earning $10 million annually), many estimate it to be roughly comparable to David's, which comes to a monthly income of $1.7 million

Adam Silver

Adam Silver

Source: SI.con

According to some sources, it has been estimated that the commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver is totaled around $30 million. But given the increasingly lucrative deals, the basketball association is making, it is not hard to assume that Adam's salary, and along with that his net worth, might take a leap pretty soon.  

Adam Silver's Career

Adam made his debut in NBA as an NBA Chief Operating Officer. He was later promoted to the post of Deputy Commissioner and served in the position for 8 years. During his days as a deputy, he played a vital role in different achievements of the league. Some of the achievements are the creation of NBA China and the partnership with Turner Broadcasting, among others. 

Moreover, he also served NBA as President, COO, and as executive producer of NBA Entertainment during the production of Michael Jordan to the Max starring Michael Jordan.

Read more Michael Jordan related articles

Watch Trailer to Michael Jordan to the Max

Adam became the commissioner of NBA back on 1st Feb 2014. He was endorsed by David Stern, the former commissioner of 2012. He has now been working as the commissioner of NBA for the past 4 years. In 2014, he announced in a piece published in The New York Times that he wanted to legalize and regulate sports betting.

He said,

It should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated.

Watch an Interview with Adam Silver

Moving on to some of his achievements, he was ranked No. 1 in the list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business by Sports Business Journal in 2016. Back in 2015, Sports Business Journal also named him the Executive of the Year

Moreover, he was also named the Sports Illustrated Executive of the Year in 2014 and has been listed in Fortune's 50 Greatest Leaders and Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2015

Quick Facts:

What is Adam Silver's age?

Born on April 25, 1962, Adam is 57 years old, as of 2019.

How tall is Adam Silver?

Adam is 1.9 meters tall, ie. 6 feet 2 inches.