Nene Hilario Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Wife, Children, Height
Nene Hilario is a Brazilian Professional Basketball Player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Early Life of Nene Hilario
Nene Hilario was born on September 13, 1982, in Sao Carlos, Brazil to parents Jose Paulo Hilario and Carmen Hilario. As of 2019, his age is 37 years old and his star sign is Virgo.
He grew up alongside his older siblings Maykon Hilario and Mayaramy Hilario. His mother is a retired nurse. His nationality is Brazilian and belongs to the black ethnic groups. Being the youngest, he was given the name ‘Nene’ by his parents, which means ‘baby‘ in Portuguese.
Nene began attending the Escola de Basquete Meneghelli in his hometown of Brazil, but he would soon stop coming only to return a few weeks later, crying with his mother.
On inquiry, Nivaldo Carlos Meneghelli Junior who founded the school told that the family could no longer pay the fees to keep Nene in school. Meneghelli allowed Nene to keep coming for free and the big kid remained there for the next seven years. He has completed his high school at Instituto Alvaro Guiao in Sao Carlos and graduated from Colorado State University.
Who is Nene Hilario Wife? Children
Nene married his long-time girlfriend Lauren Prothe. They first met at the home of his friend and manager, Alex Santos whose wife played volleyball together with the then-future Mrs. Hilario. Hilario began dating Lauren in 2007 and after two years they finally tied the knot.
On February 14, 2009, they exchanged wedding vows at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver, Colorado. The couple is blessed with a beautiful son, Mateo in 2012.
Net Worth and Salary of Nene Hilario along with His Contract
Currently, Hilario’s net worth is over $45 million and his salary for 2019 is reported to be $3,825,360. In 2016, his annual salary was $2,898,000. In 2017, Hilario signed a three-year contract worth $10,954,440 (guaranteed) with Houston Rockets and will earn a base salary of $3,651,480 this season.
Hilario is currently the seventh best-paid player of the Houston Rockets. He has earned over $130,239,024 from his NBA career.
Hilario bought the 10,000 square-foot mansion for $3.4 million. The stunning house has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, multiple fireplaces, and an outdoor swimming pool. In 2017, the Brazilian star listed the house for sale. The listed amount was nearly $3.9 million.
Body Measurement (Height & Weight)
Nene stands at a very good height of 6 feet 11 inches (2.11m) tall and weighs about 113 kg (250 lbs). In addition, Hilario’s wingspan measures about 7.5 feet. Similarly, his eyes look black and his hair color is also black. Moreover, his sexual orientation is straight.
Nene Hilario’s Career
- At the age of 10, Hilario began playing basketball for the local club, Vasco De Gama.
- In 2001, he was selected by the Brazilian national team.
- Hilario’s professional career began in 2002. He was selected with the seventh overall pick by New York Knicks in the 2002 NBA draft.
- Moreover, Hilario became the first Brazilian ever to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft. Later, he traded to Denver Nuggets.
- Hilario began his first season in 2002-2003, averaging 10.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals.
- Likewise, He played 55 games in 2004-2005, he averaged 9.6 points and 5.9 rebounds.
- On July 20, 2016, Hilario signed with Houston Rockets. On April 23, 2017, he averaged 28 points in the first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunders.
- Hilario currently plays as Rockets’ center/power forward alongside Carmelo Anthony and Clint Capela.
- After re-signing with the Nuggets to a six-year, $60 million contract on July 20, 2006, Nene returned to action in 2006–07, averaging 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds in 64 games (42 starts).
- Since making his debut in the NBA in 2002, he has fought to get a place for himself in the league after battling with injuries.
- As well as he also fought cancer, having the better side of both to remain the last active player from the 2002 Draft.
- With Brazil, he played at the following major tournaments: the 2001 FIBA AmeriCup, the 2003 FIBA AmeriCup, the 2007 FIBA AmeriCup, the 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. He won the silver medal at the 2001 FIBA AmeriCup.