Bobby Jackson Biography

( 1973 - )
February 24, 2020
First published on:November 19, 2016
by John Max

Facts of Bobby Jackson

Date of Birth: 1973, March 13
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign:: Acer
Birth Place Salisbury, North Carolina
Nationality American
Children Sarah Jackson, Skyy Jackson, Kendrick Jackson, Breann Jackson, Sebella Jackson

Bobby Jackson is an American retired NBA player who played for Denver Nuggets (1997–1998), Minnesota Timberwolves (1998–2000), Sacramento Kings (2000–2005, 2008–2009), Memphis Grizzlies (2005–2006), New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets (2006–2008), and Houston Rockets (2008). After retirement, he served as an assistant coach for Sacramento Kings (2011–2013) and currently a player development for the Sacramento since 2018.

2003 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, Bobby Jackson was born on 13th March 1973, under the star sign Pisces. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. 

Net Worth As Of 2020

With a playing career through 1997–2009, Bobby Jackson has made career earnings of $36,689,368 which would be $48,487,951 in today's value as per current US Dollars adjusted for inflation from data provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistic. Let's see how he made this possible.

Year Team Salary
1997-1998 Denver Nuggets $694,920
1998-1999 Minnesota Timberwolves $799,200
1999-2000 Minnesota Timberwolves $903,360
2000-2001 Sacramento Kings $2,250,000
2001-2002 Sacramento Kings $2,475,000 
2002-2003 Sacramento Kings $2,700,000
2003-2004 Sacramento Kings $2,925,000
2004-2005 Sacramento Kings $3,150,000
2005-2006 Memphis Grizzlies $3,375,000
2006-2007 New Orleans Pelicans $5,259,000
2007-2008 Houston Rockets $5,670,000
2008-2009 Sacramento Kings $6,487,888
Total   $36,689,368 

Since retirement, he started as a coach (assistant) for the Sacramento Kings from 2011 to 2013 and now has a role of player development for the same team since 2018. According to the source, the average salary for the role is $200,000 to $300,000 per annum. 

As of 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $10 million

Is Bobby Jackson Married?

For those who don't know, Bobby Jackson is a married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend, Dona Jackson. Dona met her love of life while visiting family in Denver, Colorado. When Bobby was traded to Sacramento Kings, Dona moved on with him and it was there they began a family. 

Bobby Jackson and his wife Dona Jackson SOURCE: Getty Images

Now the couple shares three daughters: Sarah Jackson, Skyy Jackson, and Sebella Jackson. As reported, Bobby has two other children: Kendrick Jackson and Breann Jackson from his past relationship. 

Bobby Jackson's children SOURCE: Getty Images

Bobby's spouse, Dona was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. By her 17, she ventured off to Washington D.C. to attend Howard University, studying Health management. There she discovered her passion to write and developed her first self published book “I will survive”.

Furthermore, Dona started a program called Sole to Sole that helped raise over $40,000 for hungry children in Africa. Dona and her husband are well known for their charitable donations in many cities such as New Orleans, Sacramento, Salisbury, Oklahoma, Compton, and Memphis with special emphasis on low socioeconomic school districts.


Bobby went to a high school called Salisbury which lies in North Carolina. He started his basketball career right from there as he was a prominent figure in the high school team. He then continued his education and basketball career and went to a college called Western Nebraska CC.


He got his NBA draft in the year 1997 and the rest is history. He played for magnificent basketball teams and shined for each one of them. He had his professional debut with the team Denver Nuggets and he stayed there till the year 1998. He then moved onto a team called Minnesota Timberwolves and he stayed till 2000. He has also played for huge teams such as Sacramento Kings and New Orleans. He was also a part of Memphis Grizzlies. His stats are amazing and there is no doubt about it. He has 9.7 points per game average and 2.6 assists per game average. 

Roosters such as Lamar Odom, James Harden, and Lou Williams has also won NBA Sixth Man of The Year Award. 

Highlights & Award

  • 2003 NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • 1998 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 1997 Consensus second-team All-American
  • 1997 Big Ten Player of the Year

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