Chiney Ogwumike Biography

September 16, 2019
First published on:May 9, 2019
by Jorden

Facts of Chiney Ogwumike

Chiney Ogwumike is an American professional basketball player who plays in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) for Los Angeles Sparks as their power forward. She is also working as a sportscaster in ESPN's program Sportscenter.

Chiney Ogwumike is receiving a salary of around $119,500 from her professional WNBA career in 2019. She has an estimated net worth of above $2 million as of 2019.

Relationship Status - Single

News portals and media are not much aware of the personal life of Female celebrities. Like that, there is no information about Chiney Ogwumike's relationship status. She probably is unmarried and single at current. She hasn't so far reported about her personal life and relationship status on the media.

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@zionlw10 told me how he got through that scary moment when his shoe broke vs UNC & whether or not he’s made a decision just yet to enter the NBA Draft ??

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Ogwumike hasn't mentioned any information suggesting her sexual orientation and love affair neither on social media nor on any news portals. As we are exploring her official social sites, she seems to be pretty much focused on her career.

Chiney has been friends to many celebrities which includes Zion Williamson. She has maintained a very good body physique and despite her busy schedule, she manages time for her family and friends.

Body Measurements

Chiney Ogwumike has a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.9 meters) along with a weight of 79 kg ( 174 lbs). Currently, Chiney is 27 years old.

Net Worth - $2 million

Chiney Ogwumike has a total estimated net worth of around $2 million as of 2019. Furthermore, she is still in her playing career, so she is supposed to earn a lot more in the near future.

As per her contract with Los Angeles Sparks, she signed 2-yr/$237,000 deal. Moreover, she is currently receiving a salary amount of around $117,500 from her WNBA career with Los Angeles Sparks in 2019. Ogwumike's weekly salary is around a sum of $2,298 in 2019. 

Chiney Ogwumike flaunting her trophy
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In addition to this, she is also serving as a sportscaster in ESPN's SportsCenter from where she is receiving a quite good amount. It is reported that the analyst and journalist in the Sportscenter receives a salary amount of above $40,000.

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Would you rock these laceless shoes? Which colorway? ???? #N3XTL3V3L

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She might have been earning money from various sponsorships and endorsements deal but she hasn't clearly confirmed about deals. After her NBA draft, she signed the deal with Nike but moved to Adidas after she was elected Vice-President of the WNBA Players Association.

Short Bio 

Chiney Ogwumike was born to parents Peter and Ify Ogwumike on March 21, 1992, in Tomball, Texas, United States. Chiney is American by nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic group. She spends her childhood along with her siblings Nneka Ogwumike, Olivia and Erica.

Chiney Ogwumike with her sister
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Chiney started her high school career with the Cypress Fairbanks High School located in Texas where she earned MVP honors with the white team. Later. she began playing for the Stanford University along with his sister Nneka.

WNBA career

Chiney Ogwumike's WNBA career started after she was drafted in the 2014 WNBA draft in the first overall pick by the Connecticut Sun. Besides her sister Nneka, she was also named as WNBA All-Star. During her career with the Connecticut Sun, she played alongside Alyssa Thomas and Jonquel Jones, and several other respected players.

Later on, in 2019 she began her career with the Los Angeles Sparks and she is still playing for the Sparks team. In addition to her WNBA career, she also played for the United States national team and in several international tournaments.

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