Derrick Favors Biography

December 5, 2018
First published on:December 5, 2018
by William Olver

Facts of Derrick Favors

Birth Name Derrick Bernard Favors
Father Johnnie Parker
Mother Deandra Favors
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia
Religion N/A
Currently Working For Utah Jazz
Salary $11 million
Net Worth $18 million
Weight in KG 120
Currently Married Yes
Married to Shivolli Dasilva
Children 3; Sanaa, Serenitee
Profession Basketball Player
Current City Atlanta
Awards ACC Rookie of the year 2010
School attended South Atlanta High School
University attended Georgia Tech
Wife profession Businesswoman
Full Name Derrick Bernard Favors
Current team Utah Jazz
Position in Team Power forward/Center
Past Team New Jersey Nets
Horoscope Cancer
Birth Date July 15, 1991
Siblings Tiffany Favors; Brandon Favors
Career Earnings $65 million
Cars SRT Hellcat
No. of Twitter Followers 137k
No. of Instagram Followers 68k
Height 6 feet 10 inch (2.08m)
Weight 120 kg (265 lbs)

Derrick Favors is an American Professional Basketball Player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, Hilario currently plays for Utah Jazz as their Center/ Power forward. The former rookie of the year has also played for New Jersey Nets.


Favors has an estimated net worth of $18 million and an annual salary of $11 million. As of 2018, Favors has earned nearly $65 million from his NBA career. In 2018/19, Favors will earn a guaranteed base salary of $16 million from Utah Jazz. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Shivolli Dasilva. The couple has been blessed with beautiful twin daughters; Sanaa and Serenitee Favors, and a one-year-old son. 

Derrick Favors's Early Life

Derrick Bernard Favors was born on July 15, 1991, in Atlanta, Georgia to parents Johnnie Parker and Deandra Favors. He grew up alongside his older sister Tiffany and a younger brother Brandon. His star sign is Cancer.

Favors' parents had an affair when the two worked for Eastern Airlines in Atlanta. However, they lost contact and Derrick's mother raised all three children as a single mom.

CAPTION: Derrick Favors with his wife Shavolli SOURCE:

Favors used to play for the High school team in South Atlanta High School. In his high school, Favors was ranked 1st player by, 2nd by ESPNU, and 4th by

He finished his senior season averaging 28.1 points, 13.3 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 steals and 2 assists per game. Favors has played for Georgia Tech's Yellow Jackets team.

Derrick Favors's Net Worth and Salary

As of 2018, the NBA star has an estimated net worth of $18 million and an annual salary of $11 million. In 2018, Favors signed a two-year contract worth $37.6 million with Utah Jazz, including $16 million guaranteed.

In 2018-19, he will earn a base salary of $16 million with an incentive bonus of $900,000 while carrying a cap hit of $16.9 million and a dead cap value of $16.9 million. Currently, he is the 2nd best-paid player of Jazz besides Rudy Gobert.

Recent Career Earnings from Utah Jazz

Season Base Salary Incentive Cap Hit
2017-18 $11,750,000 $250,000 $12,000,000
2018-19 $16,000,000 $900,000 $16,900,000
2019-20 $16,000,000 (optional) $900,000 $16,900,000

 As of 2018, Favors has so far gained over $65 million from his NBA career. As per reports, it is estimated that the NBA forward's entire earnings will be around $100 million in 2020.

Favors bought a stunning SRT Hellcat (2015 Dodge Challenger's version ) in 2015, for $75,000.

Before the 2010 NBA draft, Favors signed a deal with Adidas, but there isn't any detail information about the amount he earns from Adidas.

Derrick Favors' Professional Career

Favors' professional career began, after being selected by the New Jersey Nets in the 2010 NBA draft. His first record was 13 points and 13 rebounds against the game with Miami Heat in 2010. On February 23, 2011, Favors was traded along with Devin Harris to Utah Jazz for Deron Williams

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He made his season high 17 points on April 9. On October 19, 2013, Favors signed a 4-year contract extension with the Jazz. On November 1, 2014, he scored 32 points against Phoenix Suns. On December 5, 2015, favors recorded 35 points against Indiana Pacers. 

CAPTION: Utah Jazz's Power forward Derrick Favors SOURCE: SLC Dunk

On March 13, 2018, Favors climbed to tenth place on Utah's all-time rebounding list with 3,602 rebounds. On April 11, 2018, he played in his 500th game against the Portland Trail Blazers. In July 2018, Favors re-signed the contract of $32 million with Utah Jazz.

Career Highlights and Awards

Year      Awards
  • First-team Parade All-American
  • McDonald's All-American MVP
  • Mr. Georgia Basketball
  • Mr. Basketball USA
  • Naismith Prep Player of the Year
2010 ACC Rookie of the Year
2011 NBA All-Rookie Second Team

Derrick Favors's Personal Life

About Favors' personal life, he is now 27 years old. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Shavolli Dasilva.  In 2015, the couple welcomed their first twin daughters; Sanaa and Serenitee Favors. In 2017, the couple welcomed their third son.

Dasilva has her own production company called Volli production. The couple opened their joint company called, Minky Couture’s luxury blankets, S&S Lux in Atlanta.

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The family has permanently moved from Utah to Atlanta. Like favors, Dasilva is also an Atlanta, Georgia native. She worked as a Front desk manager at Gold's Gym in Atlanta. 

Besides being a good father, Favors is also quite popular in social media. He has more than 68k followers on Instagram and 137k followers on Twitter.

Derrick Favors's Age, Height, and Weight

As of 2018, Favors is 27 years old. The former Mr. Basketball has an impressive height of 6 feet 10 inch (2.08m) and has a weight of 120 kg (265 lbs). His wingspan is approximately 2.24m.


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