Jonas Valanciunas

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Facts of Jonas Valanciunas

EuroCup Rising Star (2012), 2× FIBA Young Player of the Year (2011, 2012), 4× Lithuanian Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2014, 2017) & NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2013)
Full Name
Jonas Valančiūnas
Birth Name
Jonas Valanciunas
Famous Name
Jonas Valanciunas
Current City
Birth Date
Married to
Egle Valanciunas
Currently Married
Jonas Vilkas
Danutė Valanciunas
Jonas Valanciunas jr.
Father Nationality
Mother Nationality
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Career & Net worth

$14 Million
Net Worth
$50 million
Basketball player
Currently Club
Toronto Raptors
Started career as
a player of Perlas Vilnius


Married to
Egle Valanciunas
Currently Married

Jonas Valanciunas is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jonas Valanciunas currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans as their Center. Jonas has also played for other teams in the past.

As a center, Jonas Valanciunas reportedly earns around $14,000,000 as his yearly salary from the Pelicans. Further, Jonas Valanciunas has an estimated net worth of over $50 million.

Jonas Valanciunas's Early Life

Jonas Valanciunas was born on May 6, 1992, in Utena, Lithuania, to father Jonas Vilkas and mother, Danute Valanciunaite. As per his nationality, he is Lithuanian. Further, his star sign is Taurus.

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Jonas Valanciunas attended Gymnasium school, Utenos Saules Gimnazija in Utena, Lithuania, where he started playing basketball for the high school team. Later on, Valanciunas enrolled at Lithuanian Sports University and continued basketball playing for a college team.

Jonas Valanciunas's professional career

Jonas Valanciunas entered the Lithuanian professional basketball club, Perlas Vilnius, where he played for two years in various national games.  On January 17, 2010, Valanciunas made a move to Lietuvos Rytas. During the 2010-2012 season, He participated in many leagues and led the team towards victory.

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While playing with Lietuvos Rytas, he gained his name thrice as a Lithuania Basketball Player of the Year and was twice named the FIBA European Young Player of the Year on February 13, 2012. He is also a two-time winner of the MVP award.

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As a top prospect considered at the  2011 NBA Draft, Valanciunas was drafted by Toronto Raptors with the fifth overall pick. and made a deal with the club on July 18, 2012.

Jonas playing for the Raptors against Wizard SOURCE:

On August 20, 2015, Valanciunas signed an additional four-year contract worth $64 million with the Raptors. In October 2021, The player signed a reported two-year, $30 million contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Jonas Valanciunas's Net Worth

As of 2022, the NBA star has an estimated net worth of over $30 million. Further, the NBA player has an average salary of $14 Million annually from the Pelicans. 

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Valanciunas so far has made earnings of $105,621,944 from his entire NBA career. He kept aside his financial earnings, and his assets included a big-budget home and a car. Further, the NBA Player also earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

In August 2015, Jonas signed a four-year, $64 million contract extension with the Raptors. He received an annual salary of $3,678,360 in his four seasons with the club. His salary increased to $14,382,022 in the 2016/17 season after signing a three-year, $45 million contract with the Grizzlies. In early 2021, The player got traded to the Pelicans and signed a reported two-year, $30 million contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Jonas Valanciunas's Personal Life

Jonas Valanciunas was raised by a single mother since his parents were never married, which is why he bore his mother's surname.

Jonas and Egle on their wedding day SOURCE:

He is currently married to Egle Valanciunas. They first met in 2013 while running a shopping website and dated for a year before exchanging vows in 2014. She is the daughter of Lithuanian Lawyer turned politician Remigijus Acas and Vida, a politician and an economist.

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The couple together has two sons. Their eldest son Jonas Valanciunas jr. was born on March 12, 2014, and his second son was born in 2020. 

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Besides being a famous NBA basketball player, Valanciunas has also gained fame on social media with followers of 259K on Instagram and 179K on Twitter.

Jonas Valanciunas is not only a world-class athlete but also a very attractive individual. The Famous NBA star is 7 feet tall and weighs around 120 kg.

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