Vince Carter Biography

( 1977 - )
September 9, 2019
First published on:December 3, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Vince Carter

Date of Birth: 1977, January 26
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Vincent Lamar Carter
Birth Place Daytona Beach, Florida
Famous Name Vince Carter
Father Vince Carter Sr.
Mother Michelle Carter
Net Worth $100 million
Salary $2,564,753
Past Team Toronto Raptors, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies
Siblings Alicia Scott, Chris Carter, Jeff Scott
School Location Daytona Beach, Florida
University Team North Carolina Tar Heels
Career Earnings $172,046,271
Sponsors Nike
No. of Twitter Followers 957K
Weight 220 lb
Position in Team shooting guard / small forward
Current team Atlanta Hawks
Nationality American
Ethnicity Africian
Profession basketball player
Started career as basketball player
Currently Working For Atlanta Hawks
University attended University of North Carolina
School attended Mainland High School
Currently Married No
Married to Ellen Rucker
Past married if any Ellen Rucker
Divorce 2006
Children Kai Michelle Carter
Squad No 15

Vince Carter is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Carter currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks as their shooting guard.

Carter currently has an estimated net worth of over $100 million. Vincent Lamar Carter reportedly earns around $2,564,753 as his yearly salary from Atlanta Hawks for the 2019-20 season.

Net Worth: $100 Million

As of 2019, Vincent Carter has an estimated net worth of over $100 million. Not to mention, the significant source of his income is his NBA Career. 

Currently, he is under a1 year / $2,564,753 contract with the Atlanta Hawks, including $2,564,753 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,564,753. As per the deal, he will earn a base salary of $2,564,753, while carrying a cap hit of $1,620,564 and a dead cap value of $1,620,564 in 2019-20 seasons.

Before, he reportedly signed a 1 year, $2.39 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks in 2018 and earned $2.39 million for the 2018-19 season.

Carter has a long career as a professional basketball player in NBA which spans over 21 years. So far he has made earnings of $172,046,271 from his entire NBA career. 

Besides, Carter is also the face of Nike and has his own shoe series with the company. He does take home a huge revenue from his Nike endorsement as well.


He owns a 36,905 total square feet mega-mansion with 28,862 square feet of that being air-conditioned, in Windermere, Florida (FL), US. 

Vince Carter's House SOURCE:

Additionally, the home consists of 3 floors with 7 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and an elevator. Further, the two-story guest house is 1,809 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Other than that, he also has a full-size regulation indoor basketball court.

Vince Carter Married Ellen Rucker

Vince Carter was married. He tied the knot with his girlfriend, Ellen Rucker in 2004.

Vince Carter and his ex-wife SOURCE: The Baller Life

He became the father of a daughter when Kai Michelle Carter was born in July of 2005.

Vince Carter with his baby girl SOURCE: Hitberry

One year into the birth of his daughter, he divorced his wife Rucker in 2006.

Carter never opened up about the reason for ending his conjugality with ex-spouse, Rucker. Ever since his divorce, there have not been any updates in his love life. It is believed that he is single at the moment but no definitive information regarding the matter is found.

Early Life

Vincent Lamar Carter was born on January 26, 1977, in Daytona Beach, Florida to parents Vince Carter Sr. and Michelle Carter. He grew up along with his siblings, Alicia Scott, Chris Carter, and Jeff Scott.

Vincent Lamar Carter attended Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida where he played for his high school basketball team. 

Carter enrolled at the University of North Carolina and played for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He helped the North Carolina to consecutive ACC Men's Basketball Tournament titles and Final Four appearances in his sophomore and junior seasons.

NBA Career

Vince Carter was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 1998 NBA draft with their fifth overall pick. The Warriors traded Carter to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the fourth overall pick and Antawn Jamison.

Carter played with the Raptors until the 2004 season. He was voted for the 2001 NBA All-Star Game and was voted for the 2002 NBA All-Star game which he was unable to attend due to an injury. He was voted for the 2003 NBA All-Star Game but gave up the starting position for Michael Jordan.

The Raptors traded Vince Carter to the New Jersey Nets on December 17, 2004. He joined the Nets team with Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson to become the leading players for the team.

Carter stayed with the team until his trade to the Orlando Magic on June 25, 2009, in exchange for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie, and Courtney Lee. On his first season with the team, he helped the Magic reach the Eastern Conference Finals where they lost to the Boston Celtics in a 4-2 match.

The Phoenix Suns acquired Vince Carter on December 18, 2010. He had a short-lived run in Phoenix as he was waived by the Suns on December 9, 2011. In his one season that he played with the team, he averaged 13.5 points, playing in 51 games of which he started 41.

Carter played for teams such as Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Sacramento Kings between 2011 and 2018. The Atlanta Hawks signed Vince Carter on August 25, 2018.

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