Richard Jefferson Wife, Kids, Retired, Salary, Net Worth

By Prakriti Shrestha | Published On: 14 Nov, 2018
Richard Jefferson Wife, Kids, Retired, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 21, 1980
Age 40 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Teresa Lourenco
Divorced Not Yet
Girlfriend/Dating Kesha Ni’Cole (Ex-Fiancee)
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth 2.445 million USD
Ethnicity N/A
Children/Kids 1
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Education Moon Valley High School, The University of Arizona
Parents Richard Jefferson Sr. (Father), Meekness LeCato (Mother)
Siblings 2

Richard Jefferson is the famous NBA player who plays from the forward position. He has played in several international games representing America. He is the kid who never ranked top in the class performance but ended up as the vital player in the school basketball team.

The famous basketball player is not just popular for his tricks in the court but also for the drama he created on his wedding day. It is Richard who had the nerve to break up with the bride-to-be on her wedding day.

Richard Leaves His To-Be Wife Before The Wedding Day

Richard was all over the Internet for his $2 million wedding where he never showed up. He was engaged to the former New Jersey Nets dancer Kesha Ni’Cole in 2007. The couple had planned a grand wedding at the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle. The bride had the plans to dress in a beautiful white gown, and exchange vows to the man she would be spending the rest of her life with and the guest could not wait to see the couple holding hands and exchanging “I Dos.” But both the dream of the bride and guests broke when Richard did not show up on his big day.

Richard informed two hours before the ceremony that he will not be there. However, he handed a credit card to his friend, so the guests enjoyed the million dollar party.

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Richard with his ex-fiancée Kesha (Photo:

For every girl, this would be the worst nightmare. Kesha’s nightmare came true, and she had to move on with the worst day of her life. As of now, she has gathered pieces and moved on in her life. She says her philosophy in life is, just keep dancing through life, just pick up the pieces and keep going and keep dancing.

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She also clarified about her relationship stating that they were planning to call off their wedding weekend before the big day, but that did not happen. For her, it's more like “Richard did this for me.” She is happy how she is not bound to live the rest of her life with him and forgives him.

After the drawback from his wedding decision suddenly, he was suspected to be gay. But this has been proved wrong after he started dating another woman.

Richard with his wife, Teresa Lourenco, and son (Photo:

Now after years of separation with ex-fiancé Kesha Ni’Cole, he is married to Teresa Lourenco. As the pair decided to add kids in their life, the welcomed a son. The couple is happy with a son in a small family.

How Much Is Richard's Net Worth?

The net worth of this NBA player is $50 million. He has summoned this massive amount by playing his skills on the court. His average salary for the year 2017-18 is $2,302,340.

The player with the RJ tattoo got into NBA in 2001 and was known for small forwards. In the seventh season with the New Jersey Nets, he became the best small forwarder in NBA. his defensive skills and all-around ability got him the position as the key mid and long ranger shooter for the team.

After 17 years in NBA, he retired from his career at the age of 38. He had two of the most life-changing events this year. First, his father was shot dead in front of a liquor store, second, his retirement.

Now after leaving the courts behind, he has returned as a Brooklyn Nets game and studio analyst at Yes Network.

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Short Bio

The American native was born in 1980 and marks his birthday on 21 June. As per wiki, the player stands at the tall height of 2.01 meters.

He started playing for teams from his school days. He was an important player in the Moon Valley High School basketball team. He got the biggest opportunity in his career to be coached by the legendary Lute Olsen.