Bill Bradley Children: How Many Kids Does He Have? Wife & Net Worth

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Bill Bradley Children: A former American basketball player is now a reputed politician. He has been in several relationships and has an only biological child named Theresa Anne Bradley with his ex-wife, Ernestine.

He devoted many years of his career as a basketball player after serving some years in the military. Likewise, his later career emerged as a reputed politician.

Bill undoubtedly makes a hefty amount from his current service and has collected millions of dollars in net worth from his previous professions.

Bill Bradley Is A Former Basketball Player
Bill Bradley Is A Former Basketball Player (Source: Instagram)

William Warren Bradley, famous as Bill Bradley (born July 28, 1943), is a notable figure in American politics and sports. He served as a Democratic U.S. senator from New Jersey for three terms, spanning from 1979 to 1997. 

Previously, the 6 feet 5 inches tall Bradley showcased his basketball talents from a young age, earning fame both locally and nationally.

Instead of accepting numerous college scholarships, the media personality chose Princeton University, where he excelled, winning an Olympic gold medal in 1964 and being named NCAA Player of the Year in 1965.

After studying at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, the American politician pursued a successful career with the New York Knicks, securing NBA titles in 1970 and 1973. 

Bill Bradley’s Wife and Children

Bill Bradley is currently in a relationship with his partner, Betty Sue Flowers, a former LBJ Library director. They started their love life back in 2009. 

However, the pair doesn’t share any kids, nor have they exchanged marriage vows.

Talking about his past relationships, the politician remained in a dating relationship with TV journalist Diane Sawyer in his college days.

Bill Bradley With His Ex-wife
Bill Bradley With His Ex-wife, Ernestine Schlant (Source:

He later married Ernestine Schlant in 1974. She is the only wife of a former basketball player. Besides her, Bill never married any other woman despite his love affairs.

Further, Schlant is a German-born professor of comparative literature born in 1935. She worked as a flight attendant in her young days.

The professor is famous as the author of several popular books, including Hermann Broch (1978). Also, the author, Ernestine, worked as the editor of Legacies and Ambiguities: Postwar Fiction and Culture in West Germany and Japan (1986).

Bill’s former wife has a daughter, Stephanie Schlant, from a previous marriage. Her first husband was Robert Schlant, a physician.

Likewise, she separated from her second husband, Bill, in 2007 without disclosing the cause of their divorce.

The former married couple has one daughter named Theresa Anne Bradley. Theresa is the only biological child of Bill. 

Theresa has a low-key profile life and maintains distance from frequent public appearances.

Bill Bradley’s Net Worth

The 2 times NBA champion, Bill, has a net worth of above $3 million. 

Though he fails to reveal his actual worth, his successful career as a basketball player and politician provided him with a hefty amount without a doubt.

Bill Bradley Is A Millionaire Politician
Bill Bradley Is A Millionaire Politician (Source: Instagram)

In his early days, the media personality earned a good amount from his service in the US Military.

Starting his basketball journey in 1962, Bradley played for over a decade, adding hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. 

Not only that, but the former basketball player also added a good amount to his name from brand endorsements and his appearances in several events.

As a politician, he is making a decent sum these days to support a luxurious living for himself as well as for his family. 



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