Lori Matsuoka Bio: Bill Walton’s Wife, Career & Net Worth

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Lori Matsuoka is among the many women who came into the limelight after marrying someone famous. For those who don’t know, Matsuoka is the wife of Bill Watson, a former American basketball player and television sportscaster.

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Lori Matsuoka
Lori Matsuoka (Source: Twitter)

Lori and Bill have been happily married for over 33 years as of 2024.

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So, read till the end and learn more about this beautiful personality. Let’s start with some quick facts!

Quick Facts

Full Name Lori Matsuoka
Birth Place California, United States
Age Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed (Japanese, Chinese, and Hawaiian)
Religion Unknown
Education Degree in Business and Sociology
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Measurement Unknown
Marital Status Married
Husband Bill Walton
Kids No
Profession Blogger for BdaKiNE.com
Social Media Instagram
Merch of Bill Walton Jersey, Basketball Cards
Last Update February 2024

Ethnicity & Nationality

Lori Matsuoka, the beautiful wife of Bill, was born in California, United States of America. The American passport holder has mixed (Japanese, Chinese, and Hawaiian) ethnic backgrounds.

Unfortunately, given Lori’s private nature, she has not disclosed any information regarding her early life and family, their names, and whereabouts.

Furthermore, Lori has not mentioned the university where she completed her education, but she holds a degree in Business and Sociology.

Age, Height, And Body Measurements

Lori has not disclosed her birthdate. Hence, due to the lack of such information, there are no evident means to predict her age and horoscope.

Nonetheless, judging from her pictures with the bill, there is no denying that Lori is relatively short in front of her husband, who is 6 feet 8 inches (2.10 m).

Lori is slim and fit and follows strict workout and diet regimes to maintain her physique.

Not to mention she has beautiful long black hair and captivating dark brown eyes.

Professional Career

Talking about Lori’s profession, she started working in marketing and promotion after graduating with a business and sociology degree.

Although she was making good money working in sales and marketing, she was unhappy with her work. She left the job and started working as a blogger for Giving Back Magazine.

Currently, Lori works as a philanthropy editor and inspirational blogger for BdaKiNE.com. Her blogs are primarily about music, charity, travel, creatures, and animals.

Besides, Matsuoka is also involved in social work and works for the prosperity and welfare of the animals.

Lori has supported numerous non-benefit associations and raised funds to help different organizations. As part of her work, she has saved the lives of several animals.

“My love and appreciation for nonprofit work began in college when I was selected to represent UCLA’s undergraduate service organization. As a student, I didn’t have a lot of money to donate, but I quickly learned that I could make an impact by giving my time. All you have to do to make a difference in someone’s life is care.”
-Lori Matsuoka

Lori Matsuoka’s Husband, Bill Walton

Bill, a college analyst with ESPN, is one of the best former American basketball players of his time. He started his professional NBA career with the NBA Portland Trail Blazers in 1976.

Along with Blazers, Walton won the NBA championship title and was named the Finals MVP. The following year, Bill won the league MVP and the Sporting News NBA MVP as well.

In 1978, He was named the All-NBA First Team and NBA’s First All-Defensive Team. Besides Blazers, he was seen representing San Diego Clippers and Boston Celtics.

Bill Walton
Bill Walton, Former NBA Player (Source: Instagram)

After 1985, Bill played 80 games and was honored with the NBA Sixth Man Award in the NBA Championship.

Walton is the only player to win all three awards: the NBA Sixth Man Award, NBA Finals MVP, and League MVP.

In 1987, Bill got severely injured and spent the 1987–1988 season in recovery. He returned in 1990, but his injury hindered his progress, and sadly, he retired from the game.

After Bill retired as a basketball player, he became a reputed yet controversial NBA commentator for NBC and the Los Angeles Clippers from 1990–2002.

In 2002, Bill joined ABC and ESPN. After working for nine years in broadcasting, he left ESPN in 2009 because of back problems dating back to injuries and surgeries during his professional NBA career.

Walton returned to action in 2010 as a part-time commentator for the Sacramento Kings. In 2012, ESPN and the Pac-12 Network announced that Walton would return to full-time broadcasting as a game analyst for basketball coverage.

Net Worth And Salary

Lori’s net worth, as of now, is still under review, and Matsuoka has not mentioned anything about her income and salary.

Nonetheless, her husband, Bill, earns a hefty sum, so she is undoubtedly enjoying a luxurious life through his successful career.

As of 2024, Bill’s net worth is around $22 million. His wealth comes from his successful career as a basketball player and television sportscaster.

Bill signed a seven-year/$7 million contract with the San Diego Clippers during his professional NBA career.

Moreover, Bill has earned well by working for NBC, Clippers, ESPN, ABC, the Pac-12, and the Sacramento Kings.

Net Worth of Lori Matsuoka’s Husband in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look at Lori Matsuoka’s husband’s net worth in different currencies, including the Euro and Indian Rupee.

Currency Net Worth
Euro €20,521,435
Pound Sterling £18,161,440
Australian Dollar A$31,699,140
Canadian Dollar C$29,535,770
Indian Rupee 1,81,47,31,600
BitCoin ฿1005.76 

Personal Life & Relationships

As we know, Lori is someone who got famous because of her relationship with renowned American basketball player Bill Walton.

Since their marriage, many have been curious about their personal life. But, it is still unknown when and how this lovely couple first met.

Nonetheless, the couple tied the knot around 1991. Their families and close friends attended their beautiful wedding ceremony, but not much is known about that either.

Bill walton with his childrens
Bill Walton With His Children (Source: Twitter)

Lori is their second wife of Bill. Before this, he was married to his long-time girlfriend, Susan Guth. They started dating back in 1978, and after dating for a whole year, they tied the knot on February 29, 1979.

The pair were together for ten years before ending their marital relationship in 1989 and got divorced due to personal issues.

They even have four sons together; Adam Walton, Nathan Walton, Luke Walton, and Chris Walton.

Lori and Bill don’t share any child of their own. Despite being their stepmother, Matsuoka adores and maintains a good relationship with the children. The family currently resides in San Diego and lives a joyful and luxurious life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Kids do Lori and Bill Have?

Lori and Bill have no children for now.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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