Raul Neto Bio: Family, Wife, Charity & Net Worth!

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Raul Neto, a professional basketball player hailing from Brazil, currently plays as a point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2022- Present).

Neto started his career in Brazil before making his way to Spain and eventually playing in the NBA.

Throughout his career in the NBA, he has played for multiple teams, including the Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, and the Cavaliers.

Raul Neto, Point Guard Of The Cavaliers
Raul Neto, Point Guard Of The Cavaliers (Source: Instagram)

Apart from being a dedicated athlete, Neto is also a devoted family man. He is married to Janae Togni Neto and plays an active role in his stepson’s life.

Moreover, he co-founded the Happy Tooth Foundation along with Tyler Hanks, an organization that provides free dental care to underprivileged families around the world.

This article will cover Raul Neto’s family background, his journey to NBA, married life, charity, net worth & contracts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Raul “Raulzinho” Togni Neto
Known As Raul Neto
Date of Birth May 19, 1992
Age 31 Years Old
Birth Place Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian/ Italian
Father’s Name Raul Togni Filho
Mother’s Name Claudia Rodrigues Leal Togni
Siblings Two
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Relationship Status Married
Wife’s Name Janae Neto
Height 6 feet 1 inch/ 1.85 m/ 185 cm
Weight 180 lbs/ 81 kg
NBA Draft 2013/ Round: 2/ Pick: 47th Overall
Playing Career 2008-Present
Current Team
  • Cleveland Cavaliers (2022- Present)
Awards & Achievements
  • NBB All-Star (2011)
  • NBB Revelation Player (2010)
Position Point Guard
Jersey Number 19
Annual Salary of 2022-23  $2.4 Million
Net Worth $5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Card
Last Update March 2024

Raul Neto’s Family Details!

Raul Neto was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on May 19, 1992, to parents Claudia and Raul Togni Filho.

His father, Raul Togni Filho (born on October 23, 1964), is a former Brazilian basketball player who attended Superior Complete for high school and married Claudio Rodrigues Leal Togni on June 18, 1988.

His father attended his high school at Superior Complete and married Claudio Rodrigues Leal Togni on June 18, 1988. 

Raul Neto With His Family
Raul Neto With His Family (Source: Facebook)

Raul Neto is not an only child; he has two elder brothers. Diego Leal Togni, Raul’s brother, currently resides in Wellington, New Zealand.

Gabriel Togni, his other brother, attended Colegio Pitagoras Cidade Jardim for high school and studied computer information systems at Missouri Valley College.

He currently works as a programmer at the New Mexico Military Institute. 

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Raul Neto is 31 years old and falls under the zodiac sign of Taurus.

He stands 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighs 180 lbs (81 kg).

His standing reach measures 7 feet 11 inches, and he has a 6 feet 2 inches wingspan.

Before NBA Career

In the 2008-09 FIBA Americas League, Neto started his professional basketball career with Minas Tenis Clube.

After playing for three seasons with Minas, he joined Gipuzkoa in the Lagun Aro GBC league for the 2011-12 season.

On August 1, 2014, Neto signed a three-year agreement with UCAM Murcia. However, after the 2014-15 season, he left the team to sign with the NBA.

NBA Journey Of Raul Neto

On October 28, 2015, Neto made his NBA debut for the Utah Jazz against the Detroit Pistons, scoring 8 points.

He spent four seasons with the Utah Jazz from the 2015-16 season to the 2018-19 season, playing in 199 games and starting in 54, and averaged 4.8 points per game.

In the 2019-20 season, he joined the Philadelphia 76ers, playing in 54 games and starting 3, and averaged 5.1 points per game.

Raul Neto For The Cleveland Cavaliers
Raul Neto For The Cleveland Cavaliers (Source: Instagram)

He then played for the Washington Wizards for two seasons from 2020-21 to 2021-22, participating in 134 games and starting 41, averaging 8.1 points per game.

On May 6, 2021, he recorded his career-high of 25 points while playing for the Washington Wizards against the Toronto Raptors, resulting in a thrilling 131-129 overtime win.

Neto is currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2022-23 season.

National Team

Neto was part of the Brazil U-18 team that secured an impressive runner-up position at the 2010 FIBA Americas Under-18 championship.

He then became the youngest senior Brazil national basketball team player at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, although he had limited playing time.

Neto has represented the senior national team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2013 FIBA AmeriCup, the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth

As of 2024, Raul Neto’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million, which he earned primarily through his 15-year-long basketball career.

Besides basketball, he has also invested in two startup companies. One of them is Pablito, which he describes as an “Uber with minivans,” while the other is an investment platform for art called “Artopolie.”


Currently, Raul Neto is under a one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, having signed a deal worth $2.46 million for the 2022-23 NBA season.

The Cavaliers signed him along with point guard Ricky Rubio and center Robin Lopez.

Neto’s NBA journey began in 2013 when the Atlanta Hawks drafted him as the 47th overall pick in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft.

However, the Hawks traded him to the Utah Jazz on the same day.

On July 9, 2015, Neto signed a three-year contract worth $2.7 million with the Jazz.

He later signed a new two-year deal with the Jazz, worth $4.4 million, on July 6, 2018, but was waived on July 1, 2019, due to the Mike Conley trade with the Grizzlies.

On July 12, 2019, he signed a one-year contract worth $1.73 million with the Philadelphia 76ers.

He later joined the Washington Wizards, signing two one-year contracts worth $1.8 million and $2.08 million on November 21, 2020, and August 6, 2021, respectively.

Married To Janae Togni Neto

On August 11, 2021, Raul Neto married Janae Togni Neto (born June 28, 1991).

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, their wedding ceremony was attended by only 15 people, and unfortunately, Raul’s parents couldn’t attend the event.

According to some reports, Janae has a son named Jedi, who was born in 2017, and there has been speculation that he may not be Raul’s biological child.

This is because Raul and Janae were only in a relationship for three years before getting married in 2021.

Raul Neto With His Wife Janae And Child Jedi
Raul Neto With His Wife Janae And Son Jedi (Source: Instagram)

Despite the speculation about Jedi’s biological father, it is clear that Raul Neto has been a significant presence in the child’s life, serving as a father figure.

This is evident from the pictures they share together, and Janae expresses gratitude for Raul’s role in their lives.

Social Media Presence

The Cavaliers point guard is quite active on social media platforms such as Instagram (@raulneto08) and Twitter (@RaulTogni), where he has amassed a decent following.

On Instagram, he has a following of 138k people, while on Twitter, he has 24.4k followers.

His social media posts primarily revolve around basketball-related content, including pictures of him, training reels, and updates on his team’s performance.

He also shares glimpses of his personal life, including pictures with his wife and kid and his family.

Happy Tooth Foundation

The Happy Tooth Foundation was launched in 2022 by Raul Neto and Tyler Hanks, an Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health graduate. 

Their mission is to offer free dental care to underprivileged families and communities worldwide. 

Raul Neto With Tyler Hanks
Raul Neto With Tyler Hanks (Source: Instagram)

To achieve this, they have teamed up with Quail, an application that encourages and facilitates long-term dental health improvement.

The foundation is sponsored and supported by the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).

Popularity Graph

The following chart illustrates Raul Neto’s search interests over the last twelve months, which shows a surge in interest at the beginning of July 2022. 

Popularity Graph Of Raul Neto
Popularity Graph Of Raul Neto (Source: Google Trends)

The reason behind this spike is because of him signing a one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers during that period.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is Raul Neto’s wife?

After being in a relationship for three years, Raul Neto tied the knot with Janae Neto on August 11, 2021.

How much does Raul Neto make?

Raul Neto earns a base salary of $2.46 million in the 2022-23 season.

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