Vince Carter: Stats, Contract, Retire & Net Worth

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Vince Carter is a former professional American basketball player who works as a basketball analyst for ESPN. He is the only player in NBA history to play as many as 22 seasons in fоur dіffеrеnt dесаdеѕ. Vince was ѕеlесtеd еіght tіmеѕ іn Аll-Stаr and Two-Time All-NBA Team selection. 

He is best known for his greatest dunks. His talent and skills have earned him a huge net worth.

As of 2023, Vince Carter’s net worth stands at a staggering $110 million.

Vince Carter
Vince Carter Playing During The Match (Source: Instagram)

Carter did not retire from the NBA without making a mark on and off the court. Besides, he has made several appearances in the entertainment industry, gaining him more fame.

But the main question on everybody’s mind is how much did the eight-time MVP earn in each of his 22-year-long NBA career? How did Carter amass such a humongous net worth?

Well, the primary reason for this article is to answer all those questions. You will also find details on Vince’s personal life, kids, business endeavors, cars, stats, and career achievements.

But first, let’s briefly examine some of the quick facts about him.

Quick Facts

Full Name Vincent Lamar Carter Jr
Birth Date January 26, 1977
Age 47 Years Old
Birth Place Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Nick Name Air Canada, Half Man Half Amazing, Vinsanity
Religion Unknown
Nationality American 
Ethnicity Mixed
Education The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Mainland High School
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Vince Carter Sr.
Mother’s Name Michelle Carter
Siblings Vince Carter, Alicia Scott, Jeff Scott, Chris Carter
Height 6 ft 6 in / 1.98 m / 198 cm
Weight 100 kg / 220 lb
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Marital Status Married (Sondi Carter)
Ex-Wife Divorced, Ellen Rucker (M. 2004–2006)
Children Kai Michelle Carter
Profession Former Basketball Player, Basketball Analyst
Position Shooting Guard, Small Forward
Jersey Number #15 Toronto Raptors, #15 Atlanta Hawks, #25 Dallas Mavericks, #15 North Carolina Tar Heels, #15 Memphis Grizzles, #15 Sacramento Kings
Net Worth $110 Million
Salary $2.565 Million 
Affiliations NBA
Active Since 1998
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Autograph, Rookie Card, Jersey
Last Update May, 2024

Early Life, Family, And Education

Vincent Lamar Carter was born to his parents, Vince Carter Sr., and his mother, Michelle Carter, on January 26, 1977.

His parents divorced when he was seven years old.

Vince grew up with his three siblings, Alicia Scott, Chris Carter, and Jeff Scott, with whom he still shares a strong bond.

Unlike many other top basketball players, the Florida native played High School Football as a quarterback for Mainland High School.

Unfortunately, Carter broke his wrist, which forced him to play volleyball instead.

Carter (yellow jersey) during his high school days
Carter (Yellow Jersey) During His High School Days (Source: Twitter)

And as someone once said, “Great athletes are born, not made.” Similarly, Vince adapted to volleyball instantly as he was named the Volusia County Player of the Year.

He led his Mainland High School basketball team to its first class 6A state title in 56 years and was a 1995 McDonald’s All-American.

The Florida native averaged 22 points, 11.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 3.5 blocks per game in his senior year.

77 NCAA Division I schools contacted Carter, but he chose North Carolina over Florida.

NBA Contracts & Salaries

We all know that NBA players earn eye-watering sums of money.

Therefore, having played in the NBA for over two decades, Carter has earned considerable money only on salaries.

Wondering exactly how much? Well, no need to wonder, as we have information on his total career earnings and his yearly salary from his rookie year to his current 2020 salary.

Below is the list of eight-time All-Stars’ yearly salaries from 1998 to 2020:

1998-99 Earnings: $1.76 million (Signed a three-year $6.45 million contract with Toronto Raptors)

1999-00 Earnings: $2.26 million

2000-01 Earnings: $2.42 million (Toronto exercised a $3 million option for the 2001-02 season)

2001-02 Earnings: $3.07 million (Signed a six-year $85 million rookie extension with Toronto)

2002-03 Earnings: $10.06 million

2003-04 Earnings: $11.32 million

2004-05 Earnings: $12.58 million

2005-06 Earnings: $13.84 million

2006-07 Earnings: $15.10 million

2007-08 Earnings: $13.32 million

2008-09 Earnings: $14.72 million

2009-10 Earnings: $16.12 million

2010-11 Earnings: $17.52 million

2011-12 Earnings: $4 million

2012-13 Earnings: $2.4 million

2012-13 Earnings: $3.09 million

2013-14 Earnings: $3.18 million

2014-15 Earnings: $3.91 million

2015-16 Earnings: $4.08 million

2016-17 Earnings: $4.26 million

2017-18 Earnings: $8 million

2018-19 Earnings: $2.39 million

2019-20 Earnings: $2.56 million

Total Career Earnings: $172.04 million

Carter is one of the best players of his era. He was also among the most well-known athletes during the 2000s due to his high-flying abilities, often resulting in great dunks.

And, having played in the NBA for 22 years, it will be no surprise that the 47-year-old has earned a spectacular $172.04 million on salaries alone.

Business & Other Endeavours

Carter has investments in various fields, contributing to his massive net worth.

For instance, in 2010, Carter opened an 11,700-square-foot restaurant and sports bar near Interstate 95 in Daytona Beach.

Vince Carter's Restaurant
Carter Restaurant At Night (Source: Fanbuzz.com)

The restaurant could seat more than 400 people and cost an astonishing $11 million to build from scratch.

Vince Carter’s was one of the most expensive and extensive restaurants constructed in Central Florida.

However, Carter decided to sell the restaurant back in 2016 due to a lack of business. Consequently, Vince Carter’s was on the auction block for $4.3 million, precisely half the price it cost to build.

The eight-time All-Star has spread his endeavors to the entertainment industry.

In the episode Mis-Directed study in Moesha’s T.V. series, Vince appeared in 1999. Vince also appeared in the hit basketball movie, ‘Like Mike,’ in which the Los Angeles Knights had to beat Toronto Raptors and Carter.

The All-Star shooting guard appeared in the Fabolous music video in 2002 for “This Is My Party” and Glenn Lewis’s 2003 music video “Back for More.”

However, the eight-time All-Star’s repertoire in the entertainment industry doesn’t end there. For instance, Carter was on the cover of the NBA Inside Drive 2002 and NBA Live 2004 video games.

The Florida native’s documentary The Carter Effect, directed by Sean Menard, aired at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary is also available on Netflix if you want to check it out.

Vince was one of the best players of his generation and one of the most famous athletes, as suggested by his extensive C.V. in the entertainment industry.

House & Cars

A net worth of $110 million makes you live in a luxurious mansion. Likewise, the Olympic gold medalist lives in one of the most massive villas in Windermere, Florida.

Carter owns a 36,905- square-foot mega-mansion, of which 28,862-square-foot are air-conditioned.

The house also has a full-size indoor basketball court, which should not surprise you. The mansion includes 15 bathrooms, seven bedrooms, and an elevator spread over three floors.

Besides the 36,905-square-foot home, the real estate also involves a two-story 1809-square-foot guest house.

The guest house has two fully furnished bedrooms, two baths, and many other amenities to make the guest’s stay memorable.

Furthermore, the man with a huge net worth owns several cars, as expected. For example, Vince owns the Bugatti Veyron, which ranges from $1.7 million to $3 million.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard owns a Ferrari, Bentley, and a Dodge charger G.T., which set him back a combined $2 million.

Charity Work

The saying goes, “The only thing one can take with them when they die is good deeds.” Likewise, Vince adheres strictly to this quote as he is involved in various charity works to help society.

For instance, the eight-time All-Star has donated thousands of dollars to his alma mater, Mainland High School.

Upon being drafted into the NBA, Carter established a foundation named The Embassy of Hope in 1998.

Vince visited Duquesne University to support its basketball players after five players from the team were shot in September 2006.

The Florida native is also an Omega Psi Phi fraternity member and regularly contributes to help fund the organization.

Stats & Career Achievements

Carter played with the best players in the NBA. He was also one of the top players of his time.

Vince averaged 18.3 points, 5.7 points, and 3.0 assists in his rookie season, which earned him the NBA Rookie of 1999.

After that, for the next 11 years, the Florida native averaged over 20 points per game.

His best scoring season occurred in the 2000-01 season, where Carter averaged a remarkable 27.6 points per game, which helped the Raptors reach the conference semi-final that year.

Carter's Embassy of Hope Foundation honors community leaders.
Carter’s Embassy Of Hope Foundation Honors Community Leaders (Source: Pinterest)

Similarly, his best overall season happened in the 2007-08 season with the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets).

Vince averaged career highs of 6.0 rebounds and 5.1 assists and scored 21.3 points per game.

“I play to win, and I had the opportunity to win twice, and I blew it. I hate that I missed that free throw that ended our streak.” – Vince Carter quotes.

Vince Carter, 4 Decades

Carter is the only player to play in four decades in the history of the NBA. To explain, the eight-time All-Star started his NBA journey in the late 90s.

He then hit his peak in the 2000s, his ups and downs in the 2010s, and ended his career in 2020.

Well, if there ever was an achievement to be proud of, this is it. Vince performed one of the most iconic dunks, which still appears on tv to this day.

To explain, Carter jumped over the 2.18 meters (7-foot-2) French center Frederic Weis and dunked viciously on the helpless Wies. Soon after, his teammate Jason Kidd said,

“It was one of the best plays I’ve ever seen.”

Unfortunately, he did not win any team awards in the NBA. But Carter won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics with the U.S. Men’s Basketball team.

He has one of the most extensive personal achievements that only a handful of other NBA players boast.

Therefore, to highlight his awards, I have compiled a list below:

  • 2020 NBA Sportsmanship Award
  • 2016 Tyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year
  • Eight-Time NBA All-Star (2000-2007)
  • 2003 FIBA Americas Championship
  • 2001 All-NBA Second Team
  • 2000 All-NBA Third Team
  • 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion
  • 2000 Olympics Gold Medal
  • 1999 NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1999 NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 1998 Consensus Second-Team All-American
  • 1998 First-Team All-ACC
  • 1997 Third-Team All-ACC
  • No.15 Honored By North Carolina Tar Heels
  • 1995 First-Team Parade All-American
  • 1995 McDonald’s All-American 
  • 1995 Florida Mr. Basketball

Career History

1998–2004 – Toronto Raptors

2004–2009– New Jersey Nets

2009–2010– Orlando Magic

2010–2011– Phoenix Suns

2011–2014– Dallas Mavericks

2014–2017– Memphis Grizzlies

2017–2018– Sacramento Kings

2018-2020- Atlanta Hawks

Retirement

Carter announced he would retire from the NBA at the end of the season in 2020.

The reason is that the world epidemic, Corona Virus (COVID-19), affected the whole world, including the NBA, which resulted in the postponement of the league.

As a result, Vince announced that the game against New York Knicks, which took place on March 12, 2020, was the final game of his illustrious 22-year-long stint in the NBA.

Vince finished his career with stunning averages of 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.

Summary Career Stats

Summary G PTS TRB AST FG% FG3% FT% eFG% PER WS
Career 1541 16.7 4.3 3.1 43.5 37.1 79.8 48.9 18.6 125.3

Kids & Family

Carter’s love life has seen him switch between several partners.

To be precise, the eight-time All-Star initially married the beautiful Ellen Rucker in 2004.

Their union was blessed with a daughter, Kai Michelle Carter. Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2006, just a year after their daughter was born.

After his divorce, Carter started dating his now-wife, Sondi Carter.

As per the reports, Sondi is a National Academy of Sports Medicine trainer.

Carter’s wife is behind his long and illustrious career in the NBA, as he played in the NBA till his early 40s.

The two lovebirds married upon their son’s arrival, whose name remains unknown.

As of now, Vince and Sondi are living a prosperous life with no news of any controversies whatsoever.

The couple usually hangs out together, with Sondi visiting almost every game of Vince’s until his retirement.

Video Games, T.V, And Film Appearances

  • The documentary film The Carter Effect (2017), by Sean Menard, is about Carter’s impact on the Canadian basketball scene, shown at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival; for 60 minutes. It is also made available on Netflix.
  • Cover of NBA Live 2004
  • Cover of NBA Inside Drive 2002
  • Feature film Like Mike (2002), in which the fictional Los Angeles Knights team must beat Carter and the Toronto Raptors to gain the 8th seed in the playoffs
  • Music videos for Fabolous’ “This Is My Party” (2002), and Glenn Lewis’ “Back for More” (2003)
  • T.V. series Moesha, as himself in the episode “Mis-Directed Study” (1999)
  • Video game Barkley, Shut Up, and Jam: Gaiden, Carter has been turned into a cyborg by the evil terrorist organization B.L.O.O.D.M.O.S.E.S.

Other Ventures

In 2010, Carter launched a restaurant in Daytona Beach bearing his name. He ran the eatery with his mother. They sold it for $4.3 million in January 2017 (which would be $4.8 million in 2021).

During his first NBA season, Carter inked a sponsorship deal with Puma, the Puma Vinsanity, his first signature shoe, was unveiled.

However, Carter prematurely terminated his contract with Puma because “shoes were hurting his feet” and played out in different brands for the remainder of the 1999–2000 NBA season.

Before the Summer Olympics in 2000, Carter joined Nike as a “signature athlete,” and his first signature Nike Shox model, the Nike Shox BB4 PE, made its public debut and was released the same year as the Olympics.

Carter’s initials appeared on five further Nike Shox variants that were introduced. In honor of Carter’s 22-year NBA career, Nike re-released his first signature shoe, the Shox BB4, during his final campaign.

Carter signed a multi-year contract with ESPN on September 17, 2020, and they announced that he would be their NBA and college basketball commentator.

Social Media Presence

Vince Carter mostly updates his career on his social media.

Instagram (@mrvincecarter15): 35.5 k followers

Twitter (@vinsanity25): 1 million followers

Popularity Graph

Vince Carter is a former professional basketball player working as a basketball analyst.

Vince Carter
Vince Carter Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The above graph shows Carter’s popularity over the past twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where did the Toronto Raptors trade, Vince Carter?

According to the sources, Vince Carter was traded to the New Jersey Nets by the Toronto Raptors in 2004.

Is Vince Carter in the Hall of Fame?

Vince Carter is not in the Hall of Fame as of now. However, he was on a first-ballot of Hall of Fame trajectory through the first four seasons of his career. 

How much is Vince Carter’s basketball card worth?

The price of Vince Carter’s basketball cards are available at various prices; you can find them on Amazon.

How many winning matches does Vince Carter have?

Winning record, Vince Carter has five game-winning buzzer-beaters in his illustrious basketball career.

Why did Vince Carter not play in the 2002 regular season?

Vince Carter did not play in the 2002 regular season due to injury. He missed the final 22 games that season.

Does Vince Carter have a ring?

As per the news, Vince Carter doesn’t have a championship ring and has never played in a finals series.

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  1. Vince Carter had a great basketball career, I just hate that he didn’t win a championship ring during his 20 years of playing basketball. He’s still 1 of my favorite Basketball Player Of All Times. Even When He Went To UNC.

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