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Who Is Yao Ming? Get To Everything About His Age, Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Personal Life, Relationship, Marriage, & Family

Barbara Published On Sun Jul 21 2019   Modified On Sun Jul 21 2019
Who Is Yao Ming? Get To Everything About His Age, Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Personal Life, Relationship, Marriage, & Family

Full NameYao Ming
First NameYao
Last NameMing
Birth NameYao Ming
ProfessionBasketball, Administrator
EthnicitySouth Asian
Birth CityShanghai
Birth CountryChina
Father NameYao Zhiyuan
Mother NameFang Fengdi
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseYe Li
Height229 cm
Weight64 kg
Networth$120 M
Date of BirthSeptember 12,1980
Age40 years
Married DateAugust 6,2007


    Body and Relation Status of Yao Ming

    What is Yao Ming marital status ?Married
    Who is Yao Ming married with?Ye Li
    When was Yao Ming married?2007
    What is the height of Yao Ming?229 cm
    What is the weight of Yao Ming?64 kg

    One of China’s best-known athletes, Yao Ming is a retired Chinese basketball player who currently works as Chinese basketball executive. Before that, he used to play for Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Add to this, Ming was named an NBA All-Star during all eight of his seasons in the NBA with the Houston Rockets. Here's All you need to know about him.

    Yao Ming's Biography: Early Life, Family & Education

    Yao Ming was born on September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China to parents Yao Zhiyuan (father) and Fang Fengdi (mother). He holds a Chinese nationality and belongs to a Asian ethnicity. 

    Both his parents were players; his father played basketball for a local Shanghai team and his mother played for the Chinese national team in the 1970s.

    He attended from the local sports officials who guided him to join a sports school in Shanghai.

    Yao Ming's Body Statistics, Age & Height

    • Age: As of 2019, Ming is 38 years old.
    • Height: He stands 7 feet 6 inches or 229 cm tall.
    • Weight: His weight is 64 kg or 141 lbs.
    • Eyes color: He has attractive dark brown eyes.
    • Hair color: His hair color is black.
    • Body Measurement: Yao has maintained his body fit and healthy but his exact body shape is not available.

    Yao Ming's Personal Life & Relationship Status

    Yao is happily married to a  basketball player Ye Li. When Ming was 17 years old, he met Ye Li and eventually, they started dating. She is the only woman Yao has ever dated. 

    Finally, after dating for so many years, they tied a knot on August 6, 2007, attended by close friends and family and closed to the media. They shared a daughter Yao Qinlei on May 21, 2010.

    Yao Ming's Net Worth and Career Stats

    According  to Celebrity Net Worth, Yao Ming's net worth is estimated to be $120 million, as of May 2019.

    As reported, before he retired in 2011, Ming's salary was around $17.68 million as a result of 5-year contract extension worth $75 million with Rockets. 

    Talking about the earnings of NBA players, it depends on their works. Recently, maximum players right now make between $26 million- $30+ million annually. 

    Ming owns a house in Huston which cost $3.99 million with 12,000 sq. ft. the house features six bedrooms and nine bathrooms with a swimming pool. Also, he drives a Range Rover which worth $89,000- $177,000.

    In addition, he made a total career salary of $93.39 million. Here are some record of her annual earnings so have a look at the table below:



    For 4 years, Ming played for the Shanghai Sharks junior team of the CBA. After that, he entered the senior team of the Sharks and has played in several games. 

    In 2002, he decided to join the NBA draft and later a group of advisers was formed called Team Yao. Well, he was picked by Huston Rockets, making him the first international player to be selected without having played in the US college basketball. 

    Later, he decided to retire from basketball in July 2011, after a series of his injuries.

    Ming won FIBA World Championship, in 2002. He was the gold medal winner with Team China (2001, 2003 and 2005) FIBA Asian Championship. Also, he won NBA All-Star credit eight times. 

    Charity Works

    Additionally, he has supported many foundations including, Africa Wildlife Foundation, Chi Heng Foundation, China Youth Development Foundation, Project Hope, Red Cross, Save the Elephants, Shark Savers, UNEP, WildAid. 

    Even, he hosted a telethon, which raised $300,000 to help the spread of SARS. 

    Moreover, the richest NBA player has donated $2 million to created the Yao Ming Foundation to help rebuild schools destroyed in the earthquake.

    Yao Ming's Other facts

    • At an early age, Yao suffered a strong hearing loss in one ear.
    • He’s in the wine business.

    Quick Summary About Yao Ming:

    Who is Yao Ming?

    Yao Ming is a retired Chinese basketball player. 

    How tall was Yao Ming really?

    7 feet 6 inches or  229 cm.

    Who is Yao Ming's wife?

    Ye Li (m. 2007).

    How rich is Yao Ming?

    $120 million.