Born in Boston, Massachusetts in November 1970. Retired English professional basketball player John Amaechi has an estimated net worth of $4 million with total career earnings of $9,562,500. Height at 6’10”, he played as a power forward and center. He started playing basketball at the age of 17 while attending St. John’s High School in Toledo, Ohio. He subsequently proceeded to join college basketball at Vanderbilt and Penn State where he became a two time First Team Academic All-American. From 1995 to 1996, he played for Cleveland Cavaliers not as a drafted player but a free agent. He moved to France’s Cholet in 1996, Greece’s Panathinaikos (1996 – 1997), Italy’s Kinder Bologna in 1997, the United Kingdom’s Sheffield Sharks (1997 – 1998), and France’s CSP Limoges (1998 – 1999). He returned to the NBA joining the Orlando Magic (1999 – 2001) and the Utah Jazz from (2001 – 2003). The span of his profession saw him received a FIBA Intercontinental Cup champion in 1996 and a Euroleague champion in 1998. Since his retirement from basketball, he serves as a broadcaster and an educator. Amaechi made headlines and became the first ever retired NBA player to come out as gay in his memoir “Man in the Middle” in 2007. In 2011 he received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) honour for his services to sport and the voluntary sector.