Masai Ujiri is a professional basketball executive and a former basketball player. He is the president of the Toronto Raptors in the NBA. As of 2021, Masai Ujiri net worth is estimated to be over $20 million.
|Net Worth (as of 2021)||$20 million|
|Date of Birth||July 7, 1970|
|Age||50 years old|
|Born Place||Bournemouth, United Kingdom|
|Source of Wealth||Basketball Executive|
Family and Early Life
Masai Ujiri was born on July 7, 1970, in Bournemouth England. Both his parents are Africans, His father is from Nigeria while his mother is from Kenya. His parents met while studying in England. His family relocated to Nigeria when Ujiri was only 2 years old.
Ujiri was interested in football as a young boy but he changes his focus to Basketball when he was 13 years old. He played basketball for his local school team in Nigeria before moving to Seattle Washington DC and joining Nathan Hale High School.
Ujiri joined Bismarck State College in North Dakota, USA, where he played basketball for the college. He later moved to Europe to advance his basketball career.
Masai is married to Ramatu Ujiri and they have two children together, a son and a daughter.
Ujiri had an interest in basketball from a young age. He says he used to admire Hakeem Olajuwon a formal NBA player who is also from Nigeria. Masai played basketball for six years in Europe before ending his career in 2002. He went back to Nigeria and worked as a youth coach.
He met David Thorpe during an NBA summer league in Boston who later introduced him to college coaches. Ujiri impressed the director of Gary Brokaw in 2002- he had accompanied a young Nigerian player to a draft in Orlando. The director introduced him to coach Doc Rivers and GM John Gabriel. He became an unpaid scout for the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
Ujiri was introduced to Nuggets general Manager Kiki Vandeweghe who hired him as an international scout. After his fourth season, Bryan Colangelo hired him as the director of Global scouting for Toronto Raptors.
He was promoted to be the assistant general manager for the Raptors in 2008 and later moving back to Nuggets as a general manager and executive vice president in charge of basketball operations. In 2013, Ujiri became the first non-American to receive the NBA Executive of the year award.
Masai Ujiri Net Worth
As of 2021, Masai Ujiri’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. Much of his net worth is from his different positions at the Toronto Raptors. He signed a $15million as a general manager of Toronto Raptors. He signed another 5-year contract worth $32 million as the president of Toronto Raptors.