Manute Bol was a Sudanese-born American former basketball player and a political activist from Turalei. Manute Bol was best known as one of the tallest basketball players.
Table of Biography
Manute Bol was born in Turalei, Sudan, but was raised in Gorgrial, Sudan. His date of birth is October 16, 1962. His zodiac sign is Libra. Likewise, he is Sudanese-American by nationality and Dinka by ethnicity. Talking about his family, Manute Bol was born to his father Okwok Bol, and his mother Madute Bol.
He comes from a tall family and every member of his family is taller than 6 feet while his grandfather is over 7 feet tall. In fact, his ethnic group, Dinka, are one of the tallest population of the world. Similarly, he also had a sister.
Regarding his educational details, Manute Bol completed his schooling at a local high school. Later, he joined the University of Bridgeport and graduated from there. During his college days, he played for the Bridgeport Purple Knights and later was drafted by the Washington Bullets in 1985.
Manute Bol, unfortunately, died on June 19, 2010, at the age of 47. As of online sources, he died of acute kidney failure and complications from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Manute Bol started his professional career in May 1985, signing a contract with the Rhode Island Gulls. After that, the Washington Bullets drafted him for the second round. Manute played three seasons with the team appearing in 80 games. On June 8, 1988, Bullets traded Manute Bol to the Golden State Warriors. He played two seasons with the Warriors.
Manute had played with multiple teams throughout his career. Some of them are the Philadelphia 76ers (1990–1993), Miami Heat (1993), Washington Bullets (1993), and Philadelphia 76ers (1994). In 1995, the player again returned to the Golden State Warriors and played a season with them.
Along with this, Bol played 22 games for the Florida Beach Dogs in the 1995-1996 season. Similarly, in 1997, Manute played professionally in Italy and in 1988, for Qatar. After that, Manute had to retire permanently from basketball due to rheumatism.
Manute Bol had been married twice in his lifetime. His first wife was Atong Bol with whom he had six children. After divorcing Atong, he married his second wife, Ajok Deng. Similarly, Manute had four children from his second wife. He had sons named Madut Bol, Bol Bol, and Chris Bol, and daughters named Abuk Bol and Ayak Bol. Likewise, he had five more children.
His son Madut was born on December 19, 1989, played basketball at Southern University. Similarly, his next son Bol Bol was born on November 16, 1989, who played for the Oregon Ducks in 2018-19.
Manute Bol was a tall and handsome guy. As an athlete, he had maintained a fit and healthy body. Enhancing his physical appearance, Manute was 7 feet 7 inches or 2.31 meters tall and had a body weight of 91 kg or 200 pounds. Similarly, he had a biceps of 14 inches and he wore the shoe of 14 inches (US). His actual body measurements (Chest-Wasit-Hip) are 40-30-35 inches. In addition, Manute had dark brown hair with a pair of beautiful dark brown eyes.
Social Media and Net Worth
When it comes to his social media handles, Manute Bol didn’t have any social media accounts. As he died in 2010, social media was just starting to grow then. Therefore, he never opened accounts on any social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Manute Bol obviously had earned a decent amount of money throughout his career. According to the online resources, he had an estimated net worth of $7 million US dollars at the time of death. Manute earned this huge amount of wealth from his basketball career.