Yao Ming
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Updated On May 29, 2022
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China

Yao Ming is a very former basketball player from China. Yao Ming has played in China along with NBA with teams like Shanghai Sharks, Houston Rockets, etc. While he has also been chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Early life

Yao Ming was born on 12th September 1980, in Shanghai, China. This makes him 41 years old as of now. His father’s name is Yao Zhiyuan, and his mother is Fang Fendi. His mother was also a former national player of the Chinese national team. There is not much information regarding the name and profession of his parents, and siblings. While he holds a Chinese nationality and practices Christianity. Further, he belongs to the Asian ethnicity. According to astrology, he has as his zodiac sign.

Talking about his formal educational status, he completed his schooling at a local school in his hometown. And, he also accomplished his higher studies at Antai College of Economics & Management of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Professional life

Yao Ming is a famous basketball player in Chinese basketball history. He was interested in sports from a very early age may be due to his parent’s influence also. He was gifted with great height, and physique too. Following his interest and passion for basketball, he joined the Shanghai youth team at the age of 17 and also became Shanghai Shark’s star player. He played with the team for four years in the Chinese Basketball Association.

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Caption: Yao Ming during the match (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Following his amazing performance in CBA, he was later drafted by Houston Rockets. This made him the first international to play in NBA without having played in US college basketball. Apart from it, he even represented China in different tournaments like FIBA World Championships, Summer Olympics at Beijing, etc.

Later, he retired from the game in 2011 due to multiple injuries over the years. For his amazing performance, he was named different titles. Moreover, he was also elected unanimously as chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association. He has also written an autobiography named Yao: A Life in Two Worlds.

Net worth

Yao Ming is living a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he has earned from his work as of today. Moreover, his total net worth is about $1 million – $5 million US dollars as of 2022.

Personal life

Moving on toward the romantic and private life of Yao Ming, he is married. He has tied the knot with Ye Li on 6th August 2007. They are leading a comfortable life with a daughter named Yao Quinley. Apart from it, he has no affairs with any other person. While he is straight regarding gender choices. And, he does not have any kind of controversial events till today.

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Caption: Yao Ming and Ye Li (Source: CultureMap Houston)

Body measurement and Social media

Yao Ming is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The former basketball player stands about 7 feet and 6 inches tall. While he weighs 141kg. Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number ranges to 42 inches chest, 36 inches waist, and 16 inches biceps. The color of his eyes is brown, and he has black colored hair.

Yao Ming is also present in social media. He has a Facebook account under the name 姚明 Yao Ming with around 1.5 million followers. While he also has an Instagram account under the name @yao with 515k followers. Moreover, his Twitter account @YaoMing has 197k followers.