Renee Danielle Montgomery or just Renee Montgomery, is popular as the retired American basketball player. She is currently known as an executive, part-owner, and investor in the Atlanta Dream. As one of the popular figures, it is normal if everyone wants to know about her wealth. So, how much is Renee Montgomery worth? The information about it is featured below.
In 2018, the net worth of Renee Montgomery was estimated to be around $2 million. As of 2021, she has an estimated net worth of approximately $3 million – $4 million. Over the years, she has gained quite decent amount of money. Her earnings mostly come from her career as a basketball player. According to the source, her top salary for 2018 is $113,000 while she was the player of the Atlanta Dreams.
Since last year, Renee Montgomery has been working as a studio analyst for Fox Sports Southeast’s broadcasts of Atlanta Hawks games after she retired. In the past, she made an appearance on the network as a guest analyst.
In the early 2021, the name Renee Montgomery was included in the investor group that was approved to purchase the Atlanta Dream. Aside from her, the other names include Suzanne Abair and Larry Gottesdiener of Northland Investment Corporation.
Renee Montgomery is currently a co-host of a Crooked Media podcast named Takeline. She works with Jason Concepcion.
The earnings of the basketball players every year can range between a couple thousand dollars and millions of dollars. Everything depends on a number of circumstances. In general, NBA players earn a salary of approximately $2 million. However, the ones with D-league crossover agreement earn as little as $50,000. It is said that the salary cap of for the players that play for NBA teams is approximately $100 million, even though there is currently no one that manages to earn anywhere near that number. The top NBA players gather approximately $35 million. As for the ones that play for the minor league teams, their annual earnings can be under $20,000.
In University of Connecticut, Renee Montgomery joined in Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball. That was around 2005 to 2009. She began to play as a professional basketball player in 2009. At the time, her name was written in the Women’s National Basketball Association draft and selected number 4 in the round 1 by the Minnesota Lynx. That year, she played for the Minnesota Lynx as well as the VIC Aistes Kaunas in the 2009-2010 season. The next season, the player played for the Maccabi Bnot Ashdod. She was part of Connecticut Sun from 2010 to 2014 and she joined Nadezhda Orenburg during 2012-2013. In the season 2014-2015, she was included in the Vologda-Chevakata team.
List of the teams that Renee Montgomery has joined:
- 2009: Minnesota Lynx
- 2009-2010: VICI Aistes Kaunas
- 2010-2011: Maccabi Bnot Ashdod
- 2010-2014: Connecticut Sun
- 2012-2013: Nadezhda Orenburg
- 2014-2015: Vologda-Chevakata
- 2015: Seattle Storm
- 2015-2017: Minnesota Lynx
- 2015-2016: Canberra Capitals
- 2016-2017: Basket Gdynia
- 2017-2018 and 2018-2020: Maccabi Ramat Hen
During her time as a basketball player, Renee Montgomery has earned some awards, including WNBA champions, WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Award, WNBA All-Start Game, Honda Sports Award for basketball, and NCAA champion.
Renee Montgomery was born to Ron and Bertlela Montgomery on December 2, 1985 in St. Albans, West Virginia, United States. During her high school days, she was a captain each year of her high school career at South Charleston High School. At the time, she played with the future WNBA player Alexis Hornbuckle. When she was in school, she was also a member of the varsity soccer team.
After graduating from South Charleston High School, Renee Montgomery attended the University of Connecticut, where she majored in communications.
- Birth Name: Renee Montgomery
- Birth Place: St. Albans, West Virginia
- Famous Name: Renee Montgomery
- Father: Ron Montgomery
- Mother: Bertlela Montgomery
- Net Worth: $3 million
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Afro-American
- Profession: Sports broadcaster and vice president, part-owner, and investor of the Atlanta Dream
- Affair with: Sirena Grace
Renee Montgomery is so open about her sexual orientation. The former basketball player is currently in relationship with a singer and songwriter from Queens, New York named Sirena Grace. The musical influences of her fiancée come from her Latin roots as well as her New York hip hop influences.
Sirena Grace started to gain popularity after performing God Bless America on the TV for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Basketball event. She was so powerful and emotional when she performed the song. Since the day, the singer has performed for the NBA Atlanta Hawks, the WNBA Atlanta Dream, and the Visa Big Air FIS World Cup. To support her love one, Renee Montgomery also featured in the official music video for her debut single called This Holiday.
WNBA Player Earnings
If you are a fan of basketball, especially WNBA, you might be curious about how much the players earn. according to One37PM, the highest paid WNBA players as per 2021 include Sue Bird, DeWanna Banner, Liz Cambage, Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Brittney Griner, and Diana Taurasi. Each of them will gain a salary of $221,450 for this year of WNBA season. For your information, the base max salary is $190,550. As for the league minimum salary, it is $58,710. If you are curious about the salary cap, the one that is regarded as a hard cap, is at $1,339,000. The total of money is distributed among the team. Last year, the top WNBA base salary was $215,000 and a year before that, it was $117,500.
The WNBPA, WNBA Board of Governors, and WNBA Commissioner named Cathy Engelbert unveiled the thing known as the groundbreaking collective bargaining agreement in the early last year. This agreement boosted the base salaries and continues to give for the additional earning opportunities for WNBA players. now, the max and supermax players get 3% salary bumps every year and by 2027, the salary cap will have increased by nearly $300,000.