What is Adam Silver’s salary? NBA commissioner’s payout as league CEO explored

Adam Silver has been the NBA commissioner since Feb. 1, 2014 when David Stern stepped down from the position.

Silver has done a great job as a commissioner, so it makes sense that he earns $10 million per year. He also has a reported net worth of around $40 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth.

The 60-year old commissioner started his NBA career in 1992. He has held several positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Commissioner. He was unanimously approved by the NBA owners as league commissioner when Stern retired after 30 years.

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Who is Adam Silver’s wife and how many children do they have?

Maggie Grise and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo: US Open).
Maggie Grise and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo: US Open).

Adam Silver has been very private about his personal life. He’s married to interior decorator and designer Maggie Grise, and they have two children together. They welcomed their first child, Louise Burns Silver, in April 2017.

The couple had their second child, another daughter, in May 2020 during the pandemic. Silver revealed to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated his experience of being a full-time father as the world stopped due to COVID-19.

“My wife and I had a child in the middle of this, in mid-May, a new daughter,” Silver said. “And that’s the time of year where I would have been on the road.

“The fact that I’ve been around not just my newborn, but also my three-year-old daughter, and watching her develop over the last four months, having the opportunity to spend time with her every day, having her sort of sit on my lap for a lot of the Zoom calls, despite all the difficulties over this period, has been a real joy in my life.”

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Adam Silver congratulates LeBron James for becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer

Adam Silver, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James
Adam Silver, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and LeBron James

Many athletes, personalities and celebrities were present at Tuesday’s game between the LA Lakers and OKC Thunder. They anticipated LeBron James’ historic night, wherein he broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record.

The NBA came prepared since the game was paused after James broke the record late in the third quarter. League commissioner Adam Silver congratulated “The King,” while Abdul-Jabbar presented the ball as a symbolism of James’ record-breaking feat.

“A record that has stood for nearly 40 years, which many people thought would never be broken,” Silver said. “LeBron, you are the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. Congratulations.”

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