|Real Name/Full Name||Benjamin David Simmons|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Ben Simmons|
|Birth Place:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||20 July 1996|
|Age/How Old:||26 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 213 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 11″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 109 Kg
In Pounds – 240 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Dave Simmons
Mother – Julie Simmons
|Siblings:||Melissa Simmons (Older Step-Sister), Emily Simmons (Older Step-Sister), Liam Simmons (Older Step-Brother), Sean Simmons (Older Step-Brother), Olivia Simmons (Older Sister)|
|School:||Whitefriars College, Box Hill Senior Secondary College|
|College:||Louisiana State University (LSU).|
|Girlfriend:||Ex- Kendall Jenner|
|Net Worth:||$8 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Benjamin David Simmons is an American basketball player playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on behalf of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The career of this basketball player has started from his school-level basketball coaching with his local guardian and mentor.
It can be said that this renowned player got public attention through his college life as in one season he played with Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers and got the felicitation of being All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. From the first phase of his early childhood, he got his interest and motivation to play international level basketball and be a professional basketball player accordingly.
Well, how well do you know about Ben Simmons? If not much, here is what we know about Ben Simmons to date.
Biography and Early Life
David Simmons was born on 20 July 1996 in Melbourne, Victoria, with both Australian and American nationality from his parents. His father’s name is Dave, who belonged to African-American events but later got the Australian race effectively, and his mother, Julie, is a naturalized white Australian. This young and famous basketball player’s mother has two marriages.
From the first marriage, she has four sons; hence his childhood was surrounded happily by his five brothers and his own sister named Melissa, Emily, Liam, Sean, and Olivia. From the age of 18, this young and successful basketball player grew up in Newcastle while his father played and acted as a coach of that city accordingly.
Simmons’ career in basketball started with Newcastle Hunters’ under-12 representative team at the age of seven years old. During staying in Newcastle, he also played rugby league successfully. By returning to Melbourne, he started playing junior basketball with Knox Raiders. Along with basketball and rugby, this famous multi-talented player also played Australian Rules football at junior level.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Ben Simmons in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Ben Simmons’s age is 26 years old as of today’s date 31st March 2023 having been born on 20 July 1996. Though, he is 6′ 11″ in feet and inches and 213 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 240 lbs in Pound and 109 kg in Kilograms.
Most of the conventional education of this player happened with basketball, football, and other playschools effectively as he has a great interest in playing more than studying regularly in traditional methods. Still, his parents admitted him into Box Hill Senior Secondary College situated in Melbourne, Victoria, at his early age, and after that, he got admission to Montverde Academy, located in Montverde, Florida. He got admitted to LSU College for his high education but could not pass out from this college with a sufficient number.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Simmons’s life and family are filled with various histories of playing, and players, like his elder brothers and younger sisters, have taken diverse playing as their career accordingly. This famous player’s brother Liam has resigned from his position of coach at the University of California. He wanted to increase his power of shooting to participate in international championships. Not only his brothers but also his sister Emily is in Washington State University women’s rowing team.
There is no rumor about this famous player’s girlfriend and marriage so far in recent times, but it can be said that he was in several relationships till now, such as with Brittany Renner (2016), Dylan Gonzalez (2017), Tinashe (2017 – 2018) and Kendall Jenner (2018). None of these relationships could stay longer with him as there can be various egoistic rumors about his relationship since the very first of his life.
Is Ben Simmons Gay?
No, this celebrity and a multi-talented player is not gay as he has engaged with various women from his profession and other fields accordingly. Though having handsome physics and an attractive income as his all-time possessions but he could not let one stay continuously in his life.
His professional life is filled with various tournaments and leagues, such as signing a rookie scale contract with the 76ers and joining the specific team for the 2016 NBA Summer League. During his NBA debut, he had performed extraordinarily well and got felicitation accordingly.
In February 2018, he beat the Chicago Bulls by 116–115. He kicked the New York Knicks by recording his second consecutive triple-double. On March 19 this famous player has scored a positive score against Charlotte Hornets again on March 24 of the same year. This multi-talented player won against Minnesota Timberwolves by scoring a practical goal and got huge felicitation afterward for that particular win.
Benjamin David Simmons has won various championships which can be enlisted as his awards which are as follows:
- He is a 3 times NBA All-Star Player, from 2019 to 2021.
- He was the member of the All-NBA Third Team in the year 2020.
- He was part of the NBA All-Defensive First Team in the year 2020.
- Awarded with the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 2018.
- Member of the First-team All-SEC in 2016.
- He was the Basketball USA in 2015.
- Awarded with Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2015.
- Awarded with Naismith Prep Player of the Year in 2015.
- Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year (2015)
- Member of the McDonald’s All-American team in 2015.
- First-team Parade All-American (2015)
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ben Simmons in 2023
As of 2023, The net worth of this successful basketball player is $8 million, including all his assets. He earns most of his money through NBA contracts, and brand endorsement deals. He is one of the prime members of the Philadelphia 76ers team right now, thus it is expected that he earns a huge amount through weekly wage.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He has one biological sister and four half-siblings.
- Simmons went to such a college which is a Melbourne-based Roman Catholic independent school.
- He likes to hide keeping information regarding his love life private.
This famous international and multitasking player has many other things than playing basketball effectively, such as playing rugby as well as playing American football according to the needs of these games. Ben Simmons not only got famous as a player of his family but his other brothers and sister are also more or less famous players of different games.