Muggsy Bogues' net worth: How much is the former NBA player worth right now?

Muggsy Bogues' net worth: How much is the former NBA player worth right now?

Helix Odhiambo
updated at May 20, 2023 at 3:02 PM

Muggsy Bogues spent 14 years in the NBA and made his name among the best point guards in the league. The retired American basketballer also entered the history books for being the shortest player in the NBA. How much is Muggsy Bogues' net worth and what has he done with his wealth?

Muggsy Bogues' net worth in 2023
Muggsy Bogues of the Charlotte Hornets moves the ball up court during their 1995 NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on 4 May 1995 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Nathaniel S. Butler
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The former point guard spent ten years with the Charlotte Hornets, earning a decent salary. His passion for basketball began in Baltimore. He played basketball in high school and college before moving to NBA in 1987. Discover details of Muggsy Bogues' net worth in 2023, his assets, and his biography.

Muggsy Bogues' bio and profile summary


Tyrone Curtis Bogues



Date of birth

9 January 1965


58 (as of May 2023)

Place of birth

Baltimore, Maryland, United States




Charlotte, North Carolina, United States


1.60 m (5'3")


61 kg (134.5 lbs)

Eye colour

Dark brown

Hair colour

Dark brown


Wake Forest University


Former basketball player

NBA teams

Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors


Richard and Elaine Bogues


Sherron, Anthony, Chukie




Ty, Tyisha, Brittney

Net worth

$14 Million

Social media

Instagram, Facebook

Muggsy Bogues' family

Tyrone and his three siblings were born in Baltimore, Maryland. Their parents, Richard and Elaine, raised them in the Lafayette Court housing projects. The former NBA star got hospitalised when he was five after being struck by stray buckshot on the street.

His father got sentenced to 20 years in prison after committing armed robbery. Their mother then single-handedly raised them. Muggsy Bogues' age when his father went to prison was 12.

Who is Muggsy Bogues' wife?

Muggsy Bogues' wife
Retired NBA Payer Muggsy Bogues poses for a photograph alongside his wife before the 2019 NBA Awards Show on 24 June 2019 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Adam Pantozzi
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The former point guard married his wife Kim in 1987. They first met at Dunbar High School in 1984. Kim and her husband have two children together, a daughter Brittney, and a son Ty. They also have a daughter Tyisha from Muggsy's previous relationship. The couple divorced in 1997 and remarried in 2015.


The NBA legend earned his nickname "Muggsy" because of his toughness and leadership on basketball courts in Baltimore. He attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and played for the school's basketball team, the Dunbar Poets. He was part of the team that went 31-0 during his senior season.

Did Muggsy Bogues ever dunk in the NBA?
Tyrone "Mugsy" Bogues (14) of Wake Forest College looks to move against a player for Duke University during the 1980s. Photo: Focus on Sport
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After completing high school, Bogues earned a scholarship to Wake Forest University. He helped the school team win several matches as the star point guard. He left Wake Forest as the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) career leader in steals and assists.

NBA career

Bogues joined the NBA in 1987 following his selection by the Washington Bullets in the first round of the 12th overall pick. He made his debut on 6 November 1987 against the Atlanta Hawks. The point guard then moved to Charlotte Hornets, where he broke several records, including career steals and assists.

How much did Muggsy Bogues make in the NBA?
Muggsy Bogues (1) of the Charlotte Hornets moves to the basket against B.J. Armstrong (10) of the Chicago Bulls in their 1995 NBA Playoffs at the Charlotte Coliseum on 30 April 1995 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Nathaniel S. Butler
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In the 1993-1994 season, he averaged 10.8 points per game and 10.7 assists. Bogues also led the Hornets to three playoffs. However, he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, forcing him to miss several games. In 1997, he joined the Golden State Warriors and played for two seasons before ending his career with the Toronto Raptors.

NBA stats

The Baltimore-born athlete retired in 2001 after making history in the NBA. Despite his short height, he posted pretty impressive stats. He finished his career ranking 16th among all-time assist leaders in the NBA.




Points Per Game

Rebounds Per Game

Assists Per Game


Washington Bullets






Charlotte Hornets






Golden State Warriors






Toronto Raptors










Did Muggsy Bogues ever dunk in the NBA?

The 1.60 m tall legend never dunked in the NBA. His incredible speed, passing ability, and knack for stealing the ball from opponents made him a great player.

Is Muggsy Bogues a Hall of Famer?

Is Muggsy Bogues a Hall of Famer?
NBA legend Muggsy Bogues speaks during the Earl Lloyd Sports Legacy Symposium presented by the Hyde Family Foundation on 17 January 2022 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo: Joe Murphy
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The Hornets legend never got inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. In 2017, he got nominated for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. However, in 2001, the point guard entered the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame.

Coaching career

After retiring, Muggsy worked with the Charlotte Bobcats as their ambassador and radio announcer. He later shifted to coaching and managed the Charlotte Sting in the Women's National Basketball Association between 2006-2007. He later joined United Faith Christian Academy in 2011 and coached the men's basketball team until 2014.

How much did Muggsy Bogues get paid?

The former point guard earned around $18 million annually during his 14-year career in the NBA. His annual salary was around $437,420.

How much did Muggsy Bogues make in the NBA?

According to sources, legendary NBA player Muggsy Bogues' net worth is $14 Million. He also made millions of dollars from endorsement deals with several brands like Sprite, NBA 2K15, and NBA TV. Muggsy has also invested in several real estate properties.

How much is a Muggsy Bogues' card worth?
The former NBA player has invested money in several properties and lives a decent lifestyle. Photo: Jennifer Pottheiser, @MuggsyBogues (modified by author)
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Muggsy Bogues' houses

The athlete has invested in several real estate properties. He spent $1.2 million to purchase a four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home in the US. Tyrone lives in Charlotte.

TV and Film

Muggsy Bogues' houses
Muggsy Bogues (L) in episode 1 of the Saturday Night Live show with Charles Barkley (C) and Al Franken (R) on 25 September 1993. Photo: Gerry Goodstein
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Bogues appeared in the film Space Jam along with other famous NBA players. He also starred in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Saturday Night Live, and Eddie TV shows.

How much is a Muggsy Bogues card worth?

Muggsy's cards have sold at a range of prices from $1 to around $646. People like his cards because he is the shortest player in NBA history.

Muggsy Bogues' net worth has significantly increased since penning his first contract with the Hornets. Through his earnings, the former point guard supports thousands of youth through a non-profit organisation called 'Always Believe Inc.' The entity focuses on student athletics, leadership development, character building, mentoring and team building.

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