Bill Russell is a former American basketball player with a 2012 net worth of $10 million. Russell accumulated his net worth as one of the greatest Boston Celtics players in NBA history. He was the first American player to have gain superstar status. Before his basketball career, Russell played for the University of San Francisco basketball team and led them to two consecutive NCAA Championships. Furthermore, he won the 1956 Summer Olympics as captain of U.S. national basketball team. During his time with the Celtics, Russell was regarded as the ‘centrepiece’ of the team’s dynasty. After university, Russell joined the 1956 Draft and caught the attention of Boston Celtics. For the first time, Russell played professionally for the Celtics in the 1956-57 season.