Jonnie West

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Athlete (1988)
Thu Jul 11 2019
By   Sabin Shrestha

Jonnie West is an American ex-basketball player. He is also known as the Director of Basketball Operations at the professional NBA team, Golden State Warriors. 

West came into the limelight after his engagement with Michelle Wie, who is a professional American golf player currently playing for the LPGA tour, just like Maureen Blumhardt who is famous for her marriage with Charles Barkley. Jonnie's life partner Wie is also known as the youngest member to qualify for an LPGA Tour event.

Early Life

West was born on 18th May 1988, in Santa Monica, California. Jonnie is one of the fifth sons born to the celebrity parents Karen West and Jerry West.

Jonnie West is the son of an American former basketball player, coach, Jerry West.
Photo: Jonnie West is the son of an American former basketball player, coach, Jerry West.
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Jonnie's 82 aged father Jerry is also a former basketball player who played professionally for Los Angeles Lakers achieved victory in the 1972 NBA championship. Jerry, aka Mr. Clutch currently serves as a basketball executive.

He also has a brother named Ryan West. Regarding his studies, Jonnie received his degree in Bachelor of Arts Field Of Study sport Management from the West Virginia University in 2010. Later, West received his Master's degree in Business Administration via West Virginia University, the following year. 

Career Details

Jonnie began his career when he worked under the sports agent named Arn Tellem at Wasserman Media Group. During the initial stage of his career, West also served as the director of basketball operations for the Warriors' G-League team located in Santa Cruz

Jonnie during his basketball match. Know about Jonnie's career, profession, net worth, wealth, bank balance, total assets, insurances, shares, and bonds with earnings
Image: Jonnie West during his basketball match.
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His breakthrough in his sports career came when Jonnie got an opportunity to meet the Golden State Warriors. With a distinct goal to serve as an NBA General Manager, he gained experience as much as he could.

Fortunately, West was promoted as the associate general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors in 2014. In addition, Jonnie also became a member of the TPC Stonebrae Country Club. He also helped Stephen Curry to achieve a good score of 71, during the tournament.

Is Jonnie West Married or Single?

The 33 aged Jonnie West is in a blissful marital relationship with Michelle Wie. West's beloved wife Wie is also a popular sports personality. As mentioned above the 31-years-old Michelle also known as Big Wiesy is the professional golfer known as the youngest winner of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links. 

 Jonnie West got engaged to a professional golfer Michelle Wie on March 10, 2019.
Snap: Jonnie West got engaged to a professional golfer Michelle Wie on March 10, 2019.
Source: Instagram @michellewiewest

Michelle and Jonnie got engaged on March 10, 2019, after several months of dating. The couple revealed the news of their engagement via social media posts. 

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After the happiest engagement, West and Wie decided to take their relationship to the next level and got married. The couple tied the wedding knot on August 10, 2019, at a private home in Beverly Hills, California.

Michelle Wie and Jonnie West tied the wedding knot on August 10, 2019.
Image: Michelle Wie and Jonnie West tied the wedding knot on August 10, 2019.
Source: Instagram @michellewiewest

The lovebird's close friends, family members, and relatives attended the wedding reception. On the big day, the groom Michelle was looking adorable on her thin strap fit and flare wedding gown. On the other hand, the groom Jonnie dashes the wedding look wearing a midnight blue tuxedo.

Unlike Michelle, another sports personality Weili Zhang is secretive regarding her love life details.

Blessed Parents 

Following the wonderful wedding, Michelle and Jonnie shared an adorable baby girl. Their first child, a daughter, Makenna Kamalei Yoona West was born on June 19, 2020.

Jonnie West and Michelle West shared their first child, a daughter, Makenna Kamalei Yoona West on June 19, 2020.
Picture: Jonnie West and Michelle West shared their first child, a daughter, Makenna Kamalei Yoona West on June 19, 2020.
Source: Instagram @michellewiewest

Like Ysabel Jordan, the 10 months old Makenna Kamalei is also grabbing wider media attention as a celebrity kid. Makenna features most of the posts updated by her mother on her Instagram account followed by more than 500 thousand people. 

The West family of three are also has a pet dog named Gatsby. It also features on most of the posts flaunted by Michelle on her social sites.

How Much Is Jonnie West's Net Worth? 

Jonnie earns a decent amount of money from his career as an associate general manager at the Santa Cruz Warriors. He has also generated a huge amount of money as a basketball player. As of early 2021, the 6-feet-3-inch (190 cm) tall Jonnie has an estimated net worth of around $2 million.

Whereas, his father Jerry has managed to make a huge amount of money from his career as a basketball player and coach for the Lakers. Being one of the most prominent basketball players and coaches has ably amassed a staggering $55 million in wealth. 

On the other side, Jonnie's wife Michelle owns a fortune of around $12 million. She collected these hefty sums of wealth from her professional career as a golfer. 

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