Rui Hachimura

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Basketball Player (1998)
Tue May 24 2022
By   Bishal

Are you a fan of the NBA? Which is your favorite team? This next personality, Rui Hachimura is one of the rising NBA players who professionally plays basketball for NBA Giant the Washington Wizards.

Rui Hachimura was born in the city of Toyama, Japan on 8th February 1998. He has a height of 6ft 8in while his weight is 104 Kg. He is a national player of the Japanese national team and currently is playing in the NBA team Washington Wizards.

Is Rui Hachimura Married?

Rui is currently 21 years old and belongs to Japanese nationality. As per record, he is still unmarried. The rising star of the NBA hasn't been linked with any woman. Yet he hasn't been in any kind of affair rumor and isn't caught with any girl by media. Maybe the Washington Wizards is deeply focused on his career rather than in his love life. 

Maybe in the future, there could be information to share regarding his affairs and marriage. Furthermore, he is new to American society and maybe wants to keep everything private to reduce the lack of attention from his dream job.

Net Worth

Rui has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. All of his net worth is gained by his massive early age career. Currently, he is playing with Washington Wizards, whose team payroll in 2019/20 is $128,664,086 and listed on 13th position on Team Payroll Rank.

Currently, he is on a contract of $4,469,160 annually as a player of Washington Wizards. He is scheduled to make $4,692,840 in 2020, $4,916,160 in 2021, $6,263,188 in 2022 and $8,486,619 in 2023 according to the Hoops-hype. His increasing rate of salary surely changes his net worth in the future.

Rui Hachimura at Tokyo, Japan to attend a match.
Image:  Rui Hachimura in Tokyo, Japan to attend a match. 
Source: Instagram @rui_8mura

Currently, the highest-paid NBA player of Washington Wizards is John Wall whose annual income stands for $38,199,000 this year. Furthermore, he is a key player of the Japanese national team and is getting a good amount of numeration from his deeds without a doubt.

Rui is also one of the 5th Japanese players who played for the NBA. J.R. Sakuragi, Yuta Tabuse, Nick Fazekas, Yuta Watanabe, Yudai Baba, and Rui himself are 6 players who played in NBA tournament with different clubs. Luke Kennard and Jonnie west are also some of the renowned NBA players.

Formative Years, Sibling and Family

Rui was raised in Toyama Prefecture by his Beninese father, Zakari Zabil, and Japanese mother Makiko. According to the Japanese language, his title name meaning is fortress or base which was given by his grandfather because he was a big fan of baseball.

He has three siblings, two sisters and one brother all are younger than him. He usually posts his family photos on his Instagram account. Despite being a huge professional basketball player at the beginning, he used to play baseball as a pitcher and catcher. 

Image: Rui Hachimura during a game. Source: @rui_8mura
Image: Rui Hachimura during a game. 
Source: @rui_8mura

All of his turning points in life came after the end of 2013, where he led the Meisei High School basketball team to win its second title in the All-Japan High School Tournament, where he scored 32 points in a 92-78 win against the Fukuoka University Ohori. From that moment onwards, there is no looking back for the Rui Hachimura.

Major Achievement and Success

At the FIBA U17 World Championships, which was held in Dubai, he represents his home country Japan, averaging a tournament-best 22.1 points per game back in 2014. He also participated in the 2016 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Toronto.

Rui Hachimura receiving the award.
Image: Rui Hachimura receiving the award.
Source: Espn

Additionally, he is the winner of the 2018/19 Julius Erving Award as the nation's top small forward. Later he nominated as a finalist for 2018/19 Naismith Player of the Year Trophy and was listed in Consensus All-America First Team selection.


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