Ever the grinder, Butler impressed enough at Marquette to be selected by the Bulls with the 30th pick in the 2011 draft. That draft selection earned Butler a 4-year contract worth over $5 million. A few years earlier, Butler was homeless and now he’s a millionaire.
Jimmy Butler may have earned over $220 million in his NBA career but Butler hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings. With that as a backdrop, Butler is constantly giving back to the communities he has lived in. Butler’s charitable work has earned him the NBA Cares Community Assist Award. As for his family, Butler says they are on good terms. “I don’t hold grudges. I still talk to my family. My Mom. We Love each other, that’s never going to change.”