|Birth Name||Lauren Elizabeth Jackson AO|
|College/University||Lomonosov Moscow State University|
|Height||1.96 m (6 feet 5 inches)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million to $5.5 million|
If we look over at the athletic sector, comparatively, there are fewer females. In the same way, basketball is a very demanding sport, however, it is rare for girls to play basketball on an international level. If you are a basketball fan, then it is not hard to recognize Lauren Jackson as she is named the legend of legends in basketball history.
Lauren Jackson is an ex-basketball player from Australia who was in charge of the power forward or center position in the Women's National Basketball Team (WNB). With all her hard work over the years, she has four Olympic medals (three silver and one bronze) and two bronze medals under her name, as well she had the victory at the Commonwealth Games Gold held in Melbourne, 2006.
Where Is Lauren Jackson From?
Lauren Jackson was born on the 11th of May, 1981, in Albury, Australia. So, her age is 40 years now. Being born on the 11th of May, her zodiac sign is Taurus, and her nationality is Australian, followed by white-based ethnicity. Similarly, it is a well-known fact that Lauren Jackson inherited the qualifications and talents of her parents, as they are also former basketball players. In the same context, Lauren's father, Gary Jackson, used to play for "The Boomers," whereas her mother, Maree Bennie, used to play for "The Opals" and was one of the first Australians to be part of the American system of the college.
Generally, children are forced to follow the footsteps of their parents, but it wasn't the same case for Lauren as she was always keen to play basketball since her childhood. Unlike the rest of the family members, Lauren Jackson's brother, Ross Jackson, is comparatively more minor in the limelight.
However, there was an incident once back in 2012 when her brother, Ross, was caught up in a local political prank where bogus flyers were being made and distributed especially targeting the councilor of Arbury. Further, the prank was discouraged as it got out of hand and involved police making headlines.
Where Did Lauren Jackson Go To College?
Lauren Jackson first attended Muray High School in her teenage then she enrolled at Lomonosov Moscow State University to major in Psychology. However, as Jackson was always determined to play basketball, she participated in many of her school games which later accompanied her to earn a scholarship in the Australian Institute Of sports (AIS).
When Did Lauren Jackson Start Her Career?
Lauren Jackson was assigned with WNBA in 1997 that allowed her to play for two seasons. Her first game was from the Australian Institute of Sport, but she was able to garner the public's attention only after she moved to Seattle in 2002. After playing for almost a decade, she earned many titles, including 4 times WNBL Grand Final MVP and 3 times WNBA Peak Performer.
The storm was pleased to offer her a multi-year contract with all the qualifications and capability Lauren Jackson had. She represented her national team on different platforms over the years with impressive achievements. Also, Lauren Jackson has an autobiography called " My Story," which shows her journey from being an underdog in the Aribury to becoming a global legend. At last, she retired from her career in January 2016.
However, at the age of 41 in 2022, Lauren return to the national team when she was named to the Opals’ squad for the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney. A local facility even named a court after her, "the Lauren Jackson Sports Center."
Is Lauren Jackson Married?
Lauren Jackson is currently married to her long-time boyfriend, Paul Byrne, a well-known journalist in Sydney, Australia. Not to mention, Paul is also a former professional basketball player, but he rose to stardom only after he was related to Lauren Jackson. The couple had their wedding in 2014, and they have two children together: Harry Gray who was born in February 2017, and Lenny Gray who was born in December 2018.
Likewise, we all are familiar with the challenges of maintaining a healthy relationship, and like many couples, Lauren and her husband Paul had some misunderstandings between them. Primarily, it started when Jackson was uncertain about the baby father of her eldest son, Harry, but after some few talks, Lauren reassured that Harry was indeed Paul's son. Similarly, a rumor arose that Lauren Jackson was dating Yao Ming, which was later baseless.
What Is The Net Worth Of Lauren Jackson?
Sports is one of the businesses which also covers up other sectors including the hall of fame and the net gross. Thus, over the last few years, many legends, including Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, etc., to name a few, have made it successful in their career and were listed as highly paid athletes. Similarly, joining them as one of the legends herself, Lauren Jackson has a whopping net worth of $1.5 million to $5.5 million.
Of course, major of her income came from being a professional basketball player, but she is often seen doing brand endorsements. Also, wiki once revealed that her annual pay in WNBA was about $ 105,500. She is also a supporter of charities working to bring awareness to the younger generation about sports.
How Tall Is Lauren Jackson?
Lauren Jackson stands at the height of 1.96 m (6 feet 5 inches) and weighs around 85 kg (187 lb) which is remarkable considering that she has given birth to two children. Her hair is also a medium blonde like her mom's, and her eyes are in attractive blue color.