Masai Ujiri serves as the executive vice president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. The Nigerian-Canadian business entrepreneur and former player has a background in professional basketball.
|Life & Career|
Masai Ujiri is a 52-year-old Kenyan who was born on July 7, 1970. When Masai was two years old, his family returned to Nigeria and he grew up in the Nigerian Zaria city.
Masai’s parents were both international students in England when Masai was born. The father of Masai was a administrator at the hospital in the nursing department. Whereas Masai’s mother is also a doctor.
Masai used to play association football in his early days along with his education. He then developed the passion of basketball at the age of 13 and had been playing basketball with his friends outside. Today, Masai Ujiri is a well-known basketball executive and the founder of Africa’s Giants. In year 2003, Masai formed the Africa Giants with the purpose of taking basketball passion a step ahead.
Masai was also received the President’s Medal of Peace for the first time in the year 2018. The Y/M/C/A of Toronto gave the said medal when the peace week was being observed. Dale Swift (Toronto Police Officer) and Loizza Aquino (Mental Health Observer), were the other recipients of this award.
Masai helped the franchise win their first NBA championship in year 2019 as the president of the team’s basketball operations. Masai was attacked and pushed away by a law officer in year 2019, during a basketball match. According to Masai, this happened because of his race.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Ramatu Ujiri is Masai Ujiri’s wife. They began dating in the year 2007 and after some time they tied the knot and got married. They are parents to two loving and cute children.
Zahara is the name of one of their children. They also have a son, whose name has yet to be revealed. The loving family now resides in Toronto, Canada.
Masai Ujiri is reported to have a net worth of $20 million. His net worth is acquired by him through his role at the Toronto Raptors.
Being the GM of the Toronto Raptors, he signed a $15 million contract and again being the President of Toronto Raptors he signed again a 5 year deal for $32 million.