Who is Joel Embiid?

Joel Hans Embiid is a professional Cameroonian basketball player. He plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on the 16th of March, 1994, in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameJoel Embiid
ProfessionBasketball Player
Birth DateMarch 16, 1994
Birth PlaceYaounde, Cameroon
Star SignPisces
ParentsFather: Thomas Embiid
Mother: Christine Embiid
Height7 feet 0 inches
Weight113 kg
Marital StatusUnmarried
Net Worth$6 million

Joel Embiid

Early Life

Embiid is the son of Thomas Embiid and Christine Embiid. Thomas is a military officer by profession. Talking about his educational qualifications, he enrolled at Montverde Academy. However, Joel transferred after his first year because of a lack of playing time. Later, he attended The Rock School, which is a Christian academy in Gainesville, Florida.


Embiid declared for the 2014 NBA draft on the 9th of April, 2014 and forgo his final three years of college eligibility.  The Philadelphia 76ers selected him as the third overall pick on the 26th of June, 2014.  He signed his rookie scale contract on the 26th of August, 2014, with the 76ers. Later, he was ruled out to play in the 2014–15 season due to the broken navicular bone in his foot. Therefore, he missed his entire 2014-15 season. His team has players like Shake Milton and Ben Simmons.

Joel Embiid

National Team

The preliminary team named Joel on the 7th of February, 2017 to compete in the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket in the Republic of Congo. The group qualifiers took place in March during the NBA regular season.

Career Achievements

  • Two times NBA All-Star in 2018, and 2019
  • 2 times All-NBA Second Team in 2018, and 2019
  • 2 times NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2018, and 2019
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2017
  • Second-team All-Big 12 in 2014
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2014
  • All-Defensive Team in 2014
  • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team in 2014

Joel Embiid

Personal Life of Joel Embiid

Embiid is in a relationship with Anne de Paula since 2018. Anne is a Brazilian professional model. His younger brother died in a car crash on the 16th of October, 2014. Furthermore, he has a younger sister named Muriel. Embiid can speak three languages: English, French, and Basaa. He is well known for his playful personality and trolling. Joel is also quite active on social media. The brilliant athlete with a height of 7 feet and weigh about 113 kg, has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy. He holds the Cameroon nationality.

Net Worth

He has been able to earn a decent amount of money, along with making name and fame. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2020.