Jazz’s Joe Ingles Plans To Use Part of His $52M Contract To Help Underprivileged Kids: We Don’t Need That Much Money’
You may not have a clue who Joe Ingles is, but after hearing this story, you won’t forget his name.
In 82 games for the Utah Jazz last season, Ingles averaged 7.0 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. That was good enough for him to cash in on a brand new four-year, $52-million contract to stay with the team.
After signing his massive contract, he and his wife plan on using a portion of their riches and give back to the Utah community to help underprivileged kids and their families.
“We (he and his wife) are going to do a lot of stuff with underprivileged children and families,” Ingles told The Daily Telegraph’s Matt Logue. “I mean, we don’t need that much money. Nobody in the world needs that much money.
“So we’ll spend a lot of time helping out kids and families that need the help. We’ll start in Utah because we are going to be there in a few months, but then we’ll do some things in Australia.”
Ingles is most grateful that he, his wife, and their twins Milla and Jacob, will be financially secure. Not only that, he gets to stay in Salt lake City for the next four years and give the family some stability.
“It still hasn’t sunk in,” he said. “I remember reading it (the contract) somewhere and I never thought I would be in a situation like this.
“I mean, I’m not going to change. I am who I am. I’m about to turn 30 now and I’ve been like that my whole life. People looking from the outside might think that things will change because I’ll have access to a lot more money, but it won’t happen.”
In his first three years with the Jazz, Ingles netted just over $5 million in salary.