Olympian A'ja Wilson's Net Worth Might Surprise You

A'ja Wilson, a professional basketball player, was selected in the first round of the Women's National Basketball Association draft in 2018 by the Las Vegas Aces. In fact, the 6'4” forward was the No. 1 overall pick, according to the WNBA. Now, she is heading off to the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will take place between July 23 and August 8 in Tokyo, Japan.

Wilson attended and played at the University of South Carolina, and during her time as a professional athlete, she has been named the 2020 WNBA MVP, the 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year, and a two-time WNBA All-Star, according to TeamUSA.

As her Instagram bio states, she also started the A'ja Wilson Foundation, which is a two-fold organization that works as "a resource for children and their families who struggle with dyslexia to empower them to reach their full potential through educational programming, workshops, camps and grant opportunities." Wilson also owns Burnt Wax Candle Company, a hand-poured candles that feature quality essential oils and vegetable/coconut wax blend, made with woven bamboo wicks.

A'ja's net worth is impressive

The 2020 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team will be playing Nigeria in the preliminary round on July 27, Japan on July 30, and France on August 2. 

The team is made up of longtime USA National Team members Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm and Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury, as well as Sylvia Fowles of the Minnesota Lynx, Tina Charles of the Washington Mystics, Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm.

Additionally, Wilson and the Seattle Storm's Jewell Loyd will be competing in the Olympics for the first time, and four athletes — the Washington Mystics' Ariel Atkins, the Minnesota Lynx's Napheesa Collier, the Phoenix Mercury's Skylar Diggins-Smith, and the Las Vegas Aces' Chelsea Gray — will be competing for the first time at a FIBA senior-level five-on-five competition (via USAB).

All of this and more have led to Wilson having a net worth of $2 million, as stated by Idol Net Worth.