Joel Embiid

Birth Day March 16th, 1994
Birth Place Yaounde, Cameroon
Age 30 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces

Who is Joel Embiid?

Famous as a Cameroonian basketball player, Joel Embiid is currently playing for the team, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is known for his playful personality and social media presence, particularly for his trolling. He has nicknamed himself "the Process" in response to a refrain from 76ers fans during the Sam Hinkie era to "trust the process". His playing position for the team is Center/Power Forward. 

Cameroonian Basketballer, Joel Embiid


Joel Embiid made his long-awaited NBA regular-season debut in the 76ers' season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder as of 26th October 2016 as he missed the 2015-2016 season due to a knee injury and surgery on his right feet. He recorded a double-double with a career-high 50 points and 17 rebounds in the 76ers' 112–105 win against the Chicago Bulls on 20th February 2021. 

What is Joel Embiid doing now?

  • Joel Embiid is currently playing basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers. 
  • He signed a contract of five years with the Philadelphia 76ers on 20th October 2016.

Family and Early Life

Joel Embiid's date of birth is 16th March 1994 which makes him the present age of 26 as of 2020. He will next be celebrating his 27th birthday as of 2021 on 16th March. He came from Yaounde, Cameroon (place of birth/hometown). He holds Cameroonian nationality. His ethnic background/ethnicity is Cameroonian-Black. Pisces is his horoscope sign or zodiac sign. He is religious and his religion is Christian. His real name is Joel Hans Embiid. 

Talking about her family members, he was born to his parents; Thomas Embiid (father) and Christine Embiid (mother). By occupation, his father was a competitive handball player and a military man and his mother was a housewife. He also had a sibling, a younger brother whose name goes by Arthur and a younger sister named Muriel. His brother died on 16th October 2014 in Cameroon in a car crash. 

About his educational background, he attended Montverde Academy but he transferred after his first year due to a lack of playing time. After that, he attended The Rock School, a Christian Academy in Gainesville, Florida. For his university, he attended the University of Kansas for a year.

Who is Joel Embiid Dating?

Joel Embiid is currently in a relationship. He is having a love affair with his hot girlfriend, Anne de Paula, a swimsuit model. As of early October 2018, Anne was seen with standing next to Joel when the team went overseas in the preseason to take part in the NBA China Games. The duo is planning to be husband and wife soon. The pair is also blessed with a first kid, a son. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Everything You Need To Know About Anne De Paula

Joel Embiid with girlfriend Anne De Paula


How much does Joel Embiid make?

Professional basketball player, Joel Embiid's net worth is estimated to have $32.1 million as of March 2021. Back then, he signed a five-year, $148 million designated rookie scale maximum contract extension with the 76ers until 2021 making the salary of around $29 Million yearly. He is the second-highest-paid player on the team whereas Tobias Harris is the first. His major source of earning comes from his basketball career. Now, he is living a luxurious lifestyle. He has also done a sponsorship contract with Hulu. 

Joel Embiid with Hulu Sponsorship Contract


A very helpful character man, Joel Embiid said on March 2021 that he would donate $100,000, his 2021 NBA All-Star Game winnings, to various homeless shelter organizations in Philadelphia. After his announcement, the Philadelphia 76ers said that they would also donate $100,000 to the same organizations.

How tall is Joel Embiid?

With an athletic and strong body build, Joel Embiid stands tall at a perfect height of 7 feet or 2.13 m. His well-maintained body weight consists of 127 Kg or 280 lb. He has a pair of black eye colors and his hair color is black. He is very conscious about his health. Thus, he has a healthy body. 

Teams Played

  • 2014-Present - Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid with the ball against the opponent


Award and Achievements

  • 4× NBA All-Star (2018–2021)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2018, 2019)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2018, 2019)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2017)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2014)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2014)
  • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2014)

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