Henry Baskett, or Hank Baskett, as he is better known, is a former American football player. The majority of Baskett's net worth comes from having two careers. One in professional football, and the other in reality television. Baskett's career in football, was as a wide-receiver in the NFL, playing for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and the Indianapolis Colts football teams. Baskett also earned a lot of his net worth from being a reality television star.
Hank Baskett Net Worth - $6.5 Million
Birth Name - Hank Baskett
Date of birth - September 4, 1982
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Clovis, New Mexico
Nationality - American
Height - 6' 4"
Profession - TV Personality, Television producer, American football player
In 2006, Baskett, as an undrafted rookie free agent, signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings, but was traded the same season to the Philadelphia Eagles, for wide-receiver Billy McMullen. Baskett completed his rookie season with the Eagles, having 22 receptions for 464 yards and two touchdowns. He was awarded the title of special teams 2007 Most Valuable Player. In 2008, Baskett played in 16 games, having 33 receptions for 440 yards (averaging 13.3 yards per reception), and he also scored three touchdowns. In the 2009 off season, Baskett was considered a free agent, but was given a one year contract in February, with the Eagles. The Eagles had seven wide-receivers employed on their roster, so Baskett, as stipulated in the contract, was considered expendable, therefore, he was released in September of 2009, so the Eagles could bring in Michael Vick, as a wide-receiver.
In September 2009, Baskett signed a one year contract with the Indianapolis Colts Football Team, because Anthony Gonzalez was unplayable with a knew injury. During Super Bowl XLIV, the Colts were playing against the New Orleans Saints, when Baskett failed to stop an on-side kick, at the beginning of the second half of the game. The Saints recovered the football and went on to score a touchdown with Baskett's mistake, leading to their win with the score being 31-17. In March 2010, Baskett was released, and he was a free agent. In that same month, Baskett went on to sign a one year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Football Team for $800,000 but was released in September 2010.
In September 2010, Baskett signed a contract to play a second time for the Minnesota Vikings Football Team. He played in eight games, but mostly on special teams, having one reception. In March 2011, he was not given a tender by the Minnesota Vikings, making his status an unrestricted free agent, which ended his NFL Football career. Baskett's NFL career statistics shows he participated in 65 games, having 77 receptions for a total of 1,098 yards. He averaged 14.3 yards per reception. His longest reception was 90 yards. He was also responsible for scoring 6 touchdowns.
After Baskett's professional Football career ended, he became a fixture appearing on reality television. He was a co-star in the E! Entertainment Television reality TV show spin-off of the series, called The Girls Next Door. The spin-off television show was called, Kendra, which was about Baskett's wife, Kendra Wilkinson, and her life after she left the Playboy Mansion. Wilkinson is a former Playboy bunny. The show was about Kendra's engagement and marriage to Baskett and being a mother for the first time. The show, Kendra, premiered in June of 2009 and had record breaking ratings for E! having 2.6 million viewers, which made it the highest rated debut for a reality television show since 2002, which was previously held by The Anna Nicole Show. Because of the high ratings, E! wanted eight more episodes. The first season ended in August 2009, having a total of 12 episodes. Season 2 aired from December 2009 to June 2010, having a total of 13 episodes.
The reality show renewed again for season 3, which aired from November 2010 to January 2011, which had a total of 10 episodes. Season 4 started in September of 2011 and ended in November 2011, having a total of 10 episodes. After the fourth season, the reality television show ended, because Wilkinson and E! had frequent disagreements over production of the series. Wilkinson announced that there was a new, different series in production, called Kendra On Top, and that reality show will be aired On WE TV, set for release in mid 2012.
Kendra On Top premiered in June 2012, which was the beginning of season 1 and it ended in July 2012. Season 2 started in September 2013 and ended in November 2013. Season 3 began in October 2014 and ended in November 2014. Season 4 started in August 2015, however, the date of the fourth season finale is TBA, or To Be Announced. Every season up to the fourth season, had 14 episodes filmed, but the fourth season episode count is also TBA, as is when, or if, the season finale will occur. It appears that Hank Baskett Net Worth is $3.5 million mostly from his career in reality television.