5 Facts About Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah holds triple Citizenship
Joakim Noah though has done his studies in the United States of America, and almost lived his entire life in America; he holds multiple citizenship. He holds citizenship in the United States, France, and Sweden making him a triple citizenship holder.
He Co-founded an Organization with his Mother
Joakim Noah and his mother founded the Noah's Arc foundation. They established this foundation to help provide opportunities for kids to become more aware and conscious of their ability to make a positive impact on themselves and their community. The foundation mainly focuses on youth in Chicago who are in need of help. Noah's Arc Foundation is registered with the United Nations non-governmental organization and in 2015, the foundation was granted a special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
His controversial $72 Million Contract with New York Knicks
After the end of the contract with the Chicago Bulls, he left the team and signed a four-year contract of $72million with his hometown team, the New York Knicks in 2016.
His contract was criticized as many were not happy with the decision of placing a high value on Noah. This decision quickly turn out to be a terrible one as the injuries, suspension due to violation, and a heated verbal argument with the coach made Noah "the worst signing in the franchise history."
Joakim was born to a well-known family
Joakim had a privileged life as he was born into a family of well-known people. His father, Yannick Noah was a French singer and also a talented tennis player while her mother Cecilia Rodhe was a former modern, Miss Sweden in 1978, and competed in the Miss Universe in the 1978 beauty pageant.
His father, Yannick Noah has won many titles in tennis in both doubles as well as singles. After retiring from playing tennis, Yannick Noah developed a career as a popular singer performing throughout Europe. His mother, Cecilia Rodhe is a former Miss Sweden and Miss Universe, participant. She is currently a sculptor and is also a co-founder of a foundation named Noah's Arc Foundation.
His Grandfather was a Cameroonian Professional Soccer Player
Along with her parents' successful career, his grandfather, Zacharie Noah was a renowned Cameroonian professional soccer player. He won the Coupe de France in 1961 with Sedan-Torcy. Zacharie Noah played as a defender and had previously played for Stade Saint-Germain.