Ruthie Bolton Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth

Ruthie Bolton is an American personality and a former women’s basketball player. Lucedale, Mississippi is her hometown and she tried her best to achieve a basketball career at the collegiate level, Olympic, professional- WNBA level where she had a short playing career from 1997 to 2004. Previously, she was committed to Auburn University, where she worked with her older sister named Mae Ola Bolton. In 2011, she was honored to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Despite her basketball career, she served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves as a transportation officer.

Ruthie Bolton

Ruthie Bolton early life

Ruthie Bolton was born on May 25, 1967 in Lucedale, Mississippi. She has had some volunteer experiences while working with different schools where she promoted positivity and healthy living. Ruthie attended Auburn University where she received her bachelor’s degree in health and wellness. She remained committed to Auburn University for her collegiate basketball from 1985 to 1990. According to Encyclopedia, Bolton was one of the 16th children of her prime minister father’s 20 children.

Ruthie Bolton Career

During the early years of her career after completing college, Bolton played for the Visby Ladies in Sweden during the 1990-91 season. The following season, she spent her time playing in Hungary, becoming the first American woman to play professionally in the country. She played in Italy with CA Fainzia from the 1992 to 1993 season. Later in 1994, Bolton moved to Italy and started playing for Erreti Faenza. During the 1993 to 1994 season, she had a record 28 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. The following season, she remained committed to Faenza, averaging 25.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. For the 1995 to 1996 season, she played in Turkey. Bolton saw her 8 consecutive seasons committed to the Sacramento Monarchs of WNBA.

USA basketball

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Bolton had the opportunity to be part of the team that presented the USA at the World University Games in Sheffield, England during the July 1991 season. Although the USA team won the gold medal in 1983, the team won the silver medal in 1985 , came in fifth place in 1987 and later in 1989, the team did not play the game. Bolton’s team was coached by Tara VanDerveer of Stanford and they won the opening games easily before going up against China in the medal round. There at the tournament, Bolton’s team won over China by 79-76 overall runs and later advanced to the gold medal match. They then faced Spain, where they took an overall score of 88-62, later claiming the gold medal. During the match, Bolton was the team’s goalscorer and had 14 points per game. For further appearances at the 1996 Olympics, Bolton continued with her national team and appeared at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. During the match, while facing Ukraine, Bolton was the top scorer and had 21 points. She was the main personality in her team who helped the whole team to win all eight games and thus get the gold medal for the US team. Again for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Bolton continued with her national team. During the event, the US team won all eight levels and faced Australia in the final match where the US team showed its direct presence and eventually won the gold medal.

Ruthie Bolton Biography

Real name Alice Ruth Bolton
Date of birth May 25, 1967
Age (from 2022) 55 years
Birthplace Lucedale, Mississippi, United States
Profession Basketball player
Secondary school Auburn University
Qualification To graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5′ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in kilograms – 62kg- in pounds – 167 pounds
Hair colour black
eye color black


Sister Yes
Brother Yes

Relationship status

Marital status Divorced
Who is her husband? Mark Holifield (m. 1991-2002)
Children Not known

Private life

In October 2014, Ruthie Bolton opened up about her abusive relationship with her ex-husband. She confessed that her husband would have 15 guns and would tell her that if she told him back, he would kill him. Bolton, who was then about 45 years old, somehow left her husband and escaped the presence of her abusive and disgusting relationship. Today, Bolton is the mother of two grown children and spends her life happily.

Ruthie Bolton Net Worth

According to her LinkedIn profile, Ruthie Bolton is a gold medalist, having devoted her 8 seasons at WNBA to Sacramento Monarchs. She currently works as an author and speaker, CEO and entrepreneur for the company Mighty AIM High LLC. Mighty AIM High LLC appears to be an event booking company that remains open for the booking through the contact details given on Bolton’s LinkedIn profile. It is certain that she has at least a net worth of about $5 million from her various professions from book writing, event booking and various other former associations with basketball.

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