Kobe Bryant Net Worth 2021
- Salary: $25 Million
- Date of Birth: Aug 23, 1978 – Jan 26, 2020 (41 years old)
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)
- Profession: Basketball player, Athlete
- Nationality: United States of America
Kobe Bryant’s net worth is said to be around $180 million. His annual salary is put at around $25 million with some endorsement deals adding more to his total earnings. He married Vanessa in 2001 and they have two daughters together.
Kobe Bryant has had a great career since turning pro in 1996. He has played eighteen seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA, where he is currently under contract through 2013-14 season. For his work on the court, Kobe Bryant makes an average salary of $23.7 million per year, including $20 million from playing contracts and another $3.7 million from endorsements deals. Kobe entered the league as an 18-year old teenager but had some years where his performance was not very strong. Still, the fact that he has been playing for 18 years and is still earning $25 million a year shows how valuable he is to the Lakers.
His most lucrative deal was a 7-year contract initially valued at $70 million in 2003, which was later extended up to two more seasons. Kobe Bryant’s contract with Nike is worth over $40 million, while his other endorsement deals with McDonald’s, Lenovo, and others bring him an estimated total of another $17 million per year. In 2010 Forbes listed Bryant as one of the highest-paid athletes with total earnings of about $53 million from salary and endorsements combined. His total lifetime earnings now add up to around $200 million dollars from his work as a basketball player alone. Being 36 years of age, he still has time to add another $100 million dollars or more if he keeps up his play for many seasons.
Bryant’s wife Vanessa is also said to have a net worth of about $20 million, coming from her own earnings as well as earnings while she was married to him. Her parents are both doctors and they provided financial assistance when she launched her own clothing line while living in Colorado where she attended college, but after it flopped later due to some legal problems with the owners of one of the stores that sold the products, Bryant had to pay out half a million dollars in order to settle lawsuits that followed this business venture.
Vanessa lost more than that though when her father committed suicide by jumping off of a mountain cliff after going bankrupt. Later, her sister also committed suicide due to depression. After marrying Bryant she gave up her own basketball career and has focused on raising the couple’s two daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant. She is seen as a devoted wife and mother but reportedly had some conflicts with Kobe over his playboy lifestyle before they got married and he promised to change spurring both them and their relationship closer than ever before.