Giannis Antetokounmpo is a two-time winner of the MVP and one of the greatest modern-day NBA players, and here is all about his net worth, salary, records and endorsements
Giannis Antetokounmpo Facts
|Birth Place||Athens, Greece|
|Father’s Name||Charles Antetokounmpo|
|Mother’s Name||Veronica Antetokounmpo|
|College||To be updated|
|Net Worth (2022)||$85 Million (estimated)|
|Salary (2022)||$42 Million|
|Date of Birth||December 6, 1994|
|NBA Draft Year||2013|
|NBA Draft Pick||15th overall|
|Position||Power Forward/Small Forward|
|Teams||Milwaukee Bucks (2013-present)|
|Achievements||2x NBA MVP (2019, 2020), 6x NBA All-Star (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)|
|Children||Liam Charles Antetokounmpo (b.2020)|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Endorsements||Nike, 2k Sports, Hulu, T-Mobile, JBL|
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the greatest modern players in the NBA. ‘The Greek Freak’ as he is known, was born in Athens to Nigerian immigrants.
In 2013 he was picked by the Milwaukee Bucks in Round 1 as the 15th overall. Since then, he has gone on to put on some mesmerizing show for his team, going on to win the NBA MVP twice while leading them to the playoffs several times.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Stats
Final Appearances: 1
Championship Rings: 1
Season MVP: 2
Finals MVP: 1
All-Stars MVP: 1
Giannis joined the Bucks in 2013, after plying his trade for Filathlitikos – a team in the semi-pro Greek B Basket League.
‘The Greek Freak’ made his NBA debut on the 13th of October in 2013, when he was just 18 years old. He had quite an impressive season, ultimately being named in the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
Giannis improved in leaps and bounds during his second year at the Bucks. His PPG went from 6.8 to almost 13 during the 2014-15 season. However, it was a quite season for the Bucks.
2015-16 saw Giannis improve even further, his PPG went to almost 17 this year. However, he wasn’t able to create a significant impact on the team.
In the 2016-17 season, Giannis took his game to another level. His exceptional performances earned him a spot in the Eastern Conference All-Star team, thereby becoming the first Greek NBA All-Star.
That year, Bucks secured a playoff spot, but were beaten by the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the playoffs.
The next year, ‘The Greek Freak’ literally lived up to his nickname. He surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar that year for the most triple-doubles in Bucks’ history. However, the Bucks were eliminated by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.
In the next season (2018-19), Bucks went on an unbeaten run of seven. Thanks to their new coach Mike Budenholzer and Giannis. Giannis recorded a career-high 52 points against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Bucks went on until the Eastern Conference Finals and were beaten by Toronto Raptors, who would go on to win the NBA championship that year.
Giannis won the MVP player for the 18-19 season, only the second player in Bucks’ history to win the award.
He continued the 2019-20 season from where he left off. Giannis helped the Bucks earn another playoff spot, with his unbelievable plays. The Bucks fell to Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs.
And for a second consecutive year, Giannis won the MVP award.
In the 2020-21 season, Gianna was on a tear and there was no stopping him. The Bucks went on to win the NBA title after beating the Phoenix Suns 4-2.
Despite not being able to make it to the 2022 NBA Finals, Giannis helped his team reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth and Salary
Giannis Antetokounmpo has an astounding net worth of approximately $85 million. The ‘Greek Freak’ is one of the highest-paid NBA players currently. In the Forbes’ List for the World’s Highest-paid athletes for the year 2021, Giannis is placed number 19.
Just at the end of 2020, Giannis signed a contract extension that will keep him at Bucks for 5 more years, worth $228 million. He would be earning $39 million in the first year, and upwards.
His base salary is set at approximately $35 million.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Family
Giannis was born in Greece to immigrants from Nigeria, Charles Antetokounmpo and Veronica Antetokounmpo. He began playing basketball in the year 2007 when he was 13 years old.
Both of Giannis’ parents were athletes. His father was an association football player in Nigeria, while his mother was a high jumper. Giannis has three brothers.
Giannis’ girlfriend is Mariah Riddlesprigger who is an American volleyball player. Mariah was born on the 17th of September in 1992. There is no clear story about how the pair met.
They have a son named Liam Charles Antetokounmpo who was born in 2020.
Giannis Antetokounmpo endorsements
Giannis earns approximately $25 million from his endorsement deals. He has a long-term endorsement deal with Nike, and even has his own signature shoe line.
Other endorsement deals include 2k Sports, Hulu, T-Mobile and JBL.
Giannis Antetokounmpo brothers
Giannis has three brothers. One elder and the other two younger. His elder brother, Thanasis Antetokounmpo is an NBA player who also plays for the Milwaukee Bucks. He was picked by the New York Knicks as a part of their 2014 draft.
Thanasis is not a regular starter like his brother Giannis. However, in the year 2020-21 he has featured in more than 50 games, albeit as a substitute.
Giannis’ younger brother Kostas Antetokounmpo plays as a power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is slowly getting into the groove, featuring in 15 games for the Lakers this year.
The youngest brother of Giannis, Alex Antetokounmpo, is a basketball player as well. He plays for the UCAM Murcia of the Spanish Liga ACB.
Giannis Antetokounmpo shoes
Giannis got his signature shoe line released in the year 2019, in partnership with Nike. The shoe named Zoom Freak was launched on the 1st of July, 2019. The shoes became a massive hit.
The following year Zoom Freak 2 was released, and Giannis had then decided to stick with a simple look, when compared to the whacky Zoom Freak 1.
FAQs about Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo has a net worth of $85 million.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek citizen.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has won the NBA MVP award twice.
Giannis is nicknamed the ‘Greek Freak’.
Giannis and his girlfriend welcomed a baby boy named Liam Charles Antetokounmpo on February 10, 2020.
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