Kobe Bryant is a former American basketball player and here is more about his net worth, salary, records, and endorsements
Kobe Bryant is a former NBA basketball player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players ever. Let’s know more about his net worth.
Kobe Bryant Facts
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Father’s Name||Joe Bryant|
|Mother’s Name||Pamela Cox Bryant|
|Net Worth (2022)||$600 Million|
|Date of Birth||August 23, 1978|
|Died||January 26, 2020|
|Height (ft)||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight (kg)||96 (212 lb)|
|NBA Draft Year||1996|
|NBA Draft Pick||Round 1/ Pick: 13th overall|
|Teams||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Achievements||5x NBA champion (2000-2002, 2009, 2010), 2x NBA Finals MVP (2009, 2010), NBA MVP (2008), 18x NBA All-Star, 4x NBA All-Star Game MVP, Gold at 2008 Beijing Olympics, Gold at 2012 London Olympics|
|Children||Gianna Maria-Onroe Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant, Capri Kobe Bryant|
|Endorsements||Nike, Sprite, McDonald’s, Turkish Airlines Lenovo, Hublot, Panini, Alibaba, Sina.com, and Mercedes Benz|
Kobe Bean Bryant was the 1996, Round 1, 13th overall draft pick by the Charlotte Hornets. He entered the NBA draft straight out of high school. He is generally recognized as the greatest Laker ever by his fans and teammates.
Kobe Bryant Stats
|Points||33,643 (25.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||7,047 (5.2 rpg)|
|Assists||6,306 (4.7 apg)|
Kobe Bryant was a magnificent high school player from the Lower Merion High Varsity team. Bryant skipped college and directly entered the NBA draft. He was subsequently drafted by the Charlotte Hornets and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
With the help of Phil Jackson and Shaquille O’Neal, Bryant won three championships back-to-back. It was in the year 2000, 2001 and 2002. Also, in the mid-2000s, he gave himself the nickname ‘Black Mamba’.
After struggling with several injuries, Bryant finally retired as a Laker in 2016. In his last game against the Utah Jazz, Bryant scored an NBA season-high 60 points.
He also won two Olympic gold medals as a member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team. He won his first gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and his second gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
Kobe Bryant Net Worth and Salary
The 41-year-old is said to have a net worth of $600 million in 2021. Most of his net worth is acquired from his salary, endorsements, and investments. It is reported that Bryant earned just over $328 million in salary alone.
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His highest salary cap with the Lakers was around $30 million during the 2013-14 season. However, his salary was $25 million during his time of retirement.
Kobe Bryant Personal Life
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bryant is the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant. He has two older sisters named Sharia Bryant and Shaya Bryant.
Bryant married Vanessa Bryant in 2001 and has four children together. They are named Gianna Maria-Onroe Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant, and Capri Kobe Bryant.
Unfortunately, on 26 January 2020, Kobe along with his daughter Gianna, died in a horrific helicopter crash.
Kobe Bryant Endorsements, Investments, and Charity
Bryant approximately earned $350 million just from endorsements. He had major endorsement deals with Nike, Sprite, McDonald’s, Turkish Airlines, Lenovo, Hublot, Panini, Alibaba, Sina.com, and Mercedes Benz.
Interestingly, before making his debut, Kobe Bryant signed a staggering $48 million contract with Adidas for 6 years.
Bryant invested in various businesses like Body Armour and Bryant Stibel. Bryant Stibel is a venture capital company that went on to invest in dozens of companies like, sports media website The Players Tribune, LegalZoom, Juicero, and videogame designer Scopely.
The former Lakers star was also known for his philanthropic work. He donated to several charities like the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Make A Wish Foundation, etc. He also runs ‘After-School All-Stars’ which is a non-profit organization. Notably, his most important project is ‘The Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation’.
Kobe Bryant rookie card
On March 2021, Goldin Auctions sold a Kobe Bryant rookie card for $1.795 million. The high selling price made the card ‘one of the most expensive basketball cards ever sold.’
The “1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractors #138 Kobe Bryant Rookie Card — BGS PRISTINE/Black Label 10” is just one of two in the world “at its level of perfection,” according to Goldin Auctions.
The card was is in pristine condition and had the prestigious ‘black label’ recognition.
Kobe Bryant shoes and jersey
Bryant is one of the few athletes in this world who has his own signature sneakers. In his early days, Adidas used to release his signature shoes but later Bryant signed with Nike.
From then till his death, Nike used to release his signature shoes. Recently, his Nike deal expired and his wife, Vanessa didn’t renew the deal.
His Nike Kobe AD Mid, Kobe 11, Adidas KD8 2, Kobe AD NXT 360 are some of his iconic sneakers.
Given Kobe’s legendary status, his jerseys were very famous among his fans. When Bryant debuted in 1996, he used to wear jersey number 8. However, from 2006 till retirement in 2016, Bryant used to wear jersey number 24.
Bryant won three NBA championship titles as No. 8 and his final two wearing No. 24. Later, the Lakers retired both his jersey, number 8 and 24, in his honor.
FAQs about Kobe Bryant
|What is the age of Kobe Bryant?|
|Kobe Bryant was 41 years old when he diedand was born on August 23, 1978.|
|When did Kobe Bryant die?|
|Kobe Bryant died on January 26, 2020.|
|What is the net worth of Kobe Bryant?|
|Kobe Bryant had a net worth of $600 million when he died.|
|Where was Kobe Bryant born?|
|Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.|
|What is the height of Kobe Bryant?|
|Kobe Bryant’s height is 6 ft 6 in.|
|What is the weight of Kobe Bryant?|
|Kobe Bryant’s weight is 96 kg.|
|Who is the wife of Kobe Bryant?|
|Kobe Bryant’s wife is Vanessa Bryant.|
|In which year was Kobe Bryant drafted?|
|Kobe Bryant was drafted in the year 1996/ Round 1/ Pick: 13th overall|
|In what position did Kobe Bryant play?|
|Kobe Bryant played in the position of Shooting guard.|
|How many NBA Championships did Kobe Bryant win?|
|Kobe Bryant has won five NBA Championships.|
|What is the nickname of Kobe Bryant?|
|Kobe Bryant’s nickname is ‘Black Mamba’.|
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