Facts of Kawhi Leonard
How Much Is Kawhi Leonard’s Net Worth?
Kawhi Leonard is one of the most talented basketball players in the NBA, as of May 2019 he has a net worth of around $25 million. The majority of his net worth is thanks to his career as a basketball player. The 27-year-old is already a multimillionaire is considered one of the most marketable athletes in the world.
He has played for teams like San Antonio Spurs and is currently playing for the Toronto Raptors. He started his career in the NBA in 2011 and has been active as an athlete for more than a decade. The player plays the small forward position for the Raptors.
Kawhi Leonard’s Net Worth: Income Sources & Journey To Stardom
Leonard is a star player for the Toronto Raptors and according to FamousBirthsDeaths, the star is worth around $25 million as of May 2019. Similarly, according to Celebritynetworth, the player is worth around $35 Million.
He is a big earner and is paid in the millions by his teams. For the 2012-2013 season, he was paid around $1,861,920 by the San Antonio Spurs and for the 2011-2012 he was paid around $1,731,960 by them. In July 2015 he signed a $94.3 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs. The fully guaranteed contract ensured that he received a salary of around $18.8 million every year. He also received a salary of $17.64 million.
He left the San Antonio Spurs and joined the Toronto Raptors in 2018 where he received a salary of around $23,114,066 for the 2018-2019 season. Likewise, he received a salary of $21,329,750 for the 2019-2020 season.
Instagram Earnings, Endorsements, Advertisements, Sponsorships,
He has more than 103k followers on his Instagram as of May 2019, the NBA star uses this platform to endorse his brands and sponsors on the platform.
As per data from Sportac, his average salary till the 2019/2020 season is around $18,868,625. According to data from Influencersmarketinghub, the NBA superstar earns around $310.5 - $517.5 per post.
He has appeared in many advertisements for brands like Nike and its subsidiary Air Jordan. Air Jordan is the brand subsidiary based on the legendary Michael Jordan. He has done commercials for AutoTrader, The NBA, HEB, Footlocker x Jordan, BBVA Compass, etc. Celebrities appearing in such ads can earn $500,000 to $2 million and even more for each ad.
The athlete also endorses various brands among which New Balance is one of the highest paying. In fact, he is paid around $5 million per year by the firm.
Assets, Cars, Tax, Insurance, Charity, Lifestyle & Expenses
Multi-millionaire Leonard lives the rich life and spends huge amounts of money on properties. The Raptors small forward paid around $13.3 million for a house in southern California. The mansion is an extensively renovated "Tuscan-style estate" which has all the facilities that money can buy.
The house is spread over 13,000 square feet, has seven bedrooms also called bedroom suites, more than 10 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, two offices and a temperature controlled wine cellar.
There were also rumors that the athlete bought a house in Toronto, where according to CBC the average house price is $782,129.
Although he is a millionaire he rides around in a modest SUV more than 20 years old in age. Some websites have the car listed at around $9156.
Apart from this he projects a shy image to the media and remains low key.
The two time defensive player of the year has also done charity work and gives back to the community by organizing youth basketball camps. He also donated a car to the children’s charity. The charity had not bought a car since 1987.
Similarly the player also has insurance of his body and property but the exact plans and policies are not available in the media as well as tabloid sources.
Taking about his tax payments, as Leonard is currently playing for the Toronto Raptors where he has to pay 53.53% tax and will have to give the bulk of his $20,099,188 salary to the government. At Spurs he paid 37% taxes. However, the star had a deal in his contract with Spurs which reimbursed him for around $3,014,878.
Personal Details – Age, Height, Relationships, Hand Size, Father’s Death
Kawhi Leonard was born Kawhi Anthony Leonard on June 29, 1991, to mother Kim Leonard and father Mark Leonard. He grew up as the youngest among 5 children and had 4 sisters.
As of May 2019, Kawhi's age is 27 and has a height of 6 ft. 7 inches.
Regarding his education, he studied at San Diego State University and was a basketball player for their team.
His father was shot and killed on January 18, 2008, at a car wash in Compton which he himself owned. The case has not been solved and the murderer has not been found as of 2019.
As per his relationships, he is dating girlfriend, Kishele Shipley as of May 2019. The couple has two children together. Their son was born in July 2016 and their youngest child, another son was born in March 2019.