Facts of Kobe Bryant Networth
|Full Name||Kobe Bryant|
|Birth Name||Kobe Bean Bryant|
|Other Name||Black Mamba|
|Birth City||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Father Name||Joe Bryant|
|Mother Name||Pam Bryant|
|Spouse||Vanessa Laine Bryant|
|Sibilings||sisters Sharia Bryant and Shaya Bryant.|
|Education||Lower Merion High School|
|Date of Birth||August 23,1978|
|Married Date||April 18,2001|
How Much Is Kobe Bryant Worth?
One of the most followed former NBA players in NBA history, Kobe Bryant, aka. Black Mamba, is estimated to have a net worth of around $500 million as of 2019. Though Forbes claims his wealth to be over $770 million.
Considered as one of the most talented basketball players in the National Basketball Association history, Bryant made on the top 5 list of highest-paid sportsperson before his retirement. Here know Kobe Bryant’s net worth, assets, and his earnings.
Multi-Millionaire Kobe Bryant‘s Fortune - Income Sources, Salary, Earnings, Stats
As of 2019, Kobe Bryant is estimated to have a net worth of around $500 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, whereas The Richest claims he is worth approximately $350 million. He claims that he collected his huge fortune from his eminent professional basketball career.
Bryant started his career is 1996 and recently retired from the court in 2016. Throughout his career, he played only for Los Angeles Lakers which included players like Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and many others.
In 1996, he signed a three-year contract with Lakers worth around $3.5 million as a rookie with an annual salary of around $1 million. Here is the list of his salary over the years.
|Years||Earnings / Salary|
Did You Know? Bryant was named as an NBA prodigy. He was directly drafted straight from high school to the pros. (He was drafted in 1996 by the Charlotte Hornets, then traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac.)
He retired on 13 April 2016 with the total career stats of 33,643 points, 7,047 rebounds, and 6,306 assists. He was regarded as one of the most dangerous scorers in NBA history like Jordan.
He was often compared with Michael Jordan as most of his skills are inspired by Jordan and Bryant himself molded & polished the playing style. In response to the comparison, Bryant said:
“I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.”
Back in 2013, Kobe Bryant was ranked #5 on the Forbes list of the highest-paid athlete after Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, and Lionel Messi. The same source disclosed that he made around $328 million salaries throughout his career.
Interesting Fact: Kobe Bryant assigned himself the nickname of the Black Mamba in his book The Mamba Mentality: How I Play.
Instagram Earnings, Endorsements, Investments
Kobe Bryant has inspired many people to play basketball. Moreover, he has also influenced several rising players through social media.
From Instagram, he makes an average of around $20 thousand to $33 thousand per sponsored post.
Bryant sealed the endorsement deal with Adidas at the start of his career. In 1996, he signed the 6 years deal with Adidas worth around $48 million at that time.
Likewise, in 2001, he landed 5 years lucrative agreement of $10 million with McDonald's and $45 million costing promotional ads for Nike in 2003 for 5 years.
His earnings from endorsements from 2012 to 2016 are listed below.
In the like manner, he also has signed a contract with brands and companies like Nutella, Coco-Cola, Nuebo, Turkish Airlines, and many others.
Besides earnings from Endorsements, Bryant also makes a good sum of money from investments in several organizations and business ventures.
Back in 2014, he made a 10 % investment in SuperDrink Company BodyArmour which was claimed to be worth around $6 million.
Recently in 2018, BodyArmour’s minority share was bought by Coca Cola which increased his $6 million investment to around $200 million.
Did You Know? His endorsements deals with Nutella and McDonald’s were not renewed because of his sexual allegation charges which were confirmed in 2004.
In 2013, Kobe Bryant and Jeff Stibel started their venture capital, Bryant-Stibel. They launched the company by investing $100 million to start the venture. The firm was started with the capital of $200 million which provides the strategic, operational and financial support to industries focusing on media, gaming, data, and technology.
Is Kobe Bryant Involved In Charity Works?
Kobe Bryant is active as a social activist too. He launched his own family foundation, The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation that helps in improving the lives of youth by providing financial resources.
Moreover, Kobe also started Kobe Bryant China Fund in partnership with Soong Ching Ling Foundation which raised around $6.15 million. The Fund made the donation of around $732 thousand to children in quake-hit Sichuan province.
He supports charities and charitable firms like After-School All-Stars, Aid Still Required, Make-A-wish Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and many others. Back in 2013, he with his organization raised around $30 thousand for charity.
Assets, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Taxes, Insurances
After his retirement, he is living the lavish lifestyle and continuously increasing his net worth. Indeed, he owns several properties and real estate under his name.
Among his millions of dollars properties, he currently resides in his $21.3 million mansions located in Orange County, California. The house is featured in 15,760 square feet house boasting, inbuilt gym, sauna, a big garage, and steam room.
Previously, the former NBA star Kobe Bryant owned three homes in the same area. Likewise, he also sold his $4 million costing four-bedroom Newport Coast house for $6.1 million in 2015.
Inside his garage, he has a drool-worthy cars collection having notable cars like Ferrari 360 Modena ($83,119 to $94,515), Ferrari 458 Italia (starts from $230 thousand), Lamborghini Aventador (base price $393 thousand), Lamborghini Murcielago ($354 thousand to $382 thousand) and many others.
How Much Tax Does Kobe Bryant Pay? Taxes Payments And Insurance Plans
A source reported that he was liable to pay around $11.4 million as Tax in 2014 as the owner of the net worth of over $300 million. So it is likely that Bryant has to pay more than $11 million as his income tax, and property tax as he is now the proud owner of over $500 million fortune. Likewise, his average salary reaches $25 million per annum.
Kobe Bryant had the insurance of his ankle done by Nike in 2009. He was also active in the campaign of Not My Broken Ankles launched by Nike.
Kobe Bryant Family, Children
Kobe Bryant aka Kobe Bean Bryant was born on 23 August 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born to parents, Joe Bryant and Pam Bryant. He has two siblings; both sisters, Sharia Bryant and Shaya Bryant.
How Long Has Kobe Bryant Been Married?
Kobe Bryant has been married for around 18 years as of 2019. His nuptial with his long term girlfriend Vanessa Laine Bryant has proved to be a good decision.
The present husband and wife exchanged their marital vows on 18 April 2001 in front of closed family members. Bryant’s parents did not attend his wedding as the Interracial relationship was not approved by his parents.
The couple is blessed with four children; all daughters, Natalia Diamante, Gianna Maria-Onore, Bianka Bella, and Capri Kobe.
Back in 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce against Kobe citing irreconcilable behavior and requesting for the joint custody of their children. However, on 11 January 2013, the lovebirds announced that they called off their divorce.
Regarding his past affairs, he was in a romantic relationship with Jameike Williams, Brandy Norwood, Vanessa Curry, Katelyn Faber, and Jessica Burciaga.
How Old Is Kobe Bryant? Age, Height And Weight
As of 2019, Kobe Bryant is 40 years old. He holds American Nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.
Bryant stands tall at 6 feet 4 inches (198 cm) and weighs around 96 kg (212 pounds).