Kobe Bryant Net Worth

Kobe Bryant is a professional basketball player who has an estimated net worth of $360 million. He was born on August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is regarded as the most prolific and recognizable icon that basketball has after Michael Jordan. Bryant started playing basketball when he was 3 years old and his favorite team growing up was Lakers. Apart from his interest on Basketball, he also has interest on Soccer and his favorite team was AC Milan. His father Joe Bryant left the NBA when Bryant was only 6 years old and the family moved to Italy so his father could continue his professional sports career. After moving back to United States in 1991, he attended Lower Merion High School, where he earned national recognition for his exceptional skill.

During high school, he played alongside future teammate Lamar Odom at an Adidas camp and also he got to know few other guys that would go play in the pros with him. During the prom in his high school, he took famed R&B singer Brandy, wrapped up his final year in high school with a number of awards and recognition for his outstanding skill and he became the sixth person to enter the NBA draft right out of high school. With his basketball skills and SAT score of 1080, he would have ensured to join any University but he didn’t attended any. Fortunately for Bryant, his plan worked out as he was 13th Overall pick in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft. Bryant was chosen by the Charlotte Hornets, but the Hornets had already made an agreement to trade their pick to the LA Lakers and the Lakers wanted Bryant.

In 1996, Bryant joined the Los Angeles Lakers and became the part of a celebrated one-two punch with center Shaquille O’Neal. The pair led the LA Lakers to win NBA championship in 2000, 2001 and 2002. After Shaquille O’Neal moved to Miami, on the leadership of Bryant, LA Lakers own two more NBA Championship in 2009 and 2010. Similarly in terms of money, his three year extension with Los Angles made him to earn $83.5 million. With the money Bryant received, he became the highest-paid player in the NBA for a long time. He is a true owner and is also the youngest player ever to receive defensive honors. During his time in basketball, he hold multitude of records which includes most number of MVP title. An Olympic Gold Champion, Bryant is also known for his impeccable fashion sense. His good looks and style have provided him opportunity for the fashion shoots. Aside from his successful career on basketball, he has also produced his signature line of shoes for mammoths like Adidas and Nike, which has become the reason of his huge net worth. Bryant also endorses Nubeo’s Back Mamba collection of luxury watches which cost anything between $25,000 and $285,000. Regarding the property, Kobe Bryant owns, he bought a house in Newport Coast neighborhood for more than $4 million. Also, he owns a number of expansive cars including Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover, Ferrari 360 Modena, Lamborghini Murcielago, Bentley Continental GT, Chevrolet Impala Convertible, Ferrari 458 Italia and Lamborghini Aventador. About the personal life of Kobe Bryant, he is married to Vanessa Laine on April 18, 2001 in Dana Point, California at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church. But in 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce after ten and half years of marriage and has to spent $100-$150 million for the divorce settlement. Bryant huge net worth comes from his job with LA Lakers and from his endorsements too. Before the beginning of 1996-1997 season, he signed $48 million endorsement with Nike and other various company including Nintendo, Nutella and McDonalds. Approximately, Bryant has earned $280 million from endorsements for a total of $580 million.

Things to know about Kobe Bryant

Full Name: Kobe Bean Bryant
Date of Birth: 23rd August, 1978
Kobe Bryant in Facebook: 21M Fans in Facebook
Kobe Bryant in Twitter: 13.1M Followers in Twitter
Kobe Bryant in Instagram: 7.8M Followers in Instagram
Kobr Bryant Net Worth: $350 Million

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