Kevin Durant Net Worth: How Much American Basketball Player Earnings Is?
Kevin Durant Net Worth
Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $200 million. Kevin is one of the most paid players on and off the court. His $42 million NBA salary makes him one of the five highest-paid players in the league. His various expensive endorsement deals allow him to make tens of millions more each year.
Between June 2019 and June 2020, Kevin made $65 million from his many enterprises. After spending three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, in 2019 Kevin signed a four-year $164 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. He is an aggressive tech investor, with more than 40 early-stage technology investments.
Kevin Durant Nike Contract
Kevin receives $26 million per year from Nike. When paired with his $42 million NBA contract, his annual revenue from these two sources alone eclipses $68 million.
Kevin Durant Early Life and Career
Kevin Wayne Durant was born in Washington, DC, on September 29, 1988. When he was still an infant, his father fled the family, and his parents finally divorced. As a result, Durant’s grandma assisted to raise him. He has a sister, Brianna, and two brothers, Tony and Rayvonne. They grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on the suburbs of Washington, DC. Durant’s father returned to his life when he was 13, and together they spent time touring the country to basketball events.
Durant competed in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball for many teams in the Maryland region growing up and was teammates with fellow future NBA players Michael Beasley, Greivis Vasquez, and Ty Lawson. In commemoration of his initial AAU coach Charles Craig, who was assassinated at the age of 35, Durant began wearing the #35 jersey number.
He played high school basketball at National Christian Academy, Oak Hill Academy, and Montrose Christian School. A highly sought-after recruit, ranked as the second-best high school talent of 2006, he committed to the University of Texas before his final year of high school. At the end of his senior year, Durant was voted the Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year, and the Most Valuable Player in the 2006 McDonald’s All-American Game.
Durant enjoyed a tremendous collegiate career playing for the Texas Longhorns at the University of Texas at Austin. For the 2006-07 collegiate season, he averaged 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He was regarded as the consensus national player of the year and received the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, and eight additional distinctions and trophies. After the season, he declared for the NBA draft. His #35 jersey has subsequently been retired by the Longhorns.
Kevin Durant Professional Basketball Career
In the 2007 NBA draught, Durant was picked by the Seattle SuperSonics as the second overall choice. During his first professional season, he was voted the NBA Rookie of the Year, averaging 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game. In 2008, the SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City and renamed the Thunder. During the 2008-09 season, he increased his scoring average by five points, making him a candidate for the Most Improved Player Award. Although he did not win it, he ended third in the vote. This is also around the time when he completed growing, attaining his full height of 6 ft 11 in (2.11m) (2.11m).
Durant was picked to take part in his first NBA All-Star Game during the 2009-10 season, and he became the youngest NBA scoring champion at the time with his average of 30.1 points per game. Before the 2010-11 season, Durant signed a five-year contract deal with the Thunder, projected to be worth $86 million.
He continued to perform well, even winning the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award at the 2011-12 All-Star Game. During the 2013-14 season, he eclipsed Michael Jordan’s record for consecutive games scoring 25 points or more, with 41 games. He was also chosen the NBA Most Valuable Player that year, with averages of 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game. Through the 2015 season, Durant had made over $88 million in salary alone.
He departed the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016, formally signing a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Golden State Warriors in July. He re-signed with the Warriors in July 2018 on another two-year contract, this time for an estimated $61.5 million. Then, in July 2019, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets in a sign-and-trade deal.
In addition to his NBA career, Durant has played for Club USA, helping the team win its first FIBA World Championship since 1994 at the 2010 championship. As part of Team USA in the 2012 Olympics, he established the record for total points scored in an Olympic basketball tournament with his averages of 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. He also played for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics, winning gold that year.
In a diversion from his basketball career, Durant temporarily dabbled into acting in the 2012 film “Thunderstruck,” playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself.
Kevin Durant Personal Life
Durant’s personal life is kept mainly secret by the sports star, with minimal information public. He is believed to have dated Bay Area property salesperson Cassandra Anderson and was formerly engaged to former WNBA player Monica Wright until 2014.
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