Kevin Durant, a former NBA All-Star, is a millionaire with a fortune estimated at $200 million. On and off the court, Kevin is one of the highest-paid players. He is one of the NBA’s five highest-paid players, with an annual salary of $42 million. With many high-paying endorsement deals, his annual income rises by millions of dollars.
As of this writing, Kevin’s net worth is at $65 million. Kevin signed a four-year $164 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019 after spending three seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He’s an aggressive early-stage tech investor, having made more than 40 investments.
Contract with Nike
Nike pays Kevin $26 million a year. When he adds in his $42 million NBA contract, his annual earnings from these two sources reach $68 million.
Beginnings in Early Life and in a Career
On September 29, 1988, Kevin Wayne Durant was born in Washington, DC. His father left the family when he was just a few months old, and his parents split as a result. His grandma helped raise him because of this. His siblings are Brianna, Tony, and Rayvonne. As children, they spent their formative years in the Prince George’s County, Maryland suburbs of the nation’s capital area. His father returned to his life at the age of 13, when Durant was just 13 years old, and the two spent a lot of time together in basketball competitions throughout the country.
Michael Beasley, Greivis Vasquez, and Ty Lawson were all teammates of Durant’s in AAU basketball when he was a kid in the Maryland region, where he grew up. Durant began wearing the #35 jersey number in remembrance of his former AAU coach Charles Craig, who was killed at the age of 35 in 1997. Kevin Durant attended National Christian Academy, Oak Hill Academy, and Montrose Christian School as a high school basketball player. In his junior year of high school, this highly sought-after recruit committed to the University of Texas as the second-best prospect in his class. Durant was voted the Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year and the MVP of the 2006 McDonald’s All-American Game at the completion of his senior year.
While attending the University of Texas at Austin, Durant was a standout basketball player for the Longhorns. Kevin Durant had a triple-double in college, averaging 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game in 2006-07. As a consensus national player of the year, he was awarded the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, and eight additional prizes. It was then he announced his intention to enter the NBA draught the following year. The Longhorns have subsequently retired his #35 jersey.
A Career in Professional Basketball:
Kevin Durant was drafted second overall in 2007 NBA draught by Seattle Supersonics. After averaging 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game in his debut season in the NBA, he was voted the Rookie of the Year. The Sonics moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 and changed their name to the Thunder. To be eligible for the Most Improved Player Award, he had to increase his scoring average by five points in 2008-2009. Though he didn’t win, he came in third place in the popular vote. When he grew to his full height of 6 ft 11 in, this was also the moment (2.11m).
With an average of 30.1 points per game, Durant became the NBA’s youngest scoring champion in the 2009-10 season when he was picked to play in his first All-Star Game. Durant signed a five-year contract deal for an estimated $86 million with the Thunder prior to the 2010-11 season. During the 2011-12 NBA All-Star Game, he won the Most Valuable Player Award for the NBA All-Star Game. The 41 games he scored at least 25 points in during the 2013-14 season broke Michael Jordan’s record. With an average of 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists, he was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in that season. Durant had a salary of almost 88 million dollars by the end of the 2015-2016 season.
In July 2016, he signed a two-year, $54.3 million contract with the Golden State Warriors after leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder. In July 2018, he signed a two-year deal worth an estimated $61.5 million with the Golden State Warriors. Sign-and-trade agreement in July 2019 saw him join the Brooklyn Nets.
Kevin Durant has also represented the United States of America at the FIBA World Championships, where he helped the team win its first title since 1994. His statistics of 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game as a member of Team USA in the 2012 Olympics established a record for total points scored in an Olympic basketball tournament. Kevin Durant also competed for the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he won gold.
In a brief foray into acting, Durant appeared in the 2012 film “Thunderstruck” as a semi-fictionalized version of himself.
Involvement in the community and investment in the company
Kevin Durant’s endorsement deals with brands such as Gatorade, Nike, Degree, and others bring around $36 million a year. With an average salary of $30 million, Durant makes roughly $65 million per year, with the rest of that coming from sponsorships. In addition, Kevin Durant has invested in a number of start-ups. For example, he has minor shares in both Postmates and Acorns, a mobile investing platform.
Fox, ESPN, Apple, and Showtime all have production relationships with Kevin’s media firm.
Life at Home
Little is known about Durant’s private life, which he has done a good job of keeping secret. Kevin Durant was formerly engaged to WNBA player Monica Wright until 2014 and was previously linked to Bay Area property saleswoman Cassandra Anderson.
Kevin Durant spent $12,05 million in 2018 for a Malibu seaside property. In May of this year, he put the house on the market for $13.495 million, and in June of this year, he sold it for $12.15 million. Zuiker, who created the “CSI” television series, was one of the purchasers.
The Oklahoma City area is home to several of his investments, as well. In 2013, Kevin Durant put his Club Villa neighbourhood home on the market for $1.95 million.
According to records, Kevin spent $15.6 million on his new California mansion by the end of July of 2021.
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