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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant 2022: Net Worth Family, Income


Net Worth

At the time of his unfortunate death, Kobe Bryant’s net worth was listed at $600 million according to CelebrityNetWorth. Bryant was one of the highest-paid athletes in the world both on and off the court as a producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Kobe made immensely smart business decisions including investing $6 million into Body Armor and 6 years later it was worth $200 million.

With his investments returning on Body Armor well, but taxes being high, Bryant would be worth $670 million if alive today when Coca-Cocal bought the company in 2021. In his 20 years in the NBA, Bryant earned a total of $680 million in career earnings between his NBA salary and his endorsements.


Family

Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to parents Joe and Pam Bryant. Joe Bryant was a layer for the 76ers at the time and when he retired, the family moved to Italy so Joe could play basketball overseas. When Bryant was finished with his overseas contract, the family moved back to Philadelphia where Kobe became one of the best basketball players in the nation at Lower Merion High School.

After being drafted to the NBA straight out of high school in 1996, Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa tied the knot in April 2001. In 2003, the couple welcomed their first child, Natalia who will be turning 20 years old in January. The couple then had Gianna aka Gigi in 2006. She would have been celebrating her 16th birthday in May 2022. The couple gave birth to another daughter, Bianka in 2016, and their 4th in 2019 named Capri. Vanessa and their 3 girls remain strong in carrying on Kobe’s legacy.


Income

Kobe Bryant went 20 seasons of being one of the highest-paid players in the NBA. It is estimated that his career earnings were $323,312,307. This includes 8 straight seasons of over $20 million in earnings from 2009 through his final season in 2016. With his superstardom and legendary performances on the court, Bryant would do well for himself off of it as well.

One of the biggest deals he landed for himself throughout his career, much like Michael Jordan, was the one he secured with McDonald’s that only lasted until 2004. Kobe also landed a large deal with Nike, earning roughly $8 million per season off of the sales of his personalized shoes. His endorsement deals were reported to bring him an additional $16 million per year.


Records

When you are one of the greatest players in NBA history, you are bound to have broken a few records along the way. Bryant was well-decorated throughout his career and the list of individual accolades and records is nearly a mile long. Bryant has the most All-NBA First Team selections by a guard with 11 as well as the most All-Defensive First Team selections by a guard with 9.

Fobe also has records for the number of championships he accumulated during his career. He is still the youngest player in NBA history to win 3 championships and the youngest player with at least 600 points in a playoff run for 3 straight seasons. Bryant would go on to win 5 championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, the 2nd most player to do so since Michael Jordan.


NBA Career

At the time of his retirement, Kobe Bryant was one of the most accomplished players ever. He won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers, 2 Finals MVP awards, and 1 MVP award as well. Bryant won 2 scoring titles in his career and was also named to 18 All-Star Games, 15 All-NBA Teams, and 12 All-Defensive Teams.

Easily the most well-rounded and best part of Bryant’s game was his ability to score the ball. He has scored the 2nd most points in a single game with 8 points. He has the 3rd most 40-point game sever with 135 and the 3rd-most 50-point games with 26. As a cherry on top, Kobe Bryant is also tied with Bob Petti for the most All-Star Game MVP awards with 4.


Foundation And Charity

After Kobe and Gigi Bryant’s untimely passing, Vanessa fought to find a way to honor her fallen husband and daughter. In partnership with the Los Angeles Lakers, that is exactly what she did in founding the Mamba And Mambacita Sports Foundation. The foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a positive impact for underserved athletes and boys and girls in sports. The foundation was founded through the vision and in loving memory of Kobe and Gigi Bryant.

Kobe also had several causes that were near and dear to his heart during his playing career. He was an official ambassador for the After School All-Stars and even wrote nutritional plans that were implemented in Los Angeles area high schools. Bryant also helped to raise money in China for education and health programs through his Bryant China Fund.


The Tragic Death Of Kobe Bryant

For 20 years from 1996 through 2016, Kobe Bryant graced the hardwood of the Staples Center as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe reached superstar levels on both an international and domestic level that were only matched by Michael Jordan at the time. After hanging it up as one of the greatest players to ever live, Bryant had his sights focused on his family and a specific passion for coaching girls' basketball.

On January 26, 2020, Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 others boarded a helicopter traveling to one of Gianna’s games which Bryant coached. Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter reached areas of low visibility, and with failure to reach higher levels, the helicopter crashed. Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the 7 other passengers passed away immediately upon impact.

The sports world was shocked, saddened, and frankly stood still at the news of the tragic and untimely death of one of the NBA’s greatest icons. Bryant was just 41 years old at the time of his death and his daughter was only 13 years old. Two of Gianna’s teammates were on board with their families as well as two other guests and the pilot of the helicopter.


Kobe Bryant Birthday And Personal Information

Height: 6’6’’

Weight: 212 lbs.

Age: 41 years old

Marital Status: Married (Vaness Bryant)

Residency: Los Angeles, California

Championships: 5

Annual Salary: N/A

Net Worth: $600 million

Birthday: August 23, 1973

Endorsements: Nike, McDonald’s, Body Armor, Nintendo