Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player who plays for Brooklyn Nets. His net worth is estimated at $200 million. That makes him the highest-paid basketball star in the league today, bigger than Steph Curry ($160 million).
When you dig deeper though there are some interesting facts about his career earnings that might just surprise you.
|Full Name||Kevin Wayne Durant|
|Date of birth||29th September 1988|
|Height:||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Sport Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Team||Oklahoma City Thunder (2007–2016)|
Golden State Warriors (2016–2019)
Brooklyn Nets (2019–present)
|Base Salary||$45 million (2022)|
|Net Worth||$200 million (2022)|
How Much is Kevin Durant’s Net Worth in 2022?
A 33-year-old NBA player is currently entitled to a minimum salary of just around $2.1 million per season. According to some authentic sources, Kevin Durant’s net worth is $200 million approximately.
For the 2021-22 years that amounts to a whopping total pay cheque of almost $40 million. Right now, he is considered the highest-paid NBA player alongside LeBron James and Stephen Curry.
Kevin Durant’s Endorsement deals, Earnings, and Salary
According to some sources, Kevin Durant’s salary is currently $45 million which makes him the top 5th highest-paid NBA player right now. Additionally, he made his net worth of $40 million with some brand endorsements such as – Gatorade, Nike, Degree, and more.
Durant also made a number of venture capital investments like Postmates and investment app Acorns. And he has media production deals with ESPN, Fox, and Apple.
Kevin Durant’s NBA Career, Achievement & Success
Durant was selected as the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics after Greg Oden was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the first pick of the draft.
In the 2007-08 NBA season, He made his first game-winning shot against the Atlanta Hawks and earned the NBA Rookie of the Year following averages of 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.
Previously, He played for the Golden State Warriors (2016–2019), and Oklahoma City Thunder (2007–2016). He is a noted twelve NBA All-Star and winner of the “Sporting News” prestigious Menace Sportsmanship Award in 2012.
The two-time NBA champion won two NBA Finals MVPs as well. Currently, he plays for the Brooklyn Nets team and ware 07 no. jersey to play.
Kevin Durant’s USA National Team Career
In February 2007, Durant received an invitation to the United States national team training camp. Durant was finally selected to the national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and became their leader as other All-Stars were unavailable, a role he downplayed.
At the 2012 Olympics, Durant set the record for total points scored in an Olympic basketball tournament. With averages of 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game, he helped the national team go undefeated en route to a gold medal.
Durant rejoined Team USA on the 2016 Olympic team, where he led them to a gold medal. In recognition of his performances, Durant was named the 2016 co-USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, along with Carmelo Anthony, for the second time in his career.
He entered the Games ranked second in U.S. men’s Olympic basketball history with 311 career points, needing 25 to match Anthony’s record of 336 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
List of KD’s Achievements & Awards
- Second-team Parade All-American 2005
- McDonald’s All-American Game MVP 2006
- First-team Parade All-American 2006
- Consensus national college player of the year 2007
- Consensus first-team All-American 2007
- Big 12 Player of the Year 2007
- NBA All-Rookie First Team 2008
- NBA Rookie of the Year 2008
- FIBA World Championship MVP 2010
- Four NBA scoring champions 2010–2012, 2014
- Twelve NBA All-Star 2010–2019, 2021, 2022
- Six All-NBA First Team 2010–2014, 2018
- Two NBA All-Star Game MVPs 2012, 2019
- NBA Most Valuable Player 2014
- Two NBA champions in 2017, 2018
- Two NBA Finals MVPs in 2017, 2018
- Three All-NBA Second Team 2016, 2017, 2019
- Three USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year 2010, 2016, 2021
Kevin Durant’s Early Life
He was born on 29th September 1988, in Washington, D.C. to Wanda and Wayne Pratt. At the age of 13, his father re-entered his life and traveled the country with him to basketball tournaments. Durant has a sister, Brianna, and two brothers, Tony and Yvonne.
He was unusually tall from a young age and reached 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) in height while still in middle school. Durant wanted to play for his favorite team, the Toronto Raptors, which included his favorite player, Vince Carter.
Durant started his college career in 2006-07, for his outstanding performance, he was recognized as the unanimous national player of the year, winning the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, and all eight other widely recognized honors and awards.
He is known to have dated Cassandra Anderson and was previously engaged to former WNBA player Monica Wright until 2014.
Kevin Durant has made a name for himself as one of the most successful basketball players of all time. His success has not only come from on-court achievements, but also from his massive net worth which is constantly on the rise.
Kevin Durant is proof that hard work, dedication, and an unyielding focus on your goals can take you a long way.