About Kobe Bryant
Probably one of the most well known and most successful NBA players is considered to be Kobe Bryant. It is also known that he is one of the richest of them. It has been announced that Kobe Bryant net worth reaches 200 million dollars. Also, it has been estimated that his annual salary is as high as 25.2 million dollars, which increases his net worth a lot. Kobe Bryant is currently known as a player for the Los Angeles Lakers team. He has been playing for the team for 16 years already. During all this time, it has been estimated that overall Kobe Bryant earned more than 221 million dollars, not taking into account his various endorsement deals, which also increase the overall amount of Kobe Bryant net worth. Talking about his endorsement deals, it is known that he has earned even more money from them than from actually playing basketball.
The basketball player was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1978. Also, some of his family members were also involved into playing basketball, for example, his father Joe Bryant was a basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers team. Thus, it is possible that he was influenced by his family members to follow in the footsteps of his father, which after all was a right decision when taking a look at the overall amount of Kobe Bryant net worth.
Kobe Bryant was named Kobe because of beef of Kobe from Japan. When he was studying in high school Kobe Bryant excelled in basketball. In fact, he led his school’s basketball team to the state championships, which was not achieved for 53 years. Soon, because of his excellent playing, Kobe Bryant got titles of the USA Today’s All USA first team player and Gatorade’s Men’s National Basketball Player of the Year.
Kobe Bryant was able to get into any college he wanted under the basketball scholarship. Instead, he chose to go immediately to the pros. Initially, he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, but he switched to the Los Angeles Lakers team, which was his dream team. He signed a contract which was worth 3.5 million dollars. Immediately, he showed his abilities in the game because of the injury of one of the players of the team. When he was 18 years old, Kobe Bryant made history with becoming the youngest starter in the NBA. Thus, playing in the NBA increased the total amount of Kobe Bryant net worth a lot.
Now you have an idea why Kobe Bryant net worth is this huge