Who doesn’t know Kobe Bryant? The renowned basketball player, who is known worldwide, rose to fame through his basketball career. He is cited to be one of the best basketball players around the clock and being a part of the NBA’s team, is a huge achievement. As a fact, it is being told that his team Los Angeles Lakers has won five NBA championships, with him playing prominent.
He paved the path to the win, citing his contribution along with winning gold medals twice with the Olympic teams. Our own Black Mamba is an achiever of great things like being the first layer to play 20 NBA championships. Adding onto Bryant’s achievements he was an 18x All-Star along with being 15x All-NBA and 12x All-Defensive honoree. He is also the holder of the MVP award in the year 2008. Just imagine being this brilliant! Kobe was a gem who was taken away way too soon from us. His tragic death froze the whole world, who are still unable to come to terms with Black Mamba not being around us anymore.
Kobe Bryant Net Worth
Coming onto the network of this amazing multi-talented man who is a well-known basketball player, a producer, an author, and a person who cares about giving back to the world along with being an enterpriser. It has been stated that Kobe Bryant’s network when he passed away tragically in 2020 was roughly about $600 million. Kobe Bryant passed away on 26 January, the year 2020, in a terrible helicopter crash.
Kobe Byrant even though he retired in 2016, his earnings were pretty high and was among the richest sports athletes. His main sources of income came from both his brand endorsements and his salary which accompassed millions of dollars. Also, this 600 million dollar net worth, a major component in it is from his wise investments such as the BodyArmour equity stake. This equity stake at the time of his death was credited around 200 million dollars (pre-tax value).
But do not think that NBA didn’t pay one of their star players well. Per the reports, he accumulated around 328 million dollars via his salary. This is one of the most paid salaries for an athlete. Coming to his endorsements, if he were alive his endorsements would have brought his network around 700 million dollars in the year 2022. Other than BodyArmour endorsements, he had been a part of Nike, McDonald’s, and airline ads such as Turkish ones, Sprite, Lenovo, and many more. He was also associated with Adidas along with a few Chinese companies like Mercedes Benz and Sina.com. In the midst, while he was accused of sexual assault which in turn was declared false, the deals lost were returned.
Kobe Byrant’s Early and Personal Life
Our beloved Black Mamba was born on 23rd August, the year 1978 in Philadelphia located in Pennsylvania to his parents Joe Bryant and Pamela Cox Bryant. He was the only son of the three children of Joe and Pamela. His father ironically was a former basketball player and played for the Philadelphia 76ers.
The name Kobe was given to him as they loved the famous beef of the town of Kobe in Japan. Following in the footsteps of his father, he since childhood took part in various basketball leagues. Though they were based in Italy since the age of 6, he timely went back to the US for his love of basketball. Keeping this in mind, when Joe Bryant retired completely, he moved back to Kobe’s birth town, Philadelphia when Kobe was a teen.
Kobe was a good student, with his love and excellence at basketball pretty keen from the high school itself, which led to his school’s first win in 53 years in a state championship. Along with being a good athlete, he was an amazing student who could have gotten scholarships in many colleges but he chose his path of getting into the NBA and became the youngest one in history. He married Vanessa Laine in 1999 and again in 2001. They had four daughters in all: Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri. Like all marriages, they had their ups and downs but they stayed together.
Kobe Byrant’s Demise
He died tragically on 26 January 2020 at the mere age of 41 in a helicopter crash along with seven other people. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna also passed away in this accident.