Net Worth: $150 million
Source of Wealth: Basketball, Endorsements
Born: August 23, 1978. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In the 2011-12 season, Bryant is the NBA’s top earning player at $53.2 million. His NBA salary earns him $25.2 million. He also makes another $28 million a year from endorsement contracts with Nike, Smart Car and others. His jersey is one of the top selling in the NBA.
How much money does Kobe Bryant make?
|1996-97||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$1,015,000|
|1997-98||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$1,167,240|
|1998-99||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$1,319,000|
|1999-00||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$9,000,000|
|2000-01||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$10,130,000|
|2001-02||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$11,250,000|
|2002-03||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$12,375,000|
|2003-04||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$13,500,000|
|2004-05||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$14,175,000|
|2005-06||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$15,946,875|
|2006-07||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$17,718,750|
|2007-08||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$19,490,625|
|2008-09||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$21,262,500|
|2009-10||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$23,034,375|
|2010-11||Los Angeles Lakers||NBA||$24,806,250|
|Career||(may be incomplete)||$196,190,615|
2010- Signed a 3 year $84 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers
2004 – Signed a 7 year $136.4 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers
1999 -Signed a 6 year $70 million contract extension with Los Angeles Lakers
1996 – Signed a 3 year $3.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers
Paid endorsements and sponsors
Bryant has signed endorsements deals with:
Nike – Nike’s Hyperdunk shoes; the Zoom Kobe IV; and Nike Zoom Kobe V.
The Coca-Cola Company – (Sprite, Vitamin Water)
Spalding (NBA Infusion Ball)
Ferrero SpA’s (Nutella spread)
Nubeo (high-end watch brand)
Guitar Hero World Tour
Call of Duty: Black Op
Turkish Airlines (Turkey’s national airline) – Two year endorsement deal
Video game covers – NBA 2K10; NBA ’09: The Inside; NBA ’07: Featuring the Life Vol. 2
Before the start of his rookie year in the NBA (1996), Kobe signed a 6-year contract with Adidas worth about $48 million.
In February of 2001, McDonald’s signed Kobe to a $10 million endorsement deal. But many companies like McDonald’s and Ferrero SpA terminated his contracts after he was charged with sexual assault in 2003.
Bryant has appeared in commercials Guitar Hero World Tour video game in 2008, and Call of Duty: Black Ops in 2010
Bryant signed a five-year, $45 million deal with Nike in June 2003. In 2007, he signed a multi-year extension with them.