How much is Kobe Bryant worth? $500 Million
How did Kobe Bryant earn his money and wealth?
Kobe Bryant was born on 23 August 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to former NBA player Joe Bryant and Pamela Bryant. He began playing football when he was 3 years old and his favorite team since then was the Los Angeles Lakers. He also learned to play soccer at an early age and his favorite soccer team then was A C Milan. He was recognized as a top high school basketball player when he led his school, the Lower Merion High School, win a state championship after 30 years. After his father retired from the NBA in the year 1991, the entire family moved to the US.
Kobe is a famous American former professional basketball player. He started his basketball career directly from high school after he was selected in the ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA) by the Charlotte Hornets in the year 1996, who later traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers, the team with whom he has played his entire 20 year NBA career. Hence, he left his studies and pursued a career in sports. In the 1996-97 season,
Kobe played well and created a record by being the youngest NBA player to play an NBA game. He won the Slam Dunk Contest in the year 1997 and was voted as All-Star in the 1997-98 season. In the year 1999, Phil Jackson, the former basketball player was appointed as the coach of the Laker’s and helped Kobe improve his basketball skills. The famous basketball player led the Lakers to victory and they became the champions during the period 1999-2002.
In the year 2003, Kobe was accused of sexual assault in Colorado, however, the charges were later dropped eventually. After the Lakers lost the NBA Finals of the year 2004, Shaquille O’Neal was traded to the Miami Heat. Later, Kobe led the league by scoring extremely well in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 NBA seasons. In the year 2006, he scored 81 points against the team Toronto Raptors, which is known to be the second most points scored by a player in a single game in the NBA history just after Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game held in the year 1962. After the Lakers lost the 2008 NBA Finals, Kobe led the team win two consecutive championships in the year 2009 and 2010. He has won gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.’ Moreover, Kobe has been named as the top NBA player of the 200s by ‘Sporting News’ and ‘TNT.’
In December 2012, Kobe went on to reach 30,000 career points making a record of being the youngest player in the history of NBA to reach such a milestone. Due to physical decline, Kobe retired from his NBA career after the 2015-16 season.
What are the highest grossing earnings of Kobe Bryant?
- Salary from Los Angeles Lakers (2014): $30,500,000
- Salary from Los Angeles Lakers (2013): $27,900,000
- Salary from Los Angeles Lakers (2016): $25,000,000
- Salary from Los Angeles Lakers (2015): $23,500,000
- Salary from Los Angeles Lakers (2012): $20,300,000
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