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The gloomy Sunday, all the passengers in the chop were heading towards ‘Mamba Sports Academy’ Kobe’d co-founded as a training facility for professional and amateur athletes in Thousand Oaks, California. It was tragic news hearing the demise of one of the beloved basketball star Kobe Bryant along with his daughter Gianna and seven other. The incident happened on Sunday at Calabasas, California did not just shock millions of people also brought a whirlwind of trauma to the NBA family for loosing of the legends.
The question many of Kobe’s followers are anxious about seemed the amount of fortune, the father of four made before his demise? We, humans, work 24/7 to earn an adequate amount of money for our family and us. People often tag not to be materialistic, but this is not the case which follows in today’s generation, money is important if you are longing to settle in the entertainment and glamour filled city with a good lifestyle.
Coming back, the NBA kahuna career records, some of Kobe’s best career records are NBA All-Rookie Team (1997), Sportsman of the Year, BET Awards (2002, 2003, 2008), NBA Most Valuable Player (2008), NBA All-Star (18 Time Winner), 5 Time NBA Champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010), ESPY Icon Award (2016). He was the star in the game, which made his passion into a career playing the NBA for 20 years since High School.
Sources Behind Kobe Bryant’s $600 Million Net Worth
Kobe Bryant was among one of the wealthiest athletes whose net worth is estimated at around $600 million. Below we’ve presented you all the details behind his all sources of income, million-dollar endorsement deal with the high-class brand, and his investments.
The 6ft6 inch tall Bryant is recognized as one of the most lethal shooters ever to play the game. Kobe was active from 1996 to 2016, setting the record of being the first ‘guard’ in history to play at least 20 seasons.
The ‘Black Mamba’ won the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest and immediately gained recognition and name an All-Star just in his second season. He scored 33,643 total points in the career, which per game earns around 25 points. Besides, Kobe is also one of the essential people to lead Team U.S.A. to the gold medal.
Kobe Endorsement Deals
Kobe Bryant Endorsement Income Chart
As per reports from Forbes, Bryant had an endorsement deals with 20 brands, which included Coca-Cola, Hublot, NBA, McDonald’s, Hublot, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Alibaba, and more.
He made all the earnings into an investment for different ventures. He even invested them in emerging sports drinks such as BodyArmor, and some business startup such as Art of Sport and HoueCanary.
$100 Million Venture Capital Fund Kobe Bryant
Kobe and his business partner Jeff Stibel.
Back, on August 22, 2016, Kobe made headlines on The Wall Street Journal, unveiling his $100 million venture-capital funds in the partnership with entrepreneur Jeff Stibel. The organization was themed for media, technology, and data business. Kobe associated his fellow athlete superstars Steph Curry and Peyton Manning as shareholders.
Highest Salary Grossing for Six Straight Seasons
Bryant was the NBA’s highest salary grosser for six straight seasons. One of his biggest investment deal was with the leading sports brand, Nike. He had a $40 million deal with Nike in 2003 for four years. As you can see in the above chart, how his annual income has rocketed, reaching to staggering $60 million.
Nike released a special Mamba Kobe themed after the L.A. Lakers #24 star Kobe. It’s available in the market for around $209 to $550.
Nike Mamba Kobe GQ
Bryant’s first contract with Lakers was around $3.5 million for three years and later inclined to $30 million, making him the second player after Micheal Jordan hit the top-notch hunnid bands.
Kobe was married to his longtime love Vanessa Laine, with whom he shortly got engaged just after six months after their meet and subsequently tied the knot in April 2001. They share four children together Natalia, Blanka, Gianna, and Capri, the youngest one born in June 2019. Well, Kobe, who always was the best husband and father, left them with a good fortune to live their rest of the life peacefully and in a luxurious way.
In the memory of all those lost souls. May their departed soul rest in peace in heaven.
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