Kevin Durant Net Worth: $100 million
Son of Wanda and Wayne Pratt, NBA star Kevin Wayne Durant was born in Suitland, Maryland on September 29, 1988. Since Kevin was born before his parents’ marriage, he carries his mother’s maiden name, Durant. His parents divorced when he was young, leaving him and his three siblings, Brianna, Tony, and Rayvonne. Interestingly, his grandmother, Barbara, influenced his career in basketball, encouraging him about his height as he was always the tallest in class. Durant has been playing basketball since he was in high school. He first played with PG Jaguars in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The team won two national championships during Kevin’s tenure. Up until now, Durant wears a No. 35 jersey in honor of Charles Craig, his AAU coach and childhood mentor, who died at the age of 35. As a top-scoring American professional basketball player who plays for the Oklahoma Thunders, Kevin Durant has amassed a net worth of 100 million dollars.
How did Kevin Durant make his money?
The three-time NBA All-star and the three-time scoring champion debuted with Seattle SuperSonics, where he received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He also played at the 2012 Summer Olympics for the US Men’s National Basketball team, which won a gold medal. His salary rose subsequently, reaching 20 million dollars. Kevin has also won many awards including NBA League MVP in the 2013-2014 season. As of June 2015, Forbes has estimated the NBA superstar’s net worth to be 100 million dollars. This includes his five-year contract, a shoe endorsement with Nike, and advertising contracts with other businesses Gatorade and 2K Sports. On the other hand, The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar is also known for his generous donations to charities such as the Red Cross, to which he donated $1 million in 2013.