Kobe Bryant is a former NBA player who has played for Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years in his NBA career. He was lucky enough to get a direct entry in the team after high school. He has helped Lakers in winning five championships. He is also won 18 times ‘All-Star Player’ of NBA. Let’s find out how much is Kobe Bryant’s net worth in 2018.
Kobe Bryant Early Life
Kobe Bryant was born as Kobe Bryant on 1978 on 23rd August in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Pam Bryant and Joe Bryant. His father was also a basketball player, so it comes as no surprise as to where Kobe got his talent from. He also has two elder sisters. He was raised in Philadelphia. He attended Lower Merion High School, where he was pushed as an athlete and later he directly drafted by the Lakers right after he completed his High School.
Kobe married his wife Vanessa Laine Bryant in 2001. The couple has three beautiful daughters together named Natalia Diamante Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant. He is very close to his family and far away from any controversies. His family supported his passion for the sport and was always there to support him during his matches.
In 2003, Kobe Bryant was arrested because of his connection in a sexual assault investigation. Reported he was charged from making physical advances on hotel employee who was only 19 years old. In 2004 the case was dropped, how it tarnished his public images and terminated his endorsement deals with Nutella and McDonald’s.
Kobe Bryant Career
Kobe Bryant played basketball in shooting guard position. Kobe Bryant instantly rose to fame in his High School and soon became the best player in Philadelphia, this garnered Lakers attention, who instantly drafted him. In his NBA career of 20 years, he has stuck to Lakers and helped himself and the team in setting up some new records. He was officially signed by Lakers in 1996.
Later he also represented the United States team in World Championships and Olympic Games. In 2016, he officially announced his retirement from the team and as well as the NBA. Kobe Bryant has a record of making 33,643 points, 7047 rebounds and 6306 assists in his career. He has supported numbers 8 and 24 on his jersey.
Awards & Achievements
Kobe Bryant has won titles like 5 ‘NBA champion’ (2000–2002, 2009, 2010), 2 ‘NBA Finals MVP’ (2009, 2010), ‘NBA Most Valuable Player’ (2008), 18 ‘NBA All-Star’ (1998, 2000–2016), 4 ‘NBA All-Star Game MVP’ (2002, 2007, 2009, 2011), 11 ‘All-NBA First Team’ (2002–2004, 2006–2013), 2 ‘All-NBA Second Team’ (2000, 2001), 2 ‘All-NBA Third Team’ (1999, 2005), 9 ‘NBA All-Defensive First Team’ (2000, 2003, 2004, 2006–2011), 3 ‘NBA All-Defensive Second Team’ (2001, 2002, 2012), 2 ‘NBA scoring champion’ (2006, 2007), and ‘NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion’. He has also won two Olympic Gold Medals in 2008 and 2012, for the United States Basketball team. In 2007 he also won ‘FIFA Americas Championship’ for the USA.
Net Worth of Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant has an estimated net worth of over $380 million. He has made most of his fortune through his million dollar salary with his form NBA team Lakers. He also makes millions through his endorsement deals for sports brands and magazines.
Kobe Bryant is literally an NBA legend who inspires and motivated everybody to play basketball. He is considered as the greatest player of NBA by most players who are playing today. His fans still love to look at his compilation videos and understand how he was able to make so many impossible shots with such ease.