Kevin Durant - Net Worth
What is Kevin Durant’s Net Worth?
Kevin Wayne Durant, an American basketball player, was born on September 29th 1988 in the capital city – Washington D.C.
His parents, Wanda and Wayne Pratt, got divorced when Kevin was only 1 year old - and Durant has used his mother’s last name ever since. His grandmother, Barbara Davis, is reported to have helped Wanda raise Kevin and all of his siblings.
Durant’s career seemed promising from the very beginning. Even as a teenager, Durant was considered an NBA prospect - destined to make big money for his big talent.
He started his high school Career at the National Christian Academy,
playing there for a total of two years. Later on, he moved on to Oak Hill
academy, and for his senior year he wore the uniform of Montrose Christen
School. In 2006 he took part in the McDonald’s All American game and was voted
MVP (most valuable player) of this prestigious event. Following that, the Washington
post chose him as All Met Basketball Player of the Year.
Durant decided to wait a little while before he start earning the big bucks. He was recruited by the University of Texas - immediately becoming their biggest star - averaging 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. Durant played there for a total of 1 year, and became the first freshman player ever to win the Naismith College Player of The Year Award. These achievements lead him to the decision that it was time for the NBA draft.
The first contract - Seattle SuperSonics - 8.65 million dollars.
Kevin Durant was chosen 2nd in the 2007 NBA Draft (after Greg
According to the NBA regulations, Durant signed a rookie contract deal – earning him 4M$ per year. Even though Durant was only 19 years old, he managed to showcase his unique abilities against the best professional players in the world - averaging more than 20 points and 4 rebounds per game. By the end of that season, Durant was selected the NBA Rookie of the year.
At his first season in the NBA 2007/2008, Kevin Durant earned 4.171 million dollars from the Seattle SuperSonics.
Durant also signed a 7 years endorsement deal with Nike for an estimated 60 million dollars. It is reported that Durant chose Nike’s offer over Adidas 70 million dollar proposal.
In the 2008/2009 season, Durant’s team relocated and moved from
Seattle to Oklahoma City. The team changed its name and became the Oklahoma
City Thunder. This wasn’t the only change..The team also drafted a new rookie -
Russell Westbrook from UCLA, the 4th pick in the 2008 draft. Durant continued
to improve. He took his game to the next level - averaging 25.3 points and 6.5
rebounds per game.
In 2008/2009 Durant earned 4.48 million dollars from the Oklahoma Thunder, and an additional 6 million dollars in options.
2009/2010 was a breakthrough year for Durant and the Thunders. Durant established himself as a NBA superstar - getting selected for the NBA All-stars game, and becoming the youngest scoring champion in the history of the league with an average of 30.1 per game.
This was the year that Durant also appeared in the NBA Playoffs for the very first time, leading his team in the Western conference quarter finals against the Los-Angeles Lakers. The Lakers eventually beat the Thunder in six games, and went on to win the NBA championship.
Durant still earned 4.79 million dollars that season, but the Thunder found a way to show their appreciation – extending his contract for a whopping 85 million dollars in the next five years!
In the summer of 2010, Durant was selected to the USA national basketball team – attending the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Durant immediately became the star of the team, averaging 22.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists - leading them to their first world championship since 1994.
In 2010/2011, Durant became the NBA scoring champion for the
second time in a raw - averaging 27.7 points per game. In addition, the Thunder
qualified to the NBA playoffs for the 2nd consecutive time – this time leading
them all the way to the NBA Western Conference Finals, beating the Denver
Nuggets in the first round, and the Memphis Grizzlies in the western conference
The Thunder were eventually defeated by the Dallas Mavericks, who went on to win the NBA championship.
In 2010/2011, The Thunder paid Durant an annual salary of 6.058 million dollars.
In the 2011/2012 season Durant continued to dominate the NBA - winning the 3rd consecutive scoring champion title, averaging 28.0 points per game. He also set a personal record in rebounds – averaging an impressive 8 rebounds per game. Durant also scored a career high of 51 points that year, and was voted the MVP of the NBA All-stars game.
In the playoffs, Durant managed to take his team one step further
– bringing the Thunder to the NBA finals for the very first time in his career.
On their amazing journey, The Thunder defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the
first round, the LA Lakers in the second, San Antonio Spears in the western
conference finals – and eventually lost the title to LeBron
James and the Miami Heat.
In the summer of 2012 Durant took part in the London 2012 Olympics,
representing the USA National Basketball team – and leading them all the way to
the gold medal. Durant averaged 19.5 points per game, setting a new Olympic
tournament scoring record.
In 2011/2012, Kevin Durant earned 15.5 million dollars after signing a new contract with the Oklahoma Thunder.
In the 2012/2013, Durant and the Thunder weren’t able to repeat
their accomplishments from their previous season. After 3 consecutive years,
Durant lost the NBA scoring champion title to Carmelo Anthony from the New York
Knicks - after averaging just 28.1 points a game.
The Thunder were eventually defeated in the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs by the Memphis Grizzlies.
In 2012/2013, Kevin Durant set a new personal income record. He earned a salary of 16.9 million dollars from the Oklahoma City Thunder and 14 million dollars from his contract with Nike (as part of his 7 year sponsorship deal, which was about to expire in 1 year).
Kevin Durant was ranked 17 in Forbes’s World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2013 list, with a total income of more than 30 million dollars annually!
His estimated net
worth at this time was almost 55 million dollars.
The 2013/2014 season was a milestone year in Durant’s career - averaging 32 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists, and scoring a career high of 54 points against the Golden-State Warriors.
By the end of the year, Durant was selected MVP of the season for the first time in his career - defeating LeBron James from the Miami Heat, who received the title for the past two years.
In the NBA Playoffs, however, the Thunder once again weren’t able to step up their game, and were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals by the San Antonio Spears.
San Antonio went on to win the NBA Championship that year.
In his MVP season 2013/2014, Durant earned a whopping 17.8 million dollars from the Oklahoma City Thunder, and an additional 14 million dollars from his shoe deal with Nike.
Durant’s estimated net worth for that year was over 65 million dollars.
In that summer, Durant was offered a new sponsorship deal by "Under Armour" – proposing a 265-285 million dollar contract for the next 10 years.
Nike decided not to give in that easily (after earning almost 75 million dollars anually solely from Durant’s shoe label!). Nike offered him an astonishing 300 million dollars for the next 10 years.Durant decided to show loyalty to the brand and stayed with Nike.
This move was considered a big achievement for his new agency “Roc Nation Sports” (run by the rapper Jay-z).
The 2014/2015 season will be remembered mostly for Durrant's reoccurring injuries. He missed the first 17 games of the season due to a Jones fracture in his right foot, and then came back only to be injured again in his ankle, and then again in his left big toe. Durant eventually played only 27 games in that season - averaging 25.4 points per game.
Despite his misfortune, Durant set in 2014/1015 a new personal record - earning a salary of 19.1 million dollars from the Thunder, and an additional 35 million dollars from endorsement deals.
These deals include the new shoe sponsorship from Nike, as well as other deals with 2k Sports, BBVA, Sonic, Sprint, Gatorade, Panini and General Electric.
In 2015, Durant was ranked 7th in Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes List.
Kevin Durant has an estimated Net-Worth of 100 million Dollars!
Amazing Kevin Durant Fact
Durant has been quoted as saying that he intends to become a music producer after retiring.