Kobe Bryant Net Worth
Who Is Kobe Bryant?
Kobe Bryant also known as Kobe Bean Bryant was born on August 28 in the year 1978 and is a retired professional American basketball player and a businessman.
Kobe Bryant Net Worth:
A whopping $ 320million is the net worth of Kobe Bryant. He is one of the highest paid athletes according to the Forbes and ranked on number 6 in the world’s 100 highest paid athletes list.
Kobe Bryant Life History:
Kobe Bryant was born in Philadelphia and was also the youngest of the three children in the family. He is the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant and his mother is Pamela Cox Bryant. He was raised in a Roman Catholic family. When Kobe was just six years old his father with the whole family moved to Rieti which is in Italy so that his father could continue playing football at a lower level after retirement. He used to come to the United States of America during his summer holidays and enjoyed playing basketball in summer league.
He started to play basketball when he was just three years old and loved the Lakers while growing up. He also used to enjoy playing soccer when he was younger, his family finally moved back to the United States after his father retired as a player in the year 1991.
When he was 21 years old Bryant met then 17 years old Vanessa Laine and the two started dating and even got engaged just six months after. They married in 2001 in April in California. It is said that his parents were against this marriage as she was not African American and also they felt he was too young to get married so soon, although the dispute ended when their first daughter was born in 2003. She was named Natalia Diamante Bryant. They also have another child who was born in 2006 and is named Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant.
Even after having such a beautiful family somehow the relationship between the couple did not last and in the end of 2011 December his wife Vanessa filed for a divorce on irreconcilable differences and asked for the joint custody for their daughters. But again later in the year 2013 Vanessa and Bryant both announced on social media that they have called off their divorce. What a roller coaster ride!
Kobe Bryant – Known For:
He is an amazing NBA player and is also called one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Throughout his career of 20 years, he played for L.A.Lakers. He is an eighteen times All-Star. He was the first player ever to play 20 seasons in the NBA. In the year 2009, the famous rapper Lil Wayne titled a song after him which became really popular.
Kobe Bryant – Political and Business Associations:
Bryant had been associated with Adidas which was a six-year contract. Also, many other companies like CocaCola and Mc Donald’s have been associated with him at some point in time. He also owns a sports industry named Kobe Inc. whose headquarters is in Newport Beach California.