Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player and his estimated net worth is around 120$ million.
Kevin Durant was born on September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C. He was raised by his mother and his grandmother after his father left the family, when Kevin was only a baby. He spent most of his childhood on the court, and stayed out of the streets.
His biggest dream was to one day become a professional basketball player, and his idol was Vince Carter. Kevin played basketball for his high school team and also for his college team. During those years he received many rewards because of his amazing talent and game skills.
He played for the University of Texas and while on the team, he was named the Player of the Year. He applied for the NBA draft in 2007 and was chosen among many great players to join Seattle SuperSonics.
Professional basketball career
Durant began playing for the Seattle team in 2007. He soon made a name for himself and was named the Rookie of the Year by the end of his first season. Kevin decided to move to Oklahoma and play for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In 2010 he announced that he has signed a five year contract with his current team, and the contract was worth around 86$ million. Meanwhile, his overall performance and skill on the court has increased and the NBA rewarded him with an All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.
He is currently playing for the Golden State Warriors and he signed a two-year contract with the team, that is worth around 54.3$ million. This of course, has led to sponsorships and deals with many famous brands and labels. Some of them include 2k Sports, General Electric, Gatorade, Nike and Sprint.
From his sponsorships and endorsements he earned around 35$ million in 2013. He is, however, still very humble and he says that money and fame doesn’t interest him. He likes to be on the court and do his best.
He made a deal with KIND candy to start a campaign StrongAndKind.com. The campaign encourages kindness and teaches the youth that they don’t need to always be tough and aggressive, and that kindness is also strength.
His annual salary, from his contracts and endorsements, is somewhere around 26$ million and rising. He is also a big philanthropist and often donates money to various causes. His latest donation was to American Red Cross, where he donated 1$ million to the Moore tornado victims.
Kevin grew up without his father, but during one occasion when he was travelling with his team, he came in touch with him and shared a conversation about why he had left the family. While he was growing up, his grandmother Barbara had a great influence on him, and he has always listened to her advice.
His brother Anthony and sister Brianna are also basketball players, so he often trained and spent time with them on the court. He also has one more brother, Rayvonne. Kevin was often teased in school because of his height, so he strongly encourages kindness, especially among school kids, and shows them by his behavior that they don’t need to be mean to be strong.
Because of his good looks and his popularity, many have connected him to several beautiful women. He dated RnB singer Letoya Luckett, and fellow basketball player Monica Wright. He was engaged to Monica, and the couple was together for almost 3 years.
The called off their engagement in 2015 and the reason for it was never really revealed. Soon after the split, he started dating Jasmine Shine. Kevin was also connected with few other women since his failed engagement, but nothing serious has come up yet.
He told the SportsIllustrated magazine, that he waits for that big love and that he hopes he won’t end up alone. Kevin is currently looking for a place to call home, since he sold his house in Oklahoma and also he has put his Miami house on the market.
Full Name: Kevin Durant
Date of Birth: September 29, 1988
Birth Place: Washington, D.C. U.S.
Age: 28 years
Profession: professional basketball player
Height: 2.06 m
Weight: 109 kg
Net worth: 120$ million