The French basketball player, Tony Parker holds a net worth of approximately $30 million. He plays for San Antonio Spurs of NBA (National Basketball Association).
He is a son of the former African- American basketball player Tony Parker Sr. and Pamela Firestone, the Dutch model. Tony Parker Jr. plays the point guard position and is now an established potent scorer.
In the year 2007, he was voted by his peers as one of the quickest players in NBA. He met Eva Longoria in the year 2004 in November and married her in the civil service on 6th of July, 2007 at the Paris city Hall. They then got separated on 28th Jan, 2011.
Before he turned to be a pro
Tony played a number of seasons in the French amateur leagues before he joined Paris Bucket Racing team in the year 1922. He joined NBA after getting drafted on the 28th pick of the 1st round of 2001 draft. Having played all the seasons with San Antonio Spurs, he has been 4 time NBA champion and 6 time NBA all-star.
At the time he was building his career, he earned $10 million of just the salary. In today’s date, he is also earning millions of dollars every year from the endorsement deals. The highest career salary that he has got till date is $13.5 million which Spurs paid him for 2010-2011 season.
Tony Parker was married to Eva Longoria, the Desperate Housewives actress from July 2007 to Nov. 2010. He is a famous and very active philanthropist.
He keeps 20 tickets aside at each home game for the under-privileged kids. He’s also involved in the ‘Make-A-Wish Foundation’. In the year 2007, he released a hip hop album in French language with the title “TP” which produced 2 singles. One of these singed was ranked no.1 on the French charts.
He spent his childhood in France and has always considered Michael Jordan as his role model. At the age of 15, Tony played the point guard position because of his ability to run very fast. Then in the year 1999, he started his professional basketball career by signing with the Paris Basket Racing.
The Wealthiest Basketball Player
According to some sources, the total amount of the net worth of Tony Parker is as high as $75 million which makes him one of the richest basketball players.
Apart from this, his yearly earnings have also been stated to be as high as almost $13 million. He was earned all the money and fame because of his success as a basketball player.
Other activities and involvements
Apart from playing in the team, he is also famous for endorsing a number of deals. This surely does add to his net worth as well.2010-2011 has been proven to be the most successful season for him when he played in San Antonio Spurs team and was paid $13.5 million.
He is not just a basketball player, but also a very good businessman. With his business tactics and running businesses he can increase his net worth and has a good backup for when he retires.
The companies which he endorses are- HEB grocery company, Mc Donald’s, Nike, SWBC (South West Business Corporation) and Subway restaurant. All these companies have also played major role in increasing and maintaining his net worth of $30 million.
Full name: William Anthony “Tony” Parker Jr.
Date of birth: 17th May, 1982
Birth place: Bruges, Belgium
Age: 34 years old
Profession: Basketball player
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Net worth: $30 million