Kevin Wayne Durant is a U.S. basketball player who has been under contract with the Brooklyn Nets since 2019. The 7 foot 8 inches tall giant is from Washington D.C. and was born there on September 29, 1988. The basketball player has played in the NBA since the 2007 draft and has been part of the American national team since 2010.
The estimated assets of Kevin Durant are 170 Million USD.
Kevin Durant’s Career
The pro basketball player’s eventful career began in 2007 when he was considered a contender for one of the NBA draft’s top spots. In the second pick, the Seattle SuperSonics chose the Washington, D.C. boy.
In his first season, Durant attracted attention with an average of 20.3 points. As Rookie of the Year, he looked back on a successful premiere in the best basketball league in the world.
After the Seattle SuperSonics renamed themselves in 2008 after a move, Kevin Dwayne Durant was signed to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The popular forward stayed with his premiere club’s successor until 2016 when he moved on to the Golden State Warriors as a free agent – the place of his first NBA championship title.
After three years with the Golden State Warriors, he moved to the Brooklyn Nets in 2019, where the star decided to sign on despite a serious injury.
His career in the national team had already begun in 2010. Durant made his first appearances at the 2010 World Cup in Turkey. For his first World Cup title in 16 years, the power forward made a significant contribution, with an average of 22.8 points.
At the same time, he received the award as the most valuable player of the 2010 World Cup. In 2012 and 2016, the basketball player from Washington won the Olympic gold medal twice in a row with his national team.
Numerous titles and awards
Since 2007, basketball player Kevin Durant has been a continuous member of the American professional basketball league. During this time, the national player celebrated numerous awards and records. Durant was once voted NBA Most Valuable Player.
In 2017 and 2018, the NBA star could celebrate the championship. He has been a member of the basketball league’s all-star team ten times. A nice side note: At his University of Texas at Austin, jersey number 35 is no longer awarded in honor of Kevin Durant.
Salary and other income
Already on his third year with the Golden State Warriors, he was due to switch to the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. Kevin Durant signed a four-year contract with his new club. His salary will total $164 million through 2023, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, along with Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook & Co. He receives an annual salary of 38.2 Million USD.
A significant portion of his assets come from sponsorship income. Shortly after the start of his career, Durant signed an advertising contract with Nike, which earned him over $60 million over seven years. In 2014, Durant and Nike renewed the contract for the next ten years for a total of $350 million.
In addition, Nike and Durant will also collaborate on a shoe design.
Besides Nike, Kevin Durant’s well-known advertising partners include Google, Alaska Airlines, and American Family Insurance. Through these advertising contracts, the basketball player further increases his wealth.
Investments and Charity Organization
However, the basketball player is not known for leaving his earned money in the bank. Instead, the NBA star is invested in over forty different companies – including the innovative food delivery service Postmates, which was recently acquired by Uber.
Recently, in June 2020, Kevin Durant announced that he had acquired five percent of the shares of the MLS franchise Philadelphia Union – an American soccer club. Through his Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, the founder supports social projects. The aim of his foundation is to support children and young people from socially disadvantaged families.
Such projects take place both in Durant’s home country and internationally.
A professional basketball player who does charity work and uses his money to help less fortunate people – Kevin Durant is a true maverick on and off the court.