American professional basketball player Kevin Durant was named the winner of the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in 2017 and 2018, receiving all 11 votes from the panel of voters. He shocked the sports world when he left Oklahoma City to sign a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors ahead of the 2016-17 season.
Kevin Durant’s Net Worth in 2019
Kevin Durant has an estimated net worth of $170 million. He is an eight time NBA All-Star, and a four time scoring champion. Durant's 27.2 career points per game average is the best among active players and fourth all-time.
He has also won gold medals for the U.S. in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
Kevin Durant’s Salary
For the 2018-19 season, Kevin Durant's salary is $30 million, making him one of the very few players to earn $30 million or more in the league. In 2010, Durant signed a five-year, $85 million contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The two-time Finals MVP turned down his $27.7 million player option for the 2017-18 season and signed a new, discounted two-year contract paying $25 million in year one. It was $10 million less than the maximum salary he could have made. Kevin Durant signed a 2 year / $61,500,000 contract with the Golden State Warriors, including $61,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $30,750,000. If Durant opts out of his contract, he can sign a five-year, $219 million deal.
Kevin Durant's Endorsements
Durant has a sizable endorsement haul with Nike, Beats, American Family Insurance, BBVA, Sparkling Ice, Panini and NBA 2K. But he has embraced the startup ethos of his new locale with investments in the Players’ Tribune, Acorns, Postmates and JetSmarter. Nike signed Durant to a 10-year extension in 2014 worth as much as $300 million.
Between June 2017 and June 2018, Kevin Durant earned around $57.3 million from salary and endorsements.
One of the most popular players in the league, Durant's jersey regularly ranks as one of the NBA's best-selling and he is consistently one of the top All-Star vote-getters.
Combining all of his businesses, Kevin earns over $24 million a year. Being a popular and successful basketball player, his net worth is only expected to rise in the coming years.