Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently one of the highest-paid NBA athletes. He's signed to a five-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks worth $228.2 million.
The "Greek Freak" is basically averaging a salary of $45.64 million annually. Because of that, Antetokounmpo's net worth stands at $70 million, as of 2022, but what other aspects of his career add up to his net worth?
Giannis Antetokounmpo's major brand endorsements
He dominated all five significant statistical categories in the 2016-17 season. In 2017, he received the Most Improved Player award. After winning back-to-back NBA MVP awards in 2019 and 2020, Antetokounmpo further cemented his legacy.
In 2021, the "Greek Freak" proved all his critics wrong by winning the NBA title with the Milwaukee Bucks. Without a doubt, Antetokounmpo carried his team to victory, which won him the Finals MVP award. Considering the accomplishments in his resume, a plethora of major brands have looked to have him represent their product.
Among numerous sponsorship and endorsement agreements, Antetokounmpo's contract with Nike is the largest brand agreement he has inked. The "Greek Freak" was first sponsored by Nike in 2016 for a $20,000 per year deal, which increased to around $10 million per year after his successful 2017 season performance.
The multi-million dollar contract from 2017 included a signature sneaker as well. After the initial popularity of the Zoom Freak 1, which was introduced in June 2019, Nike followed up with the Zoom Freak 2, which was also an instant hit. As a result, Nike decided to introduce the Zoom Freak 3 in February 2022.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is also the first foreign player in the NBA to get a shoe contract with Nike and the first to have their image appear on the 2K game cover. According to Forbes, Antetokounmpo is also sponsored by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Come Ready Foods LLC, Gr. Sarantis S.A., Greek From Greece Cafe Cuisine, Mytilineos S.A., and TCL (Technology Group Corp). He's currently the face of JBL, Hulu, Tissot, Kronos Foods, 2k Sports and T-Mobile.
To supply protein bars, sports drinks, and snacks, Antetokounmpo teamed up with American football veteran Aaron Donald to form Ready Nutrition. In addition to that, Antetokounmpo has stock in the Milwaukee Brewers, an MLB franchise from Milwaukee.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is only 28, which means he has plenty of years to increase his net worth. It's safe to say that he could make bigger amounts in the future once his current sponsorship contracts expire.
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