Kobe Bryant Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant or Kobe Bryant is an American who played basketball professionally and he was also a philanthropist and producer. Kobe played his whole 20-year NBA or National Basketball Association career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, who is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, was an 18X All-Star, a 15X member of the All-NBA Team, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), and 2X NBA Finals MVP.

Kobe Bryant Biography and Net Worth

Net Worth                      $600 M
Full Name                       Kobe Bean Bryant
Birth Date                       August 23, 1978
Death                              January 26, 2020
Birthplace                      Calabasas, California
Profession                       Basketball Player, Entrepreneur, Producer
Wife                                 Vanessa Bryant
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Kobe Bryant Early Life

On August 23rd, 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kobe Bryant was born. Former Philadelphia 76ers player Joe Bryant was his father. Joe left the NBA when Kobe was six years old and relocated the family to Italy, where he continued to play in a European league. As a pre-teen, Kobe would visit the US in the summer to play in basketball summer leagues.

 Kobe was a standout basketball player in high school, when he helped his squad win its first state title in 53 years. He was promptly selected to the USA Today All-USA first team and the Gatorade Men’s National Basketball Player of the Year squad. Although Kobe could have attended several institutions on a scholarship thanks to his high SAT score, he decided to enter the professional ranks instead.

Kobe Bryant Career

Despite being selected by the Hornets initially, Kobe was swiftly traded to the Lakers in a pre-arranged deal. Kobe’s parents had to cosign his rookie contract because he was only 17 years old. Bryant’s first contract from national basketball association was almost 3.5 million dollars three-year agreement.

At age 18, Kobe became the NBA’s youngest starter. He didn’t fully find his footing until his third season with the Lakers. He was beginning to get comparisons to players like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson since he started every game. Additionally, he received a $70 million, 6-year contract extension in his third year. After that, Phil Jackson took over the charge of Lakers’ head coach in year 1999. The Lakers, Kobe, and Jackson would eventually win five NBA titles. Including the three years in a row from 2000-2002.

Kobe Bryant Wife

On April 18, 2001, Kobe and his high school girlfriend, Vanessa Laine were wed at Dana Point, California. Bryant’s parents apparently did not approve of the relationship, therefore they did not attend the wedding.

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Kobe Bryant Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Kobe Bryant was 600 million dollars at the time of his death (2020). His financial investment in the beverage BodyArmour was worth $200 million at the time of his passing.

Six years ago, he purchased the stock for $6 million. Coca-Cola paid $5.6 billion in October 2021 to buy full ownership of BodyArmor. Kobe Bryant earned just over $328 million in salary alone throughout the course of his NBA career while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kobe Bryant Death

Kobe Bryan dies in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020, at the age of 41, in an incredibly surprising turn of events. Another eight persons perished in the collision, Gianna, Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter, was also a Victim.


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