Not only is Kevin Durant one of the best players in the NBA, he’s also one of the richest. As one of the most likeable superstars in the league, Kevin Durant feels relatable, despite the fact that he is nearly 7 feet tall and worth millions of dollars. Kevin Durant’s net worth has been accumulated through NBA contracts, and endorsement deals with Nike, Sprint,Gatorade, Panini, General Electric, and 2K Sports.
Since being drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder (while they were still the Seattle Supersonics) Durant took the league by storm being only one of three players to average at least 20 points in the NBA as a teenager. He hasn’t slowed down since, becoming a scoring champion, an MVP, leading his team to one NBA final appearance, and is currently on his way to another. Despite only being in the league for 8 years, and not yet winning a ring, KD is already a first ballot Hall Of Fame player.
Kevin Durant Net Worth as of 2018: $150 Million
We look back at Kevin Durant’s net worth by examining his career, NBA contracts, shoe deals, and other endorsements.
Prior to the start of his senior high school season, Durant committed to the University of Texas. He was considered the second best recruit in the country.
During the 2006–07 season, Durant averaged 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game and led all freshman in scoring.
On April 11 2007, he officially declared for the 2007 NBA draft.
On June 28, 2007, Durant was selected with the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. In his first career game, he registered 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals against the Denver Nuggets.
On November 16 2007, he made the first game-winning shot of his career in a game against the Atlanta Hawks.
At the end of the season, he was awarded NBA Rookie of the Year, averaging 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game, joining joined Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James as the only teenagers in history to average at least 20 points per game during a season.
During Durant’s second year, the Sonics moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City, becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder.
During this year, the Thunder drafted UCLA guard Russell Westbrook, who would form an All-Star duo with Durant.
At the 2009 NBA All Star Rookie Challenge, Durant set an NBA record with 46 points.
Durant averaged 25.3 PPG during his second year.
During the 2009 season, Durant’s third, he was selected to his first All Star Game, averagin 30 PPG. This was the first season the Thunder made the playoffs.
Also during the 2009 season, Durant became the youngest ever scoring champion.
At the beginning of the 2010 season, Durant announced on Twittermthat he had signed a five-year contract extension with the Thunder worth approximately $86 million.
For the second straight year, Durant led the NBA in scoring with 27.7 PPG, leading the Thunder to 55 win.
During the 2013-2014 season, the Thunder finished the season with 59 wins and Durant was voted the NBA Most Valuable Player behind averages of 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.
In 2013, he earned $35 million, making him the fourth-highest-earning basketball player that year.
Also in 2013, he pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross for the victims of the 2013 Moore tornado.
On October 12 2014, before the start of the 2014-2015 season, Durant was diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his right foot and was ruled out for six to eight weeks, missing the first 17 game of the season.
In 2014, Durant partnered with KIND snacks and launched StrongAndKind.com to show “being kind is not a sign of weakness.”
On March 27 2015, he was officially ruled out for the rest of the season after deciding to undergo foot surgery.
The Thunder finished the regular season as the third seed in the Western Conference with a 55–27 record.
For the NFL’s Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos on February 7, 2016, Durant was one of the credentialed photographers for the game as he is Deputy Publisher of The Players’ Tribune.
Durant shocked the sporting world by joining the Golden State Warriors during the offseason. Over the 2016 summer, he signed with the Warriors for a two-year contract worth $54.3 million, which included a player option after the first year.
Golden State Warriors starlet, Kevin Durant contributes to the University of Texas a whopping $3 Million and hopes to contribute more in the future.