Andrei Kirilenko is a former Russian-American professional basketball player and now, Andrei is the commissioner of the Russian Basketball Federation. Nicknamed "AK-47", he was the youngest European player drafted by NBA.
Kirilienko is the first Russian player who was selected in the first round of the NBA draft. He played with clubs like Utha Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Brooklyn Nets. Kirilenko was fond of basketball, and his talent was acknowledged by his mentors, and was adopted into a professional club.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Masha met the basketball player through her PR agency when Kirilenko was the then-budding basketball star. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 2001 A.D.
Andrei Kirilenko is married to a Russian pop singer, Masha "Marina" Lopatova for over two decades. Gennadyevich's wife lets him fool around with other ladies once a year, which was agreed upon by Masha. Masha isn't harsh like other girls with regard to their husbands.
Lopatova says that athletes are hard to control and she doesn't try to tame them. The couple's married life has been blessed blissfully by three sons Fyodor Kirilenko, Stepan Kirilenko, and Andrey Kirilenko, and a daughter, Alexandra Kirilenko.
Andrei Kirilenko's net worth is estimated to be $50 million, the basketball player's lavish net worth comes from his career earnings i.e, $106,078,477 to be exact. Kirilenko enjoys a lavish retired life and still earns as commissioner of the Russian Basketball Federation.
In January 2011 Gennadyevich became a U.S. citizen and his biological successors are also citizens of the same country. "Ak-47" had what it took to amaze the American basketball team which became lucrative for him.
Kirilenko bagged a favorable sum from the National Basketball Association, where he played for Utha Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Brooklyn Nets. "Ak-47" did back and forth by playing in his hometown with the PBC CSKA Moscow and the NBA, So the player had multiple sources from where Gennadyevich could amass his net worth.
When it comes to style and cool vibes, many NBA basketball players express themselves with unique tattoos. Most World of Warcraft gamers might know about the symbolism behind his tattoo.
Surprisingly, The basketball player was also a hidden gamer of World of Warcraft. Andrei stated that when he got two days break after the CSKA basketball game, Gennadyevich could spend 36 hours on it.
The 42-year-old's whole life is connected with basketball, even after retirement Gennadyevich is currently the commissioner of the Russian Basketball Federation. Andrei admits that the transition from dynamic basketball to static one has been quite uncomfortable for him.
Kirilenko has still got the time and energy to transform Russian Basketball into new possibilities. The former player can lavishly enjoy his old age with a net worth that, Gennadyevich amassed during his prime. Andrei played as a power forward and small forward for the NBA and CSKA.
Andrei Gennadyevich Kirilenko was born on February 18, 1981, in Izhevsk, Russia. Gennadyevich was active as a growing kid, he got involved in football, swimming, handball, etc.
The 42-year-old was involved in swimming and volleyball from a young age which caused him to be taller than an average Russian. Kirileanko stands at 6 feet 9 inches and weighs around 107 kilos.
The former player had a great advantage due to his height and his leaping power in basketball. "Ak-47" scored 9,431 points, 4,352 rebounds, and 2,169 assists; Gennadyevich averaged 11.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists each game.
The 42-year-old has won two times as VTB United League champion (2012, 2015), four times Russian Player of the Year, NBA All-Star (2004), Bronze medalist in the 2012 Summer Olympics, and has got gold and bronze medal in the 2007 FIBA European Championship and Eurobasket 2011.