- Birth Name Diana Taurasi
- Birth Place Chino, California.
- Famous Name Diana Lorena Taurasi
- Father Mario Taurasi
- Mother Liliana Taurasi
- Net Worth $1.5 million
- Salary 49,000 USD (2010)
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity white
- Currently Working For professional basketball player
- Currently Married No
- Married to Not yet
- Divorce No
- Children Not yet
- Affair with No
- Girlfriend Not yet
- Boyfriend No
Diana Lorena Taurasi is an American professional basketball player who is currently playing in the European Basketball League UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia.
Diana Taurasi's current net worth is reportedly around $1.7 million as of 2018. She is currently receiving an annual salary of $500,000, from her present club.
Early Life of Diana Taurasi
Diana Taurasi was born as Diana Lorena Taurasi on 11 June 1982, in California, the United States and grew up in Chino, California. Her father is Mario Taurasi, who was born in Italy and raised in Argentina and is a goalkeeper playing professionally for an Italian club and her mother Liliana Taurasi is an Argentinian citizen.
Both her parents had immigrated to the United States before she was born. She went to Don Antonio Lugo High School and played for the high school team where her performance was highly appreciated.
Diana Taurasi's Net Worth and Salary
Currently 35, Diana Taurasi has an estimated net worth of $1.7 million in 2018, including all of her properties and earnings. She is currently receiving an annual salary of $500,000, from her present club. Maximum of her net worth is built through her professional career in basketball.
High School and College Career
She received 2000 Cheryl Miller Award presented by the LA Times. She was named the 2000 Naismith and Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year and also been the 1999 and 2000 Ms. Basketball State Player of the Year. She was named as a WBCA All-American.
With her highly decorated high school career, she enrolled at the University of Connecticut and started playing in the women’s basketball team. She primarily played as a point guard and shooting guard in the court. With her skilled performance, she led the team to three consecutive NCAA Championships winning several honors and titles. During her collegiate career, she got the legendary status by the Connecticut fans.
Professional Career of Diana Taurasi
Following her collegiate career, she was selected in 2004 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury from which she led her career. She has played with the Phoenix from 2004 till 2014. She sits out of the 2015 WNBA season at the request of her Russian Premier League Team, UMMC Ekaterinburg but will return to the team for 2016 WNBA season.
Her vicious and brilliant performance in the game has awarded her with several of the awards and in the midst; she also got the opportunity to play in the different international team, namely, Spartak Moscow, Fenerbahce Istanbul, Galatasaray Medical Park and UMMC Ekaterinburg.
With the 2014 season, she stood as the 2nd player in WNBA history in points per game, 5th in career points and 9th in career assists. She is an established and well-considered name in the Basketball.
Diana Taurasi's Personal Life
Moving onto her personal life, Dianna Taurasi is a married woman. She has come out publically as a lesbian. Hence, she is married to Penny Taylor. Penny is her former teammate. The couple got married in May 2017. The duo is enjoying their married life and is deeply in love with each other.
She was once caught in the incident of allegedly speeding at about 2:30 a.m with her blood alcohol level being 0.17. Knowing the news, she was suspended for two games later that month by the Phoenix Mercury. Also, after being pleaded guilty to DUI, she was sentenced to 10 days in jail but the judge had suspended the 9 days on it. Besides her appearance in court as a basketball player, she can be seen in a movie. She once had appeared in the 2006 movie Belief in Me where she had a cameo role.
Diana Taurasi has a huge fan base. She is an icon for many young female basketball enthusiasts and players who are dreaming to make their name in it. Her short biography is available on Wikipedia and several other sites have stored information on her. Besides, she can be followed on her Twitter and Instagram accounts which can be helpful to know more about her getting updated with her activities. She is a huge fan of Michael Jordan and LeBron James.