Giannis Antetokounmpo, also famed for his nickname the Greek Freak, currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association(NBA). The 23-year-old Greek basketball forward is also capable of playing as a guard and with his professional career, he has made millions dollars fortune.
Well, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is currently dating his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger, has played professionally for the teams: Filathlitikos and Milwaukee Bucks till now and currently, he is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $20 million. So, how much salary does he earns? Let's know all about Giannis' salary, contracts, incomes, endorsements and his basketball journey along with achievements.
Net Worth and Salary of Giannis Antetokounmpo
Well, Giannis blessed with the lucrative endorsement, contracts and salary, is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $20 million currently. Previously, Giannis' net worth in 2016 was reported to be $8.8 million with the annual salary of $2.99 million.
Then after signing a jaw-dropping deal with Milwaukee later, drastic change in Gianni's net worth and salary came leading his average annual salary of $25 million. Let's know more about Giannis' earnings, contracts, and salary throughout his career till date.
Career contract and earnings of Giannis Antetokounmpo
Antetokounmpo, better known for the sports family background started playing basketball professionally in 2012 after joining Filathlitikos where his older brother Thanasis also played. And his 2 younger brothers Kostas and Alexis are also NBA players, while another brother Francis played both football and basketball.
Though Antetokounmpo signed a four-year deal with Spanish club CAI Zaragoza in December 2012, Giannis made himself eligible for the 2013 NBA draft which resulted in his entry in Milwaukee Bucks. Soon on July 30, 2013, he signed a 2-year rookie contract worth $3.67 million.
The contract earned him $1.79 million and $1.83 million in 2013 and 2014 season respectively.
Then on October 16, 2014, Giannis Antetokounmpo was exercised by Milwaukee, a $1.95 million option bonus for the 2015-2016 season. Then later on October 26, 2015, for the 2016-2017 season, Giannis was given the option bonus of $2.99 million.
The year 2016 proved to be the lucky one for Giannis, as he signed a 4-year contract with Milwaukee on September 19, 2016. The deal worth $100 million earned Giannis an average annual salary of $25 million.
BREAKING: Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo have agreed to 4-year, $100M contract extension (per @WojVerticalNBA) pic.twitter.com/k4Wj7tiY4H
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 19, 2016
To be exact, Giannis earned the annual salary of $22.47 million in 2017 season. And with his due contract, Giannis' annual salary for 2018 season is reported to be $24.15 million while carrying the cap hit and dead cap value of $24.15 million and $77.52 million respectively.
Collectively, only with his playing career, Giannis has earned over $31 million.
Endorsement deal of Giannis Antetokounmpo
Well, Giannis, the Jersey number 34 player of Milwaukee, seems fond of keeping his property details low and has not opened up much about his endorsement deals. But reportedly, in November 2017, Giannis signed a renewed deal with Nike which is reported to produce a signature shoe for Antetokounmpo due 12 to 16 months.
Family. Loyalty. Legacy. Excited to announce my long-term partnership with @NikeBasketball #FamilyOverEverything @Thanasis_ante43 pic.twitter.com/remyaTVuhZ
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) November 7, 2017
However, the deal amount of Giannis is not disclosed and estimation of $7 million to $10 million earnings per season from Nike is made; the same company made a lifetime deal worth $1 billion to LeBron James.
House and Cars of Giannis Antetokounmpo
Talking about Giannis' house, he revealed that he loved to live in his house in Milwaukee, however, has not disclosed the purchase detail or worth of his house. Probably, it will be out soon.
Well, we do have some information of his cars though. Reportedly, Giannis owns a BMW X6, BMW I8, and a Range Rover. The worth of the cars is estimated to be around $ 62,700, $149,900 and $68,000 respectively.
Surely the young and rich player will make the highlights of his new property empire in near future, Let's wait for it to be disclosed.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's Journey to Basketball Career
Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Athens, Greece to his Nigerian immigrant parents Charles and Veronica, who were Nigerian footballer and a high jumper respectively. But, his immigrant parents had to bear a lot of struggle to find a job, so GiannisAntetokounmpo and his older brother, Thanasis, helped out by hawking items such as watches, bags, and sunglasses.
Then in 2007, Giannis was introduced to basketball and his hard dedication led him to play in the youth squad of Filathlitikos, a Greek basketball team, by 2009. Then later in 2012, Giannis joined the senior squad of Filathlitikos and played for a season.
Giannis was later selected in the 2013 NBA draft by Milwaukee, and in his whole rookie season debut, Giannis averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 77 appearances. For his contribution, he was named to 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie second team.
Giannis Antetokounmpo also played for Team Africa in the 2015 NBA Africa exhibition game, representing Nigeria due to his parents being born there. Then after 6 months, on February 22, 2016, he recorded his first career triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 108–101 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Well, known for his loyalty to Milwaukee, Giannis is playing for the team since 2013 and for his impressive games, he won the NBA Most Improved Player award in 2017 too. His other honors include:
- NBA All-Star (2 times: 2017, 2018)
- All-NBA Second Team (2017)
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team(2017)
Really, not drastic but remarkable success growth. Let's look at top 10 dunks of Giannis.
We wish Giannis best for further, and stay tuned for more updates!