- Famous Name
- Country United States US
- Birth Name Karima Brittany Christmas
- Birth Place Long Beach, California
- Famous Name Karima Christmas-Kelly
- Birth Date September 11, 1989
- Horoscope Virgo
- Father Byron Christmas
- Mother Jennita Christmas
- Salary $102,000
- Past Team Tulsa Shock, Indiana Fever, Guri KDB Life Winnus
- Siblings David, Shelly, Krishma, and Kristy
- Contract 3-yr/$312,000
- Position in Team forward
- No. of Siblings 4
- Current team Minnesota Lynx
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity African
- Profession Basketball player
- Currently Working For Minnesota Lynx
- University attended Duke
- School attended Dobie
- Married to Austin Kelly
A professional American basketball player, Karima Christmas-Kelly, plays in Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), representing the team Minnesota Lynx. The famous forward was first picked on the second round of the 2011 WNBA draft by Washington Mystics. Previously, she played for teams like Tulsa Shock, Indiana Fever, Guri KDB Life Winnus and many more.
Karima was born on September 11, 1989, in Long Beach, California to the parents Byron Christmas and Jennita Christmas. Karima is American by her nationality and African by her ethnicity. Also, her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Further, she has four siblings all together in of which is her older brother namely David Christmas and she has three sisters namely Shelly, Krishma, and Kristy. Karima went to J. Frank Dobie High School and for a college degree, she went to Duke University.
Net worth and Salary in 2019
The 30 years old famous basketball player has been playing basketball for almost 9 years. Although the concrete information about her net worth is not in the media yet, she definitely has earned a convincing wealth.
As of 2019, she is under a 3-yr/$312,000 contract with the Minnesota Lynx. Also, she earns $102,000 as an annual average salary. Back in 2018, she received $102,000 and $115,000 from Minnesota and Dallas wings respectively. As per the critics, her salary is expected to rise significantly and reach around $106,000 in 2020.
Reportedly, she is one of the highest-paid players of the team standing just behind the players like Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus, having an annual average salary of $113,360 and $111,000 respectively.
Apart from career earnings, she earns a significant amount of money from her endorsement deal with Nike. Also, she owns a luxurious house which she often flaunts on her Instagram account.
Owns a Clothing Line
Karima owns a clothing line named Confident Vibes Clothing. The main motto of her clothing line is to promote confidence and empowerment. Particularly, her clothing line is popular for the hoodies which are printed with the slogan "Confident Vibe." Also, the hoodies are priced at $40 for each.
Tied a Knot with Austin Kelly
Karima Christmas, who is a well-known basketball player, is happily married to her husband Austin Kelly since April 8, 2017. Further, they dated each other since their teenage days, being specific, they were in a relationship for 12 years before they finally exchanged their marital vows.
She often uploads her pictures with her spouse showering immense love on her Instagram. On the occasion of their anniversary, she wrote:
"4.8.17. 2 Years as your wife. 12 years of loving you. Thank you for being right by my side through it all. Unconditional love is sometimes hard to find, but I’ve found it in you. Every day is a blessing and I’m blessed to call you my husband. I love you babe, and here’s to many more?? Happy Anniversary All those in attendance please post your favorite memory from St. Maarten today."
Talking about her body structure, she has a perfect body that suits for sports. Also, she has a decent height of 6 feet and a weight of 82kgs.
Karima is actively involved in the cancer awareness program mother is a breast cancer survivor. In the honor of her mother, she created a hoodie of her fight and the fight of others all over the world against cancer.
She posted a picture of the hoodie on her Instagram account captioning:
"Couldn’t let the month of October go by without putting out these beauties. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as some of you may know, my mother is a breast cancer survivor. So this is something that is near and dear to my heart, and I know so many others are affected by this disease. It’s only right that I create a hoodie in honor of her fight and the fight of others all over the world."
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