Kobe Bryant Biography

( 1978 - )
March 21, 2018
First published on:May 22, 2016
by therock

Facts of Kobe Bryant

Date of Birth: 1978, August 23
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign:: virgo
Birth Name Kobe Bean Bryant
Famous Name Kobe Bryant
Father Joe Bryant
Mother Pam Bryant
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Birth Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Net Worth $320 million
Weight in KG 96 kg
Currently Married Yes
Married to Vanessa Laine Bryant (m. 2001)
Children 2
Divorce N/A

Kobe Bryant is one of the most renowned and recognized players of basketball next after Michael Jordan. He is an American retired professional basketball player. He has a long career in the history of basketball. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Early Life of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was born as Kobe Bean Bryant on 23 August 1978, to American parents, Joe Bryant and Pam Bryant. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States along with his two sisters, Shaya Bryant and Sharia Bryant. He holds the citizenship of United States and through sources; we found that he is a black by his ethnicity and his birth sign is Virgo. 

He is also the maternal nephew of basketball player John “Chubby” box. From his early age he started playing basketball, he was also proficient in the game of soccer and played football from his early age. His favorite team was A.C Milan. He attended Lower Merion High School, which was located in Ardmore. 

Kobe Bryant's Professional Career

Upon his graduation, Bryant was declared for the NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets, who traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers. As a rookie, he bagged a reputation as a high-flyer and a fan favorite by winning the 1997 Slam Dunk Contest, and he was named an All-Star by his 2nd season. He also spreads his magic in the game of Olympic and manages to win Gold Medal for his team.

Bryant has always been the pillar of the team since the departure of Shaquille O'Neal. He took his team to the finals of the 2008 NBA and was awarded the Most Valuable Player. His team won the NBA Championships in 2009 and was the member of the U.S. team that won Olympics in 2008 and 2012 along with his teammates including Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony.

Kobe Bryant also overtook Michael Jordan for third all-time on the NBA scoring list in December 2014. He struggled a lot with his team in 2015 and announced his retirement in November 2015. Bryant is one of the most successful and greatest Basketball players of all time having earned 17 NBA All-Star selections, an NBA MVP, five NBA championships with the Lakers, two Olympic gold medals.

On his retirement, several Lakers icons including Shaquille O’Neal, Phil Jackson, Pau Gasol, Derek Fisher, Lamar Odom and Magic Johnson paid tribute.

Kobe Bryant Personal Life

As he is successful in his professional career, so as he is also successful in his personal life. The 39 years old former NBA player, Kobe Bryant is a married man. He married his girlfriend Venessa Laire Bryant in the year 2001. Since 2001, they are living happily together and there is no any issue of divorce between the blessed couple. They first started dating each other in 1999 and engaged shortly after.

The couple got married at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California, however, there wedding was not attended by their parents. Their parents were opposed to their marriage for a number of issues. The year 2003 was a controversial year for him and he was alleged into a sexual controversy, however, later his charged were dropped. The couple together has three daughters named Natalia, Bianka, and Gianna.

Kobe Bryant Salary and Net worth

Bryant is one of the most adorable names in the world of football. His games, stats, and contributions are really inspiring. He is earning a healthy salary of around $25 million while he was playing for Los Angeles Lakers. His estimated net worth is $320 million and has so far earned around $680 million throughout his career.

He is also engaged in brand endorsements like Nike, Hublot, Lenovo, Turkish Airlines and Panini though etc. His endorsement deal with Nike was worth $40 million for 4-years and earns about $26 million every year from his endorsement deals. He is also the founder of Kobe Inc and bought a $5.8 million house in Newport Beach, California for his office.

Bryant is fond of luxurious cars and loves Italian cars. He bought a 458 Italia for 329,000. He also owns some other cars like Lamborghini, Bentley, Range Rover. He has bought three houses in Orange County, California worth $18.8 million. He sold one of his house for $6.1 million previously. Bryant has a helicopter of his own.


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