Thanasis Antetokounmpo Biography

( 1992 - )
December 20, 2019
First published on:December 20, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Date of Birth: 1992, July 18
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: Greece
Birth Name Athanasios "Thanasis" Rotimi Antetokounmpo
Birth Place Athens, Greece
Famous Name Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Horoscope Cancer
Father Charles Antetokounmpo and Veronica Antetokounmp
Father Nationality Nigerian
Mother and Veronica Antetokounmpo
Mother Nationality Nigerian
Net Worth $1 million
Salary $1,573,645
Past Team Filathlitikos, Delaware 87ers, Westchester Knicks, Andorra, Panathinaikos and many more.  
Career Earnings $1,445,697
Height 2.01 m
Weight 99 kg
Position in Team Small forward
Current team Milwaukee Bucks
Nationality Greece
Ethnicity African
Profession basketball player
Currently Working For Milwaukee Bucks
Tatto(s) 99 kg

2× Greek Basket League champion, Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional player who currently plays as a Small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Additionally, he was first drafted by the New York Knicks in the 2014 NBA draft as a 2nd round 51st overall pick. Apart from the NBA teams, he also played across the world, representing the teams such as Filathlitikos, Delaware 87ers, Westchester Knicks, Andorra, Panathinaikos, and many more.  

Famous as a brother of  South Bay Lakers power forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, Thanasis was born on July 18, 1992, in Athens, Greece, to Charles Antetokounmpo and Veronica Antetokounmpo. As per Antetokounmpo's birth details, he is an American native and belongs to the ethnic group of Africans. Also, Antetokounmpo was born under the star sign, Cancer. 

Net Worth: $1 Million

2019 Greek Cup winner, Thanasis has a net worth over $1 million, wholly generated from his professional career. Also, playing two seasons in the MLB, he has accumulated a mouth-watering amount of around $1,445,697 as his entire career earnings. 

Thanasis Antetokounmpo flaunting his video game DVD SOURCE: Instagram @thanasis_ante43

Currently, Antetokounmpo is under two years/ $3,147,290 contract with Milwaukee, which he signed on JUL 16 2019. Additionally, the deal includes $3,147,290 as the guaranteed amount and an annual average salary of $1,573,645. Cotradically in the 2019-20 season, he earned around $1,445,697 as a base salary, while carrying a cap hit of $1,445,697 and a dead cap value of $1,445,697.  

Some of his career earnings details are tabulated below:

YEAR TEAM EARNINGS
2015-16 New York Knicks $75,000
2015-16 New York Knicks $30,888
2019-20 New York Knicks $1,445,697

 Likewise, for the 2020-21 season, his salary is expected to rise and reach around $1,701,593 as a salary, which will increase his career earnings to reach around $3,147,290. Although Thanasis has immense experience, playing basketball, he is yet to earn a convincing amount of money as a salary.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo flaunting his sneakers SOURCE: Instagram @thanasis_ante43

In particular, he is the least paid player of the team, standing in the 15 positions while the player like Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, Brook Lopez are among the highest-paid player with an annual average salary of $30,603,448, $25,842,697 and $12,093,024 respectively.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo with his Audi car SOURCE: Instagram @thanasis_ante43

In addition to his professional career earnings, he is among the athletes who has a good amount of fortune. Further, he is sure to earn an additional amount of money from endorsement and sponsorship deals with different brands, including Sneakers, Nike, and many more. Likewise, he also owns an Audi car whose price range is between $32,500.00 to $169,900.00, depending upon the modules. 

Relationship Status: Single

As of now, the 27 years old athlete, Thanasis is neither married nor in a relationship. Also, the news about him being in a relationship or affairs never surfaced in the media.

Compared to his professional career, the information about he romantic part of his life is still under the bars. Likewise, his social account also doesn't have any hint about his probable girlfriend.  

Family Background

Thanasis Antetokounmpo is not only the athlete from his family. Further, his brothers Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kostas Antetokounmpo are popular in the NBA world.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo along with his father and brothers SOURCE: Instagram @thanasis_ante43

Mainly, his eldest brother, Gannis, is the player of the Milwaukee Bucks while the youngest one, Kostas, currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Also, he has a brother named Francis Antetokounmpo, who followed the path of oh his father, playing Nigerian football.

Further, his father, who died in 2017 due to a heart attack, also possesses an athletic background. In particular, he was a Nigerian soccer star. Besides, his parents are of Nigerian descent who immigrated to Greece from Nigeria in 1991. 

Owns a YouTube Channel

Thanasis, along with his brother, owns a YouTube channel which is named as a AntetokounBros Tv. Similar to their popularity in the NBA world, their youtube channel has a massive number of followers. Reportedly, the Antetokounmpo brothers launched their YouTube channel on Dec 13, 2018, posting a video with the caption: 

"AntetokounBrosTV is finally here!

Since then, they have posted alot of videos titled Unboxing and reviewing the Nokia 9 PureView!, Review and breakdown - Marvel's Avengers: Endgame, Would you rather", Part 1: FOOD with the bros! and many more. 

Career Overview

Having started a professional career since in 2008, he first played for the youth team of Filathlitikos. Later, he was promoted to the senior team to play for the Greek fourth division for the 2010–11 season and the Greek third division for the 2011–12 season. 

As of 2019, he is playing for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a Small Forward. The New York Knicks first drafted him in the 2014 NBA draft as a 2nd round 51st overall pick.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo along with his brother in bucks SOURCE: Greek City Times

Apart from the NBA teams, he also played across the world, representing the teams such as Filathlitikos, Delaware 87ers, Westchester Knicks, Andorra, Panathinaikos, and many more.

Similarly, on May 3, 2016, he was called up to play for the national team of Nigeria. However, he denied the proposal and choosed to play for the national team of Greek. Primarily, he was selected to play for the 2016 Turin FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament and 2019 FIBA World Cup qualification, representing the national team of Greek. 

Career Highlights and Awards

  • 2× Greek Basket League champion in 2018 and 2019 respectively
  • 2019 Greek Cup winner
  • 2× Greek League Most Spectacular Player in 2018 and 2019 respectively
  • 2× Greek League All-Star in 2018 and 2019 respectively
  • 2× Greek League All-Star Game MVP in 2018 and 2019 respectively
  • 2015 NBA D-League All-Defensive Second Team 
  • 2014 NBA D-League All-Defensive Third Team

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