Ayesha Curry first met her husband when the pair were in the same church youth group as teenagers, as SportsNet once reported.
But they didn’t start dating until Ayesha was out in Hollywood trying to make it as an actress — and Steph Curry came to visit.
At that time, she was more well-known than he was. Now, of course, the tables have turned — and Steph Curry is one of the best-known (and wealthiest) players in the NBA.
But don’t think that Ayesha Curry has contented herself with simply being an NBA wife. On the contrary: her career as a chef, influencer, and television host has made her quite a formidable force in Hollywood, as well. What’s more, she supports her husband’s professional endeavors and has played an integral role in helping him grow his brand.
All of this hard work — both alongside her husband, and individually — has paid off for her. Today, she has amassed a personal net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And that’s just the start of many amazing things for this woman who is a lot more than just a “basketball wife.”
Let’s take a look at all the ways Ayesha Curry has made smart business moves.
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
Restaurant and Food Business
Ayesha Curry’s best-known business ventures involve her restaurants. International Smoke has opened throughout the greater San Francisco area, per NBC San Diego. Plus, he often collaborates with other chefs — like Michael Mina — to launch pop-up restaurants in different areas.
She also has her own product line called Little Lights, and her Sweet July Productions house has a first-look deal with eOne, per Deadline.
Subscription Box Service
In 2017, Ayesha Curry launched her own subscription box service called Homemade, which was delivered to families in and around the greater Oakland area, per the SF Chronicle.
One Million Black Women Initiative
In May 2021, AfroTech reported that Ayesha Curry — together with her husband, Steph — announced that she was participating in the One Million Black Women initiative. The initiative, backed by Goldman Sachs, promised to invest $10 billion to aid one million Black women over the course of the next decade.
Other Business Ventures
Above and beyond her food ventures, Ayesha Curry has turned her “passion” into a career. As AfroTech previously reported, she’s gotten involved in several businesses, from a wine company to pop-up restaurant experiences.
She also released a best-selling book in 2016 called “The Seasoned Life,” which shared some exclusive recipes and stories about her life and her faith.
Ayesha Curry owns properties together with her husband, Steph Curry.
Their biggest score on the real estate front was a June 2019 purchase of an Atherton, CA estate. VelvetRope reports that the pair spent an impressive $31 million on their primary residence in the prestigious Bay Area town.
This purchase was the largest in the Bay Area’s history, and the largest in Atherton’s history, as well.