Giannis Antetokounmpo has made history. He’s become the first basketball player since the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to bring an NBA title to Milwaukee. And though it took more than 50 years for the title to return back to Wisconsin, Antetokounmpo finally managed to make it work.
With all this buzz surrounding the rising NBA superstar’s career, the question of his net worth has also come up. Basketball fans often wonder what a title can do to a player’s bottom line, and the question about Antetokounmpo’s bottom line is, of course, no exception.
Let’s take a look at the rising star’s net worth.
Giannis Antetokounmpo Net Worth 2021: How Much Is The Milwaukee Bucks Power Forward Making?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Giannis Antetokounmpo has a net worth of $70 million. Of that number, $45 million is in an annual salary. And, according to Forbes, this salary is only going to get a bump with this recent title win.
According to Forbes, he signed “a five-year, $228 million extension with the Bucks in December. He also earns some $25 million annually in endorsements, with partners that include Nike, JBL and Budweiser in the U.S., as well as Sarantis and Protergia in Greece,” reports the outlet, who added that the title makes that number climb “between $35 million and $40 million based on Antetokounmpo’s success and international appeal, bringing him within range of Stephen Curry.”
But if you believe Celebrity Net Worth, that endorsement number could actually be much higher. Antetokonmpo first signed an endorsement deal with Nike back in November 2017. In his first year, he made $35 million. By the time June 2019 rolled around, he was pulling in more than $43 million just from the Nike endorsement alone.
While it’s unclear if he can re-negotiate the Nike contract, what’s clear is that one endorsement alone is worth more than what Forbes is projecting he can earn. And if Giannis Antetokounmpo is indeed able to re-negotiate his long-term Nike contract now that he has a title under his belt, it can only mean more, and not less, each year.
It’s also unclear if Antetokounmpo has any real estate investments under his belt. If he does, this too can add to his net worth.
It remains to be seen if Giannis Antetokounmpo will earn $1 billion while active in the NBA like LeBron James, but he’s certainly on his way.