Kevin Durant: BiographyKevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player born on 29th September 1988 in Washington, D.C, in the United States. His parents are Wanda Durant and Wayne Pratt.
Durant has three siblings namely; Rayvonne Pratt, Tony Pratt and Brianna Pratt.
Durant plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The basketball star played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas where his remarkable performance earned him the second overall pick by the famous Seattle SuperSonics in the year 2007 NBA draft.
As he is addressed by his initials, KD played nine seasons with the franchise which shook Oklahoma and interestingly named the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008.
He later signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2016 and won back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018.
Durant was a high school prospect and was recognized as the second-best player in his class. He also bagged numerous year-end awards in College and became the first freshman to be named Naismith College Player of the Year.
Since Durant turned professional, he played well and won two NBA championships, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, two Finals MVP Awards, two NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Awards, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and two Olympic gold medals.
As the saying says hard work never goes unrewarded, Durant has also been crowned with a selection to nine All-NBA teams and eleven NBA All-Star teams.
Durant got his basketball breakthrough from 2008 to 2010. He transitioned from that to a period of Deep playoff runs from 2010-2013.
From 2013-2014 he was in the MVP Season. 2014-2016, he had Final Seasons with the Thunder 2014-2016. He played for the Golden State Warriors from 2016-2019. The basketball icon he played and had back-to-back championships in 2016-2018.
Between the years 2018-2019, he was back to season and unfortunately sustained an injury but eventually played for the Brooklyn Nets from 2019 up to date.
“On December 22, 2020, Durant made his Nets debut, putting up 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, in a 125–99 win over the Golden State Warriors.”
Kevin Durant: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, has a whopping net worth of $ 170 million from on-court sessions also off-court as he earns a salary from various signed endorsements deals.
Kevin Durant: Salary
Being one of the biggest talents in the basketball field, Durant is one of the highest-paid players. His estimated salary as reported by Celebrity Net Worth is $29 million.
Kevin Durant: Endorsements
Apart from playing basketball, Durant has signed endorsements deals with several companies.
“Between June 2019 and June 2020, Kevin earned $65 million from his various endeavors. After spending three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, in 2019 Kevin signed a four-year $164 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. He is an active tech investor, with more than 40 early-stage technology investments.”
One of the companies he was worked with is Nike.
“After earning $30 million per year from his NBA salary, Kevin also earns an astonishing $26 million per year from Nike. These two sources alone give him $56 million in annual income.”
Other companies are Google, Alaska Air group, Beats by Dre, American Family Insurance, BBVA, Sparkling Ice, Panini, NBA 2K, Gatorade, Sonic Drive-in, Skullcandy and Sprint.
Kevin Durant: Business Ventures
Kevin has also ventured into business apart from playing basketball. He has invested in Real Estate according to the little that is documented about him.
He reportedly spent $12.05 million in 2018 to buy a beachfront home in Malibu, California. He later listed the home for sale for $13.495 in May 2019.
Kevin Durant: Foundation and Charity Work
Kevin has also given back to society by founding the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. The foundation has thirty-five ventures according to reports.
The sole purpose of the foundation is to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs.
Since 2013, KDCF has developed direct programs and initiatives to support youth across the US, in Kevin Durant’s hometown, and internationally.
Kevin Durant: Family
Although not much is documented about his family, he is known to have dated Bay Area property salesperson Cassandra Anderson and was previously engaged to former WNBA star Monica Wright until 2014.
Kevin Durant: Assets and Lifestyle
Of the little that is revealed of Kevin’s assets, he owns several properties in the Oklahoma City area. In the year 2013, he listed his residential area in the upper-class Club Villa neighbourhood for $1.95 million.
Kevin Durant: Social Media Followers
Kevin has 11.8 million followers on Instagram (@easymoneysniper) and 19 million on Twitter (@KDTrey). Both pages are verified.