Kevin Durant is a professional player of Basketball for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association in America. He earned numerous awards and medals and also selected to nine NBA All-Star teams and eight All-NBA teams. He was regarded as the second-best player during his high school and won numerous year-ending awards while graduating. Durant was recorded as one of the highest-earning basketball player. To know more about the net worth of Kevin Durant in 2018, keep reading the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Kevin Wayne Durant was born in Washington, D.C on September 29, 1988, to his parents Wayne Pratt and Wanda. His parents got divorced when he was a child and he was raised by his grandmother. At the age of 13, his father reentered into his life and travelled the country with his father to basketball tournaments.
Durant grew up in the eastern outskirts of Washington, D.C. Since childhood; he always wanted to play for his favorite team, the Toronto Raptors where his favorite player Vince Carter also included. He played basketball for several teams in the Maryland area and also teammates with the future NBA players.
He played two years of high school basketball at National Christian Academy and one year at Oak Hill Academy. He completed his senior year at Montrose Christian School before the beginning of the season. Durant committed to the University of Texas prior to the start of the season.
Durant owned a number of properties in the Oklahoma City area and listed his primary residence for sale in 2013 for $1.9 million. He visits chapel before every game, and he also has religious tattoos on his wrist, stomach, and back. Durant opened a restaurant, KD’ southern Cuisine in 2013, in Bricktown and got engaged to Monica Wright who is a WNBA player. They were almost married before they split.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
At the age of 19, Durant was chosen as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft. On November 16, 2007, he made the first game-winning shot in his career against the Atlanta Hawks.
Durant was considered as the strong candidate for the Most Improved Player Award and reached third in the voting. Before signing with the Golden State, he played in Oklahoma City for nine seasons and won a championship in his debut season. In 2009-2010 he was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game. He was regarded as the top scorer in the NBA for this season.
During 2014-2015 season, he was diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his right foot and was excluded out for eight weeks. He returned on December 17 and then sprained his left big toe in January. On March 27, he was officially excluded for the rest of the season as he had decided to undergo foot surgery. He returned in the 2015-2016 season and dropped 40 points against the Orlando Magic.
In 2017, Kevin won the NBA championship with the Warriors and was named as NBA Finals MVP. He has also earned gold medals in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games for the U.S. He had won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, and the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award.
Net Worth and Earnings:
And now we finally get into the actual calculations of Kevin Durant net worth. The estimated net worth of Kevin Durant is more than $200 million. He made all this fortune by becoming the professional basketball player in America. Durant was regarded as one of the highest-earning basketball players worldwide because of his deals with the companies like Foot Locker and Nike. Throughout the 2015 season, Durant had earned $88 million which is alone his salary.
He even tried his hand in acting by appearing in the children’s film named Thunderstruck in 2012. He has also contributed as a photographer and a writer to The Players’ Tribune.