Tony Parker is a professional basketball player from France. He has won four NBA championships. Being a son of a legendary basketball player, Tony Parker is known for his indomitable game skills. Other than NBA, he has also played for San Antonio Spurs for a long period of time. Here are all the details about the career, biography, and net worth of Tony Parker in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Tony Parker was born as William Anthony Parker Jr. on May 17, 1982, in Bruges, Belgium. He was brought up in France, and later on, he took the French citizenship too. His father, Tony Parker Sr, was a great basketball player whereas his mother, Pamela Firestone, was a model. Tony is French but his father was an African American, and his mother was a Dutch. He has two younger brothers who both are the basketball players too. There is not any confirmed information about his education. Much of his childhood, he devoted to basketball.
Coming to his love life, Tony has been involved in a few love relationships in his life. First, he married actress Eva Longoria in 2007 but the couple separated after a much-discussed divorce in 2011. The same year, he started dating French journalist Axelle Francine. In 2014, he took his relationship officially and married her. As of now, they are a happy married couple and the parents of two sons. Before this relationship, he also involved in some random relationships too.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
As a child, Tony wanted to become a footballer, but later he changed his mind and chose to be a basketball player like his father. During his school and college days, he actively participated in basketball games. He always played for the point guard position. Initially, he played for French amateur league for two seasons and then, turned a professional basketball player even before completing his graduation. He made his professional career debut with the club Paris basket racing in 1999.
In next few years, he emerged as a remarkable player which made him enter 2001 NBA draft. In 2001, he joined an American basketball team San Antonio Spurs. He is playing for this team even today. With this team, he achieved huge success as a player and won 4 NBA championships.
Other than winning 4 NBA championships, he has also won ‘French League Rising Star Award’. He has been honoured with ‘All-European Player of the Year’ and ‘FIBA Europe Player of the Year’ award twice.
Net worth & Earnings
As a professional player, Tony Parker has nearly 2 decade-long career. He had announced to retire after Rio Olympic but continued to play. Tony Parker’s annual salary is $13 million. With these figures, you can estimate his total net worth. Well, at present, the phenomenal player holds a whopping net worth of $100 million. He has earned this money majorly through his gaming career. Tony is also an avid fan of hip-hop music. He has even released a music album with the collaboration of other musicians. However, his music career hasn’t made much money for him.
In next 2-3 years, he might say goodbye to the game, but his career will always remain an inspiration for the young players. Other than being a basketball player, Tony also owns a stake in French pro basketball team.