Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry smiles after game one of the Western Conference semifinals against the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Steph Curry Makes Over Half A Million Dollars Every Time He Steps on the Court


By now, everyone understands people in sports get paid. Whether you are a Texas high school football coach or a backup quarterback in the NFL, money gets tossed around like life is one gigantic board game. However, when you break down what the top athletes earn, it will definitely make you wonder why you couldn't be them, even just for one year.

Being a superstar athlete at the highest level is basically like winning the lottery. The amount of money a franchise forks out to make sure you play for them is downright insane at times. Golden State Warriors superstar guard Steph Curry is the perfect example of that.

Prior to the 2017-18 season, the 6-foot-3 NBA All-Star point guard inked a then-record five-year, $201 million contract to keep him in the Bay Area during his prime. It was an obvious decision for the franchise considering Curry won two NBA Most Valuable Player awards and three NBA championships for the Warriors.


Steph Curry's Salary

Steph Curry shoots over Dwight Powell in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

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After winning yet another NBA Finals over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018, Curry's salary became the highest in the league for the 2018-19 campaign, and he's held the title as the league's highest-paid player ever since.

His salary for this season? $45,780,966.

Although the Warriors have been down the past few years, they're back in the Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks and have a chance to win their fourth title in seven years. His income certainly reflects his return to MVP form. Curry signed a four-year, $215 million contract before this year that will see his salary boost to $48,070,014 next season and almost certainly keep him a Warrior for the rest of his career.


Of course, the 34-year-old Curry doesn't take home every penny. Not even close, actually. But still, it's a ton of money for the eight-time NBA All-Star and former Consensus All-American for the Davidson College Wildcats.

Here is how his current NBA salary breaks down before taxes:

Steph Curry makes $3,815,080.50 per month.

Steph Curry makes $125,427.30 per day.

Steph Curry makes $5,226.14 per hour.

Steph Curry makes $87.10 per minute.

Steph Curry makes $1.45 per second.

Impressed? How about this for the man with the biggest paycheck in the league:

Steph Curry makes $558,304.46 per game during the 82-game season, excluding the NBA playoffs.


As if further proof is needed to convince you how ridiculous Curry's basketball income is, here's how his salary compares to the NBA's highest-paid players

The 10 Highest-Paid Players in the NBA

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  1.  Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, $45,780,966
  2.  James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers, $44,310,840
  3.  John Wall, Houston Rockets, $44,310,840
  4.  Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers, $44,211,146
  5.  Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, $42,018,900
  6.  LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, $41,180,544
  7.  Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, $39,344,970
  8.  Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, $39,344,900
  9.  Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, $39,344,900
  10.  Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers, $39,344,900

Steph Curry Endorsements

Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha at the Under Armour Curry 3 Launch in 2016.

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That's insane. And it doesn't even include any of the two-time MVP's endorsement deals with Under Armour, or partnerships with Callaway Golf, CarMax, FTX, Google, OXIGEN Beverages Inc., Panini and Rakuten, according to Forbes.

Curry, a four-time First-Team All-NBA selection and the best shooter in NBA history, never has to dribble a basketball again and his wife and three kids, along with agent Jeff Austin, would still be set for life out in California.

Considering the average household income in the United States is just over $67,500, it's safe to say the three-time NBA champion makes more in one game than some American families do in a decade.


Steph Curry Net Worth

Steph Curry high fives a teammate against the Boston Celtics.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Stephen Curry's net worth is approximately $160 million in 2022. Yes, there's a lot of money in the NBA, and by the time Curry finishes his NBA career -- whether he sticks it out with the Golden State Warriors or not --, he'll be one of the richest to ever play.

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