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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 Wardell Stephen Curry won two NBA Most Valuable Player awards and won three NBA championships for the Warriors.

Steph Curry Salary

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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 Golden State’s quest for the coveted and rare three-peat.

His salary for last season? $37,457,154

Although the Warriors lost the 2019 NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors, Curry’s salary was boosted to $40,231,758 for the 2019-20 season and he will make over $45 million in the last year of his contract in 2022.

Of course, the 31-year-old Curry doesn’t take home every penny. Not even close, actually. But still, it’s a ton of money for the six-time NBA All-Star and former Consensus All-American for the Davidson Wildcats.

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

Steph Curry makes $3,352,646.50 per month.

Steph Curry makes $110,223.99 per day.

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Steph Curry makes $4,592.67 per hour.

Steph Curry makes $76.54 per minute.

Steph Curry makes $1.27 per second.

Impressed? How about this for one of the highest-paid NBA players:

Steph Curry makes $490,631.20 per game during the 82-game season, excluding the NBA playoffs.

Steph Curry Endorsements

That’s insane. And it doesn’t even include any of the two-time MVP’s endorsements with Under Armour, or sponsorships with eHi Car Rental, Chase, and Nissan Motor, according to Forbes.

Curry, a three-time First-Team All-NBA selection, never has to dribble the NBA Spalding 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 $62,000, it’s safe to say Curry makes more in one game than some American families do in a decade.

Steph Curry Net Worth 

According to Wealthy Gorilla, Steph Curry’s net worth is approximately $90 million in 2019.

Highest-Paid NBA Players

Stephen Curry isn’t the only NBA player to make Monopoly-like money, either. Here is the list of the Top 25 paid players in the NBA for the 2019-20 season. All but one is set to make over $28 million this year.

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  • Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
  • Chris Paul (Oklahoma City Thunder)
  • Russell Westbrook (Houston Rockets)
  • Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
  • James Harden (Houston Rockets)
  • John Wall (Washington Wizards)
  • LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)
  • Blake Griffin (Detroit Pistons)
  • Paul George (Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat)
  • Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
  • Kemba Walker (Boston Celtics)
  • Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics)
  • Mike Conley (Utah Jazz)
  • Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets)
  • Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets)
  • Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Al Horford (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic)
  • DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio Spurs)

Yes, there’s a lot of money in the NBA, and nobody gets paid to play more right now than Curry.

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With over 10 years of sports writing experience, Brett has covered some of the top local, regional, and national sporting events in the Heartland for both print and digital platforms. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and resides in Austin, Texas.
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