By now, everyone understands people in sports get paid. Whether you are a womens college basketball player 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. Don't believe us? Ask Michael Jordan. The amount of money a franchise forks out to make sure you play for them is downright insane at times. The Charlotte, North Carolina-born, husband of Ayesha Curry, Golden State Warriors superstar guard Wardell Steph Curry's net worth and salary 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 the most famous NBA player to go to college in Akron, Ohio, won two NBA Most Valuable Player awards and three NBA championships for the Warriors.
Steph Curry's Salary
After winning yet another NBA Finals over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018, the son of Dell 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 professional basketball player ever since.
His salary for this season? $48,070,014.
Even when the Dubs were down for a couple of seasons, the 2009 NBA Draft pick still lit it up. His income certainly reflects his return to MVP form, too. Before the beginning of last season, Curry signed a four-year, $215 million contract extension that saw his salary boost to $48,070,014 this year and will almost certainly keep him a Warrior for the rest of his career.
That contract has already paid dividends as Curry led Klay Thompson, Jordan Poole, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins to another NBA Championship, defeating the Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals.
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 $4,005,834.50 per month.
Steph Curry makes $131,698.66 per day.
Steph Curry makes $5,487.44 per hour.
Steph Curry makes $91.45 per minute.
Steph Curry makes $1.52 per second.
Impressed? How about this for the man with the biggest paycheck in the league:
Steph Curry makes $586,219.68 per game during the 82-game season, excluding the NBA playoffs, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the US.
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. Yet another NBA ranking that Curry tops, much to the chagrin of NBA assist King, James Harden.
The 10 Highest-Paid Players in the NBA
- Steph Curry, Golden State Warriors, $48,070,014
- Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers, $47,063,478
- LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, $44,474,988
- Kevin Durant, Brooklyn Nets, $44,119,845
- Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards, $43,279,250
- Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers, $42,492,492
- Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks, $42,492,492
- Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers, $42,492,492
- Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers, $42,492,492
- Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors, $40,600,080
Steph Curry Endorsements
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 with his massive career earnings. Who knows? Maybe one day Curry will purchase the New York Knicks with his insane bankroll.
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
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.
This article was originally published on December 12, 2018, and has been updated since.
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