Stephen Curry is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts think of him as the greatest shooter in NBA history.
On Forbes’ list of highest-paid stars of 2019, named 2019 Celebrity 100 Earnings, Curry comes in at the 23rd place. Let’s learn more about his life, career and earnings.
On 14th March 1988, in Akron, Ohio, Sonya and Dell Curry welcomed their son Wardell Stephen Curry II into this world. Stephen’s father was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the time Stephen was born.
Stephen grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he attended high school because his father spent most of his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets. Dell finished out his career as a member of the Raptors, and during that time, the family was briefly relocated to Toronto.
When they moved back to Charlotte, Stephen enrolled at Charlotte Christian School, where he was named an all-state and all-conference selection. He attended Davidson College, where he set multiple scoring records for the Wildcats and helped the team to their first conderence championship game in 38 years.
Before he became an NBA star, Stephen Curry played college basketball. In 2009, he was selected with the 7th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. He started his position as a guard in the NBA and averaged more than 22 points per game in 2010.
Thanks to his admirable game, he got a spot in the USA Men’s Senior National Team. The same year, they won a gold medal in the 2010 World Championship. In 2011, he was named the recipient of the NBA Sportsmanship Award and underwent surgery on his right ankle.
The following year, Curry signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension with the Warriors, which many considered a risky and bold move for the team, because of Curry’s injury. For the past 10 years, he has been playing for the Warriors. In 2015, he helped the team to win over 24 games, which put them on an NBA record of 73 wins.
He also helped the team win NBA championship, and was proclaimed a two-time league MVP.
In July 2011, Stephen Curry married his longtime girlfriend Ayesha Alexander. The couple share three children: daughters Riley and Ryan, and son Canon.
Apart from his father, Stephen’s younger brother, Seth, is also a professional basketball player. His younger sister, Sydel, played volleyball at Elon University.
Curry has been outspoken about his Christian faith, saying that he plays for God, and every time he pounds his chest and points up is to remind himself and others of that. He tattooed First Corinthians 13:8 in Hebrew on his wrist, and some of his Curry One basketball shoes have scripted 4:13 on its lace loop, which is a reference to the Bible verse Phillippians 4:13, which reads „I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.“
Stephen Curry Net Worth 2020
Stephen Curry’s net worth is estimated at up to $130 million. Playing basketball is not the only income he has. It has been reported that Curry makes more money per year from his endorsements than from his salary with the NBA.