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Damian Lillard Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard was born on 15th July 1990, in Oakland, California USA, and is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA. He has had two NBA All-Star selections until 2015.
So just how rich is Damian Lillard? Sources estimate that Lillard’s net worth is $10 million and they estimate his earnings will be growing, as the basketball player signed a five-year contract extension that will bring him over $120 million. Besides basketball, the NBA star receives significant money from endorsement deals.
Damian Lillard Net Worth $10 Million
Damian Lillard has been playing basketball since high school, but no scout considered him good enough to get a contract out of high school, even though he averaged over 28 points per game as a senior. The player received a scholarship from Weber State University, Utah, where he played for Weber State Wildcats. While in college, he played in 103 games, averaging 18.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. He won the Big Sky Player of the Year Award twice, being number 5 on the scorer list in Big Sky history.
After the 2012 NBA Draft, Damian Lillard signed a contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, which has brought him over $13 million. Between 2012 and 2016, the basketball player had an average salary of $3.4 million. Thanks to the new contract extension in 2016, he will receive about $20 million and his salary will grow gradually until 2020, when he should have annual earnings of $27 million from playing for the team.
Lillard’s performances have made him popular among basketball fans. In 2012-2013, he was Rookie of the Year, with a game average of 19.0 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.1 rebounds. He recorded 23 points and 11 assists in his NBA debut and finished his first season as a Trail Blazer with 1,500 points and 500 assists. In 2013-2014, he got his first All-Star selection, in a season in which he averaged 20.7 points, 5.6 assists, and 3.5 rebounds. Damian Lillard holds the NBA record for most three-pointers made in a player’s first two seasons. His second All-Star selection came in the season 2014-2015. In 2015, he was also on the All-NBA third team, being one of the better point guards in the league.
His popularity helped the basketball player to sign profitable endorsement contracts with important brands, including for the JBL audio brand, by HARMAN International Industries. Besides this agreement, the basketball player made history with a $100 million contract with Adidas, signed in 2014, being the third largest deal in this domain until now. Lillard appears in TV commercials and travels all over the world with the brands. Moreover, he even has his own signature shoes now.
In his personal life, Damian has a current relationship with Kay’La Hanson, who is a pre-med student at Weber State University, Utah – they met in college. Damian Lillard owns a multi-million dollar six-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon, which he shares with his family. The basketball player uses social media to communicate with his fans, having 931,000 followers on Twitter, 1.8 million followers on Instagram and almost 2.5 million fans on Facebook.