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Kevin Wayne Durant was born on 29 September 1988, in Washington D.C., USA, and is a professional basketball player, who has been playing in the NBA since 2007. Being 2.06 m in height and weighing 109kg, he plays in the position of small forward or power forward. During his career Kevin has achieved many goals and awards, including an Olympic Gold medal, NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie of the Year, and US Male Basketball Athlete of the Year among others.
So how rich is Kevin Durant? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the current net worth of Kevin is over $140 million as of early 2017, accumulated from playing basketball, but also such as earning $14 million from a seven-year deal with Nike in 2014, and more than $17 million in salary from the Oklahoma City Thunder, having earned $31 million dollars in 2013. Kevin is the most expensive player in the Thunder team – during the season of 2014-2015 his salary was $20 million dollars, and during 2015-2016 over $21 million according to his contract.
Kevin Durant Net Worth $140 Million
Durant was raised in a family with his three siblings, and was interested in basketball from early childhood; he was impressed by player Vince Carter, and was a fan of the Toronto Raptors team. As a high school student he played for various teams including Montrose Christian School, Maryland, Oak Hill Academy, Virginia and the National Christian Academy located in Fort Washington, Maryland. From 2006 to 2007, Kevin Durant played for The Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team in his only year at the University of Texas, before declaring for the NBA 2007 Draft, being selected in the first round – second overall – by the Seattle Super Sonics. During his professional career he has played for the Seattle Super Sonics – which became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008 – and now for the Golden State Warriors.
Kevin Durant has received many awards in his career: eight times he has been in the NBA All-Star game, five times All-NBA First Team, four times the NBA scoring champion, was named NBA Most Valuable Player among many others. As a member of USA men’s basketball team, he played in the 2012 London Olympic Games and 2016 Rio Games, plus the 2010 Turkey FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal each time. In addition to this, Kevin Durant was named FIBA World Championship Most Valuable Player in 2010. Perhaps most impressively Durant has played more than 34 minutes per game for his entire career.
In his personal life, Kevin Durant had been in long term relationship with WNBA player Monica Wright, but after being engaged for almost a year they split up over their religious beliefs in 2014. Currently, Kevin is still single, but has been dating Jasmine Shine.