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Klay Thompson Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Klay Thompson was born on the 8th February 1990, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is best known for being a professional basketball player, in the position of shooting guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Golden State Warriors team. His professional basketball career has been active since 2011.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Klay Thompson, as of early 2016? It is estimated that Klay’s net worth is over $6 million, with the main source of this amount of money being his career as a professional NBA player. Additionally, he has appeared in various endorsements and advertisements, and these have also added to his net worth.
Klay Thompson Net Worth $6 Million
Klay Thompson was raised in Lake Oswego, Oregon, as his family moved there when he was only two years old. He is the son of retired NBA player Mychal Thompson and Julie Thompson, and his two brothers also play basketball. In Oregon he finished elementary school, but later the family moved to Ladera Ranch, California, where he attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School. During high school Klay showed an interest in basketball and became a member of school team. As he was very talented, he was named to the Orange County third team and the All-Area second team. He was also named League MVP, Division III State player of the year, etc. He graduated in 2008, and in the same year he became the No. 6 shooting guard in the nation. Afterwards, he became a student at Washington State University, and continued to play basketball for college team. While in college, he became the part of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, and furthermore, he was twice named to the First-team All-Pac-10, as he set the scoring record with 733 points for Washington State. His net worth was established.
Klay’s professional career began in 2011, when he was selected by the Golden State Warriors as the 11th overall pick in the NBA Draft, which also marked a rise in his overall net worth, signing a rookie contract.
In his first season, Klay averaged 12.6 points in 66 games played, which secured him the naming into the NBA All-Rookie Team. In his second season, Klay’s numbers increased, playing all 82 regular season games, and finishing with a 16.6 points average, for over 35 minutes on the floor. Since the 2013-2014 season, the Golden State Warriors have become a factor in the NBA league, reaching the play-offs, but they couldn’t pass the second round, in which they lost to San Antonio Spurs.
The next season was a breakout for Klay and the other players of the Golden State Warriors including Stephen Curry, reaching the play-offs again, but eventually losing to the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games. However, the next season Klay and Curry took another step forward, earning the nickname “Splash Brothers” due to their record of 484 combined three-pointers made in a season, and what is more important, the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship that season. His net worth also increased to a large degree that season, as he signed a new four year deal with the Golden State worth $70 million.
When it comes to his national team career, Klay was a member of the US national team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2014. Previously, he also won a gold medal with the Under-19 national team in 2009 at the FIBA Under- 19 World Cup. These also helped add to his wealth.
Most recently, Klay earned his second All-Star game appearance, thanks to his continuous success in the NBA league, which also added to his overall net worth, thanks to the bonus from the All-Star appearance.
Regarding his personal life, Klay Thompson has been in a relationship with model Hannah Stocking since October 2014.