Stephen Curry Net Worth
|$50 Million Per Year
|Wardell Stephen Curry II
|Date of Birth:
|14th March 1988
|35 years old
|6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
|Basketball Player, Entrepreneur
|1st July 2023
When it comes to three-point shot execution, no other current professional basketball player can do it better than Stephen Curry. He earned the nicknames Baby-Faced Assassin and Chef Curry for a reason. Stephen Curry’s career free throw percentage is the highest in the history of the NBA, currently sitting at 90.8%. Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player in The National Basketball Association (NBA) for The Golden State Warriors. Among the general consensus and analysts, Curry is one of the greatest basketball players of all time and one of the best three-pointers and shooters in the history of the NBA. His unorthodox jump shot with the ability to release the ball out of his hand in under half a second with dead accuracy into the hoop makes it very challenging for his opponents to block.
In 2021, Stephen Curry was honored as one of the NBA’s greatest players of all time, being listed on the NBA 75th Anniversary Team. Curry was also awarded twice as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the NBA and the 2022 MVP in the NBA Finals. In his 12 years playing for the Golden States Warriors (the only NBA team he plays for), Curry helped the Warriors to four victories in the NBA Finals—2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022. In 2022, Stephen Curry became the NBA’s all-time leader in made three-pointers, standing at 3,117th, passing the previous record of Ray Allen (2,973rd).
What is Stephen Curry’s Net Worth?
In 2021, Stephen Curry signed a four-contract with the Golden State Warriors for $44 million. In 2017, he signed a five-year contract extension in a supermax contract for $201 million, the maximum salary cap allowed by the NBA. In 2021, Stephen Curry further signed another four-year contract extension with the Warriors worth $215 million. The new deal will take him through the 2025-26 season.
Starting with the new 2022-2023 season, he is set to make almost $50 million per year, which further increases to nearly $60 million in 2025-26, when he is 37. Curry already indicated that he wanted to play until he is 40 and retire with the Warriors.
As of August 2022, Steph Curry has a net worth of $160 million. The NBA contract isn’t his only source of income. Curry is also among the world’s highest-paid celebrities in endorsements. He makes around $50 million per year through endorsements and investments. So at the minimum, Stephen Curry expected to bank is between $80 million to $90 million a year.
Who is Stephen Curry?
Stephen Curry’s birth name is Wardell Stephen Curry II born on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio, U.S. Curry is an American professional basketball player. His dad, Wardell Stephen Curry Sr., commonly known as Dell Curry, is a retired NBA player. His mother, Sonya Alicia Curry, is an American educator. His parents filed for divorce in 2021 after 33 years of marriage. Stephen Curry has two siblings; his sister, Sydel Curry, is a former volleyball player at Elon University. His brother Seth Curry is also a professional basketball player in the NBA, playing for the Brooklyn Nets.
At the time of Curry’s birth, his dad, Dell, played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Later in his youth, his father played for the Charlotte Hornets. Dell often took his two sons, Stephen and Seth, to the Hornets’ practice sessions, and his boys shot hoop with the Hornets during warm-ups before matches. In 1999, his family moved to Toronto, where his dad played for the Toronto Raptor. Stephen was enrolled in an all-boys school at Queensway Christian College, where he represented the school’s basketball team, led them to an undefeated season, and helped the team win the provincial championship.
After his dad retired from NBA, the Curry family moved back to Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Charlotte Christian School during his high school years. He led the Charlotte Christian Knights to three conference championships and three appearances in the state playoffs. Stephen Curry originally wanted to play for Virginia Tech Hokies men’s basketball. Partially due to his physique, Curry wasn’t recruited only a walk-on spot was offered. Ultimately, Curry chose Davidson College in North Carolina, where he was much more welcomed.
During his freshman year in the 2007-08 season, he led the Davidson Wildcats to their first Southern Conference championship since 1969 and continued to lead the Wildcats on a winning streak for 22 games. He broke the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) freshman season record for three-pointers with 113th three-point field goals, and was awarded the MVP of the tournament.
Stephen Curry had grown to his adult height during his second year in the 2007-08 season at 6′ 3” (1.89 meters). In 2008, Curry wanted to develop his position as a point guard in preparation for his career in the NBA. He missed the only game in his college career against the Citadel Bulldogs. That season, he led the Knight to the Southern Conference championship victory. In his final season, Curry was the NCAA scoring leader and became the first player at Davidson to have his number 30 jersey retired. In 2022, Curry finally completed his Bachelor of Arts in sociology.
Career in the NBA
In 2009, Stephen Curry was the seventh overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Golden States Warriors. Curry impressively displayed his three-pointer skill right off the bat in the first season. However, due to repeated injuries and the weak team structure in the Warriors, Curry didn’t have much chance to showcase his potential in the first two seasons. In the 2012-2013 season, Curry signed a four-year contract with the Warriors worth $44 million; many analysts then commented it was a very risky decision as Curry is prone to injury. However, Curry set out to prove the skeptics wrong. In that season, Curry became the first player in NBA history to exceed over 300 three-pointers in a single season. In addition, Curry and his teammate Klay Thompson earned the nickname the Splash Brothers for their combined three-pointers that season.
In the 2014-15 season, the Warriors hired a new head coach, Steven Kerr. The new coach made significant changes to the style of play and team structure, including a strategy to fully utilize Curry’s potential by playing faster pace giving Curry more flexibility and freedom to shoot—with the ultimate goal of strengthening the weak Warriors so they can evolve into a title contender in the big league. Again, Curry broke the NBA record for the most three-pointers made in a single postseason, with his new one at 272 three-pointers. After winning the Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets in Game 3, the Warriors went on to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. In Game 6, Curry led his team to win their first NBA Finals championship in 40 years, with Curry scoring 37 points. He was named the NBA Most Valuable Player.
The Warriors made NBA history in the 2015-06 season, starting the season with 16-0 wins. Curry continued on to help his team win 24 consecutive matches, the streak was broken at 24-0 when they lost to Milwaukee Bucks. Stephen Curry led his team to their second NBA Finals in a row. Unfortunately, they lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 at 93-89 despite being up 3–1 in the series. In that season, Curry was named the NBA’s first-ever unanimous MVP.
In the Warriors’ 2016-17 season, they advance to the NBA Finals for three years in a row. Curry led his team to the NBA Finals victory over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5, winning 129-120, with Curry scoring 34 points. On July 1, 2007, Stephen Curry signed a five-year contract extension on a supermax contract for $201 million.
In the 2017-18 season, the unbelievable achievements continued—the Warriors advanced into another NBA Finals in four consecutive years. Beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 in a clean series. The Warriors won back-to-back NBA championships in 2017 and 2018. Surprisingly, Curry didn’t win the Finals MVP, which many felt he deserved rightfully.
In 2019, The Warrior had a chance to win the triple NBA Finals in three consecutive years. Unfortunately, they lost to the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. In the 2019-20 season, Curry became the oldest NBA player to average more than 30 points per game in a single season, and Curry set a new record and became the NBA all-time leader in made three-pointers at 2,977, surpassing Ray Allen’s 2,973 which the record stood for nearly 11 years.
In the 2021-22 season, the Warriors won the Western Conference Finals in Game 5, defeating Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks 120-110. Curry was named the unanimous and inaugural winner of the Western Conference Finals MVP award.
In the 2022 playoffs, the Golden States Warriors advance into another NBA Finals, playing the Boston Celtics. In Game 6, Curry scored 34 points and led the Warriors to another victory in the NBA Finals, winning 103-90. Curry was unanimously named the NBA Finals MVP of 2022.
Stephen Curry is a devout Christian and very outspoken about this faith. According to Curry, he pounds his chest and points up because he has a heart for God and is a reminder that he plays for God. He also has a long tattoo on his right wrist from the First Corinthians 13:8 in Hebrew translates to Love Never Fails.
Stephen Curry married his high school sweetheart Ayesha Alexander while they both attended the same church in Charlotte, North Carolina, during their teenage years. They married in July of 2011 in a North Carolina ceremony at the Ballantyne Resort. The married Christian couple has two daughters and a son—Riley (2012), Ryan (2015), and Canon (2018).
In 2019, Stephen Curry purchased a lavish property in Atherton, California. The jaw-dropping mansion cost $31 million and is located next to the founder of social media platform WhatsApp, Jan Koum. Breaking the record for the largest real estate purchase in Atherton.
Curry is also an investor in a Christian sports apparel, Active Faith. He is also an avid golfer, he started playing the sport when he was 10. On several occasions, Curry and his father, Dell, played games of golf with Barack Obama when Obama was in office and after. In 2019, Stephen Curry announced he guaranteed to fully fund Howard University, a historically black institution in Washington, D.C for six years for both men and women in the NCAA Division I golf teams starting the 2020-21 school year.
Other Business Ventures
The sports equipment company Under Armour is one of the main sponsorships and partnerships with Stephen Curry—Curry is one of the main reasons the company remains competitive in the footwear market while competing up there against gigantic companies like Nike and Adidas.
Curry is also an investor and the leading brand ambassador for Palm, a personal digital assistant device. He has been involved with the testing and designing of the relaunched Palm. The handheld computing device aims to gain market share by competing with various smartphone devices.
Stephen Curry isn’t interested in chasing international celebrity status and competing against LeBron James. Curry stated he is only interested in chasing more rings for his trophy cabinet. His small physique proved and inspired the later generation of professional basketball players that you don’t need to be physically big like LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal to succeed.
In the 2015–16 and 2016–17 NBA seasons, Curry’s NBA jersey was the top seller in the United States and worldwide. Curry is among the world’s highest-paid celebrities for his endorsements with other sports stars such as LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton, and Roger Federer.
He also made monetary contributions to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to combat malaria and Obama’s Malaria Initiative in 2015. He also founded the Stephen Curry Foundation, which raises money for schools. In 2019, Curry and his wife launched the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation to end childhood hunger.
Stephen Curry FAQs
What is Stephen Curry Net Worth?
Stephen Curry net worth is currently $160 million USD.
How much money does Stephen Curry earn?
Stephen Curry earns $50 million per year from various sources.
How tall is Stephen Curry?
Stephen Curry is 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
How old is Stephen Curry?
Stephen Curry is currently 35 years old.
When is Stephen Curry birthday?
Stephen Curry birthday is on 14th March.