About Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook net worth is estimated at $35 million and it is growing so rapidly, in a several years he might become one of the wealthiest basketball players in the world. This prediction seems all the more probable considering the fact that Russell is only 26 years old (so he has a lot of good years in front of him) and he is already earning more than $17 million per year. The secret to his success might be found in Russell’s own words: “Every day when I get on the floor I give it my all and play because you never know what tomorrow holds.” What else there is to know about this talented athlete? Since the year 2008, when he started playing on the National Basketball Association, he has already become 4× NBA All-Star (2011–2013, 2015), NBA All-Star Game MVP (2015), 4× All-NBA Second Team (2011–2013, 2015), NBA scoring champion (2015), NBA All-Rookie First Team (2009) and Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (2008). But these are just the highlights of his career. Let’s take a closer look at it and see how Russell Westbrook net worth has reached its current heights.
Russell was born and raised in Long Beach, California. In one of his interviews he has described this early stage of his life as follows: “My childhood, I wouldn’t say it was bad. It helped me grow up. I stayed out of trouble. My parents taught me what’s wrong and right, and knowing that I had a little brother following me, I had to make sure I was doing the right thing so he knows what’s right, too. I was in the house nine days out of 10.” However, Russell’s teenage years were marked by a traumatic experience: when he was 16 years old his peer, one of his closest friends and also a perspective basketball player Khelcey Barrs died from cardiomegaly. In honour of his friend Westbrook still wears a “KB3” wristband, the same “code” is on his sneakers.
It was only in 208 that Russell Westbrook net worth started growing with some speed, although basketball has been an important part of his lie ever since he was a kid. That year Russell was drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder. He remains with the same team to this day and I guess this would not be the case if he was not paid such a good salary: as I have already mentioned, the team of Oklahoma is currently paying him more than $17 million per year! Another important source of Russell Westbrook net worth is endorsements. Over the last few years the athlete has signed with companies like Jordan Brand and Jaxs Boxer Brief. Perhaps more importantly, in 2015 Westbrook became Marketing Creative Director of the well-known denim brand True Religion!