Stephen Curry Net Worth

As of 11/9/16, the Stephen Curry net worth figure of $27 million comes from his NBA salary of $12 million per year. Curry signed a four year, $44 million dollar contract with the Golden State Warriors in 2013. He also earns an estimated $10 million a year in endorsement deals. His most lucrative deal to date is a long-term contract with Under Armour that pays in the neighborhood of $5 million per year.

Of course “earnings” isn’t the same as “net worth.” The Stephen Curry net worth total is brought down by the inevitable taxes and expenses. Curry has a lifetime tax bill of $54 million. He has also shelled out an estimated $15 million for expenses like agent fees and cost of living.

Stephen Curry Net Worth Facts

Stephen Curry Net Worth Facts
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The Stephen Curry net worth total of $34.9 million is small for an NBA star with eight years under his belt. LeBron James’ net worth of $310 million is 9 times bigger than Curry’s. Dwyane Wade’s $159 million is five times bigger and Carmelo Anthony’s $111 million is four times bigger. The NFL’s Tom Brady has $209 million, which is six times more money than Curry. In the music world, Kanye West’s net worth of $67 million is twice as big as Curry’s, while Jay Z’s $553 million is 16 times bigger. Justin Bieber has a net worth of $241 million, which is seven times bigger than Curry’s. Finally, President elect Donald Trump’s net worth is $5.18 billion. That’s a full 149 times bigger than Curry’s net worth.

The biggest reason Curry’s net worth is so comparatively small is that he’s at the end of his four year contract. When he becomes an unsigned free agent in 2017 he’s almost sure to get a much sweeter deal.

Stephen Curry Net Worth Timeline

Stephen Curry Net Worth Timeline

Stephen Curry Net Worth by Year
Stephen Curry net worth 2009$1,037,349
Stephen Curry net worth 2010$2,656,747
Stephen Curry net worth 2011$4,432,839
Stephen Curry net worth 2012$6,718,396
Stephen Curry net worth 2013$12,303,944
Stephen Curry net worth 2014$18,651,829
Stephen Curry net worth 2015$26,403,954
Stephen Curry net worth 2016$34,958,004

Stephen Curry Earnings, Salary and Net WorthThe Stephen Curry net worth story started back in the player’s rookie year of 2009. At the time, Curry’s contract paid him $2.7 million. That’s big money for a newbie. Curry’s salary and net worth have climbed steadily since then, thanks to a salary that quadrupled in seven years and endorsement pay that’s recently taken off. Curry had a net worth of $1 million at the end of 2009. That number has risen to $34.9 million by late 2016.

Stephen Curry Net Worth Sources: Salary, Endorsements, Merchandise

Salary is the biggest slice of the Stephen Curry net worth pie. The player has earned $56 million overall from his Golden State Warriors contracts. He has pulled down another estimated $40 million from endorsement deals with companies like Foot Locker and Under Armour. He has also taken in about $5.6 million from merchandise sales. Overall, that gives Curry $102 million in lifetime earnings.

Stephen Curry Net Worth Sources
Total Stephen Curry Earnings$102,546,695
Stephen Curry Salary (average)$12,818,337
Stephen Curry Salary 2016$24,323,595
Stephen Curry Net Worth$34,958,004

Stephen Curry Net Worth from Salary

Salary kicks in $56 million to the Stephen Curry net worth figures. Curry signed on with the Golden State Warriors in 2009. His four year contract was for $12.7 million, giving him an average salary of just over $3 million a year. By 2013 the player had proven his worth, but an injury-riddled 2011-12 season set him back some. Even so, he managed to lock down a four year, $44 million contract in 2013 with the Warriors. It was after that contract was inked that Curry’s star really began to shine. He was named to the All-NBA First Team in 2015 and 2016. He was named NBA MVP in both years and his team won the NBA Championship in 2015. He was also the NBA scoring champ for 2016 and the steals leader in the same year.

Whatever Curry’s 2017 contract will be, it will almost certainly bring a higher salary to the player for years to come.

Stephen Curry Net Worth from Salary
Total Stephen Curry Net Worth from Salary$56,700,262

Stephen Curry Net Worth from Endorsements, Merchandise

Stephen Curry EarningsEndorsements are a big part of the Stephen Curry Net Worth picture. Nike reportedly offered Curry a low-ball endorsement deal of $2.5 million in 2015 and Curry turned it down. Under Armor offered Curry $4.5 million per year for a similar shoe deal. When Nike failed to match that deal or improve on it, Curry signed with Under Armour. Though the exact financials of that endorsement deal aren’t known, it’s rumored to be worth $5 million a year. The deal also carries partial ownership in the company and lasts through 2024.

Curry has earned an estimated $40 million in endorsements since 2009 from the companies listed below.

  • Under Armour
  • Apple
  • Muscle Milk
  • Foot Locker
  • Burger King
  • Capri Sun
  • Chase Bank

Stephen Curry Net Worth Calculations

It’s one thing to say Curry’s earnings from 2009 through 2016 stand at $102. The full Stephen Curry net worth calculations also involve several adjustments.

Curry’s high income places him in a 39.6% federal tax bracket. His choice to live in California means another 13.3% in state taxes. That adds up to a whopping 52.9% in taxes. Curry keeps less than half of what he makes. Applying that rate to the player’s total earnings gives him a lifetime tax bill of $54 million.

Curry also has expenses. Besides cost of living, the star player shells out for agent fees, staff and other expenses. Our best guess estimate for Curry’s expenses sits at 15% of earnings. That gives the point guard a $15 million dollar expense bill over the course of his career.

What about investments? At a conservative estimate, Curry probably earns 6% of his net worth every year in interest. After taxes, that adds up to a total of $2 million since 2009.

Stephen Curry Net Worth Calculations
YearTotal EarningsAdjustments (tax, expense, investment)Stephen Curry Net Worth

Also see: Kobe Bryant Net Worth

Is Stephen Curry Underpaid?

There’s been some speculation that the Stephen Curry net worth total isn’t high enough. While there’s some truth to that, it’s most likely not because the star player is being shortchanged. What’s likely going on instead is that Curry’s salary hasn’t caught up with his real worth. He has fought so hard his salary and earnings just haven’t been able to keep pace.

Curry will be an unsigned free agent at the end of the 2016-17 NBA season. When that happens, we’ll almost certainly see a big boost to the player’s salary and net worth. LeBron James currently earns $23 million a year. Curry’s $11 million is sure to take a big jump in that direction soon.