Who is Kevin Garnett and what is his net worth 2018? Kevin Garnett, once upon a time was one of the most feared power forwards in the game. Born in the year 1976, his gigantic presence was felt in the NBA for 21 seasons in total. In 21 seasons, he perhaps conquered all that there is to conquer for a NBA player. Numerous awards. Championships. Respect. His career began in 1995 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. His contributions to the franchise did not go unnoticed. All this ultimately resulted in his trade to the Boston Celtics, 12 years after he started playing in the NBA. The 6ft 11 inch American Basketballer said goodbye to the sport in 2016 with numerous accolades under his belt.
Kevin Garnett was born on the 19th of May, 1976 in Greenville, South Carolina. Garnett had an emotionally rough childhood especially because of his strained relationship with his stepfather. What saved him from the abyss of misery was basketball. While studying at Farragut Career Academy, Chicago, he played for their high-school basketball team.
From early on, he began catching scouts attentions with his superb performances and above par physique. During his high school years, he won a number of awards and instead of going and studying in a college in 1995, he was picked directly out of high-school, a feat that’s not small by any means. It’s not that college education didn’t appeal to Garnett but his substandard academic achievements proved to be a burden. In 2016, after 21 seasons in the NBA he retired at Minnesota, right where he began his career.
In 21 seasons, Kevin Garnett has won everything that there is to win in Basketball. Listing them all will be a fruitless task as his greatness is already established. To complement this established fact, let’s just look at the big awards here:
NBA Most Valuable Player (2004)
Olympic Gold (2000)
15x NBA All-Star
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
Net Worth of Kevin Garnett
Any guesses? Somewhere in the $300 million region. This is an accurate estimate as it’s hard to ascertain his true net worth due to his many-many contracts. His long career ensured that he made enough money to live a decent life, even after retirement. More than 90% of his net worth is due to his accumulated salary earnings and according to some reports, he is the highest earning basketballer in NBA history (as a whole, as in his entire career). Endorsements were never a major source of revenue for Kevin but he still made, comparatively, a little bit off them in his playing time. He has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
Kevin Garnett is a legend. He is one of the best power forwards that the game has ever seen. Today, the 41 year old man lives a very private life. Details about him and his family aren’t easily available. What’s established about his family however is that, since 2004, he has been happily married to his wife, Brandi Padilla, and it is claimed that the couple are raising a girl together.