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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has undoubtedly been the most exciting player in the NBA for the past two seasons and his stats prove it. He’s just received his second straight NBA MVP, and his team is in the western conference finals, looking to go back to the NBA for back-to-back seasons. Stephen Curry age is a mere 28 years, but he’s has taken the NBA by storm.

And now, Stephen Curry’s net worth of $14.0 millionis about to skyrocket, much like his game.

Stephen Curry Net Worth Compared to Other NBA Players

Kobe Bryant Net Worth$320 million
LeBron James Net Worth$210 million
Kyle Lowry Net Worth$36.0 million
Shaquille O’Neal Net Worth$350 million
Stephen Curry Net Worth$14.0 million

Great Player, Not So Great Contract

It’s hard to deny that Curry has been the best player in the NBA. More than that, he has captured the attention of the public and pop culture outside of basketball, and has maybe more than any other player, electrified social media with some outstanding performances throughout the season.

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But for all the sizzle he’s brought to the Warriors and the entire NBA, Curry has a relatively modest net worth of $14.0 million. In a league where even mid-level players can make upwards of $10.0 million a season, that number seems a bit low.

Breakdown of the Stephen Curry Net Worth

Salary in 2014$10,629,000
Salary in 2015$11,370,000
Total Net Worth$14.0 million

(Source: therichest.com)

But there’s a reason for this. Before Curry started playing like what many argue is the best player in the league not named “LeBron,” there was some doubt as to how much he would play at all. Curry had two major ankle injuries, one requiring him to have surgery in 2011 and the other leading to him missing 40 games in 2012. That’s the same year the Golden State Warriors would sign Curry to a four year extension worth $44.0 million, but that was a cautionary contract because they were unsure of his ability to stay healthy.

It’s a whole different ball game now; with two MVP trophies under his belt, that next contract is sure to be a blockbuster. For now he’s still making just over $10.0 million a year, but you can expect that salary to more than double once he signs on that dotted line.

Under Armour Endorsement

When Curry signed his Under Armour shoe endorsement deal in 2013, he was their biggest basketball star to date. The apparel company had just gotten into seriously making basketball shoes and needed a star to really take the lead and push the brand to the forefront.

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Curry turned out to be that guy, and from the looks of it, the move has definitely paid off. Under Armour signed Curry to a $4.0 million contract—a real steal when you consider some of his counterparts like Kevin Durant and Lebron James are making tens of millions per season over at Nike. And Under Armour is certainly benefiting big time. Stephen Curry’s first MVP title, in 2015, saw Under Armour basketball shoe sales spike a ridiculous 754%. That’s called “Winning!”

Family Man

One of the best and most talked-about characteristics of Stephen Curry isn’t even his playing on the court. In an era when sports figures can be on stage with hip hop stars, Curry is somehow a well-regarded family man. He and his wife Ayesha Curry got married in 2011 after having met at a church group when they were just 14 and 15 years old.

The couple has two young girls, the older of which is three-year-old Riley who has become a bit of a star in her own right. It all started last year when Curry had her with him during his post-game interviews during the Playoffs. Riley would take the mic and make the cutest comments, inserting herself into the limelight as maybe the most famous basketball baby ever.

Just last week, social media couldn’t get enough of Riley when she walked through the media during her dad’s MVP speech pointing at the reporters to let them know she’s watching them. You can almost see everyone’s heat melting as she finally jumped to her seat.

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Curry’s wife Ayesha has also amassed quite a following herself. First, she starred in her own online cooking show, then in April of this year, she took it big when the Food Network came to the table to bring that show to their network. The series will be titled At Home with Ayesha, though there has been no mention of when the show will debut.

The Legend

This season was literally legendary for both Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. On a personal level, Curry hit the most number of three-pointers in a season, breaking his own record from the previous year. He also has the longest streak of games with at least one three-pointer. He led the NBA in scoring for the first time in his career, and also led his team to an all time record of 73 wins in a single season.

It’s only his seventh season, so it’s hard to say that he’s a legend already, but with those kind of career achievements, he’s well on his way to being one of the greatest to ever play the game.

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