Who is Steph Curry? His Personal Life and Net Worth Explored

Steph Curry
Published Date: 25 Mar, 2024 Updated date: 25 Mar, 2024 By Phil

For a while there, the Golden State Warriors were simply unstoppable. Three championships in four years during the 2010s – and another in 2022 – made the franchise one of the most successful ever in the history of the NBA.

For a while there, the Golden State Warriors were simply unstoppable. Three championships in four years during the 2010s – and another in 2022 – made the franchise one of the most successful ever in the history of the NBA. There were many talented players at that time but the main reason for those titles was undoubtedly Steph Curry.

His leadership skills are only matched by his ball-handling and shooting talent. He is a real all-rounder in a sport where specialists are key. Even now, with the Warriors not playing as well as they were a few years ago, the best sportsbook in Vegas will still consider Golden State as a championship contender.

Curry has become a player that has transcended the sport and become well-known by non-hoops fans the world over. Even if his team fail to win another NBA championship, Curry will go down as one of the best ever to play the game. That talent has been reflected in his earnings – and we are going to take a look at how much he is paid, as well as all aspects of a star career.

Early Life

Wardell Stephen Curry II (better known as Steph) was born on March 14, 1988, in Akron, Ohio – just a few years after LeBron James, interestingly enough. His father was a player for the Cleveland Cavaliers at the time, although Steph spent much of his childhood in North Carolina after his father was traded to the Charlotte Hornets.

Steph spent a lot of time in the Hornets training facility picking up the game before briefly moving to Toronto when his father ended his career with the Raptors. The Curry family then moved back to Charlotte, where Steph finished high school. Although he had wanted to attend Virginia Tech, following in his father’s footsteps, he was only offered a walk-on spot due to his size and he chose local school, Davidson College instead.

In three years at Davidson, he was named Southern Conference Player of the Year twice and an All-Team three times. He played in the NCAA Tournament twice, which was a great achievement, considering the level of Davidson basketball, and then elected to forego his senior year to join the NBA.

Pro Career

Curry was selected as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Golden State Warriors. Coach Don Nelson was not put off by Curry’s relatively slight frame, as he preferred a style of basketball that could use a fast, smaller guard. Curry immediately took to the big league and was named in the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2010.

Curry began to be a regular starter and the Warriors team steadily improved and added more talent to the roster. But in the shortened lockout season of 2011-12, Curry badly injured his ankle and missed a lot of game time. Many pundits questioned Golden State’s decision to extend his contract due to his injury problems.

But Curry came back and began the most successful period of Golden State franchise history. He was first named as an All-Star in 2014 (the first of ten such honors, so far) and was the NBA MVP in both 2015 and 2016, as the Warriors won the championship for the very first time.

Golden State would go on to win back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018 against LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers, before losing a fifth consecutive finals appearance in 2019. The personal awards would keep on coming but Curry suffered a serious injury during the 2019-20 season and only played five games.

After a season in which he returned back to strength, without a finals appearance, 2022 turned out to be the year when Steph Curry could do no wrong. He became the all-time three-point leader, won a fourth NBA championship, and was named as the Finals MVP. Sports Illustrated also made him its Sportsperson of the Year.

Curry has now cemented his place in the NBA history books and continues to give Golden State a chance of further championship glory.

Contracts and Earnings

Steph Curry has now earned over $350 million in his 15-year NBA career. His initial rookie contract was worth just over $3 million a year over four years, before he extended in 2013, signing a four-year deal worth $44 million.

Due to his importance in the rise of the Warriors, he was then able to sign a new four-year deal in 2017 worth just over $200 million. He is now halfway through a contract that will bring him another $215 million by the end of 2016.

Steph Curry Contracts and Earnings

Curry’s Under Armor deal is one of the biggest in sports

Steph Curry Net Worth

That huge amount of money earned from playing basketball has given Steph Curry an estimated net worth of around $160 million. That fortune includes a number of high-profile endorsements, including one with Under Armor. He had originally signed a deal worth $4 million but he has since signed a lifetime deal that is thought to include equity in the company itself.

Curry also enjoys endorsements with Chase, Brita, Unilever, Sony, and many more. He has also invested in a number of business projects and is well-known for his philanthropy and charitable work.

Personal Life

Curry has a brother who is also a pro basketball player with the Charlotte Hornets and a sister who played volleyball at university. He met his future wife at church in North Carolina when they were still teenagers and they were married in 2011. They have three children, two daughters born in 2014 and 2015 – and a son who was born in 2018. They have just announced that they are expecting their fourth child at the end of 2024.

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