- Russell Westbrook Net Worth: $100 Million
- Russell Westbrook’s Salary: $41 Million
- Westbrook signed the largest contract in 2017, which is worth $231 Million.
Russell Westbrook’s Early Life
Russell Westbrook is an American professional basketball player that was born in Long Beach, California. Westbrook went to Leuzinger High School. He is 6 ft 3 in tall and plays the point guard position. Currently, Westbrook is known as the fastest and most athletic player in the NBA.
Russell, recruited by UCLA (University of California- Los Angeles), where he played for 2 years.
Russell Westbrook’s Career
After Russell’s college basketball success, he decided to enter the NBA Draft and he was drafted number one pick overall by Seattle Supersonics in 2008. Seattle Supersonics decided to move to Oklahoma a few years later. The Seattle Supersonics are now called Oklahoma City Thunder.
His first year in the NBA was fairly successful, he was named rookie of the month a few times and was named NBA rookie All-First team. In 2010, he won the USA Gold medal at the FIBA World championship. In 2016, he signed a 3-year contract that was worth $86 million and that would give him an average salary of $28.5 million per year. This contract had a player option, which means he can become a free agent again after 1 year. And in 2017 he decided to become a free agent and signed a five year $206 million contract that would pay him an average of $41 million. That is the largest contract for any NBA player. In 2017, Russell signed a 10 year contract with the brand, Jordan, that is worth between $150- $200 Million.
Russell Westbrook became the second player of all time to average triple double in the NBA season since Oscar Robertson.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant played on the same team for several years. Kevin Durant decided to leave Russell Westbrook and sign with the Golden State Warriors. Russell Westbrook has net worth of $100 million.