|Name||William Anthony Parker, Jr.|
|Age, Born||31 years old, Bruges, Belgium, 17 May 1982|
|Net Worth||$37 million|
|Source of Wealth||Basketball athlete|
|Endorsements||HEB Grocery Company, Subway restaurant, Nike, McDonald’s, Southwest Business Corporation (SWBC)|
|Assets||Co owner ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, Nueve Lounge Nightclub|
|Achievement||NBA Finals MVP, All-NBA Third Team, NBA All-Rookie First Team, NBA Shooting Stars champion, French League Rising Star Award, European Player of the Year: Euroscar, L’Équipe Champion of Champions: French|
With $37 million net worth not make Tony Parker as the richest NBA player. No, he hasn’t, but we know that Parker is not the only basketball player but also kind of business man too. That’s why we can predict even not long again he would retire from the NBA due to his age that is getting older, but he has business venture, Tony Parker can still increase his net worth. It was reported that in last 2008, Tony Parker has been signed 4 year extension contract for $50 million with the San Antonio Spurs. Not only basketball as a Parker source of money, several companies who endorse him like Subway restaurant, Southwest Business Corporation (SWBC), Nike, McDonald’s and HEB Grocery Company also made Tony Parker quite rich too.
Tony Parker spent his childhood in France, and since he has been idolized Michael Jordan and took him as a role model. At the age of 15, Parker played the point guard position due his ability for running quite fast. In 1999, he began professional basketball player by signing with Paris Basket Racing. In 2000, Parker got a chance to be a professional basketball player after the Nike Hoop Summit in Indianapolis invited him to join the club. Parker started to steal an NBA Professional team when he made 20 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in the contest between European and American all star. No wonder he then drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2001 NBA Draft. As the sophomore for the team, he has been averaging 9.2 points, 4.3 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game in his rookie year. In second championship in 2004-2005 season he was averaging 6.6 ppg, 6.1 apg and a career-high 3.7 rpg. Its likely that Tony Parker became San Antonio Spurs beloved player because both had been renewed their contract for the three times.
In his first season joining San Antonio Spurs, Tony Parker was paid about $744,480. This amount of salary increased to $10,500,000 in 2007-2008 season. And now his regular payment a year is about $12,500,000.
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