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Millionaire Stephen Curry Earns More Than Serena Williams Per Year Without Stepping Foot on the Court

Published 05/19/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

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Stephen Curry is one of the biggest athletes in the entire world. The NBA giant is not only an entertainer on the court, but his off-court success is second to none. With multiple big-time deals, he earns a huge majority of his earnings through his off-court activities. It is even comparable to the salaries of multiple NBA players. However, how does he compare to the biggest female tennis star of all time, Serena Williams?

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Serena Williams is the most famous female tennis athlete. The woman with a record Grand Slam wins in the open era at 23. She beats even the top payers such as Federer and Nadal in that category.


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In addition, when it comes to her earnings, Williams has amassed over $94 million in career earnings, which is twice that of any female athlete. But how would it sound if someone said Steph earns more every single year without even stepping on the court?

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That’s right, Curry’s per year earnings off the court are more than what Serena Williams earns throughout the year.

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Steph remains to be one of the highest-paid athletes. He became the first player to sign two $200 million deals in the NBA after he agreed to a 4-year extension with the Warriors back in 2021. However, his off-court earnings are on a whole different level. To put it into perspective, Serena Williams, who is the biggest female tennis star, earns $45.3 million in 2022.

On the other hand with just his off-court activities, Steph is yet to earn a whopping $47 million dollars without even touching the basketball.


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The main contributors to his massive off-court empire mainly come from Under Armour. Stephen Curry is the face of the brand and even has his own apparel and shoes with them. The Warriors star earns $20 million annually from his deal with the sports giants alone. He also entered the world of cryptocurrency parenting with FTX. The Baby-Faced Assassin also has his own production company, Unanimous Media, which also ropes him in a good amount.

It is so crazy that most NBA athletes earn more from their off-court ventures rather than by doing what they worked so hard for. As one of the highest-paid players in the league, Curry earns $45.8 million from the Warriors every year. Hence, his main source of income from all his deals and work outside the NBA floor. As for Steph’s total yearly earnings, the three-point king earns an astounding $92.8 million dollars and ranks fifth among the highest-paid athletes in the world.


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With room to keep growing, do you think Curry’s rank will increase in 2023? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Written by:

Anuj Talwalkar


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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.
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Arunaditya Aima