NBA‘s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2017, Russell Westbrook was born on November 12, 1988, in Long Beach, California. He started his NBA career in 2008 when the Seattle SuperSonics (which later became Oklahoma City Thunder) drafted him with the fourth overall pick. He was traded to Houston Rockets prior to the 2019/20 season.
Westbrook has also represented the US national team twice, winning gold medals in the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics.
In 2016, Westbrook had signed a three-year $86 M contract with Oklahoma City Thunder. He went on to win the MVP award that season which saw a significant increase in his new contract. In 2017, Westbrook signed the largest contract in NBA history worth $205 million over five years. Overall, the net worth of Russell Westbrook as estimated by Forbes is $53.7 M.
Westbrook is known to have signed the largest contract in the Jordan Brand history when he signed an extension in 2017. A year later he got his own signature shoe. Apart from Nike, he endorses top brands like PepsiCo and Samsung. His earnings from endorsements contribute to around $18 M of his earnings.
|Height||6′ 3″ (2.01 m)|
|Endorsements||Nike, PepsiCo, Samsung electronics, true religion apparel|