The Big Ticket was truly must-see TV back in his heyday and has earned every penny that came his way during his lucrative 21-year career.
Kevin Garnett walked away from the game in 2016 and has since pivoted to television work with TNT and a player consultancy job with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Safe to say that Kevin Garnett doesn’t even need to work a day for the rest of his life, as he is currently holding a net worth of $120 million in 2020, per Celebrity Net Worth.
The former NBA MVP is still way above everyone in terms of total career salary, collecting a whopping total of $334.3 million during his stints with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Garnett earned $11 million more than the late Kobe Bryant who sits number two at the list.
KG entered the league out of high school in 1995 where he signed a rather modest 3-year, $5.4 million rookie contract. The Wolves immediately realized that he will be the team’s franchise player for years to come and locked him up to a staggering $126 million extension during the 1997-98 season.
Kevin Garnett’s star power was undeniable even in the latter stages of his career and teams had to pay top dollar to keep his services.
His highest-earning year came during his MVP season in 2004, where he cashed in $28 million from the Timberwolves. He continued to rake in the big bucks with the Celtics when they gifted Kevin Garnett a $51.3 million extension in 2007.
That was truly money well-spent for Beantown, as Kevin Garnett led them to their 17th title in franchise history in 2008.
Even in his final season in the league — which he spent by returning to Minneapolis — Kevin Garnett still received a cool $8 million in 2015-16. That’s certainly a lot for an aging forward who played just under 15 minutes a game.
Despite his popularity, Kevin Garnett’s no-nonsense persona probably scared off brands since he didn’t have as many endorsements compared to other superstars of his stature. Still, the 6-foot-11 forward was reportedly raking in at least $10 million annually from endorsements at the height of his powers in the mid-to-late 2000s.
Details of his contract with Adidas remain undisclosed, but he does have a lifetime deal with the sporting giant. Prior to that, he also made a lot of dough off of royalties from his successful shoe line with Nike.
Kevin Garnett has been smart with his business ventures since retirement but did run into some financial troubles back in 2018. The one-time NBA champion sued his financial advisor Charles A. Banks IV as well as Michael Wertheim and Welenken CPAs for fraud in 2018, after claims that $77 million was stolen from his accounts.
KG has worked hard to keep his private life away from the public and doesn’t really flaunt his millionaire lifestyle. However, it is known that he owns a 7-acre property in Malibu, California.
While he continues to be involved with basketball through his own TNT segment Area 21, Garnett has since taken his talents to the big screen.
Judging by his commendable performance in the 2019 film Uncut Gems, it looks like more TV and movie work will be coming KG’s way in the near future. This, of course, comes with even more riches for the 15-time All-Star.
His career playing ball might be over, but expect’s Garnett’s net worth to continue rising in the coming years.