Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Antetokounmpo began playing basketball for the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens.
Early Life & Career
Giannis Antetokounmpo was born in Sepolia, Athens, Greece in December 1994. He is a 6'11" small forward who first played professionally in Greece from 2012 to 2013. Antetokounmpo was drafted #15 by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2013 NBA Draft and has played for the Bucks his entire NBA career. In 2014 he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Antetokounmpo has earned the nickname "The Greek Freak". He was a part of the BBVA Rising Stars contest in 2014 and 2015, the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 2015, and the NBA All-Star Weekend Skills Challenge contest in 2014. Antetokounmpo was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week in February 2015.
Earnings & Contracts
Giannis has a shoe endorsement deal with Nike among several other significant endorsement deals.In November 2017, Giannis signed a "long-term" endorsement contract with Nike. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Giannis earned $35 million from salary and endorsements. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $43 million. He earns at least $10 million per year from endorsements.
In September 2016, Giannis signed a four-year $100 million contract with the Bucks.
On December 15, 2020 Giannis signed a five-year $228 million contract extension with the Bucks. In terms of dollars per season, it was the largest contract in NBA history at the time of signing. The deal pays an average annual salary of $45 million. When you include the final year of his previous contract Giannis will earn $256 million over six seasons. His actual salary per season will break down as follows:
2020-21: $27.5 million
2021-22: $39.3 million
2022-23: $42.5 million
2023-24: $45.6 million
2024-25: $48.8 million
2025-26: $51.9 million
Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player who has a net worth of $70 million. Affectionately referred to as "the Greek freak", Giannis is one of the highest-paid players in the NBA, with an annual salary that tops and an annual salary of $45 million.