• Thu. May 26th, 2022

Russell Westbrook Net Worth 2022


May 4, 2022

Net Worth: $170,000,000
Annual  Salary: $41 Million.

How much money is Russell Westbrook worth and how much does he earn?

Russell Westbrook is a professional basketball player from the United States of America with a net worth of $170 million. He is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes in terms of both salary and endorsements. Russell earned $250 million in salary alone during his first decade in the NBA after joining in 2008. His base salary is $44 million as of this writing. Each year, he earns millions more through endorsements.

The NBA’s Largest Contract

Westbrook signed the largest contract in Jordan Brand history (a ten-year deal worth an estimated $150–200 million) and in NBA history (a five-year, $205 million extension) in September 2017. Russell’s contract was absorbed by the Rockets when Oklahoma City traded him to Houston in 2019, meaning his salary will average $41 million per year. In 2020, he was traded to the Washington Wizards and then to the Los Angeles Lakers. He held the record for the largest NBA contract until December 2020, when Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a five-year, $228.2 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.


Between June 2018 and June 2019, Westbrook earned $53 million in salary and endorsements.



Russell Westbrook was born Russell Westbrook III in Long Beach, California on November 12, 1988. He attended Hawthorne High School alongside his mother Shannon, father Russell Jr., and younger brother Raynard. Russell and his best friend, Khelcey Barrs III, wished to play basketball at UCLA together, but Barrs tragically died during a scrimmage in 2004 while the two were students at Leuzinger High School. As a junior, Westbrook started for Leuzinger’s varsity team and averaged 25.1 points per game as a senior. He was offered a scholarship to play basketball at UCLA and was the team’s starter and Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year during his sophomore year. Russell left UCLA in 2008 and entered the NBA draft.



Russell was selected fourth overall in the NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, who were renamed the Thunder six days later after relocating to Oklahoma City. Westbrook signed with the Thunder on July 5, 2008, and averaged 15.3 points per game in his rookie season, earning him a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was named the team’s full-time starter in his second season, and the Thunder qualified for the playoffs that season. Russell scored 43 points on November 26, 2010, a career high at the time, and in 2011, he was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game and was named to the All-NBA Second Team, two honors he repeated in 2012. In 2012, the Thunder advanced to the NBA Finals, and Westbrook became the first player since Michael Jordan to score 25+ points and ten+ assists in his first Finals game. Russell also competed for the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal.


In 2013, the Thunder qualified for the playoffs and were the Western Conference’s top seed. Russell injured his right knee in the playoffs’ second game but still scored 29 points; the following day, he discovered he had a slight tear in his meniscus. He underwent surgery on April 27, 2013, and was forced to miss the remainder of the playoffs; he required additional surgery prior to the start of the 2013–14 season, which resulted in him missing the first two games. Westbrook then underwent right knee arthroscopic surgery shortly after Christmas and did not return to the court until February 20, 2014. The Thunder competed in the Western Conference Finals in March 2014 but lost in game 6. Russell fractured the second metacarpal in his right hand at the start of the 2014–15 season, forcing him to miss 14 games. He set a career high of 48 points against the New Orleans Pelicans in 2015 (which he later surpassed with 49 points against the Philadelphia 76ers) and was named the NBA All-Star MVP after scoring 41 points in the NBA All-Star game.


Westbrook and Kevin Durant were named Western Conference co-Players of the Month in January 2016, and Westbrook made his first All-Star Game appearance and was named MVP again that year. After Durant left the team, the Thunder wanted to ensure they didn’t lose Russell as well, and so they extended his contract by three years and $85.7 million in August 2016. In March 2017, he set a new career high with 58 points against the Portland Trail Blazers, and he was later named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. Westbrook signed another contract extension with the Thunder in September 2017, this time a five-year, $205 million deal. He underwent another knee procedure in September 2018, missing the preseason and the first two games of the regular season; two months later, he sprained his left ankle and was forced to miss five additional games. Russell was traded to the Houston Rockets in July 2019 for Chris Paul, and he scored 24 points in his Rockets debut.

Private Life

Russell married Nina Earl, a fellow UCLA basketball player whom he began dating during his college years, on August 29, 2015, and the couple welcomed son Noah on May 16, 2017 and twin daughters Skye and Jordyn on November 17, 2018. Westbrook pays tribute to his late best friend, Khelcey, by wearing a “KB3” wristband and writing “KB3” on his Jordan Why Not? sneakers. Each Zer0.3 sneaker in Russell’s signature sneaker series features a “KB3” patch. Westbrook tested positive for Coronavirus in July 2020, and after adhering to the NBA’s mandatory quarantine protocol, he was cleared to return to practice on July 20th.

Honors and Awards

In 2008, Westbrook was named to the All-Pac-10 Third Team, the Pac-10 All-Tournament Team, the Pac-10 All-Defensive Team, and the CollegeInsider.com All-Defensive Team, in addition to being named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Russell was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2017, and he has appeared in eight NBA All-Star games, winning the NBA All-Star Game MVP twice. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2009 and the All-NBA First Team in 2016 and 2017, and he led the NBA in assists and scoring in 2018 and 2019.


Residential Real Estate

Russell paid $4.65 million for reality star Scott Disick’s Beverly Crest home in 2015; he listed it for $6 million in June 2019 and reduced the asking price to $5.35 million six months later. Westbrook paid $19.75 million for a Brentwood mansion in 2018. He also owned homes in Oklahoma, including a three-bedroom house that he sold in March 2020 for $426,900 and an 8,394-square-foot mansion that he listed for $1.7 million in November 2019.

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