In Forbes ’annual survey of the world’s highest-paid athletes, Kevin Durant was in sixth, earning an estimated $ 92.1 million in 2021, broken down this way: On-the-field: $ 42.1 Million and Off- the-Field: $ 50 Million
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Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant brings in an estimated $ 28 million annually from Nike, a sneaker deal surpassed only by LeBron James ($ 32 million) among active players. He recently added deals with Coinbase, NBA Top Shot and Weedmaps, but with media firm Boardroom and investment firm Thirty Five Ventures, his business empire is more than endorsements. NFT platform OpenSea and digital fitness startup Future are one of his latest investments, and he is supporting the SPAC merger with SeatGeek. Durant and his longtime business partner, Rich Kleiman, also announced last year that they would launch their own SPAC; it is still looking for acquisition.
Durant is one of four NBA players on the list. Lebron James ($ 121.1 million) at No. 2; Stef Curry ($ 92.8 million) at No. 5 and Giannis Antekounmpo of No. 10 ($ 80.9 million) filled the NBA roster. Lionel Messi, the Argentine soccer star who plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He found $ 130 million.