Carmelo Anthony Net Worth Is $60 Million
Carmelo Anthony (otherwise known by his nickname “Melo”) is a professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the NBA. He has become one of the most popular players in the league, and was once named the Most Valuable Player of the NCAA East Regional. He has also been named to the All-NBA team 6 times and to the All-Star team 6 times. He was initially drafted by the Denver Nuggets as the 3rd pick in 2003. He played for the team till 2011, and was then signed up by the New York Knicks in the same year. He plays the small forward position, although he is also proficient in playing the power forward position.
Anthony was born on May 29, 1984 in Brooklyn, New York City. He currently has an estimated net worth of $60 million, and earns a salary of $19.45 million annually. It is also reported that he enjoys annual earnings of about $10 million from endorsements alone. The famous basketball player has endorsed brands such as Nike, Sprint (Boost Mobile), Johnson Products Company and Powerade. His contract with the New York Nicks is said to be worth more than $17 million. Below is a summary of his earnings.
2003–04 Denver $3,229,200
2004–05 Denver $3,471,360
2005–06 Denver $3,713,640
2006–07 Denver $4,694,041
2007–08 Denver $13,041,250
2008–09 Denver $14,410,581
2009–10 Denver $15,779,912
2010–11 New York $17,149,243
2011–12 New York $18,518,574
2012–13 New York $19,450,000
On 10th July 2010, Anthony married La La at Cipriani’s in New York City. The couple had been engaged since 2004, and was blessed with a baby boy named Kiyan Carmelo, born on March 7, 2007. Anthony together with his family resides on the Upper West Side. The 30-year-old basketball player has also been involved in different charity works including “The Carmelo Antony Youth Development Center”, and the “Living Classrooms Foundation”. He has made massive donations to these charities to promote job-training, hands-on-education and community service programs for more than 36,000 children, youth and young adults living in the east Baltimore community.
Anthony also made a donation of $3 million to fund the construction of a basketball practice facility in Syracuse University, his alma mater. His donation is considered as one of the largest donations made by an individual to the university, and also one of the largest donation made by a current professional athlete to the institution they attended. In 2006, he was ranked 8th on the list of “The Giving Back 30 List of Largest Charitable Donations by Celebrities”.