Russell Westbrook the American professional basketball player who earned big fame in NBA. He becomes 9th most paid NBA player in season 2018 after signing a new contract with Oklahoma City Thunder. His annual salary bring his name among forbes 100 highest paid athletes.
Russell Westbrook Net Worth: $80 Million
Annual Salary & Endorsement Earnings : $40.6 million (2018)
The 29 year old (point guard) selected in the NBA draft of 2008 by the team of (Seattle SuperSonics) in round 1. But later he is signed by the Oklahoma City Thunder with whom he played first professional match in NBA league. Season 2014-15 and 2016-17 bring him in the spotlight. In both season he scored points per game with ratio (28 ppg). Westbrook is also an six-time All-NBA Team member and led the league in scoring in 2014–15 and 2016–17.
How he become the highest paid athlete in the world during 2017 season. He signed a new three year deal which means he will earn ($86.3 million) till the deal last. After Oscar Robertson (Westbrook) become the second player to score average a triple-double for the season. Not much details about his endorsement deals. According to forbes he earned almost ($12 million) from the endorsement deals. His annual base salary is upto ($28.5 million).