Blake Griffin Net Worth, Money and More

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 Net worth $20 Million

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Blake Austin Griffin is an American Professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of National Basketball Association (NBA) has an estimated worth of $ 20 million.

 

Early Life and Career

Griffin was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the year 1989. Griffin is of African-American ethnicity. He was home schooled by his mother and growing up Griffin became friends with popular basketball player like Sam Bradford who is currently playing for St. Louis Rams. Griffin has a very impressive basketball career in college also. Standing at 6 feet and 10 inches tall, Griffin is a Power forward. He was one of the highest rated recruits in Oklahoma. In college he has an average of 14.7 points and 9.1 rebounds in 28.4 minutes per game. Griffin was ranked as the nation’s Number 13 high school senior by HoopScoop, and number 20 by scout.com and number 23 by rivals.com. In April 2009, Griffin was selected in the overall pick by Los Angeles Clippers in 2009 NBA Draft. He broke the news to his fans in a press conference which was aired nationally on ESPN News. Griffin showed his ability as a great basketball player in Summer league and was titled as Summer League MVP. Griffin missed 2009-2010 season because of his fractured knee and hence he played in 2010-2011 season as a debut from the LA Clippers against Portland Trail Blazers. His play and performance in the league was impressive he set a record for the most consecutive double-doubles with scoring 23 doubles in a game. By the end of the season he won all the six Western Conference T-Mobile Rookie of the Month Award. This was the first time that a player has swept all the Rookie Awards since 2006. That year Griffin played in all the 82 regular season games and became the first rookie to average 20 points since Elton Brand did it in 1999-2000 season. In 2012 NBA all star game Griffin was voted to play as a starter along with Chris Paul. He was the number one selection for Shaq team. After 2012 NBA playoffs, Griffin was named as the All NBA second team. Griffin signed a contract for 5 years worth $95 Million before the 2012-2013 NBA season. In just a year Griffin has averaged 22.5 points, 3.8 assist per game. He is awarded as the 20th rookie in the history of NBA. In spite of his success in the NBA as a professional basketball career Griffin has a weakness for jump shooting and free throw shooting. A part from his career in NBA Griffin has several Endorsements shooting up his wealth. He also runs a fundraiser charitable trust called Dunking for Dollars to fight childhood obesity. Griffin endorse NCAA Basketball 10 video game made by well known EA sports and also advertise Subway restaurants. He is also seen endorsing brands like Kia automobile, AT&T, MC Donald. He also has a tie up with Panini America where his autographs and memorabilia are sold.

 

Relationships

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Blake Griffin  managed to keep himself off the media reports and speculations about his personal life for many years. But off late he has managed to attract media towards him as he is now the father to a baby boy. According to a report by TMZ.com Griffin is in a relationship with Brynn Cameron who is a former University of Southern California basketball player. The couple welcomed their baby boy on Aug 1, 2012. Cameron already has a son with another NBA player before meeting Griffin . The couple announced the birth of baby boy to fans but requested the fans and media to stay away from his personal life and stressed on keeping his personal affairs private and asked media to allow him to focus on parenting his son.

 

Wealth and luxury

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Blake Griffin earns his tremendously high wealth by playing Basketball professionally in NBA and by endorsing several big brands. Blake has wealth of over $20millions. Recently he signed a five year contract with NBA for $94,538,626. Blake Griffin has salary of $16,441,500 for 2013-2014, and has already received advance salary of $17,674,613 for 2014-2015, $18,907,725 for 2015-2016 and over $21,000,000 for 2017-2018.
Griffin enjoys his vacations in South Beach. He has also started a fundraiser called Dunking for dollars and donates $100 to fight childhood obesity for every dunk he makes.
Griffin loves pets. He loves to cuddle with his  dog named Chandler Parsons. Griffin spends over $5000 a month after his dog.
Griffin endorse Nike zoom Hyper-dunk Shoes, subway,MC Donald, and EA sports games which adds over $1.5 million to his bank balance every year.

 

Awards

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1) John Wooden Award
2) The Naismith Award
3) Sporting News Player of the Year for college basketball in 2008-2009
4) Associated Press college player of the year
5) All Rookie First Team
6) Most rebounds in Big 12 conference history with 504 rebounds.
7) Most double-doubles in a season by an Oklahoma Sooner with 30.
8) Third player to score at least 40 points and and get 20 rebounds in a game for the university of Oklahoma.
9) Played at Oklahoma Christian School
10) Lead his school to four state titles.
11) The Oklahoman’s 2005-2006 player of the year.
12) The Oklahoman’s 2006-2007 player of the year.
13) Gatorade’s Oklahoma Player of the Year
14) 2007 McDonald’s All-American team.

 

Quotes:” Once you become complacent and once you’re happy with your performance or whatever it is, I don’t think you’ll get better as quickly.”

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