Tony Parker Net Worth, Money and More
NET WORTH: $ 75 Million
Tony Parker was born on 17 May 1982. He was born in Bruges, Belgium. He is a professional Basketball player who plays for San Antonio Spurs in the National Basketball association. He is a point guard for them. He played in the French Basketball league for 2 years before finally being drafted to NBA. He was the 2007 NBA Finals MVP. Parker is also a musician and has released a music album named, TP. He helped Spurs win the 2003, 2005 and 2007 championships. He married the actress Eva Longoria in 2007 and in 2011 they divorced. Tony Parker has been a prominent star of the San Antonio Spurs. He has helped the team win 2005, 2003 and 2007 NBA championships.
His father, Tony Parker Sr., was also a professional Basketball player. His mother, Pamela Firestone, is a model. Tony was more interested in Soccer but changed his mind after seeing Michael Jordan attain the pinnacle of success. He decided to play at the point guard position at the age of 15. He had a very good speed and agility. Tony was first signed by the Paris Basket Racing in 1999. Tony was allowed an entry in the Nike Hoop Summit in Indianapolis. He recorded 20 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Tony Parker’s assets
The point guard owns a flat black Cadillac Escalade. It has a 24″ flat black Agetros wrapped around Pirelli tires. It is Tony Parker’s favorite ride!
He also owns a convertible Bentley. He purchased it when he was married to Eva Longoria. Parker is often noticed driving it.
In 2002, Parker played in 82 season games as the point guard. His points per game average were 15.5. In the post season, Parker won his first NBA championship ring. Parker was often doubted because of his considerably less height and strength. He always proved people wrong and improved his game all the time. He was the third positioned point guard in field goal percentage. Parker played a vital role in the victory of spurs in 2003. Parker was for the first selected in the NBA all star. He scored 18.6 point per game. He again played really well in the 20007 NBA. San Antonio spurs again won the championsi=hip in 2007. He was named the NBA final MVP in 2007.
Tony Parker has played for the Junior National Teams in France. He also played for FIBA Europe Under-18 championship and 2002 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He played a vital role in France’s victory. Tony Parker has played in the 2001, 2003, 2005,2007,2009,2011 and 2013 FIBA Eurobaskets. He was also a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Tony Parker was awarded French League Rising star award in 2001. He was a member of the San Antonio All-star Shooting stars team. He played a vital role in the victory by making the half-court shot. Tony Parker was on the covers of NBA Live 09. He was honored with the NBA Western Conference Player of the month. He was inducted into the Legion of Honor in 2007. His team won the gold medal in the EuroBasket 2013.
Parker purchased a 20 percent share in the French ASVEL Villeurbanne club. He is currently its vice-president of Basketball operation.
Even after a divorce, Parker’s parents had an influence on him. His mom gave him health tips. He dated Eva Longoria in 2005. The couple got engaged in 2006. They married in 2007. In 2010, Eva Longoria filed for divorce. She accused Tony Parker on Infidelity charges. He filed for divorce the same year. The reason mentioned was- Personality differences. Parker has been dating a French journalist named Axelle since 2011. The couple got engaged in 2013. The couple is expecting a baby boy soon.
Tony Parker donates 20 Tickets to each home game to Under-privileged youth. He is the ambassador for Make-a-wish France. Make-a-wish helps children suffering from fatal diseases.
Tony Parker loves hip hop and rap music and he has released a music album named TP. The album was produced by Polygrafic. The album features many artists such as Booba, Don Choa, Eloquence, Eddie B, Jamie Foxx, K-Reen, Rickwel and Soprana.
Famous Quotes by Tony Parker
“Balling is balling; it is all just basketball for me and I’m used to playing both games, so it really does not matter if it is international style, American style; it does not matter at all for me.”
“I already knew Make-A-Wish as it is very famous around the world and I have previously taken part in the granting of wishes by meeting children and their families. I decided to commit to working with Make-A-Wish France when I understood the true dedication there and I realized that I could help to grant as many wishes as possible.”