Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek professional basketball player who has a net worth of $70 million.
Affectionately referred to as "the Greek freak", Giannis is one of the highest-paid players in the NBA,
with an annual salary that tops and an annual salary of $45 million.
Among his achievements, he became the first NBA player ever to finish a regular season in the top 20 in all five statistical areas of points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals.
Antetokounmpo also won back-to-back NBA MVP Awards in 2019 and 2020, and in 2021, led the Bucks to their first NBA championship title in 50 years.
Giannis Antetokounmpo was born as Giannis Adetokunbo on December 6, 1994 in Athens, Greece to Nigerian immigrants Charles and Veronica.
He has two older brothers named Thanasis and Francis, and two younger brothers named Kostas and Alex.
Because his parents could not easily find work, he and his brother Thanasis helped out financially by peddling handbags, watches, and sunglasses in the streets.
In 2007, Antetokounmpo began playing basketball. Due to his lack of Greek citizenship, he was unable to travel outside the country for the first 18 years of his life, rendering him stateless.
He eventually gained Greek citizenship in May of 2013, shortly before the NBA draft. Additionally, Antetokounmpo holds Nigerian citizenship.
Antetokounmpo began his playing career in 2011, playing with the senior men's team of the semi-pro Greek B Basket League's Filathlitikos.
The next year, he signed a four-year deal with the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza.
In the 2013 NBA draft, Antetokounmpo was selected 15th overall in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks.
He made his debut that October at the age of 18, making him one of the youngest NBA players in history.
During his rookie season, Antetokounmpo averaged 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 77 appearances.
All-Rookie second team. Greater success came the following season, when Antetokounmpo recorded a career-high 27 points and 15 rebounds in a game against the Rockets.
Later in the season, he improved his career high to 29 points in a game against the Pelicans.
He recorded a new career high of 33 points in a game against the Cavaliers, and in December, notched a near triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists.
In February of 2016, he recorded his first triple-double with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in a victory over the Lakers.
Giannis has a shoe endorsement deal with Nike among several other significant endorsement deals.In November 2017.
Between June 2017 and June 2018, Giannis earned $35 million from salary and endorsements.
In September 2016, Giannis signed a four-year $100 million contract with the Bucks.
On December 15, 2020 Giannis signed a five-year $228 million contract extension with the Bucks.