Blake Griffin is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $110 million. He earns a salary of $500,000 per year. Griffin began his professional basketball career with the Los Angeles Clippers before joining the Detroit Pistons in 2018. With a total of six appearances on the NBA All-Star team during the course of his professional career, he has distinguished himself. He’s also a former winner of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest and a former Rookie of the Year. He has been hailed as one of the finest rookies in the history of the National Basketball Association.
Blake made $160 million in NBA salary during his first decade in the league. For the first time in his career, he earned more than $30 million per season in 2018, when the Pistons paid him $32.1 million.
Blake is also one of the world’s highest-paid athlete endorsers, having significant sponsorship deals with Kia, Subway, AT&T, Vizio, and Nike.
He makes $6-10 million a year from endorsements in a typical year. Blake can easily earn $35-40 million in a single year when his NBA contract is factored in.
Blake Griffin’s Early Life
Blake Griffin was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on March 16th, 1989. Tommy, his father, attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University and played basketball there. From grade one until Blake was ready for high school, his mother Gail homeschooled him and his brother. Blake’s father taught him how to play basketball at a young age. He did appreciate baseball and football as a kid, though.
Griffin joined the school basketball team with his brother Taylor when he started high school (who also became a professional basketball player). The team was led by his father, who also served as coach. Griffin rapidly established himself as a standout high school athlete, guiding the team to long unbeaten streaks and garnering various awards.
Blake’s older brother was a basketball scholarship student at the University of Oklahoma, and he notified head coach Jeff Capel about him. Capel was keen to recruit Griffin, and after a great high school basketball career, he persuaded him to attend on a scholarship. Blake quickly rose through the ranks of the team’s most distinguished players. Griffin was hampered by ailments at the start, but he recovered and was named to the All-Rookie team. Griffin was immediately named to the All-American First Team, and as a college basketball player, he was breaking records left and right. He went on to win numerous awards throughout his time with the Sooners, including College Player of the Year.
Blake Griffin Brand Endorsements
Blake Griffin struck a deal with Panini America in 2011 to sell autographed items. The cover of the video game “NBA 2K13” also featured Blake Griffin. He’s also been in Kia, Subway, Vizio, and GameFly advertisement
Blake Griffin Acting/Production
Griffin has a few acting credits outside of basketball. In 2016, he made his first appearance in an episode of “Broad City.” In 2017, he had a supporting part in the film “The Female Brain.” His performances have received generally positive reviews, with particular praise for his deadpan delivery style.
Blake and NFL star Matt Kalil establish a production company together. The reboot of “White Men Can’t Jump” was produced by them.
Griffin extended his deal with the Clippers for another five years and $95 million before the 2012-13 season. Blake was paid $36 million in salary and sponsorships between June 2017 and June 2018. He extended his NBA contract for $171 million in 2018. He earned $39 million in the period of June 2018 to June 2019. Griffin’s annual salary is currently estimated to be around $32 million.
Griffin paid $4.15 million for a home in the Manhattan Beach district of Los Angeles in 2019. The home has 3,598 square feet of living area, a marble steam bathroom, and small balconies off the master bedroom. Griffin has been trying to sell a home in Pacific Palisades since 2018, and his asking price was eventually reduced from $12 million to $10.995. A basketball court and a saltwater pool are included in this Pacific Palisades property. He also paid $2.1 million for a home in Studio City in 2019.
Blake Griffin was rumored to have paid $19.1 million for a home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, in 2020. This mansion stands on.65 acres of land in a gated enclave just off Sunset Boulevard. Griffin now owns a total of four properties in the greater Los Angeles area, in case you weren’t keeping track. His real estate holdings are said to be worth around $35 million.