Damian Lillard’s net worth 2023: The NBA is full of stars and one of the most sort after of them all is Damian Lillard. How much do you know about him? Read on as we take you through the biography, salary, earnings, and net worth of Damian Lillard. What’s more, you’ll also learn how Damian Lillard made his fortune.
Who is Damian Lillard and How Much is He Worth?
||Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr.
|Date of Birth
||July 15, 1990
||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
||United States of America
|Source of Wealth
Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player with an estimated net worth of $200 million. Lilliard currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He started his career by playing for the Weber State Wildcats.
He was selected by Portland with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Subsequently, he was voted the NBA Rookie of the Year. Damian is popularly referred to as “Dame Time” by fans. He is also known as D.O.L.L.A. which is his rap name.
How much do you know about Damian Lillard? Read on as we take you through the journey of how Damian Lillard began his journey to fame.
Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. was born on July 15, 1990, in Oakland, California, United States. He was born to Gina Johnson (mother) and Houston Lillard (father). His parents got divorced when Damian was in high school.
For his education, Lillard attended Arroyo High School, in San Lorenzo, California. He then transferred to St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California. Due to lack of playing time in the school’s basketball team, Lillard transferred to Oakland High School, where he was First Team All-League his junior and senior years.
Following his graduation, he got a scholarship offer to play for Weber State in Utah. He continued to play throughout his college year. Damian obtained a degree in professional sales from Webster State University in 2015.
Damian Lillard started his professional basketball career with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012. In his debut appearance, he recorded 23 points and 11 assists to become the third player in NBA history with at least 20 points and 10 assists in his NBA debut.
In his second season opener, Lillard scored 32 points against the Phoenix Suns. He played all 82 games for the second straight year and averaged 20.7 points, 5.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. That season, Portland finished fifth in the Western Conference. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-NBA Third Team.
In 2015, he signed a five-year contract extension with Trail Blazers worth $120 million. Lillard also became the fastest player in NBA history to have scored 600th career three-point field goal in 247 games. He also became the fastest player to reach 5,000 points and 1,500 assists (248 games) since Derrick Rose (240 games).
In 2017, Lillard became the fastest Blazer to score 9,000 points in 402 games. He also moved into seventh in franchise history in scoring with 9,753 points. Lilliard also joined other stars to get 10,000 points and 2,500 assists in his first six seasons.
Did you also know that Lillard is a hip-hop artist and rapper? Lillard goes by the stage name D.O.L.L.A which is an acronym for Different On Levels the Lord Allows.
In July 2015, he released his debut single titled “Soldier in the Game”. On October 21, 2016, he released his debut studio album “The Letter O.” A year later, he dropped his second album “Confirmed”.
On August 9, 2019, he released his third studio album “Big D.O.L.L.A” featuring Lil Wayne, Mozzy, and Jeremih. He also owns a record label, Front Page Music.
Eager to learn more about Damian Lillard’s personal life including his relationship status? Damian Lillard is happily married to Kay’La Hanson. The couple exchanged their vows in September 2021.
The coupled have two children together a daughter named Kali (born 2021) and a son named Kalii (born 2021). However, Damian has a son named Damian Jr (born 2018), from a previous relationship.
He wears jersey number No. 0, representative for the letter ‘O’ and his journey in life; from Oakland to Ogden, and now Oregon. Lillard is also of the Christian faith; he has a scripture on his left arm of Psalms 37:1–3.
Social Media Accounts
The 33-year old basketballer has an impressive number of fans on his social media pages where he shares his work. As of the time of writing, Damian has over 9.4 million Instagram followers. He also has over 5 million Facebook followers. On Twitter, D.O.L.L.A. has over 2.9 million followers.
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Damian Lillard Net Worth, Salary and Earnings 2023
As of October 2023, Damian Lillard has an estimated net worth of $200 million. Lillard earns his net worth from his basketball and music career. Over the course of his career, he has signed contracts worth millions of dollars. He also makes money from brand endorsements, promotions and sponsorships.
Over the course of his playing career, Damian has earned over $191 million as salary. In the 2020 season, he earned over $31 million. In the 2021 season, he earned over $39 million. Between 2012 to 2019, he earned $117 million in NBA salary alone.
On June 30, 2019, Damian signed a 4-year contract worth $176 million with the Portland Trail Blazers including an annual average salary of $44 million.
Apart from his NBA salaries, Lillard has also signed some mouth-watering deals with top brands. In 2012, he signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Adidas. Two years later, he negotiated a new 10-year contract with Adidas worth $100 million. Damian has a signature Adidas show called “Adidas Dame”.
He also has a sponsorship deal with Powerade, a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola Company. Lillard also has an endorsement deal with Moda Health, Spalding, Foot Locker, JBL, Biofreeze, Panini. In 2019, he signed a promotion contract with Hulu.
Damian is also a global ambassador for the Special Olympics. He also signed an endorsement deal with 2K Sports in 2019.
What’s more, Lillard along with his longtime friend and business partner Brian Sanders became co-owner of a Toyota dealership now known as Damian Lillard Toyota in McMinnivile, Oregon.
He is also the co-owner of Moveinsoles, a footwear company that produces insoles for althletes.
Damian also has investments in real estate. He owns a mansion in West Linn, Oregon. He purchased the mansion for $7 million. The mansion which sites on a 15,000 square feet of property has five bedrooms and twelve bathrooms.
Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player with an estimated net worth of $200 million. Lilliard currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He started his career by playing for the Weber State Wildcats. Damian is one of the highest-paid athletes.