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Kobe Bryant

Not as Rich as You Think

12/17/2011 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1216_kobebryant_getty_EXTMZ has learned ... contrary to news reports about Kobe Bryant's wealth -- the BBaller's net worth is approximately $150 million, according to sources in a direct position to know.

Sources intimately familiar with the situation tell us ... the $150 mil accounts for real estate holdings, stock, cash and other assets.

The figure is far less than news reports which set Kobe's fortune north of $400 million.  But the $150 mil figure is the accurate one.

TMZ broke the divorce story and the fact that Kobe and Vanessa DO NOT HAVE A PRENUP.   Given that the marriage has lasted more than a decade and the pre-marriage assets are commingled with what was accumulated during the marriage, the assets are distributed based on the community property laws of California -- which means a 50/50 split.

Kobe and Vanessa have already struck a financial settlement, but she was in a good position to get half of the pie.

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Issac    

Kobe can find an alternative solution to avoid any kind of settlement.

853 days ago
2.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

I'm surprised he's worth that much to be honest. Sure, he makes a lot from his NBA contract.. but people like Jordan & Woods made the bulk of their fortunes on licensing deals and for endorsing products. Nobody outside of L.A. has ever really liked Kobe Bryant. He's not marketable the way Jordan was. People in LA love him but people outside of California pretty much hate the guy.. especially after his rape scandal.

853 days ago
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patty    

they have everything figured out - they must have been working on this divorce for months

853 days ago
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The Real JJ    

I didn't think he was worth that much to be honest. He still a duma** for not getting a PRENUP. But what's messed up is Vanessa aint never dribbled a basketball in her life but yet she get half of what he built up, and then some. They need to fix that sh**. Yea she been by his side and all that but i'm sure a woman who has a $4 million rock on her finger and customized luxury cars will make it.

853 days ago
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Jackie    

I don't understand why people marry or enter into relationship and then after go out and cheat.smh

853 days ago
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Nomar    

It must be shocking waking up one day with $200 mil ( because apparently that's his net worth - http://cel­ebrityinc.­com/net-wo­rth/athlet­es/kobe-br­yant/) , than sliced all of a sudden to $100, that may affect his game more than the divorce.

853 days ago
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Scrum    

Welcome back to the planet Earth, Mr Bryant.

853 days ago
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Ace    

How is Kobe or anyone else expected to live on 75 million dollars, it's just a terrible situation.

853 days ago
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Fat Mike    

If I were Kobe I'd be going after all the real estate. Prices are going to skyrocket when the US has a decent President and the economy starts to pick up.

853 days ago
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He made $211,000,000 by Lakers over 11 seasons, NOT INCLUDING any endorsements.
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853 days ago
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therock    

This is a perfect example of why hit men should be legal. I don't care about CA law, no bietch should EVER be entitled to HALF!!!


FACT!

853 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

So TMZ can attest to Kobe's actual net worth beyond a shadow of a doubt huh? Sorta like when you said one hit wonder Soulja Boy had a private jet? No doubt you have great sources, but you only know what they tell you and that doesn't automatically make it true.

853 days ago
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nipples mugee    

150000000 Dollars ? That's 149999900 more then I have.

853 days ago
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pattycake    

Vanessa, you get everything you can girl and run away from him as fast as you can. He will never change. Look for love outside of the limelight, someone who is interested in living a quiet life with you and the kids. And this time, get a pre nup.

853 days ago
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Brenda    

bless his heart! Only 150 million? Times are hard!

853 days ago
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