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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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chickfila    

My inside TMZ sources tell me the spam on this forum is from TMZ . They are paid from different companies to post spam and the links associated with them. What a bunch of lowlife ********.

1010 days ago
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Joan K    

Nobody in their right mind is going to waste a minute reading these dumb azz spam ads except maybe TMZ.

1010 days ago
18.

PokerStar    

I don't think Kobe will be needing to find a real job anytime soon TMZ. He has more dinero than he can count.

I hope the Lakers play very well this year. They need to get back into it like the old Lakers used to do.

1010 days ago
19.

ChunkyLightning    

If I was her I would make sure those are the numbers!!! Jordan paid his ex 160...! So a guy with a known gambling problem gave his wife more than Kobe has? He must be paying for all those women who he is cheating on her with!

1010 days ago
20.

static    

He'll be living in a van parked on Crenshaw in 20 years.

1010 days ago
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chickfila    

My inside TMZ sources tell me the spam on this forum is from TMZ . They are paid from different companies to post spam and the links associated with them. What a bunch of lowlife ********.

1010 days ago
22.

Truth    

AND THAT'S GROSS ASSETS NOT NET ASSETS/NET EQUITY. YOU DONT KNOW - LIKE ALL THEM CHUMP CHANGE CELEBS - HOW MUCH IS ON LEVERAGE, LOANS, MORTGAGES, ETC. THEN TAKE OFF ANNUAL TAXES, EXPENSES, EMPLOYEES, AND FEES AND THEY'RE ACTUALLY LEFT WITH MAYBE 65%-70% OF THAT FIGURE. THE ACTUAL REALISTIC FIGURE IN MORE IN THE RANGE OF $90-$100 MIL - MAYBE LESS. #TRUTH!!

1010 days ago
23.

Marie    

Well if he is/was smart which he might be, after his rape trial with the then possibility of divorce, he might have hide some of his money in off shore accounts. Somebody worth 1 billion prior to relationship issues might suddenly only worth 500 million. Im just saying

1010 days ago
24.

janet    

If your going to be screwing around...why get married in the first place. No pre-nup and in a community property state such as California. That's just plain stupid.


I bet Bryant wished he did the pre-nup now. It's so stupid they always end up getting caught.

1010 days ago
25.

Cooley    

I don't know how that's possible. He makes about $25 million A YEAR, plus he has endorsements ...and, one would think, interest and investments.

There's some more money somewhere.

1010 days ago
26.

dlucas    

I smell a KIM and KOBE reality series..........

1010 days ago
27.

New Orleans    

Well, he had to pay out a lot to that girl he raped.

1010 days ago
28.

South Beach    

Serial cheater, and wife played it smart, particularly for one so young. She was only 21 when he was charged with rape. The thing is, many of these high earning men actually do see nothing wrong with cheating, that it is "their due" and has nothing to do with their families, it's "recreational".

In CA, 10 years is the golden mark to make for property division and alimony. She's 29 and now it's pay back time. Good for her.

1010 days ago
29.

dennis    

No one is as rich as you think when its time for divorce...ROTFLMAO

1010 days ago
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bye    

QUE HACES METIDO EN MI CASA, POR QUE TE METÍAS EN TODOS MIS CORREOS Y EN LOS DE MIS CONTACTOS? POR QUÉ ME HAS METIDO UN INTRUSO???? POR QUÉ ESTÁS HACIENDO TODO ESTOQUE ESTÁS HACIENDO PARA HACERME MAL Y LUEGO TE PIDO ESO Y NO HACES NADA????
ADIOS PARA SIEMPRE. ESPERO QUE QUITES TODO Y PRONTO.

1010 days ago
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