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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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litigator02    

TMZ never ceases to amaze me with its strong grasp of family law. " Given that the marriage has lasted more than a decade and the pre-marriage assets are commingled..." Strong legal assumptions for a site ran by a hobbit who claims at the end of every episode "Im a Lawyer!". Commingled assets can be traced to their separate property source under Marriage of Mix and be deemed separate. Moreover, your assumption that there exists no separate investment portfolios that preexist the marriage is naive, especially considering Bryant was a multimillionaire prior to marriage. Please TMZ stop giving the public a skewed and misguided view of the law. For examples review my previous comments.

1044 days ago
47.

Pompano Ann    

He owes his wife; she stood by him durning that Colorado scandal and yes he bought a ginormas ring at that time; but it helped his PR that she stayed so now he must pay!

1044 days ago
48.

pete    

SHE'S SMILING HER ASS ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK & HE DID ACTUALLY LOVE HER. WOMEN LIE ABOUT LOVE

1044 days ago
49.

Cory    

Who cares? He's still richer than me.

1044 days ago
50.

Kaaka    

$$$$$

When will athletes/celebrities learn that BABY MAMAS are far more cheaper to have than when you marry them , Just ask TIGER WOODS .

Had TIGER WOODS just had kids with that chic, all he would be doling out is child support every month of a few thousands until they are of legal age,, No way on this green planet she would have gotten her PAWS on anything resembling MILLIONS.

1044 days ago
51.

julie    

That doesnt make sense,Forbes reports that he made 200 mill from his Lakers contract and 250 mill from his endorsements, so vanessa is walking away with 225 before taxes...ouch!

1044 days ago
52.

Mavericks    

It happen to be at 10 years...go figures

1044 days ago
53.

patidee    

good that she FINALLY dumped that rapist*~

1044 days ago
54.

Winslow    

Kobe Bryant is worth FAR more than $150 million. He has earned well over $30 million for the past 10 YEARS, culminating in $53 million in 2010.

1044 days ago
55.

dd    

But Rich Enough!

1044 days ago
56.

patty    

you know with his ego he prolly thought he could keep his wife and and his mistresses too - thats prolly why he never got a prenup

1044 days ago
57.

peoplearesilly    

I'm sorry, but boo hoo hoo frucking hoo. $150 million is than enough to support all of them the rest of their lives. Is the fact that he only has $150 million supposed to make us feel sorry for him? Ger real.

1044 days ago
58.

Max Zorin    

He's only worth $150 million, eh? Gee, that's rough. Better get going with the food stamp applications, Kobe.

Removing tongue from cheek now.

1044 days ago
59.

Fantastic Four    

Complete BS. Two years ago Forbes placed Bryant's worth at $650 million US.

Just like Tiger Woods sliced every ball until after his divorce was finalized, Kobe's going to play pauper too.

Vanessa's coming, and unlike Shaq, you can't fake her out.

Kough it up, Kobe!

1044 days ago
60.

3Storms    

Of course he isn't. Pro athletes are NEVER as rich as people think thanks to the high-priced gold-digging whores they marry. These women are the kinds of women that could spend a billionaire into poverty.

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