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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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76.

Chelsey     

Omg only 150 million! He is so poor...... Seriously?!!?!?!?!?!?

979 days ago
77.

Jasmine    

The media needs to mind their own business when celebrities are going through a divorce or relationship problems worry about your own. These professional athletes (basketball players, football, baseball, ect.)need to get a prenup you already know. These women should leave the marriage with whatever they came into the relatioship with nothing, and the husband if they have kids should just pay child support thats it. Women like this can live off a mans salary and never work it's crazy, and as far as child support there is a formula that figures out how much the child gets. If a person is a celebrity there is no way the mother needs say $20,000 a month to support her kids, this will support the kids and keeping up her glam lifestyle, to all the men that are celebrities or make six figures get a prenup you already know......

979 days ago
78.

Dooky    

and how much $$ did you give that girl you raped in Colorado to shut her mouth, Kobe? RAPIST!

979 days ago
79.

Jon    

Back in 2004.. Kobe was worth $400 million..second to Michael Jordan.. DO THE MATH!!

He was second to Jordan in endorsements prior to the rape "allegation" Multi Million dollar endorsement deals, you couldnt turn on the TV without seeing him!

Enough said!!

979 days ago
80.

peace    

Kobe probably started hiding his money right after he got caught trying to stash beef in the corn bucket.......

979 days ago
81.

en Todo Momento!!    

no prenup = real true love!!! ♥♥♥!!!! :DD

979 days ago
82.

tellmeaboutit     

He'll be worth less than that when she gets done with him. Cheating?? Typical of these guys and stupid. No pre nup?? Really stupid.

979 days ago
83.

Andrew    

He has way more then 150 million. He's averaging 53 million a year according to Forbes. Laker contract alone he is due close to 90 million over the next 3 years. Has recently partnered with Turkish airlines and smart car. Not to mention Nike, his watch company' etc

979 days ago
84.

Kelly Jack    

Of course they will say he is worth 1/2 of what he is REALLY worth, so Vanessa will only get 25% instead of 50%...They really think she is stupid enough to not have figured out his net worth BEFORE she filed? She may have turned a blind eye to his infidelities, but not his money. Don't underestimate this woman....the stayed married for 10 years for a reason ^_~

979 days ago
85.

Eddie    

He's so overrated as a player. 1 mvp and 2 scoring titles in 15 years. He was a sidekick for half his career and if it wasn't for the bogus "insider trade" of Pau Gasol he would still be stuck in the first round.

979 days ago
86.

el diablo    

such bull****, that bitch didn't do anything to deserve half of that cash except **** him and be a housewife. she hasn't been dominated the nba for over a decade and win 5 championships and gold medals. kobe has earned his cash with hard work, and shes earning hers with ******* divorce papers.

979 days ago
87.

tshirtwoman    

After many years of probable waste, it's no surprise.

979 days ago
88.

olivia    

I really doubt Kobe is only worth 150 million. He made have seen this divorce coming a long time ago and stash up half of his money where she won't be able to get any. He may have lost endorsements in the US but he still has plenty others in China and Italy.

979 days ago
89.

Olivia    

Kris Jenner is probably setting Kim Kardasian up with Kobe as I write this...and he even has a name that begins with "K".

979 days ago
90.

Jessica    

IM Happy For My Mexican Latina Vanessa She Defiantly Deserves The Best I Love Vanessa ,Money Don't By Latina's Chika's But She Keeps Her Head Up i Truly Respect Dis Women Don't Worried Vanessa The Mexican's We Got Your Back Mami You did To Much By Represent Us In The Emigrations Law And No shes Not White okay people Get Over it

979 days ago
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