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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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91.

gmoney    

Vaneesa is HOT- but SO WHAt!!?!?!?! KOBE can get anybody he wants and he did, and still will..he's rich as hell...WHO wants to listen to ur girl WHINE all day when i can get the same and send her on her WAY....BOOM

1007 days ago
92.

Christopher    

"Given that the marriage has lasted more than a decade and the pre-marriage assets are commingled with what was ac***ulated during the marriage, the assets are distributed based on the community property laws of California -- which means a 50/50 split."

That's not true. You can split your assets anyway you like as long as you both agree on it.

1007 days ago
93.

Greygoose125    

The $150 million figure seems low for Kobe's financial worth considering a 16 year career, endorsements here in the U.S. and overseas - I would think he has other financial assets that are hidden from his soon to be ex wife.

1007 days ago
94.

bw ftw    

Why is everyone trying to make out this guy has more money than he is declaring, what, do you think money grows on trees. Just maybe this lifestyle you think is so cash money is not as free flowing as you might think. Plus those who have lavish lifestyles, who spend money on attacking girls in hotels rooms, maybe don't look after their money very well.

1007 days ago
95.

Meme    

A black man don't have to rape a white woman! They can get it with no problem. It's just when they don't want them anymore they cry rape!!!

1007 days ago
96.

jx    

Of course Kobe is not worth what all hype reported before the divorce. It always works out like that... Tiger a Billionaire, Bieber worth $150 million, Jay Z half a billion...yada, yada, yada,...It's always astonishing that people believe this....ohhh I read in Forbes... yeah so what . Hype is hype.

I got into a debate at a recent holiday party with this really smart real estate guy in NYC about the worth of Jay Z and he was insistent on believing all the hype about more than a half-billion dollars. I now realize the guy is a moron.

1007 days ago
97.

ms5472    

Do I believe Kobe was still cheating? "hell to the nall" .. I believe Vanessa just waited for the right moment so she could get more!! She came in with nothing and leaving with more then half!!

1007 days ago
98.

ontamin100    

what a vile human being Kobe is

1007 days ago
99.

ontamin100    

what a vile human being Kobe is

1007 days ago
100.

Free Speech    

what??? $150m is not rich enough for you TMZ ??? you greedy morons.

1007 days ago
101.

Realwoman    

Now should i or any of the LAKER Fans be surprised by this news; NO!

1007 days ago
102.

tech2    

Bad news is
never good news but it sells. So she found out that he was more than just a basketball player?

1007 days ago
103.

BC    

150 mil? How does he live off that?

1007 days ago
104.

Victoria    

Like Tiger's ex, Vanessa will never be able to be sure if any man she dates is interested in her or Kobe's money. Hopefully she will either never get married again, or have enough sense to make sure she has her future husband sign one if she does. If not, in a few years the shoe could be on the other foot!

1006 days ago
105.

nighthawk,,original    

Well,,Well,,Well Mr. Kobe:Spend all your money, you got It.

1006 days ago
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