What is Khris Middleton's net worth? Bucks forward propels team to NBA finals victory with 17 pts
Milwaukee Bucks star Khris Middleton helped his team dominate over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA finals. Middleton led his team to become NBA Champions after coming up with a clutch late in the game. He finished with 17 points and four steals. The NBA icon will now be heading to Tokyo to play in the national Olympics team.
He will fly alongside Jrue Holiday and Devin Booker who played in the NBA finals for the Bucks and Suns respectively. The 29-year-old NBA star made his first All-Star team in 2019, before being selected again in 2020. He gained immense appreciation during the Covid-19 pandemic for donating $100,000 to Fiserv Arena workers and also providing school children with food and supplies. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Middleton landed his first contract of $2.2M after the second-round NBA draft pick in 2012. Read on to find out more about Middleton's net worth, lifestyle and personal details.
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Born on August 12, 1991, James Khristian Middleton has an elder cousin Josh Powell who played in the NBA. He attended Porter-Gaud School where he played basketball for the Cyclones, averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds as a sophomore. He was named state player of the year in his junior season and later awarded the title of Most Valuable Player of the Porter-Gaud Holiday Classic. In 2009, ESPN ranked him 64th best prospect in the class of 2009.
After selection in a number of college teams, Middleton chose Texas A&M and signed with the Aggies on May 30, 2008. In 2010, he scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the NCAA Tournament, during a 69-53 win over Utah state.
In his sophomore year, the US Basketball Writers Association chose him for the 10-man All-District VII team. In April 2012, during his junior year, Middleton declared for the NBA Draft forgoing his final season at collegiate. He played for the Detroit Pistons for a year, before joining the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013, as a trade-in for Brandon Jennings.
In 2015, he re-signed with the Bucks for a five-year contract of $70M. Post the 2018-2019 season, he landed his career-best deal as he signed a contract extension of $178M with the Bucks for another five years. According to Media Referee, Middleton has a present net worth of around $50M, while his salary in 2021 has been estimated at $33M. In his personal life, Middleton is also a father to daughter Audrielle Middleton with his girlfriend Samantha Dutton. When his daughter was born on April 23, 2019, Middleton wanted to be there for his girlfriend for the birth. He made headlines for catching a plane to Milwaukee immediately after a playoff win over his former team Detroit Pistons.
Ranked 82 among the world's highest paid athletes in 2020,