Voted as one of the top 15 players in the history of the WNBA; Diana Taurasi is the most popular player of the Phoenix Mercury basketball team earning a net worth of about 1.5 million dollars in this year. Her salary is 500 thousand dollars per year and it is expected to rise more because of her status as one of the most skillful women basketball players. Along with that, it is also expected to rise because of the upcoming Rio Olympics in Brazil.
You don’t earn money being a girl and that too playing sports said everyone in the past. Sports in not something that earns you high net worth and if you are a girl you are never going to gain the much-needed popularity and salary. How commonly do we hear this? But putting a full stop to all of these we have had many famous female sports personalities in the past- Maria Sharapova,Tonya Butler are some of these famous women and Diana Taurasi is one of them. She is an enduring name in the American Basketball who has a huge net worth too.
Graduate of University of Connecticut, this 6 foot basketball player got her first debut way back in 2004 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercy. Before that, she was a very active player of the game while in high school and college. Even though she mainly plays guard, she also has played forward for the team at times as her team had shorter players. She is the five-time gold winner from the national team. In addition, as soon as she was selected to represent the USA in the Summer Olympics in 2004; America took home a gold medal after defeating Australia in the finals.She has won several other titles and honors in her career that has proved herself to be one of the most versatile and successful basketball players in the world.
But that is not just the works which add to her such high net worth. She has also made a small cameo in the movie- Believe in Me. Alongside that she also has various top brand endorsements like Nike, Eight O'clock coffee. However, the biggest booster to her net worth is her involvement in the Russian Basketball league where she currently plays for the team UMMC Ekaterinburg.
— Diana Taurasi (@DianaTaurasi) May 17, 2016
The Gemini star who is just 35 years old is very helpful and absolutely loves her teammates. She often shares her love for them and has claimed in interviews that without her associates she would have not been able to achieve anything be it the game or her life. She quotes them to be her friends and much more than just players in her life. She just recently shared such views about one of her accomplice- Sue Bird.
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White by ethnicity Diana is all set for the Rio Olympics this year and is seen working really hard for it too. Not married yet she has never been linked
in any affair although she got into a controversy after kissing Seimone Augustus during an argument.If reports are to be believed, she is often termed lesbian due to her attraction in women. In addition, she has also served a one day jail when she was caught drunk while driving.
In spite of this, this American national is one of the most loved played in basketball and continues to be one. After all her career graph and net worth does speak for her. We wish her all the best for her upcoming matches in Rio Olympics.