- Full name: Carmelo Anthony Jr
- Birth: (05/29/1984)
- Place of birth: Red Rock project, Brooklyn, New York City
- Occupation: professional basketball player, actor
- Marital status: married
Carmelo Anthony net worth history
The bulk of his $80 million net worth Carmelo Anthony has made from his career as a professional basketball player in the NBA. Anthony showed his potential to be a great basketball player when he was at high school. His great ability as a player earned him a place at Syracuse college in 2002 and 2003. Anthony’s performances in college basketball were so good that Syracuse decided to retire the number 15 after he had left to begin his playing career in the NBA. Getting into the NBA makes it a great deal easier should anyone want to become a millionaire.
For a time many of the high school and college team coaches had been concerned that Anthony did have the physique to cope with the demands of NBA basketball though he certainly has height on his side (he is 6 foot 8 inches tall).
His NBA playing career began in June 2003 when he made his debut for the Denver Nuggets. He was picked third over all in the NBA draft of that year. He played some really impressive games in his first season with the Nuggets. That was the season Anthony became the second youngest player to score more than 30 points in a single game, only Kobe Bryant was younger.
His high scoring performances made Anthony hot property and meant he was able to sign lucrative deals that increased his net worth. Since the beginning of the NBA only LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have got to 1,000 and 2,000 points quicker. In 2006 he was actually banned for 15 matches for his involvement in the mass fight between the players of Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks.
New York is where he currently plies his trade. Carmelo Anthony moved over to playing for the New York Knicks in 2011. There his impressive scoring averages and all round playing performances continue to be consistently high. Anthony remains one of basketball’s highest earners.
Carmelo Anthony has been part of the US basketball team in the last three Olympic games. In 2004 they won a bronze medal in Athens. He came home with gold medals after the US in Beijing (2008) and then London (2012).
About Carmelo Anthony
His father, Carmelo Anthony Sr died of cancer when Carmelo was only two years of age, meaning his mother brought him on her own. he has two older brothers and a younger half sister. The family grew up in Baltimore, and were used to having things tough. There was a lot of crime near where Anthony lived, and playing basketball helped him to largely keep out of trouble. He has not forgotten his roots and likes to people less fortunate than himself.
Anthony married his wife, La La in 2010. They have one child, a son Kiyan Anthony born in 2007. Their wedding was filmed for a reality TV show later broadcast on VH1.