Stephen Curry Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 Aug, 2018
Facts of Stephen Curry
Date of Birth: 1988 , March-14
Age: 30 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Stephen Curry
Birth Name Wardell Stephen Curry
Nick Name Steph
Father Dell Curry
Mother Sonya Curry
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Akron, Ohio
Ethnicity Black Ethnicity
Profession Basketball Player
Working For NBA League
Net Worth $60 million
Salary $40 million
Eye Color Brown
Weight in KG 84 kgs
Married Yes
Married to Ayesha Curry (m. 2011)
Children 3
Education Davidson College (2006–2009), Charlotte Christian School
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
Siblings Seth Curry, Sydel Curry, Will Curry
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Stephen Curry is one of the most successful NBA players of this era. He plays for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. He is considered the greatest shooter in NBA history. In 2014-15, Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and led the Warriors to their first championship since 1975.

Curry is the son of the Hall of fame NBA player Dell Curry and older brother of the Trail Blazers NBA player, Seth Curry.

Stephen Curry began his career as a college basketball player at Davidson College. After playing for three years, he was picked in a draft by Golden State Warriors.

Curry is married to Ayesha Curry since 2011. He shares three children with her.

Early Life, Bio, And Education of Stephen Curry

Wardell Stephen ‘Steph’ Curry II was born on 14th March 1988 in Akron, Ohio, the United States of mother Sonya Curry, a state champion at volleyball and basketball and father Dell Curry, a former professional basketball player.

CAPTION: Stephen Curry with his father during he was kid SOURCE: Pinterest

His younger brother Seth Curry is also an NBA player. He plays for the Portland Trail Blazers. His younger sister Sydel is also a former college volleyball player. She played for the Elon University.  

Stephen studied his middle school at Queensway Christian College in Etobicoke, Ontario and then joined Charlotte Christian High School in Charlotte North Carolina. He then attended the Davidson University in 2006 where he played basketball.

Stephen Curry's Career

College Career

Curry led Davidson to win against third-seeded Wisconsin on 28th March 2008. He scored 33 points and Davidson won 73-56 to advance to the Elite 8 for the first time since 1969. He led Davidson to win various games. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors for the  2009 NBA draft.

Professional Career

He was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round and became the 7th pick. Curry went on to sign a four year long, $12.7 million contract in July 2009. Curry went on to get his first career triple-double on 10th February 2010 when he recorded 36 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds.

In the 2010-2011 season, he averaged 18.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.5 steals. Yet again Curry did well average 14.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.5 steal in the 2011-2012 season with Warriors. Curry agreed a four year, $44 million rookie scale contract with the Golden State Warriors on October 31, 2012, as an extension. With the Warriors, he went on and averaged 22.9 points, along with 4.0 rebounds and 6.9 assists as well as 1.6 steals per game on the season.

CAPTION: Golden State Warriors giant Stephen Curry SOURCE: Slam

Curry finished 2013-2014 seasons with an average of 24.0 points, 8.5 assists. In the 2014-2015 seasons, he made his 1000th career three-point field goal. Curry made his first three-point contest during the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend on 14th February 2015.

He extended his five year deal with the club for $201 million in July 2017. He became the first NBA player to sign a supermax contract worth over $200 million. In March 2018, he won over the Atlanta Hawks and he made his 200th 3-point field goal of the season. He also became the first player in NBA history with atleast200 3-pointers in six seasons. Following the match, he suffered a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain to his left knee.

He spent six weeks out of the game and came back in Game 2 of the Warriors against Pelicans. In Game 7, Curry recorded 27 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists, as the Warriors earned a fourth straight trip to the NBA finals by winning against Rockets 101-92.

In Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Curry hit a finals-record nine 3 pointers and scored 33 points in a 122-103 over the Cavaliers. Warriors won all four games and became the champion of NBA Finals 2018.

International Career

Curry is also a former member of United States national basketball team. His first experience with the national team came at the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. He helped the team to win the silver medal.

In 2010, he was selected to the senior squad, he played at the 2020 FIBA World Championship (later known as FIBA Basketball World Cup). He led to winning the gold medal in an undefeated tournament. He also participated in the 2014 World Cup and scored 10 points in the final game. That time also he led to won the gold medal for the nation.

In June 2016, Curry withdrew from the national squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. The reports told that his ankle and knee ailments as the major reason behind the decision.

Stephen Curry's Net Worth, Salary, And Charity

Stephen Curry’s net worth is $90 million as of August 2018. His annual salary is $40 million at Golden State Warriors. He is considered one of the highest paid players of Golden State Warriors. His net worth was around $50 million in between June 2016 and June 2017. He was ranked NBA’s 85th highest paid player in 2016.

His main sources of income are; NBA salary and several endorsements. He has endorsed several brands including Under Armour, Brita and JPMorgan Chase. He received around $35 million for endorsing those brands.

His wife Ayesha Curry’s estimated net worth is around $16 million. He lived in a lavish home in Alamo California. In 2016, he listed his Walnut home for $3.7 million but later sold in the loss for $2.94 million in August 2017.

In February 2018, he listed his another Waxhaw mansion on sale for $1.55 million. He bought the house back in 2011. Curry also drives some of lavishes cars. He owns a Mercedes-Benz G Class which is available for ($122,400-$225000.

Curry has also involved in several charity works. He has been actively engaged to numerous organizations to foundations Nothing But Nets campaign. He also delivered a speech as part of President Barack Obama’s launch of his President’s Malaria initiative strategy for 2015-20.

Further, the basketball player donated his prize Kia Sorento car to the East Oakland Youth Development Center in 2015 and 16.   

Stephen Curry's Awards

Throughout his career, Curry gathered numerous achievements. He became 2*NBA All-Star in 2014,2015, All NBA Second Team in 2014, NBA Skills Challenge Champion in 2011, April 2013, April 2014 and November 2014 NBA Western Conference Player of the Month.

Not only that, Curry is a two-time gold medalist in 2010 and 2014 as a member of the United States men’s national basketball team and a silver medalist with the Under-19 USA team in 2007.

He made the NBA regular season record for most Three pointers. He has been the Warrior franchise leader in three-point field goals, has the Warriors franchise record for most three-pointers made in a game. 

Stephen Curry's Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children

Curry is a married man. He is married to Ayesha Curry since 2011. The couple shares three children together. Curry married his girlfriend Ayesha Alexander on 30th July 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

CAPTION: Stephen Curry and his wife and their two daughters SOURCE: Heavy

They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Riley on July 19, 2012. They welcomed their second child, a son Ryan in 2015. They welcomed their third child, a son named Canon in 2018.

 

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His wife Ayesha Curry is a Canadian-American actress, celebrity cookbook author and TV personality. She hosts her show Ayesha’s Home Kitchen on Food Network. She is appearing on her show since 2016. In 2017, she hosted The Great American Baking Show.

Faith

Curry is a firm believer of the Christian faith. He has been spoken about his faith and has said that he has been blessed by his lord for a long time. He also cites his lord is his savior. He has also read the Bible. Curry has a tattoo of First Corinthians 13:8 in Hebrew on his wrist. He is also an investor in Active Faith- a Christian sports apparel brand.

Body Measurement

  • Height: He stands tall at the height of 6 feet 3 inches.
  • Weigh: He weighs 84 kg.
  • Shoes size: 13.5 US
  • Workout: He does regular exercise to maintain his health and physiques.

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