Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player who plays in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers and is their highest-paid player. He was drafted by the team in 2012 and won NBA Rookie of the Year after being voted unanimously.

The 29-year-old basketball player makes sure that his team reaches the playoffs in every season he plays and has received four NBA All-Stars selection.

How Much Is Damian Lillard Worth?   

Lillard has a series of income sources lined up, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. He was the Forbes’ 17th highest-paid athlete in 2017.

American professional basketball player: Damian Lillard
Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player who plays in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers

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In 2020, the player is worth $55 million with more to come. He has also made endorsement deals with many companies earning him a hefty sum of money.

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NBA Career

After being drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2012, the player has never been drafted by another franchise. He is currently signed to a five-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers worth $140 million, which is set to expire in 2020-21 season.

Season Age Yearly Salary
2016-17 26 $24,328,425
2017-18 27 $26,153,057
2018-19 28 $27,977,689
2019-20 29 $29,802,321
2020-21 30 $31,626,953
Average Salary: $277,977,689      Total: $139,888,445

The player is set to sign another four-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2021 worth $196 million.

Season Age Salary
2021-22 31 $43,750,000
2022-23 32 $47,250,000
2023-24 33 $50,750,000
2024-25 34 $54,250,000
Average Salary $49 million                Total : $196,000,000

Endorsement Deals

Damian Lillard has signed multiple endorsements deals with companies such as Adidas, Footlocker, Panini, Spalding, JBL, Moda Health, Powerade, and Biofreeze.

The 2012 rookie of the year signed a multi-year contract with Adidas in 2015, which is estimated to be worth more than $100 million. The contract with Adidas also included the release of Lillard’s signature shoes Adidas Dame whose retails price is $115 per pair.

Lillard's signature shoes Adidas Dame
 Lillard’s signature shoes Adidas Dame 

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Lillard has also signed an agreement to promote Hulu’s new campaign of streaming live sports in the streaming platform.

Cars And Properties   

The 30-year-old player is a fanatic for expensive cars. He owns a Cadillac Escalade and a Bentley Continental worth $75,195 and $202,205, respectively.

Lillard resides in Oregon, where he has a house near Lake Oswego. The point guard’s property contains a 15,000 sq. feet house with a waterfront. He purchased the home in July 2017, paying $6.6 million.

Lillard's House in Lake Oswego, Oregon
Lillard’s House in Lake Oswego, Oregon

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The player also owns a property in the Rolling Hill Farm Estates community in Oregon. The property extends to 4,371 sq. ft. with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a BBQ center, a gourmet kitchen, and an extensive entertainment center.

Did You Know? Damian Lillard is an aspiring rapper and has released two studio albums, and he is the global ambassador for Special Olympics.

Personal Life: Is Damian Lillard Dating?

Damian Lamonte Ollie Lillard Sr. is an African-American NBA point guard who was born on July 15, 1990, to Houston Lillard Sr. and Gina Johnson. He has a brother, Houston Lillard, Jr., and a sister, Lanae Lillard.

He completed high school from Oakland High School and went on a basketball scholarship to study Bachelors in Arts and Science at Weber State University.

Damian Lillard, Damian Jr., and Kay'La Hanson
Damian Lillard, Damian Jr., and Kay’La Hanson

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Lillard is in a relationship with his highschool sweetheart Kay’La Hanson and has a son Damian Jr. He resides in his Lake Oswego residence with his girlfriend and son.

He is a devoted Christian and has tattooed the scriptures of Psalms 37:1-3 on his left arm.