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Giannis Antetokounmpo

Famous Greek Basketball Player of NBA, nicknamed as “Greek Freak”

Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Giannis Antetokounmpo is a famous Greek basketball player, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks club of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards in 2019 as well as in 2020 simultaneously.

Giannis Antetokounmpo| Early life, Childhood, and Education

Talking about his early life, Giannis Antetokounmpo was born Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo on December 6, 1994, in Athens, Greece. Besides this, he holds both Greek and Nigerian nationality and comes from a black ethnic background.

Furthermore, Giannis is the son of his late father, Charles Antetokounmpo, who was a former Nigerian soccer player, and his mother Veronica Antetokounmpo is a former Nigerian high jumper.

Sadly on September 29, 2017, at the age of 53, his father, Charles Antetokounmpo died of a heart attack.

Likewise, his parents are from different Nigerian ethnic backgrounds as his father, Charles was of Yoruba origin, and his mother, Veronica is from the Igbo community.

Moreover, Giannis grew up in the Athens neighborhood of Sepolia with four brothers named Francis AntetokounmpoAlex AntetokounmpoKostas Antetokounmpo, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Whereas, Francis Antetokounmpo is the oldest brother while Alex Antetokounmpo is the youngest one among the other siblings.

Regarding his educational background, Giannis attended Dоmnсan High School with his brothers in Ohio, and later on, he joined Dayton College for further studies.

Career and Professional Life

Moving onto his professional career, Giannis Antetokounmpo started his professional career, by playing basketball in the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Greece.
Further, In 2011, he then played for the senior team right before joining the 2013 NBA draft and was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks.
From the duration of 2016 to 2017, Giannis led the team as a captain in all five main statistical categories. Also, he was the first athlete player to complete a regular season in the top 20 in all five statistics of total points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals.

Furthermore, Giannis received the Most Improved Player award in the year 2017. Later on, he won the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards in 2019 as well as in 2020 simultaneously.

Additionally, he joined the record of LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in NBA history to win 2 Most Valuable Players (MVPs) before the age of 26 years old.

In the year 2020, Giannis also became the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for his outstanding performance in the game.

Moreover, he became a minority share owner of the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB) on 20 August 2021.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo| Net worth and Salary

Focusing on his net worth and salary, Giannis Antetokounmpo has been very much successful in his professional basketball career. He earned a good fortune of money through huge frames and many brand endorsements deals and contracts.

Throughout his career, he made an estimated net worth of around $70 million USD. As of 2022, Giannis made $45 million USD every year as his annual income.

Apart from this, Giannis also earns millions of dollars from different brand deals and endorsements. In 2017, he signed a long-term endorsement deal with the famous brand named Nike. Now, he at least earns more than $10 million USD a year only from endorsements deals.

Rumors and Controversy

On Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rumors and controversy, he has separated his personal and professional life. However, it seems like he is enjoying his personal life with his partner and recently born children.

Moreover, Giannis has never been part of any rumors or controversies to date about his professional basketball career.

Personal Life and Relationship

Focusing on his personal life, Giannis Antetokounmpo is not a married man, however, he is in a relationship with an American retired volleyball player, named Mariah Riddlesprigger.

The love birds have been dating each other since February 2020.

Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Giannis Antetokounmpo with his partner, Mariah Riddlesprigger
Additionally, they were both blessed with two beautiful children. The first child, named Liam Charles was born on February 10, 2020, while the second child was born on August 18, 2021, named Maverick Shai Antetokounmpo respectively.
As currently, there’s no news of his partner’s extramarital relationships or affairs with someone else, now he lived happily with his girlfriend and kids.

Giannis Antetokounmpo| Body Measurement

Regarding his body measurement, Giannis Antetokounmpo has an athletic body and maintains a good physique.

Giannis stands with the tallest height of 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m). And his total weight of around 242 lbs or 110 kg respectively.

Moreover, Giannis has a sizzling pair of dark brown eyes, and his hair length is short with black color. His chest, waist, and biceps sizes are 45, 14, and 16 inches.

As of now, he has not made any tattoos on his body, and his shoe size is 12 (U.S.).

Social Media Profile

Giannis Antetokounmpo is very much active on all sorts of social networking sites including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, as well as Tiktok. On his Facebook, he has more than 3.3 million followers, whereas his Instagram profile has around 12.3 million followers.

Moreover, on his Twitter profile, he gained over 2.1 million followers, and on his Youtube channel named AntetokounBros Tv, he has more than 186K subscribers respectively. Also, on his Tiktok profile, Giannis gained over 3.2 million followers.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name- Giannis Sina Ugo Antetokounmpo
  • Birth Place- Athens, Greece
  • Nationality- Greek, Nigerian
  • Ethnicity- Black
  • Profession- Basketball player
  • Famous for –  NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP)
  • Started career- Basketball player
  • Height- 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m)
  • Currently Married- No
  • Partner- Mariah Riddlesprigger
  • Spouse- No
  • Children- No
  • Tattoo(s)- No

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