Kawhi Leonard Net Worth: Career & Houses

The aspiring American professional basketball player Kawhi Leonard has a net worth of 70 million dollars, as of 2024.

Leonard, basically known for playing small forward, plays for the NBA team Los Angeles Clippers.

Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi started his career by playing for San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, where he was honored with Most Valuable Player in 2014’s NBA Championship.

Moreover, he was also featured in the Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Athletes of 2019.

Quick Facts

Some of the quick facts about the basketball player are:

Full Name Kawhi Anthony Leonard
Date of birth June 29, 1991
Age 32 years old
Gender Male
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Team Los Angeles Clippers, NBA
Position Small Forward
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African-American
Residence Los Angeles, US
Height 2.01 m (6′ 6″)
Weight 102 kg (225 lbs)
Color of hair Black
Color Of Eye Black
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Sexual Orientation Straight
Father’s Name Mark Leonard
Mother’s Name Kim Leonard
Siblings -none-
Marital status Married
San Diego State University
Spouse Kishele Shipley (2014–present)
Children Kaliyah Leonard
Active Years 2011–present
Net Worth 70 million USD
Last Updated February, 2024

Kawhi Leonard’s Net Worth and Income

The net worth of the NBA player Kawhi Leonard is $70 million, as of 2024.

Currently, Leonard is the 9th best-paid player in the NBA, and he is believed to be the same next year as well.

He started his basketball career in 2011 with San Antonio Spurs; he signed a 90 million USD agreement with the team. Not only but also, in 2015, his season salary rose from just $3 million to $17 million.

He is currently playing for Los Angeles Clippers, which he joined during the 2019/20 season.

Moreover, in 2019, Leonard was included in the list of the top 70 highest-paid athletes worldwide. Likewise, he was also featured in the list of 30 sports personalities under age 30.

Here is mentioned all the previous years’ salaries Kawhi Leonard has received, which contributes to his net worth.

Season (Year) Team Salary
2011/2012 San Antonio Spurs $1,731,960
2012/2013 San Antonio Spurs $1,861,920
2013/2014 San Antonio Spurs $1,991,760
2014/2015 San Antonio Spurs $3,053,368
2015/2016 San Antonio Spurs $16,407,500
2016/2017 San Antonio Spurs $17,638,063
2017/2018 San Antonio Spurs $18,868,625
2018/2019 Toronto Raptors $23,114,066
2019/2020 Los Angeles Clippers $32,742,000
2020/2021 Los Angeles Clippers $34,379,100

To illustrate, from the beginning of his career to the season of 2021. Leonard has amassed approximately $151,788,362.

According to sources, here is further mentioned his projected salaries for the few coming seasons with Los Angeles Clippers:

Season (Year) Salary
2021/22 $39,344,900
2022/23 $42,492,492
2023/24 $45,640,084
2024/25 $48,787,676

Net Worth of Kawhi Leonard in Different Currencies

Given is the net worth of the basketball player in different currencies, including Bitcoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 58,968,000
Pound Sterling £ 50,297,450
Australian Dollar A$ 94,695,720
Canadian Dollar C$ 87,848,600
Indian Rupee 5,196,726,500
BitCoin ฿ 1,823

Kawhi Leonard Houses and Cars


Ritz Carlton House

The Los Angeles Clippers’ MVP owns a penthouse in Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles, worth $6.725 million.

This lavish penthouse spreads over 4,280 square feet featuring three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It further sports wooden floors and huge glass walls.

Inside the penthouse
Inside the penthouse

Similarly, the house is pretty high-tech, boasting iPads to control smart facilities. There are custom fireplaces too.

The master suite is absolutely gorgeous with a facility of steam shower. Likewise, the family room is spacious, adjoining the kitchen.

Moreover, there is a parking space and a rooftop swimming pool. The property offers a facility of front-desk concierge to help and attend the guests coming over. Likewise, the house boasts a fitness center.

San Diego House

This big mansion located in San Diego was purchased by Kawhi Leonard when he was playing for the Toronto Raptors.

The NBA player bought the house spanning 13,000 square feet for $13.3 million. To detail, this house has a touch of Tuscan-style which has later been renovated and refurbished as per the like of Leonard.

Aerial view of the Kawhi Leonard's San Diego house
Aerial view of Kawhi Leonard’s San Diego house

Talking about the house’s features, there is a workout room, two offices, a home theatre, a bar, and even a wine vault.

The house boasts seven bedrooms and ten and a half bathrooms. There are customized dressing rooms inside the master suite and a jaw-dropping ensuite bathroom offering a spa.

Similarly, the kitchen is gourmet, including all the modern appliances needed.

Moreover, the backyard offers a patio and tennis court. Furthermore, there is a multi-section swimming pool with a raised spa amidst a gorgeous lawn overlooking fruit orchards.

And not to forget, the house is also furnished with waterfall facilities.

Pacific Palisades House

Kawhi Leonard spent $17 million on this Pacific Palisades property.

The house in Los Angeles features seven bedrooms and twelve bathrooms.

Exterior of the Pacific Palisades House
The exterior of the Pacific Palisades House

Additionally, the house offers various amenities such as a wine cellar, an infinity pool, a movie theatre, etc. To detail, there is a huge wine cellar with a capacity of housing 960 bottles.

This beautiful pad spanning 12,000 square feet was originally listed on the market for $25 million. Luckily, Kawhi closed the deal on $17 million.


Kawhi Leonard, being a rich and talented NBA player, does not have much interest in fancy cars. As a matter of fact, Kawhi still drives the car he has owned since high school.

The '97 Chevrolet Tahoe
The ’97 Chevrolet Tahoe

The 1997 Chevy Tahoe is the lovely two-wheeler Leonard never sold and still admires. He has even nicknamed this classic SUV as “Gas Guzzler.”

However, after too much pressure from his friends and some family members, he did buy a silver Porsche for himself.

Lifestyle and Vacations

If you have noticed the sizzling physique of Kawhi Leonard, you must also know that the man works really hard to achieve it. Kawhi is an avid fitness enthusiast, and incorporating a balanced diet, and a proper exercise routine has really paid him well.

To details, Leonard especially focuses on his core and eventually includes every other part of his body. He regularly exercises and takes a break only when his body needs one.

The workout routine of Kawhi Leonard has been split into two parts, days-wise, and he exercises both in the morning and evening.

He includes shoulder presses, dumbbell shrugs, dumbbell presses, leg raises, twists, dumbbell curls, hammer curls, and tricep pushdowns on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Likewise, Leonard does lunges, barbell squats, Russian twists, planks, crunches, hamstring leg curls, sit-ups, V-ups, and hanging leg raises on Tuesday and Thursday.

Speaking about his diet, Leonard follows a strict diet. His meals basically include fruits, vegetables, and animal protein.

Kawhi avoids processed food, refined sugar, and an excess amount of carbohydrates. Additionally, he does not eat red meat.

Kawhi Leonard basically eats five times a day. To details, he starts his day with an egg, generally an omelet, some leafy vegetables, and mushrooms.

Likewise, in between breakfast and lunch, he intakes fruits like avocado and bananas. Sometimes, he prepares a smoothie including those fruits along with vanilla protein and spinach.

Similarly, he opts for salads made with anything available for lunch, such as beetroots, beans, quinoa, etc. And if Leonard feels like for an evening snack, he munches on a handful of roasted nuts/seeds.

Finally, for dinner, he often prepares a veg-burger for himself along with a big bowl of salad.


In 2019, Kawhi was spotted in Barbados with his family. He was offered a free trip to the gorgeous island by a tourism company, and Leonard did enjoy the beach time with his daughter and his girlfriend, Kishele.

Kawhi with his family in Barbados
Kawhi with his family in Barbados

The family was captured in all glee while boating together and playing with water.

Similarly, in 2020, Kawhi was seen in Mexico wearing a tank top with his own jersey number; the MVP rocked the dope look and was spotted enjoying sun and beach time.


In 2020, Kawhi Leonard distributed 18,000 backpacks to everyone attending the Clippers’ game that night. The bags were filled with several goods with a note saying “pay it forward.”

Keeping his personal deeds to himself, it is quite hard to find the details of charity works done by Kawhi.

Teams, Investments, and Endorsements


Transactions Year
Drafted by the Indiana Pacers June 2011
Traded to the San Antonio Spurs June 2011
Assigned to the Austin Toros of the G-League December 2012
Recalled by the Austin Toros December 2012
Signed a multi-year contract with San Antonio Spurs July 2015
Traded to Toronto Raptors July 2018
Signed by Los Angeles Clippers (as a free agent) July 2019
Signed a multi-year contract with Los Angeles Clippers August 2021


Kawhi Leonard has invested in a couple of real estate properties. Alongside, he has also been reported to put his money in the stock market.


Some of the major brands endorsed by Kawhi Leonard are Nike and New Balance. Leonard had a deal with Nike, which expired in 2018.

Likewise, he has received sponsorship from the famous Footwear manufacturing company, New Balance.

Additionally, Kawhi had also remained the Jordan Brand Athlete when he won the title of MVP in 2014. He was the first to achieve the title since Michael Jordan.

During the beginning of his NBA career, Leonard teamed up with the supermarket chain H-E-B and appeared in their commercial video.


Kawhi Anthony Leonard was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mark Leonard and Kim Leonard. He is the youngest of all five siblings and has four elder sisters.

Being the only male child in the house, he was very close to his father. His father used to own a car wash center named “Compton car wash,” and Leonard used to help him there.

Sadly, his father was murdered when Kawhi was just 16 years old. To detail, they both were working together at the car wash center they owned when his father was shot on 18th January 2008.

He went to Canyon Springs High School and later shifted to Martin Luther King High School for his education.

In 2011, he was drafted by NBA and initially picked by the Indiana Pacers. However, he was later transacted to the San Antonio Spurs, which is the first team he played as a professional basketball player.

He played for the San Antonio Spurs for seven years, from 2011-2018. Then, Leonard went to play for the NBA team Toronto Raptors for one year. Currently, he is on Los Angeles Clippers, which he joined in 2019.

Since 2011, Kawhi has proved himself on every challenge life threw at him and earned several recognitions.

Leonard expresses missing his father and all the precious time they shared when he was alive. Undeniably, his father would be really proud if he were to witness all the success and accolades his son has amassed.

Personal Life

Kawhi Leonard lives together with his long-time girlfriend, Kishele Shipley. Both of them attended the State University of San Diego, where they met each other.

Kishele was a student of Public Administration, and after graduating in 2012, she worked as an HR in San Diego. However, she left everything in San Diego and shifted to Texas to be with Kawhi.

Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley
Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley

Both of them try to live a private life and do not share much with the public or the media. Reportedly, the couple is yet to be married.

Kawhi and Kishele are blessed with two children; a daughter and a son. Their first daughter Kaliyah Leonard was born in October 2016. Nevertheless, the name and other details of the second-born have not been disclosed.

Interesting Facts about Kawhi Leonard

  1. Stevie Johnson, the former wide receiver footballer, is Kawhi Leonard’s cousin. Johnson was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2008’s NFL draft.
  2. Kawhi Leonard likes to keep his personal life private and has expressed not being fond of media and other attractions. In fact, he is not fond of awards either.
  3. Kawhi had a problem with blur vision and had to stop playing for a while after getting an infection.
  4. Leonard is friends with some popular personalities, such as Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar.
  5. In 2014, the NBA player garnered the title of the Youngest NBA Player to win NBA Finals. Kawhi, at that time, was 22 years old.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Kawhi Leonard nicknamed “The Claw”?

Leonard is known as The Claw or Klaw as he has massive wide hands compared to the average person. In fact, the actual measurement of his hands is 11.25×9.75 inches, i.e., 52% wider than any normal guy’s hands. A handshake with him is definitely something to be remembered.

What are the awards received by Kawhi Leonard?

Starting from high school, Kawhi has made quite a name for himself in Basketball and has amassed various honors throughout his career. Here are some of the achievements received by him:

Titles of the Honors and Awards Year
NBA Champion 2014, 2019
NBA Finals Most Valued Player (MVP) 2014, 2019
NBA All-Star 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020
NBA All-Star Game MVP 2020
All-NBA First Team 2016, 2017
All-NBA Second Team 2019, 2020
NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2015, 2016
NBA All-Defensive First Team 2015, 2016, 2017
NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2014, 2019, 2020
NBA All-Rookie First Team 2012
AP Athlete of the Year 2019
NBA Steals Leader 2015
Consensus second-team All American 2011
First-team All-MWC 2010, 2011
California Mr. Basketball 2009

What is the guilty pleasure for Leonard?

When it comes to guilty pleasure, the famous NBA player admitted to eating a lot of desserts and booze when interviewed during the NBA final season.

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