Steven Adams Net Worth: Career and Charity

Steven Adams

A New Zealand native professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Steven Adams has a net worth of $35 million.

Currently, he plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of NBA in a center position.

The Kiwi star player is also best known for being one of the strongest big men in the NBA.

The 6’11” tall Adams is one of the 100 highest-paid athletes globally. Also, the 30– year-old star player is the highest-paid professional New Zealand athlete ever.

Steven Adams (Source: Getty Images)

Furthermore, due to his degree of dedication and tenacity to each game, the successful basketball player is regarded as one of the rarest players in this generation of the NBA.

Apart from this, the basketball star is considered a look-alike of  Aquaman actor Jason Momoa. Because of his long hair, beard, and strong physical appearance, some fans also consider him a modern age Dothraki.

Steven Adams | Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about Steven Adams.

Full Name Steven Funaki Adams
Known Name Steven Adams
Nicknames Kid Kiwi, Lord Adams, Funaki
Birth Date July 20, 1993
Birthplace Rotorua, New Zealand
Residence Wellington
Religion Christianity
Nationality New Zealand
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Cancer
High School  Rotorua Lakes (Rotorua, New Zealand)

Scots College (Wellington, New Zealand)

Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, Massachusetts)

College Pittsburgh (2012–2013)
Father’s Name Sid Adams
Mother’s Name Lilika Ngauamo
Siblings Ralph Adams (Brother )

Sid Adams Jr (Brother )

Warren Adams (Brother)

Valerie Adams (Sister)

Agent Darren’ Mats’ Matsubara of Wasserman
Age 30
Height 6 feet 11 inches or 2.11 m
Weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Build Athletic
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Marital Status Unmarried
Relationship Status Single
Children Not Yet
Favorite Food Ribs, BBQ Chicken
Hobbies Video gaming, playing guitar
Profession Basketball player
Net Worth $35 million
Income Source Basketball
Annual Salary 27.53 million USD
Jersey Number 04
Active Since 2011
NFL Draft Pick 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Team Memphis Grizzlies
Position Center
Endorsement  Adidas, Powerade,

Anheuser Busch InBev

Major Achievements NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

NBL champion (2011)

NBL Rookie of the Year (2011)

Big East All-Rookie Team (2013)

Career History 2011  Wellington Saints

2013–2020  Oklahoma City Thunder

2020–2021  New Orleans Pelicans

2021–present  Memphis Grizzlies

Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merchandise Jersey
Last Update June 2024

Steven Adams Net Worth and Income

The NBA star basketball player, Steven Adams’ income soared after he signed a $100 million contract with Oklahoma City for the 2017-18 season.

Consequently, his annual salary rose to $22.5 million, seven times what he made the previous season.

Further, in 2019, Forbes had estimated the NBA star player Steven Adams’ net worth as $27.2 million.

Recently, Steven Adams agreed to a two-year, $35 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, with a guaranteed sum of $35 million and an annual average salary of $17,500,000.

For 2021-22, his basic salary is  $17,073,171.

Reportedly, Steven Adams’ net worth is estimated to be $35 million as of 2024.

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 Steven Adams’ Net Worth of Different Currencies

Here is Steven Adams’ net worth in different currencies, including Bitcoin

Currency Net Worth
Euro 30,653,525
Pound Sterling £ 25,826,675
Australian Dollar A$ 49,110,040
Canadian Dollar C$ 44,430,225
Indian Rupee 2,615,672,500
BitCoin ฿ 800

Steven Adams | Houses and Car

One of the richest athletes globally, Steven Adams, bought a house on Wellington’s Centennial Highway. Also, this property is believed to be purchased for $6.1 million.

Steven Adams Flaunting his Ford Raptor (Source: Instagram Handle of Steven Adams)

Similarly, the popular Basketball player Steven drives Ford’s Raptor truck. At present, the value of this truck is $80,040.

Steven Adams | Lifestyle and Vacation


Steven has spent his time growing up on a farm in New Zealand with a large and Athletic family. As a child, Kid Kiwi had a simple lifestyle and has continued the same for his manhood.

Besides, Adams loves to work out and in his workout routine, activating the muscles groups and joints by hitting them is important.

Young Steven working out before the game with Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center (Source: Getty Images)

Moreover, Adams includes the world’s greatest stretch, Barbell back squat, kneeling single-arm high cable rows, and weighted flyes in his workout routine.

Also, this dedicated player loves kettlebell overhead press or thrusters while working out.

Apart from working out, the elite player loves playing video games and recalled playing video games for continuously 10 hours when he was a child.

Furthermore, he is obsessed with game films, and ‘Nacho Libre,’ a sports comedy-drama, is his favorite one.


Steven Adams is an adventurous person; unlike other celebrities, he likes to be wild rather than have a fancy vacation.

From his Instagram handle, we know that he has been to the Korean Folk Village in South Korea, Yoyogi Park in Japan, and the top of the Coba Temple (Nohoch Mul Pyramid) in Mexico.

Steven and his friend on the top of Coba Temple (Source: Instagram handle of Steven Adams)

Reportedly, Steven considers his best vacation is when he gets to spend with his close friends and family in New Zealand. Undoubtedly, he loves to be around people and places to be himself.

Steven Adams | Charity

The gentle giant, Steven, believes charity begins at home. So, he runs free basketball camps and wants to give back to his New Zealand community.

Additionally, Adams has opened up Sports Pathways Trust for New Zealand Charity. Moreover, this trust provides young people pathways and platforms to educate and help them create their basketball legacies.

He has also teamed with the Tauranga beauty queen in New Zealand to bring basketball back to the sick Kiwi Children. Also, the basketball star repays his old school with the scholarship programs.

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams huddles with Taft Middle School students at the school in Oklahoma City (Source:

Steven was often spotted playing a giant Santa and giving warming pre-Christmas gifts to needy children. Then, he and his team took the children on a shopping spree in the United States and paid all the bills.

Furthermore, the humanitarian player participated in the ‘Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program while in the team thunder.

Steven Adams | Investments, Endorsements, and Books

Investments & Endorsements

As per, Steven has invested in his autobiography “My Life, My Fight” and TāneMahuta Capital (Investment Firm). Also, he plans to increase his investments in the Kiwi’s young athletes.

Steven Adams Endorsing Powerade (Source:

Likewise, Steven makes a whopping $3 million from his endorsements deals with Powerade, Adidas, and Anheuser Busch InBev.

Book Publication

Steven’s autobiography “My Life, My Fight” was published in 2018, where he shares his journey from a shy guy of Rotorua, New Zealand, to one of the best NBC basketball players.

Certainly, his autobiography deserved to be included in New Zealand Listener’s Top 100 books of 2018.

Steven Adams’ Autobiography (Source: amazon. in)

Moreover, this autobiography includes an intimate affair of the big man’s life and the impact of his father’s death on his life.

Furthermore, critics have reviewed this autobiography as a story of New Zealand’s most beloved sporting star illustrated with warmth, humor, and modesty.

Besides, in 2018 Steven wrote a comic book titled “Kiwi Legend” and sold it at San Diego Comic-Con. Also, this comic book is considered to be about himself.

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Steven Adams | Career

In 2011, Kiwi Star Steven Adams started his professional career with Wellington Saints of the NBA. But he was unpaid by the team to keep his college eligibility.

Subsequently, on June 27, 2013, Funaki was selected in the 2013 NBA draft with the 12th overall pick by the popular Oklahoma City Thunder.

As a result, a hardworking young boy became the first New Zealander to be selected on the first draft made by NBA.

Additionally, the NBA star made a career-high performance of six blocks of 69-65 loss to Houston Rockets in November 2014.

Steven Adams is playing a match against Minnesota Timberwolves (Source:

Similarly, he made a $100 million extension to his four-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder in October 2016. Indeed, this new contract created a huge increase in Steven Adams’ net worth.

In November 2020, he joined New Orleans Pelicans with a two-year contract of $35 million.

Later, on August 7, 2021, he was traded to Memphis Grizzlies, where star player has already made a season-high of 17 points and five assists in a 120-114 win against the Los- Angeles Clippers.

As of  June 2024, Steven Adams’ net worth is $35 million.

Interesting Facts about Steven Adams

Here are a few interesting facts about NBA star player Steven Adams:

  • Steven Adams is the youngest among 16 children, as his father had children from five different women. As a result of being the smallest, he was frequently bullied by his elder brothers while growing up in Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • Besides Steven Adams, Valerie Adams, sister of the basketball player, is three times Olympian short putter, four times World Athlete Champion, three times Commonwealth, and three times World Indoor Victor. Indeed, the athlete’s blood runs in the Adams family.
  • Steven Adams, the handsome hunk, is a huge fan of comics and Japanese anime. As revealed by himself, in 2017, this fun-loving guy missed out on the opening game of the NBA season as he was busy watching cartoons.


What is a professional basketball player’s typical week like?

Steven Adam is a simple man; in other words, he likes to eat, train, eat, sleep, repeat. But when he is on a break, the successful basketball player loves video gaming; Dota 2 and Smite are considered his favorites.

What is Steven Adams’ favorite snack?

Adams declared during the interview with Oklahoma Beef Council that mince pie is his favorite snack. To illustrate, he said that in New Zealand, the mince pie is savory ground beef pie, available everywhere from bakery to a petrol pump.

Who is Steven Adams dating?

Of course, like many celebrities, the beast player Steven Adams likes to keep his personal and love life private. Nevertheless, as per the celeb couples report, currently, the player seems to be single.

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