When you make as much money as Kobe Bryant did, you can spend it on some pretty lavish items. Whether it be flashy cars, expensive jewelry, or high-end clothing, professional athletes love to put their money to good use. Bryant was no different, and he used his money to buy some rather luxurious items throughout his career.
The lifestyle of Kobe Bryant
One of the first things professional athletes like to get with their newfound wealth is a house, and Bryant did just that in 2002. He purchased a $4 million home in Newport Beach, California, that allowed him to set up shop in Los Angeles since he knew he would be spending the foreseeable future with the Lakers.
Kobe would end up selling that house, and by the time of his tragic death, he had four different homes in Orange Beach, California. His main house was valued at around $21.3 million, while the other three combined for $18.8 million.
Kobe also had an impressive car collection. Other than the unique 1963 Chevrolet Impala, which was sold for $221,400 in 2021, the Lakers legend also owned a Cadillac Escalade, Ferrari F430, and Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Murcielago, Bentley Continental GT, Lamborghini Aventador, and many others.
That certainly doesn't sound like a bad way to live!
Kobe made sure he used his money to help others
Of course, Bryant didn't just spend his hard-earned dough on material possessions. For as much of a competitor as he was on the court, Bryant was just as humble and thoughtful off the court. Bryant gave much of his time and money to many organizations during his time as an athlete and after he retired. They include United Way of Los Angeles, After School All-Stars, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Bryant's estate continued his good work after his death, with the founding of the Mamba and Mambacita Foundation being made in Kobe and his daughter Gianna's honor. Kobe was always intent on giving back to the Los Angeles community and those who were less fortunate than he was. He has put his family and friends in a great position to continue his work and legacy even though his time came to a close way too soon.
For all the good Kobe contributed to the game of basketball, he was just as good outside of it. He served as a role model and mentor for many kids around the world, and without him, the game of basketball would be in a much worse place. While he, unfortunately, did not get to finish his work in the business world, he has set up his estate to continue doing his work, and we all know it's going to be a long time before people forget about Kobe Bryant.