Carmelo Iriarte Anthony was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 29, 1984. Carmelo was raised with his mother, Mary, and his three older siblings after Carmelo‰Ûªs father died of liver failure on his third birthday. Although Carmelo always possessed a deep love for basketball, he was surprisingly not a standout player at the beginning. In fact, he was cut from the Towson Catholic High School‰Ûªs basketball team in the fall of 1998. However, things quickly changed as Carmelo hit a growth spurt and became one of the top players in the area. Naturally, Division I universities were lined up to recruit him, but Carmelo declared his intended school as Syracuse well before his senior year finished.
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2. Income & Salary
At his one year at Syracuse, Carmelo led the university to a National Championship in April of 2003. Less than three weeks later, he announced that he was entering the NBA draft and ended up being drafted as the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. After seven seasons in Denver and becoming one of the league‰Ûªs top scorers, Carmelo earned just over $94 million in salary alone. When he was traded to the New York Knicks in 2011, Carmelo hit a peak annual salary at $18.5 million a year. Anthony also went on to be a vital member of the Olympic men‰Ûªs basketball teams, leading them to gold-medal victory in both 2008 and 2012. In his personal life, Carmelo and television personality La La Vazquez were married in 2010, and have a son named Kiyan. Anthony continues his prolific career in his home town of New York and his native Knick fans.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
To this date, Carmelo Anthony has earned just over $113 million in his lucrative NBA career. In the 2011-2012 season with the New York Knicks, Anthony earned $18.52 million. The following 2012-2013 NBA season, Carmelo brought in $19.45 million. The 5-time NBA All-Star player earns an additional $6 million annually from endorsement deals. His present contract with the Knicks for the next five years is totaled over $80 million. It is estimated that Carmelo Anthony currently has a net worth of $60 million dollars.