Tristan Thompson’s Impressive Net Worth Reflects His Successful NBA Career: Get Details on His Salary

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Not too shabby. Tristan Thompson is financially secure, and his massive net worth proves it. Keep reading to find out how he makes his money! 

What Is Tristan Thompson's Net Worth?

The basketball player has an estimated net worth of $45 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

How Does Tristan Thompson Make Money?

The athlete hit the big time in 2011 when he was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers after only one year playing college basketball for the Texas Longhorns. Tristan played for the Cavaliers for nine years and raked in an annual salary of about $15 million. Following his time in Ohio, Tristan played for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls before landing on the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. While in Chicago, the power forward had a reported salary of $17 million.

In 2015, he signed a five-year contract with the Ohio-based team worth $82 million, following four months of negotiations. Cleveland is probably glad they ponied up the money for Tristan, though, because the Cavaliers took the NBA championship the following year.

In 2020, he relocated to the east coast after agreeing to a two-year, $19 million contract with the Boston Celtics, which meant his "annual average salary" was around $9,489,450, according to SportRac. Tristan averaged 7.6 points and 8.1 rebounds with Boston in 54 games, including 43 starts. By August 2021, the 10-year veteran was acquired by the Sacramento Kings. He was traded to the Indiana Pacers in February 2022 before signing with the Chicago Bulls later that same month. On April 9, 2023, the Lakers announced via Twitter that "Tristan Thompson is a Los Angeles Laker."

The NBA star also dabbles in modeling, which serves as a lucrative side hustle, and previously sported looks for the GQxNeimanMarcus collab.

Tristan Thompson Net Worth
Tristan Thompson Net Worth

How Many Kids Does Tristan Thompson Have?

Clearly, Tristan is doing well, which means he gets to spoil his kids all he wants. He has son Prince Thompson, whom he welcomed with ex Jordan Craig in 2016. He also shares daughter True Thompson with on-and-off girlfriend Khloé Kardashian.

In summer 2021, former personal trainer Maralee Nichols alleged she and Tristan were expecting a child togehter, his third, according to court documents obtained by Life & Style. Nichols claims the baby was conceived on Thompson’s 30th birthday on March 13. Nichols would later welcome the baby on December 2, 2021. In January 2022, the center confirmed he fathered the child in a lengthy statement via his Instagram Story.

"Today, paternity test results revealed that I fathered a child with Maralee Nichols. I take full responsibility for my actions. Now that paternity has been established, I look forward to amicably raising our son," he began, adding, "I sincerely apologize to everyone I've hurt or disappointed throughout this ordeal both publicly and privately."

Tristan then went on to apologize to Khloé, whom he was dating at the time Maralee became pregnant. "You don’t deserve this. You don't deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you. You don't deserve the way I have treated you over the years," he revealed. "My actions certainly have not lined up with the way I view you. I have the upmost [sic] respect and love for you. Regardless of what you may think. Again, I am so incredibly sorry."

Tristan and Khloé welcomed their little girl in April 2018, just as his first cheating scandal erupted. The couple worked it out and got back together shortly after. However, things went downhill less than a year later when he cheated again, but this time it was with former family friend Jordyn Woods.

That seemed to be the last straw for Khloé because they immediately broke up and stayed separated until their reunion in July 2020. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star decided to get back with him because he "promised her he’s a changed man," a source revealed to In Touch after their reconciliation. "She's always loved him and always will."

Come June 2021, the pair called it quits again. "Tristan will always be True's dad, and he's a good father to her, but he'll never be a good partner to Khloé," a separate source told In Touch at the time. "She still held out hope, so this is yet another wake-up call ... Khloé will move on, but it's bittersweet and heartbreaking."

However, in July 2022, a rep for Khloé confirmed to Life & Style that she and Tristan were expecting their second child together via surrogate.

“We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November. Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing," the rep's statement read. "We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family."

On August 5, Life & Style confirmed that the former pair welcomed baby No. 2, a son whose name has yet to be revealed.