Kobe Bryant will finish career with $323 million in NBA salary earnings alone

Since Kobe Bryant announced he would retire at the end of the 2015-2016 NBA season, fellow athletes, fans and celebrities have lined up to reflect on the Los Angeles Lakers guard’s great career and offer well-wishes for post-retirement.

If Bryant has managed his finances well over his 20 years in the league, he will have the resources to do just about anything post-basketball (including possibly buying the City of Temecula) after collecting a whopping $323,312,307 in salary alone.

There’s more: According to Forbes, Kobe earned an additional $350 million through endorsement deals with Nike, Mercedes-Benz, McDonald’s, Sprite, Nintendo, Sony and other brands. Forbes also notes that adjusted for inflation, Bryant hauled in a record $762 million in on- and off-the-court earnings — even more than Michael Jordan ($720 million) during his playing career.

Kobe’s salary itself, though, is actually a bit shy of 39-year-old Kevin Garnett’s $331,826,371 and still counting. The Timberwolves’ Garnett bypassed college like Bryant and entered the league in 1995.

Curious about five-time NBA champion Bryant’s salary breakdown?

1996-97: $1,015,000

1997-98: $1,167,240

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1998-99: $1,319,000

1999-00: $9,000,000

2000-01: $10,130,000

2001-02: $11,250,000

2002-03: $12,375,000

2003-04: $13,500,000

2004-05: $14,175,000

2005-06: $15,946,875

2006-07: $17,718,750

2007-08: $19,490,625

2008-09: $21,262,500

2009-10: $23,034,375

2010-11: $24,806,250

2011-12: $20,318,738

2012-13: $27,849,149

2013-14; $30,453,805

2014-15: $23,500,000

2015-16: $25,000,000