Tony Parker Net Worth 2024, Biography, Age, Height

By Alice Moreno

William Anthony “Tony” Parker Jr. was a prominent French basketball player born May 17, 1982, in Bruges, Belgium. Beginning his career at Paris Basket Racing, he moved to the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs in 2001, winning four championships. During his time in the NBA, he earned numerous accolades, including six All-Star game nominations and MVP of the 2007 NBA Finals. Additionally, Parker represented the French national team, achieving MVP status in EuroBasket 2013.

Off the court, Tony Parker, also known as the “Parisian Torpedo”, stands at 6’2″ and weighed 185 lbs during his playing days. Over his 18-year-long career, he amassed a net worth of $85 million, with endorsements from brands like Adidas and Nike. Parker’s family includes his father, Tony Parker Sr., mother, Pamela Firestone, and siblings TJ and Pierre Parker. He is in a relationship with Alize Lim and has two children from a previous marriage.

Tony’s contributions to basketball extend beyond his playing career. Now retired, he is the majority owner of ASVEL Basket in the LNB Pro A. On August 13, 2023, he received a significant honor, being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, underlining his impact on the sport.

Throughout his career, Parker showcased exemplary skills on the court and played a vital role in the success of the San Antonio Spurs during the 2000s and 2010s. Today, he is celebrated as one of the greatest European players in basketball history.

Quick Facts About Tony Parker

NameTony Parker
Full NameWilliam Anthony Parker Jr.
NicknameParisian Torpedo

Age41 (May 17, 1982)
Weight185 lbs (83kg)
Height6’2” (188 cm)
BirthplaceBruges, Belgium
ProfessionFrench Basketball Player (retd)
Debut DateOctober 30, 2001
DraftSan Antonio Spurs, 1st round (28th pick, 28th overall)
PositionPoint Guard
Jersey Number#9
Experience18 years
Net Worth$140 Million
EndorsementsAdidas, Beats By Dre, H-E-B, Nike and PEAK, LDLC, Nikem Renault
FatherTony Parker Sr.
MotherPamela Firestone
SiblingsTJ Parker and Pierre Parker
Marital StatusIn a relationship
PartnerAlize Lim

Tony Parker Biography

Tony Parker, formally known as William Anthony Parker Jr. and nicknamed the “Parisian Torpedo,” was born on May 17, 1982, in Bruges, Belgium. Raised in France, his father, Tony Parker Sr., was an African-American basketball player, and his mother, Pamela Firestone, is of Dutch origin. Standing at 6’2″ and weighing 185 lbs, Tony played as a point guard, wearing the jersey number #9. He started his professional journey with Paris Basket Racing in 2000 and later made his NBA debut on October 30, 2001, with the San Antonio Spurs.

Throughout his career, Parker was known for his quickness on the court. In 2005, he worked intensively to improve his shooting skills under the guidance of Coach Popovich and shooting coach Chip Engelland. By the 2006-07 season, his shooting accuracy significantly increased. Parker’s dedication to the game stayed unwavering despite facing challenges like tendinitis in his knees.

Throughout his 18-year career, Parker achieved several milestones. He played a significant role in the San Antonio Spurs’ victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2016 playoffs. With career averages of 15.5 PPG, 2.7 RPG, and 5.6 APG, he accumulated a net worth of $85 million. Tony also secured endorsements from renowned brands like Adidas, Nike, and Beats By Dre, enhancing his earnings.

Outside of his basketball career, Tony’s personal life includes his father, Tony Parker Sr., mother, Pamela Firestone, and siblings TJ and Pierre Parker. He’s in a relationship with Alize Lim and has two children from his previous marriage to Francene.

Tony Parker Early Life

Tony Parker Jr., born on May 17, 1982, in Bruges, Belgium, initially showed interest in soccer. However, inspired by Michael Jordan‘s basketball prowess during visits to Chicago, he shifted his focus to basketball. His brothers, T.J. and Pierre, also pursued basketball, influenced by their father, Tony Parker Sr., a professional basketball player.

As Tony honed his basketball skills, he found the point guard position fitting due to his speed and agility. At 15, he became a dual citizen, representing French and American nationalities. Around this time, he joined the renowned sports institute INSEP in Paris.

Growing up, Tony was more passionate about sports than academics. Michael Jordan greatly influenced his early basketball ambitions. Tony quickly distinguished himself in the sport with his unique skills and attributes.

Tony Parker Career

Tony Parker Career

In 1999, Tony Parker began his professional journey with Paris Basket Racing, where he played for two seasons. During the summer of 2000, he showcased his skills at the Nike Hoop Summit in Indianapolis, impressing many with his performance. Though colleges pursued him, Parker chose to stay in France for another season with Paris Basket Racing. 

In 2001, his NBA journey began with the San Antonio Spurs. Initially doubted by coach Gregg Popovich due to a challenging first workout against ex-NBA player Lance Blanks, Parker was given a second chance. He was eventually selected 28th overall by the Spurs in the 2001 NBA draft. In his rookie season, he played 77 games, emerging as a critical player and securing a spot on the All-Rookie First Team for 2001-02. 

By the 2002-03 season, Parker established his position as San Antonio’s starting point guard, contributing significantly to the team. Despite facing challenges during the playoffs, the Spurs, with leaders like Tim Duncan, clinched the 2003 NBA championship. However, Parker faced competition for his position and had to assert his desire to stay the Spurs’ primary point guard.

From 2004 to 2007, Tony Parker was a key player for the San Antonio Spurs. In the 2005 NBA Playoffs, Parker played vital roles against teams like the Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics, and Phoenix Suns. However, his performance waned during the Finals against the Detroit Pistons, prompting teammates Manu Ginóbili and Brent Barry to shoulder more responsibilities. Despite this, the Spurs clinched their third NBA title, defeating the Pistons in the 2005 NBA Finals. Claude Bergeaud, Parker’s former coach from the French junior team, marveled at Parker’s confidence and growth.

By the 2005-06 season, Parker’s prowess earned him his first NBA All-Star selection, posting an impressive 18.9 ppg and a .548 field goal percentage. The Spurs ended with a 63–19 record but were ousted by the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs. 

In the 2006-07 season, Parker was again an NBA All-Star. Leading the Spurs through the playoffs, they overcame teams like Steve Nash’s Phoenix Suns and the Utah Jazz. In the 2007 NBA Finals, Parker’s remarkable gameplay against the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Daniel Gibson and Larry Hughes led the Spurs to a 4-0 victory, granting him the 2007 NBA Finals MVP title, a first for a European-born player.

In the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Tony Parker’s San Antonio Spurs faced the Phoenix Suns in the first round, with Parker averaging nearly 30 points and 7 assists. The Spurs defeated the Suns but fell short against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Conference Finals. The 2008-09 season began poorly for the Spurs, but Parker’s career-high 55 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves marked a turnaround. Earning a spot in the 2009 All-Star game, Parker shouldered more responsibility in the absence of Manu Ginóbili. Despite Parker’s impressive performances, Dallas ousted the Spurs in the first round. 

In the 2009-10 season, the Spurs reinforced with players like Richard Jefferson. Parker missed 26 games due to an injury. They defeated Dallas in the playoffs but were swept by Phoenix in the next round.

In 2011, during the NBA lockout, Tony Parker joined ASVEL, a French basketball team he partially owned, playing for a modest salary of around $2,000 a month. Upon the lockout’s end, Parker returned to the San Antonio Spurs for the 2011-12 season, leading them to tie with the Chicago Bulls for the NBA’s best record. He became the franchise’s all-time assist leader and received his fourth All-Star selection. 

In the 2012 NBA Playoffs, the Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers but lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals after leading the series 2-0. The following season, 2012-13, saw Parker achieve his first career triple-double and get named the Western Conference Player of the Month in January. The Spurs reached the 2013 NBA Finals, where Parker shone with a crucial game-winning shot in game 1 against the Miami Heat. However, the Spurs were defeated by Miami in a tight seven-game series.

In 2014, Tony Parker, alongside Manu Ginóbili and Tim Duncan, equaled the record for playoff wins by a trio, matching Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Michael Cooper’s record. The Spurs defeated the Thunder and then the Miami Heat to win the 2014 NBA Finals, granting Parker his fourth title. Following this, Parker renewed his contract with the Spurs in August 2014. Despite struggles from injuries, he played vital roles in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. 

The 2016-17 season saw Duncan’s retirement, but the Spurs still managed impressive wins. Parker’s 2017 season ended abruptly due to a severe quadriceps injury against the Houston Rockets during the playoffs. He returned in November 2017, but the Golden State Warriors defeated the Spurs in the playoffs.

In 2018, Tony Parker left the San Antonio Spurs and signed a two-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets on July 23. He made his Hornets debut on October 17, 2018, scoring 8 points with 7 assists and 3 rebounds against the Milwaukee Bucks. However, his time with the Hornets was short-lived as Parker announced his NBA retirement on June 10, 2019. The Spurs honored his contributions by retiring his No. 9 jersey on November 11, 2019. 

Parker also had remarkable achievements with the French national basketball team throughout his career, especially winning the 2013 FIBA EuroBasket tournament. In EuroBasket 2015, he surpassed Nikos Galis as the all-time leading scorer, a record later claimed by Pau Gasol. Parker confirmed his retirement from international competition after the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Tony Parker Honors and Achievements

Tony Parker has garnered numerous awards, honors, and recognitions throughout his illustrious basketball career. Parker’s contributions and talents have been acknowledged repeatedly, from leading teams to championships to shining individually on the court. Here’s a rundown of the accolades he’s received over the years:

Team Honors:

  • NBA champion: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014

Individual Honors:

  • NBA Finals MVP: 2007
  • NBA All-Star: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • All-NBA Second Team: 2012, 2013, 2014
  • All-NBA Third Team: 2009
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2002
  • NBA Skills Challenge champion: 2012
  • All-time leader in assists for San Antonio
  • Member of the 2006 San Antonio All-Star Shooting Stars team
  • NBA Western Conference Player of the Month: January 2013

Junior National Team:

  • 2000 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship Gold and MVP

Senior National Team:

  • EuroBasket 2013: Gold, MVP, and Top Scorer
  • EuroBasket 2011: Silver and Top Scorer
  • EuroBasket 2005: Bronze
  • EuroBasket 2015: Bronze

Other Honors:

  • L’Équipe Champion of Champions: 2003, 2013
  • Inducted into the Legion of Honor with the rank of Chevalier: 2007
  • Euroscar: 2007, 2013
  • All-Europeans Player of the Year: 2013, 2014
  • FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award: 2013, 2014
  • On the cover of NBA Live 09


TeamYearJersey Number
Charlotte Hornets2018-2019 (1 Season)#9
San Antonio Spurs2001-2018 (17 Seasons)#9

2017-18 San Antonio Spurs(Last Season)

Jersey No.PlayerPosition
12LaMarcus AldridgeC
1Kyle AndersonSF
42Dāvis BertānsPF
10Matt CostelloC
11Bryn ForbesSG
16Pau GasolC
22Rudy GayPF
20Manu GinóbiliSG
14Danny GreenSG
24Darrun HilliardSG
77Joffrey LauvergneC
2Kawhi LeonardSF
8Patty MillsPG
5Dejounte MurrayPG
9Tony ParkerPG
3Brandon PaulSG
4Derrick WhitePG

2018-19 Charlotte Hornets (1 season)

Jersey No.PlayerPosition
7Dwayne BaconSG
5Nicolas BatumSF
8Bismack BiyomboC
0Miles BridgesSF
31Joe ChealeyPG
4Devonte’ GrahamPG
41Willy HernangómezC
44Frank KaminskyC
14Michael Kidd-GilchristPF
3Jeremy LambSG
6Shelvin MackPG
55J.P. MacuraSG
1Malik MonkSG
9Tony ParkerPG
15Kemba WalkerPG
2Marvin WilliamsPF
40Cody ZellerC

Tony Parker Stats


Source: Spotrac


Jul 2 2019Waived by Charlotte (CHA)
Jun 10 2019Retired from Professional Basketball
Jul 22 2018Signed a 2 year $10 million contract with Charlotte (CHA)
Mar 5 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MEM-SAS game
Nov 20 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-NOP game
Mar 20 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BOS-SAS game
Feb 27 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-SAC game
Aug 1 2014Signed a 3 year $43.3 million contract extension with San Antonio (SAS
May 4 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during DAL-SAS game (playoff)
Feb 3 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-NOLA game
Oct 30 2008Signed a 4 year $50 million veteran extension with San Antonio (SAS)
Nov 1 2004Signed a 6 year $66 million rookie scale extension with San Antonio (SAS)
Oct 8 2003San Antonio (SA) exercised $1.54 million option for 2004-2005
Sep 21 2001Signed a 3 year $2.4 million contract with San Antonio (SAS)
Jun 27 2001Drafted by San Antonio (SAS): Round 1 (#28 overall)

Fines & Suspensions

03/05/2018San Antonio SpursTechnical Foul$2,000for technical foul during MEM-SAS game
11/20/2015San Antonio SpursTechnical Foul$2,000for technical foul during SAS-NOP game
03/20/2015San Antonio SpursTechnical Foul$2,000for technical foul during BOS-SAS game
02/27/2015San Antonio SpursTechnical Foul$2,000for technical foul during SAS-SAC game
05/04/2014San Antonio SpursTechnical Foul$2,000for technical foul during DAL-SAS game (playoff)
02/03/2014San Antonio SpursTechnical Foul$2,000for technical foul during SAS-NOLA game

Tony Parker Post Retirement

After retiring from professional basketball, Tony Parker turned his attention to various ventures. In 2009, he purchased a 20% stake in the French basketball club ASVEL, based in Lyon. By 2014, he became its majority shareholder and president. Additionally, in 2015, Parker initiated a basketball academy in Lyon and announced plans for a new arena in Villeurbanne for ASVEL the following year. In 2017, he became the majority shareholder and chairman of Lyon Basket Féminine, now known as ASVEL Féminin.

Tony’s interests expand beyond basketball. He holds significant real estate in France, including a residential property in Paris valued at over $30 million and properties in California. A long-time fan of horse racing, Parker invested in Haras de la Perelle, a French horse racing and breeding operation. He owns several successful racehorses, including Respect The Man, a Group 3 Prix du Conseil de Paris winner in 2020.

Diving into the entertainment world, Parker co-directed a biographical documentary in 2008 titled “9 – Un chiffre, un homme.” He’s made several appearances in films, including “Asterix at the Olympic Games” and TV series such as “Call My Agent” on Netflix. His life and career became the subject of the 2021 Netflix documentary “Tony Parker: The Final Shot.”

In 2019, Parker entered the advisory sector, joining NorthRock Partners to head its sports, artists, and entertainment division, further showcasing his diverse portfolio post-basketball.

Tony Parker Net Worth

Tony Parker Net Worth

Tony Parker, a retired basketball professional, has a net worth of $85 million. Over his 18-year-long career, he earned a salary totaling approximately $165,843,436. 

Outside his earnings from the game, Parker also secured endorsements from renowned brands which contributed significantly to his wealth.

Estimated Career Earnings

2001-02San Antonio Spurs$744,480
2018-19Charlotte Hornets$5,000,000
Est. Earnings (18 seasons)$165,843,436
17 seasonsSan Antonio Spurs$160,843,436
1 seasonsCharlotte Hornets$5,000,000

Tony Parker Endorsements

San Antonio Spurs icon Tony Parker entered a multi-year agreement to act as a global brand ambassador for Adidas. He’ll also offer strategic advice on initiatives and European player signings.

Parker’s endorsement portfolio is diverse, featuring brands like Beats By Dre, H-E-B, Nike, and PEAK, which cover product types such as headphones, groceries, cars, and sportswear. In 2013, the French online electronics retailer secured Parker as their brand ambassador under a three-year contract. This partnership was strengthened when Parker’s part-owned basketball team, Asvel, received as a shirt sponsor in 2021. Additionally, Tony Parker transitioned from a long-standing association with Nike to the Chinese brand Peak in 2021 and also secured a deal with Renault.

Tony Parker Family

Tony Parker was born in Bruges, Belgium, but grew up in France. His father, Tony Parker Sr., an African American, played basketball both at Loyola University Chicago and professionally overseas. Parker’s mother, Pamela Firestone, is of Dutch descent. Parker’s maternal grandmother was a Dutch national tennis champion, and his great-uncle won an Olympic gold medal in rowing. Growing up, Parker and his brothers often watched their father play basketball.

In 2004, Parker began dating actress Eva Longoria. The couple got engaged in 2006 and married in a grand ceremony in Paris in 2007. Boris Diaw, an NBA player, was the best man at their wedding. However, by 2010, Longoria filed for divorce, and by January 2011, their divorce was finalized.

Soon after, in 2011, Parker started dating French journalist Axelle Francine. They got engaged in 2013 and married in 2014. The pair have two sons, born in 2014 and 2016. However, in 2020, Parker and Francine announced their separation.

Tony Parker Personal Life

Tony Parker is known for his basketball skills and his love of hip-hop and rap music. He released a French hip-hop album titled “TP” in collaboration with several artists, including Jamie Foxx, Booba, and Eva Longoria. Some famous singles from the album include “Bienvenue dans le Texas,” “Balance-toi,” which reached number one in the French charts, and “Premier Love.” In addition to music, Parker ventured into the nightclub business by opening Nueve Lounge in San Antonio, though it closed within a year.

Beyond his entertainment pursuits, Parker has shown interest in various other areas. He supported Paris’s bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics and was disappointed when London won. He’s friends with footballer Thierry Henry and has been seen supporting France in soccer matches. In 2019, Parker took a step into the sports business world by buying a 3% stake in the National Women’s Soccer League team, OL Reign.

In 2012, Parker faced a significant personal challenge when injured in a nightclub brawl involving Chris Brown and Drake in New York City. A piece of glass from the altercation injured his eye, which required surgery and almost kept him out of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Thankfully, he recovered and was cleared to participate. On the brighter side of his personal life, in 2021, Tony Parker began a romantic relationship with French tennis player Alize Lim.

Tony Parker Movies and television

Tony Parker, renowned for his basketball prowess, has also carved a name for himself in film and media. In 2008, he co-directed the documentary “9 – Un chiffre, un homme,” where he was behind the scenes and took the producer’s role. 

This biographical film was graced by sports and entertainment icons, including basketball greats like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, David Robinson, and others like Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane. Actress Eva Longoria, his then-wife, was also part of this stellar lineup.

Beyond documentary work, Parker showed his versatility with a role in the 2008 French film “Asterix at the Olympic Games” where he was cast as Tonus Parker. His television footprint includes appearances in series such as “En aparté,” “On n’est pas couché,” and a cameo in the Netflix hit, “Call My Agent.” Additionally, he was the inspiration behind the animated series “Baskup – Tony Parker.” 

The year 2021 saw Parker’s life and illustrious career captured in the documentary “Tony Parker: The Final Shot” on Netflix. 

Tony Parker Education

Tony Parker played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins. He took on roles as both a center and power forward during his time there. Before joining UCLA, Parker had an impressive high school basketball career in Georgia. He clinched four state championships in a row and earned the state’s top player title.

He also played for the Iowa Wolves in the NBA G League. This experience added to his diverse basketball portfolio, showcasing his skills in various leagues.

In addition to his time in the U.S., Parker attended INSEP, an elite sports institute in France. This institution further honed his skills and prepared him for a successful basketball career.

Tony Parker Philanthropy

Tony Parker is dedicated to philanthropy, focusing on supporting children’s health. He has lent his support to the charity CéKeDuBonheur, which works towards enhancing the quality of life for hospitalized children and teens. Additionally, during his basketball career, Parker donated 20 tickets for every home game to underprivileged youth, ensuring they could enjoy the excitement of live sports.

He became the first ambassador for Make-A-Wish France, a renowned organization that grants wishes to children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Parker has met with children and their families through his partnership with the foundation, granting wishes and bringing joy during challenging times. He has expressed his commitment to the cause on his website, emphasizing the impact of fulfilling these wishes.

Furthermore, Parker has collaborated with fellow NBA player Steve Nash’s foundation and contributed to Eva’s Heroes, an NGO founded by his ex-wife Eva Longoria. Both initiatives further highlight his dedication to making a difference in the community.


Numerous highlights and achievements mark Tony Parker’s basketball career. He spent most of his NBA tenure with the San Antonio Spurs, with whom he won four NBA Championships. Parker was named an NBA All-Star six times throughout his career and was awarded the NBA Finals MVP in 2007. Internationally, representing France, he won the EuroBasket in 2013 and was recognized as the tournament’s all-time leading scorer in 2015.

Off the court, Parker’s success translated to substantial financial gain. As of my last update in January 2022, his estimated net worth was over $75 million. This wealth was accrued from his NBA salary and a plethora of endorsement deals with global brands like Nike, Tissot, and Peak. These endorsements significantly boosted his earnings throughout his career.

Post-retirement, Tony Parker didn’t distance himself from basketball. He took on the role of President for ASVEL Basket, a French professional basketball club. Additionally, Parker was involved in various philanthropic endeavors through the Tony Parker Foundation, focusing on sports and educational programs for youth. His career’s exceptional impact was recognized when the San Antonio Spurs retired his No. 9 jersey, forever immortalizing his contributions to the franchise and the sport at large.


Is Tony Parker a Hall of Famer?

Parker was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. He joined Duncan and Ginóbili, in addition to Popovich, the NBA’s all-time winningest coach with 1,366 victories. Parker is the first Frenchman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Does Tony Parker have a ring?

Tony Parker won 4 championships in his career and he has four NBA finals rings.

How fast was Tony Parker?

Parker has reached a high speed of 20.9 miles per hour in one stretch of in-game sprinting, easily the highest speed any of these guys have registered.

Alice Moreno
About the author

Hi, I'm Alice Moreno. I've been writing about celebrities since 2005. I love sharing stories about famous people and finding out how much they're worth. I studied Journalism and enjoy digging for facts to make sure everything I write is true.

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