Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum Net Worth

$50 Million

Jayson Tatum's Salary

$33.7 Million
Last Updated: October 19, 2023
Richest AthletesNBA Players
Net Worth:
$50 Million
$33.7 Million
Date of Birth:
Mar 3, 1998 (25 years old)
Place of Birth:
St. Louis, Missouri
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What is Jayson Tatum's Net Worth and Salary?

Jayson Tatum is an American professional basketball player has a net worth of $50 million. Jayson Tatum who plays for the NBA's Boston Celtics. In 2022, he was named the inaugural NBA Eastern Conference Finals MVP as he helped the Celtics reach the NBA Finals for the first time in 12 years. Tatum has also played for the US men's national basketball team, winning gold with the team at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.


In November 2020, Jayson signed a five-year contract extension with the Celtics that could be worth up to $195.6 million. The total earnings will be dependent on Tatum earning various milestones such as winning the MVP and making the All-NBA team. If he does not hit the milestones, the minimum deal value is $163 million. His salary in year one will be $33 million. In year five his base salary will be $44.5 million.

Early Life and High School

Jayson Tatum was born on March 3, 1998 in St. Louis, Missouri to 19-year-old undergraduate students Brandy and Justin. His mother is an attorney, while his father is a gym teacher and basketball coach. For high school, Tatum went to Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri, where he was a star basketball player. In his freshman year, he averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, and helped lead his team to both MCC and Missouri District 2 titles

As a junior, Tatum averaged 25.9 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. Over the summer of 2015, he joined the St. Louis Eagles Amateur Athletic Union team of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. Tatum helped lead the team to the Nike Peach Jam championship game, which they ultimately lost. In his senior year, he averaged 29.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game as he led Chaminade to a second Missouri Class 5A state championship. Tatum was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year for 2016.

Collegiate Career

One of the top-rated prospects coming out of high school, Tatum committed to Duke University for college. He made his debut with the Duke Blue Devils in early December, 2016 in a win over Maine. In February of the following year, Tatum scored a season-high 28 points in a win over Virginia. The Blue Devils went on to defeat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to win the ACC tournament championship, before falling in the second round of the NCAA tournament to South Carolina. As a freshman at Duke, Tatum averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in 29 games. It would be his only year at Duke, as he chose to go directly into the 2017 NBA draft as a one-and-done.

Boston Celtics, 2017-2020

In the 2017 NBA draft, Tatum was selected by the Boston Celtics with the third overall pick. Making his NBA debut in October, he recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Later in the month, Tatum posted a season-high 24 points in a victory over the New York Knicks. Finishing the season with a 55-27 record, the Celtics advanced to the 2018 NBA playoffs, where they fell in the second round to the Philadelphia 76ers. Notably, Tatum became the first Celtics rookie to score 20 points in five consecutive playoff games.

In the 2018-19 season, he won the Skills Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend. The next season, Tatum scored a new career high of 39 points in a December win over the Charlotte Hornets. He subsequently topped that with 41 points in a January victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. At the end of that month, Tatum earned his first career NBA All-Star selection. The Celtics ended up reaching the Eastern Conference Finals, where they were defeated by the Miami Heat in six games.

Jayson Tatum


Boston Celtics, 2020-2023

On the opening night of the 2020-21 NBA season, Tatum scored 30 points, including a game-winning three-pointer, in a 122-121 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. He made another game-winning shot in a 122-120 win against the Detroit Pistons in early 2021. At the end of February, Tatum earned his second-consecutive All-Star selection. A couple months later, he recorded a new career high of 53 points in a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, making him the youngest Celtics player ever to score over 50 points in a game. Tatum shattered that number in early May by scoring 60 points in a game that saw the Celtics come back from a 32-point deficit against the San Antonio Spurs. In the 2021 NBA playoffs, the team lost in the first round to the Brooklyn Nets. Despite the loss, Tatum set a number of records, including a Celtics franchise record for most points scored in a three-game span in the playoffs, with 122.

Tatum had another impressive season in 2021-22. In addition to recording two 50-point regular season games, he was named the inaugural Eastern Conference Finals MVP as the Celtics returned to the NBA Finals for the first time in 12 years. Although the team took a 2-1 series lead, the Golden State Warriors ended up winning the championship in six games. In the 2022-23 season, Tatum made his 1,000th career three-pointer, making him the youngest NBA player ever to reach that number.  Moreover, he surpassed Larry Bird for the most 50-point regular season games in Celtics franchise history, and set a new All-Star Game scoring record with 55 points. Tatum finished the regular season with an average of 30.1 points per game, making him the only Celtics player ever to average at least 30 points per game in a single season. In the postseason, the Celtics fell to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

National Team Career

Tatum first played for the US men's national basketball team in the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai, where the team won gold. He won another gold in 2015 in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Greece. Returning to the men's national team in 2021, Tatum helped the US win gold at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Personal Life

In late 2017, Tatum and his girlfriend Toriah Lachell had a son named Jayson Jr., nicknamed "Deuce." Tatum was inspired by his son when he designed his first signature shoe for Nike, which bears his son's name on the inside. In 2019, Tatum purchased a 6,248-square-foot mansion in Newton, Massachusetts for $4 million.

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