Breanna Stewart contract, salary, net worth – why the WNBA MVP earns more abroad?

The 2023 WNBA Finals will decide if in her first year at New York, the freshly crowned 2023 WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart will also deliver to the Liberty their first-ever title. Breanna is a generational talent that has won almost everything there is on three different continents. So, have you wondered how much the two-time WNBA champion, two-time WNBA Finals MVP, two-time WNBA MVP, five-time WNBA All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and three-time FIBA World Cup champion Breanna Stewart’s net worth is?

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Breanna Stewart current contract details and what’s next

Contesting her third WNBA Finals Breanna Stewart is just about to complete her first year as a New York Liberty player. Back in February 2023, she signed a one-year contract with the Liberty as an unrestricted free agent. Here are the terms of Breanna Stewart’s contract.

Current contract’s full breakdown

After 4 very successful years for the Seattle Storm Breanna Stewart entered free agency at the end of 2022 and she surprised many when choosing to move to New York for less money than what she would have made elsewhere.

Breanna Stewart’s contract is only a one-year agreement with no extension clause. For it, Breanna will earn $175,000. In her last year in Seattle, she earned $228,000 but it was clear she looked for a fresh start. Stewart earns far more playing overseas where she keeps winning big trophies.

Overseas contracts and achievements

Every WNBA off-season since she entered the league in 2016 Breanna Stewart has secured an overseas contract. To start with this was to supplement her income. Nowadays, this is her main job. She is set for a second year with Fenerbahce (Istanbul) in Turkey shortly after the WNBA Finals are completed. Breanna Stewart’s contract for that commitment is believed to be around $1,5 million per year.

Breanna has been voted EuroLeague regular season and Final Four MVP. She has played for Shanghai Baoshan Daohua in China, Dynamo Kursk and UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia. Last season she was again in Turkey with Fenerbahce.

Breanna Stewart’s earnings from her basketball career so far

From her WNBA career spanning 5 years, Breanna Stewart missed the entire 2019 season due to an injury, she has earned just over $1.5 million. From her overseas contracts over the last 6 years, Breanna Stewart is believed to have earned more than $4 million already.

Breanna Stewart’s net worth

Breanna Stewart’s net worth as of March 2023 is around $5 million. As the figures show more than 70% of that Breanna has earned playing overseas.

Unfortunately, the wages that are given to the male stars of the game in the NBA. continue to be incomparable with what the stars of the WNBA get. This is why almost all good players don’t get any rest as in the off-season they go to Europe or Asia. Breanna has been a hugely successful player on both those continents and this has earned her far more money than her achievements as a WNBA player.

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Iskra had a promising, at least she believed so, tennis and volleyball careers as a junior but a series of injuries ended her hopes to become a professional athlete very early.

Instead, she focused all her energy on her other passion, writing. For over a decade, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football, basketball and tennis are the main fields of her expertise.