Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner

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Brittney Griner is the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association an American professional basketball player. In college, she played basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas. Also, Griner is the only NCAA basketball player to both score 2,000 points and blocks 500 shots.

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Brittney Griner’s Net Worth

Brittney Griner's Russian team
Brittney Griner’s Russian team — owned by a Putin-aligned oligarch — is a hot spot for WNBA superstars | Image by Insider

She is known as a Pro basketball player Brittney Griner of the United States of America has a $5 million fortune. Her maximum yearly WNBA salary is $227,000, which is what Brittney Griner earned at her peak. She has occasionally taken her game abroad for the much larger paychecks it offers Like many other WNBA All-Stars. In 2014, she earned $600,000 playing for a Chinese team for three months. Brittney made about $1.5 million from her Russian gigs in the past few years. A star player Brittney Griner at Baylor University, Griner broke two NCAA basketball records before entering the WNBA: she also blocked 500 shots and scored 2,000 points.

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Brittney Griner Early life & Education

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She was born October 18, 1990, in Houston, She is the daughter of Raymond Griner, a Harris County deputy sheriff and two-tour Vietnam War veteran, and Sandra Griner. Brittney has three older siblings, D, Shkera, and Pier. She first attended Nimitz High School in Houston. Griner worked out with the boys’ team and the school’s soccer coach, which increased her strength and stamina. Also, she improved the club’s reputation by winning a lot of games and breaking a lot of records. Brittney enrolled at Baylor after finishing high school. She established a new world record by blocking 223 shots as a sophomore as one of the wrist-shot guards in women’s basketball history. In 2012 she saw her named to the WBCA All-American Team.

Personal Life

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WNBA’s Cities Brittney Griner the knot with fellow hooper Glory Johnson | Image By Parler DE Sports

In 2014, she and Glory Johnson got engaged. The couple’s arrests for domestic violence and minor offenses came just a few months after they got engaged. There had been an argument in their home in Goodyear, Arizona, which led to this since then, both of them have served seven-game suspensions.

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Personal career

In the 2013 WNBA Draft, she was the first overall pick made by the Phoenix Mercury. Griner set the WNBA record for most blocks in a single regular season game in her first year in league with 11. They quickly dispatched the Chicago Sky, winning in four games in the 2014 WNBA Finals.

Collage Career

She became a star player for the Baylor Lady Bears, where she set a record for blocked shots in a season (223) after attending Baylor University. And they got to the championship game of the NCAA tournament but lost. Griner had her best collegiate season, earning AP Player of the Year honors and leading her team to a victory in the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship game against Notre Dame the following year.

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Brittney Griner’s an Olympic Gold Medalist

Brittney Griner 2020 Olympics
United States Brittney Griner (15) defends against Serbia’s Dragana Stankovic during the Women’s Basketball semifinal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo

Brittney Griner’s historic score of 2000 points and 500 shots, also made history in the history of American basketball. Multiple media outlets have ranked her as the best high school female basketball player in the country. In 2014 & 2018, the 32-year-old sportswoman has been a part of Team USA and won the FIBA Women’s World Cup twice as well as won gold at the 2016 and 2021 Olympics. Beyond her success in the WNBA, Griner was a key contributor to the United States women’s basketball team’s gold medal wins at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Quick Info


 October 18, 1990 (age 32 years), Houston, Texas, United States


Cherelle Griner (m. 2019), Glory Johnson (m. 2015–2016)


2.06 m


 Raymond Griner, Sandra Griner

Current Teams

Phoenix Mercury (#42 / Center), United States of America, United States



Golden Medals

Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament etc.