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Candace Parker Net Worth

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In total, Candace Parker is estimated to have a net worth total of $5.2 million.

Details for Candace Parker net worth, an American professional basketball player: She has accumulated a net worth of $5.2 million. Parker’s WNBA career has included playing for the Los Angeles Sparks team. She has also been a member of other basketball teams such as the Chicago Sky, UMMC Ekaterinburg, Guangdong Dolphins, Fenerbahçe Istanbul and Xinjiang Tianshan Deers.

Parker was also a Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award-winner and is the only other woman to have done so a pair of times. She has set a new standard by becoming the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game. Besides being an NBA player, Candace is also a TNT and NBA TV commentator.


Sara and Larry Parker welcomed Parker into the world on April 19, 1986, in St. Louis, Missouri. Anthony Parker, a former NBA basketball player, and Marcus Parker, a doctor, are her older brothers.

At the age of two, Parker’s family moved to Naperville, Illinois, where she grew up. Basketball was a big deal in her family, so she started playing at a young age. Her father was an Iowa Hawkeyes basketball player in the 1970s. The Parkers were ardent Chicago Bulls supporters as well. Rather than play basketball, Candace concentrated on soccer because she feared she wouldn’t be able to compete with her father and brother. Her family convinced her to join the basketball team in the eighth grade. As a result of his involvement, her father served as a mentor and critic and this started Candace Parker net worth journey.

The Chicago Bulls were a big part of Parker’s childhood in the Chicago area, and she was a huge Michael Jordan fan. In her bedroom, she had a picture of Ron Harper, her all-time favorite player, on the wall.

Candace Parker Net Worth: Career

Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois was where she received her high school education, just like her older brother Anthony Parker. Parker’s high school basketball team won the Class AA state championships in both 2003 and 2004, under her leadership. She set a school record with 2,768 points, an average of 22.9 points per game, and 1,592 rebounds, an average of 13.2 rebounds per game, and on top of this, she started 119 of the 121 games in which she participated.

She is the only person to have won the USA Today High School Player of the Year award twice, having done so in 2003 and 2004. She won the award both times. Additionally, Parker was the 2003 and 2004 recipient of the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award as well as the Gatorade Female Basketball Player of the Year Award. She was recognized as the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, as well as a WBCA All-American and a McDonald’s All-American, in 2004. She took part in the WCBA All-America Game in 2004, and during her time there she scored nine points. She was also selected as the basketball player of the year in Illinois in 2002, 2003, and 2004 by a majority vote, and she was a member of the All-State first team all four years she was eligible.

In the fall of 2004, Parker registered for classes at the University of Tennessee. Due to a knee injury that Parker sustained while playing in a summer league game, Tennessee made the decision on February 17, 2005 to have Parker sit out her freshman year rather than play.

candace parker net worth

During the 2005–2006 season, Parker was a starting point guard for the Tennessee Lady Vols. On the team roster, she was listed as playing forward, center, and guard positions. In a game against Army in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 19, 2006, she made history by becoming the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game. She subsequently made history again by becoming the first woman to dunk twice in an NCAA tournament game. She was named the SEC Rookie of the Year by both the coaches and the Associated Press, and she was a key contributor to the Lady Vols’ victory in the SEC tournament championship in 2006.  

Parker made the game-winning shot with 17 seconds left in the championship game of the SEC tournament against LSU. Parker’s shot won the game. She was recognized as the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament and was named to the 2006 Kodak All-America team. This achievement made her one of the very few freshmen to ever get the accolade. Nevertheless, during the regional finals of the NCAA tournament against North Carolina, Parker found herself in early foul trouble and was forced to sit out a significant portion of the first half. The game was finally won by Kentucky against Tennessee.

Only collegiate athlete Candace Parker was selected to represent the United States of America at the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women in Brazil. The United States team came in third place overall.

Contributing to Candace Parker net worth a lot was her rookie record-breaking performance in her first WNBA game came when Parker was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks basketball team in the 2008 WNBA Draft. Parker went on to score 34 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists in the team’s win over Phoenix Mercury. In May and July of 2008, she was named the Hanns-G ‘Go Beyond’ rookie of the month for two consecutive months.  

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As a rookie and MVP, Parker received the Hann’s-G honors in 2008. With the U.S. National Women’s Basketball team, she won gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics. A knee injury in 2011 forced Parker to sit out the remainder of the season. As part of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Selection Committee, she has been selected to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London alongside 20 other women.  


Candace Parker was previously married to Shelden Williams, a former Duke University and NBA player, from 2008 to 2016. Additionally, in 2018, it was revealed by Bleacher Report that as part of the divorce settlement, Parker was required to pay her ex-husband an alimony payment of $400,000 dollars. The payment was made so that she would not be required to continue making spousal support payments going forward. According to TMZ, the two also split the earnings from the sale of their prior property, which went for an asking price of $3.75 million which only added to Candace Parker net worth.

Parker announced in December of 2021, that she had married a woman named Anna Petrakova in 2019 and they were expecting a child. Petrakova gave birth to a son on February 11, 2022.

Candace Parker Net Worth: Television

In 2018, Parker began providing analysis and commentary for NBA on TNT coverage of Tuesday games for the 2018–19 NBA season. She held this position until the end of the 2018–19 NBA season. In addition to that, she worked as a commentator for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Game. Candace Parker net worth only added more when she extended her contract with Turner Sports for multiple years in 2019, committing to continue her work as an analyst and commentator for NBA on TNT, NBA TV, and CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament.

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