Diana Taurasi
Diana Taurasi
Celebrated Name: Diana Taurasi
Real Name/Full Name: Diana Lorena Taurasi
Gender: Female
Age: 42 years old
Birth Date: June 11, 1982
Birth Place: Chino, California, US
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 6 inches
Weight: 65 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Phoenix Mercury (2017)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Diana Taurasi Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: American professional basketball player
Salary: $500 Thousand
Net Worth in 2024: $2 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Diana Lorena Taurasi is a US professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association. She was drafted for the first time by Phoenix in the 2004’s WNBA draft. Taurasi is regarded as one of the greatest women basketball sportspersons of all time. Her fondness for scoring in critical situations got her the nickname “White Mamba.” In 2011, Diana Lorena Taurasi was elected by her fans as one of the top WNBA’s fifteen Players of All Time. On June 18, 2017, she became the all-time leading scorer of WNBA.

Maybe you know about Diana Taurasi very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Diana Taurasi’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Taurasi was born and brought up in Chino, California, US. She attended Don Antonio Lugo High School. Her father, named Mario, had been a professional soccer player in Italy. He has played as a goalkeeper for several years. Her mother, named ‘Liliana,’ is from Argentina. Taurasi has an elder sister named Jessika. Taurasi used to play basketball in her high school and has also received the 2000 Cheryl Miller Award for the best player in Southern California. The Los Angeles Times presented this award.

She secured MVP honors in the WBCA High School All-US Game. Taurasi attended Connecticut University. She won the Naismith College Player of the Year Award in 2003 and 2004, and the 2003 Wade Trophy, and the 2003 Associated Press Player of the Year Award.

Personal Life

Looking at her relationships, Diana Taurasi got married to Penny Taylor. He is the Phoenix Mercury Director of Player Development and Performance. As he has been the former teammate of Diana, they came to know each other. Their friendship developed into a serious, committed relationship. Their marriage took place on May 13, 2017. On March 1, 2018, they gave birth to their first child Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on June 11 1982, Diana Taurasi is 42 years old as of today’s date 11th July 2024. Her height is 5 ft 6 inches tall, and her weight is 65 kg.

Career

In 2005, Taurasi began her international career when she played for a dominant team in the Russian league “Dynamo Moscow.”

Taurasi became a member of the Under 18 USA Women Basketball team that won her gold at the FIBA Americas competition in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, in 2000.

On May 12, 2004, she represented her country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Taurasi defeated Australia in the championship game and was awarded gold. Taurasi played eight games at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, and assisted the team in winning the gold.

Taurasi has been considered to be the second leading player to score on the USA Women’s NBA team at the FIBA World Championship in 2006 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Taurasi earned a bronze medal in the 2001 USA Junior World Championship team. Taurasi was selected in the National basketball team to represent the country in the WNBA versus USA Basketball.

Awards & Achievements

Taurasi is considered to be the most influential women basketball player of all time. NBA chief Deandre Ayton labeled Taurasi as the “Michael Jordan” of the World’s NBA. Presently, she has several awards in her name.

She has won the 2004 WNBA Rookie of the Year Award,

WNBA championships in 2007, 2009, and 2014,

2009’s WNBA Most Valuable Player Award,

WNBA Finals MVP Awards in 2009 and 2014,

four Olympic gold medals in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016, and

FIBA World Cups in 2010, 2014, and 2018.

She was also selected to ten All-WNBA teams and nine WNBA All-Star teams.

Net Worth & Salary of Diana Taurasi in 2024

Diana Taurasi Net Worth
Diana Taurasi Net Worth

Diana is the world’s recognized professional level female basketball player. She has an estimated net worth of $2 Million as of July 2024. Her approximate annual salary was $500 thousand.

Taurasi has earned a significant part of net worth via her basketball career. During most of the U.S.A. and International basketball career, she was associated with the UMMC, and WNBA and continues playing for the team Phoenix Mercury.

In 2004, Taurasi was elected by the Phoenix Mercury team to serve as the guard. In 2007, the Phoenix Mercury entered into playoffs and won the WNBA title. Taurasi won her first WNBA title in this championship. She became the seventh player to have won the WNBA title, the Olympic Gold Medal, and the NCAA title in 2004.

Taurasi has a successful career where she has played in several tournaments and received titles for most of them. Some of them being NCAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Player, WNBA Rookie of the year, WNBA scoring champion, etc. Between the period of 2006 to 2010, she played for the European basketball team “Spartak Moscow” that won four Euroleague championships. By playing in top-level competitions, she has amassed a huge sum of money for every match. In 2012 she came into a contract with UMMC.

Taurasi also made one cameo appearance in the movie “Believe in Me” in the year 2006.

Diana Taurasi has made an impressive career in women basketball. Belonging to the family of sports, Taurasi was inclined to sports from an early age. Her award-winning performances continued from the high school and university level and have made her a highly reputed basketball sportswoman. To date, she has represented her country in numerous international level competitions and has become a valuable asset for it.

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