This article will answer every question you have about Vanessa Bryant. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.
- What does Vanessa do for a living?
- Who are Vanessa’s parents and siblings?
- What are Vanessa’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Vanessa married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Vanessa have any children?
- Where is Vanessa now?
- How tall is Vanessa?
- How much money does Vanessa earn?
- What is Vanessa’s net worth?
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Who is Vanessa Bryant?
Vanessa Marie Bryant or Vanessa Urbieta Cornejo, is a well-known American philanthropist, business executive, and former model. She became widely known after marrying basketball player Kobe Bryant.
In 2007, they founded the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation. The foundation provides scholarships to minority college students worldwide.
Vanessa leads the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation which supports child athletes in need. She is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Granity Studios.
How Old is Vanessa Bryant?
She is 39 years old as of February 2022, having been born on May 5, 1982, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Vanessa shares her birthdate with celebrities such as Jenna Davis, Chris Brown, Adele, Niki Demartino, Gabi DeMartino, and many more.
Vanessa Bryant Family
Who are Vanessa Bryant’s Parents?
She was born to Sofia Urbieta (Mother). When she was a baby her parents divorced. Vanessa has a stepfather by the name of Stephen Laine.
Does Vanessa have Siblings?
She has an elder sister by the name of Sophie Laine.
Vanessa Bryant Education
She received her high school education at Marina High School. While at high school, she was a cheerleader and active in the school’s theater club. Bryant graduated from high school in 2000 with honors.
Vanessa Bryant Marital Status
She is currently single but was previously married to Kobe Bryant. They married on April 18, 2001, but her husband died on January 26, 2020.
Vanessa Bryant Kids
Together with her husband have four daughters namely, Natalia Diamante Bryant (born on January 19, 2003), Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant (born on May 1, 2006, but died on January 26, 2020, together with her daddy in a helicopter crash), Bianka Bella Bryant (born on December 5, 2016), and Capri Kobe Bryant (born in 2019) Due to the loss of her second daughter, she currently has 3 kids.
Vanessa Bryant Career and Philanthropy
Vanessa and her husband Kobe founded the VIVO Foundation in 2007. It was later renamed the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation. The foundation is a charity that supports increasing a global perspective among young people. It also provides scholarships for minority college students and other youth worldwide. Their foundation has collaborated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Vanessa and her husband were founding donors of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Following the death of Kobe in 2020, Bryant changed the name of her husband’s Mamba Foundation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation in honor of her daughter. She launched a Mambacita line of clothing in May 2021 in honor of her daughter Gianna. She works with Baby2Baby to provide support for children and women in poverty. Vanessa received a philanthropy award at the Baby2Baby 10-year gala in November 2021. During the Sports Power Brunch: Celebrating the Most Powerful Women in Sports on February 8, 2022, she received the Be Your Own Champion Award for her outstanding leadership of the Mambacita Sports Foundation.
Vanessa Bryant Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 5inches (1.65m) and a weight of 55kg (121lbs).
Vanessa Bryant Salary and Net Worth
She has a net worth of $600 million while a majority of the riches come from her late husband’s professional basketball career.