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Amari Bailey’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million. He is one of the known reality stars and basketball players. Amari gained popularity when he showed his dreams of becoming an NBA superstar. He briefly looks up to Canadian rapper Drake as a father figure.

Amari Bailey came to the limelight after appearing alongside his mother Johanna in the reality series “Bringing Up Ballers”. The show was aired in 2017 and since appearing in the series Amari became a popular name on the internet.

What is Amari Bailey’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$3 Million
BornFebruary 17, 2004
ProfessionBasketball Player
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$800,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Amari Bailey was born on February 17th, 2004 in the city of Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Johanna Leia and Aaron Bailey. His father Aaron Bailey is a former professional athlete who cut his teeth playing for Louisville University. Before eventually going pro as a member of the Indianapolis Colts whom he played for across five seasons.

Amari’s father didn’t play all that much with the starting line-up. He served more as a kick-returner on special teams. But there was this one time that Aaron almost caught a game-winning pass at the end of the 95 AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early Career

Amari grew up alongside his sister Savanna. His mother Johanna is a former model and current brand ambassador-slash-entrepreneur. His parents separated during Amari’s childhood.

After that, his mother Johanna began pursuing her career in show biz for herself and her kids like the Lifetime series “Bringing Up Ballers”. This reality show aired back in 2017 and followed five Chicago-based families.

As they sacrificed and struggled to support their promising up-and-coming basketball-playing sons. It was an unusual level of exposure for a teenage athlete. It helped Amari to share his basketball talents with the rest of the world.

Amari appreciates everything his mom has done for him throughout his life, including offering shooting technique advice, etc. Now with the cancelation of the reality show “Bringing Up Ballers” after just one season.

Johanna moved herself and her two children from Chicago to Los Angeles. While living in LA she founded her very own marketing agency called “Just Living Management”. From there she began regularly cheering her son Amari on as he spent all 4 years of high school.

High School

Amari joined the Prestigious Sierra Canyon High School basketball team in Lose Angeles, California. While playing in the team Amari became a teammate with LeBron James’s son Bronny James in his sophomore year. During his first years with Sierra, Amari averaged around 5 points and 5 assists in 16 minutes a game.

In the following year, Amari had bumped that scoring number up to around 10 points a game. In a campaign that saw the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers, they earned a 30-4 record. But it was his junior year in which Amari gained recognition.

Not only did he average an astonishing 28 points a game to go along with 8 rebounds and 6 assists. He finished the season with three triple-doubles and was named by maxpeps.com “California Player Of The Year For 2021”. That’s an accomplishment that even earned him praise from legendary basketball star LeBron James.

It was his final year in high school it saw Amari’s scoring total come back down. He settled on 18 points a game with the Sierra Canyon team. Ultimately losing to Centennial High School in the California Interscholastic Federation State Open Division Regional Title Game.

After high school, Amari received offers from Prestigious Institutions like Alabama, DePaul, Illinois, and Kansas. But Amari has always been set on playing for UCLA. He first committed to them in his freshman year in high school. Although, he changed his mind when they fired their head coach “Steve Alford” in 2018.


Amari sure says that he’s not trying to be anything other than himself while promoting the power of positivity. Right now he’s looking to bring all that enthusiasm to the basketball court by kicking off his only season with the UCLA Bruins.

In March of 2022, he was selected as a member of the “McDonald’s All-America Team”. He scored 10 points and collected 6 rebounds at the All-American Game that took place in Chicago.

Personal Life

Amari still wound up becoming a Bruin when he signed up to play with them officially in 2021. During his 2021 year, Amari often found himself in the headlines as the son of Drake.

All this happened when Drake rented out all of Dodger Stadium to enjoy an intimate dinner with Amari’s mother Johanna. Drake was often spotted courtside at many of Amari’s high school basketball games “cheering him from the sidelines”.

Amari admitted that Drake has since become a mentor of sorts. Drake also gifted him a spectacular Iced Out number 10 Chain in honor of Amari’s jersey number. Unfortunately, the certified lover boy’s romance with Johanna fizzled out by October 2021.

Since then Amari’s mother is been linked to longtime basketball star Ja Morant. But neither side outright confirms the relationship.

Amari Bailey Net Worth

Amari Bailey’s net worth is approximately $3 million. He is one of the top-rising basketball players in the NBA. His outstanding skills also helped him to grab the attention of some legendary stars like LeBron James, among others.

Amari is already capable of paying back his mother for all the sacrifices she made for him over the years. All thanks to his participation with companies like Gym Shark and Skittles.

Amari also signed deals with big names like the ETHICA Fashion line. It will see him receiving a percentage of revenue from the sale of his own fashion line. The exact details of the deal are unknown. But TMZ revealed that Amari is planning to design and create his own brand of underwear.

The basketball player is already doing pretty well for himself and his family. Amari Bailey’s yearly salary is around $800 thousand. Amari also owns a Porsche Cayenne in white color.

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