Vanessa Marie Bryant (born Vanessa Urbieta Cornejo on May 5, 1982) is an American businesswoman, philanthropist, and model best known for her marriage to basketball player Kobe Bryant.
In 2007, they established the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation to provide scholarships to minority college students worldwide.
Bryant is the founder of the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation, which assists underprivileged child athletes. She is the president and CEO of Granity Studios, as well as a member of the Bodyarmor SuperDrink board of directors.
Vanessa Bryant’s Net Worth
Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA player Kobe Bryant, is an American philanthropist. Vanessa Bryant has a $600 million net worth.
The couple established their own foundation in 2007 to provide scholarships to minority college students worldwide.
Bryant is the president and CEO of Granity Studios, as well as the president and CEO of the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.
Vanessa Laine was born in Los Angeles on May 5, 1982. Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta was her birth name. She is of Mexican descent and has an older sister, Sophie.
Bryant’s parents divorced when she was a baby, and her mother later remarried Stephen Laine.
Bryant began going by Vanessa Laine after her marriage and made it her official name in 2000. She lived in Huntington Beach with her stepfather, Robert Laine, and attended Marina High School.
Bryant and her friend Rowena were attending a hip-hop concert at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in August 1999 when they were approached by a company offering them work as music video extras.
Bryant went on to appear in music videos for artists such as Snoop Dogg and Krayzie Bone.
Bryant met her future husband Kobe on the set of the music video for Tha Eastsidaz’s “G’d Up.” Vanessa’s high school education was disrupted as the relationship became widely publicized. She completed her senior year at home through independent study.