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Full NameCharles Antetokounmpo
First NameCharles
Last NameAntetokounmpo
ProfessionCelebrity Father
NationalityNigerian
Birth CountryNigeria
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseVeronica Antetokounmpo
No Of Children5
Date of Birth1963

Charles Antetokounmpo is the late father of Greek professional player Giannis Antetokounmpo, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks

Charles was a Nigerian and passed his Nigerian roots to his children. He was an avid soccer player. 

He and his wife immigrated from Nigeria and settled in Greece. Charles died of a heart attack in the year 2017 at the age of 54

At the time of his death, he was in Milwaukee

Who was he married to?

He was married to his wife, Veronica Antetokounmpo. Both of them are Nigerian. They were residing in Lagos, a city in Nigeria

A few years after their marriage, they gave birth to their eldest son Francis

In 1991 they made to decision to move to Greece in search of better employment opportunities. 

They left their eldest son Francis behind to be raised by his grandparents. 

Charles Antetokounmpo with his wife Veronica Antetokounmpo and kids.
Charles Antetokounmpo with his wife Veronica Antetokounmpo and kids. Source: Instagram

Had a hard time making ends meet

Charles and Veronica had a hard time making ends meet. 

They worked various odd jobs that included working as a handyman, a babysitter, selling items on the streets, etc. 

After moving to Greece, they delivered four more sons, Thanasis, Giannis, Kostas, and Alex

According to Giannis, he helped his parents sell items like watches, glasses, CDs, and DVDs in the streets to tourists until the age of 17.

A selfie time for Charles Antetokounmpo and Veronica Antetokounmpo with their three sons in 2016.
A selfie time for Charles Antetokounmpo and Veronica Antetokounmpo with their three sons in 2016. Source: Instagram

His sons are trying to represent him in the best possible way.

Charles worked every single day to feed his family. He hardly had money. For him, nothing mattered above his children. 

They were his wealth. Besides Giannis, his three sons are also professional basketball players. 

Thanasis was selected with the 51st overall pick by New York Knicks in NBA 2014 draft

He played for New York Knicks before moving to Milwaukee Bucks, while Kostas is playing for the Chicago Bulls

He was previously playing for the Los Angeles Lakers after being selected in the 2018 NBA draft

His eldest son Francis is a soccer player and a singer. Alexis is playing for Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League

According to Giannis, there was not even a single day when his father was not there for him and his brothers. 

He further added that he and his brothers are their father’s legacy and are trying their best to represent him in the best way possible. 

Giannis says his father lives within them wherever he goes. The bottom of his shoes reads, “I am my father's legacy.”

Four of Charles Antetokounmpo five sons, Alex in a blue hoodie, Kostas in an Orange, Thanasis in a grey, and Giannis Antetokounmpo in black and white.
Four of Charles Antetokounmpo five sons, Alex in a blue hoodie, Kostas in an Orange, Thanasis in a grey, and Giannis Antetokounmpo in black and white. Source: Instagram

He left an example of fatherhood. 

Charles successfully left an example of being a great father, and his sons followed the same traits. 

Giannis wants to be a great father to his kids like his father was to his kids. 

According to him, when he is leaving the world, he hopes to leave an impact on his kids like his father and also feels he is turning to his father slowly. 

Giannis named his son after him. His son's name is Liam Charles.

The childhood picture of Giannis Antetokounmpo with his father Charles Antetokounmpo.
The childhood picture of Giannis Antetokounmpo with his father Charles Antetokounmpo. Source: Instagram

Who is Giannis Dating?

Giannis is dating his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger, with whom he shares two sons. She is a former volleyball player. 

The couple is yet to exchange their wedding vows. They are currently living together with their sons Liam Charles and Maverick Shai in Milwaukee.

Charles Antetokounmpo son Giannis Antetokounmpo with his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger and son Liam Charles.
Charles Antetokounmpo son Giannis Antetokounmpo with his girlfriend Mariah Riddlesprigger and son Liam Charles. Source: Instagram

Net Worth

Giannis is one of the most decorated NBA players. He is twice the recipient of the Most Valuable Players Awards in 2019 and 2020

He is most popular for his nickname, The Greek Freak. Besides his stunning basketball career, he has several endorsement deals, including Nike

He makes an earning of $10 million per year from his endorsement deals. He has amassed a jaw-dropping net worth of: 

Net Worth Source
$70 million Basketball player, endorsements deals

Age

  1. He was born in 1963. He would have been 58 years old in 2021 if he had been alive.

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Updated On Sat Oct 01 2022 Published On Sat Oct 01 2022 By shaumya

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