DeMarcus Cousins - Updated Apr 2024

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DeMarcus Cousins


DeMarcus Cousins is a famous professional basketball player from the United States. DeMarcus Cousins is widely known for playing with the Taiwan Beer Leopards of the T1 League.

Early Life and Childhood

DeMarcus Cousins was born in Mobile, Alabama, United States on August 13, 1990. His real name is DeMarcus Amir Cousins. He is 33 years old with the zodiac sign Leo. Cousins holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Regarding his family background, he is the son of Jessie Cousins (Father) and Monique (Mother). He grew up along with his four sisters whose names are unknown and one brother Jaleel, who is also a famous basketball player.

DeMarcus Cousins – Education

Speaking of his educational background, he completed his secondary education at LeFlore Magnet High School in Mobile, Alabama. Following that, he enrolled at Kentucky College in 2009 to further his education.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, He began his professional basketball career after the Sacramento Kings selected him in the 2010 NBA draft. Since 2010, he has been involved in sports and continues to play.

He signed a $7 million two-year contract with the Kings on July 7, 2010, and after the 2010–11 season, he was selected NBA All-Rookie for the first time and July’s Rookie of the Month at NBA Summer League.

DeMarcus Cousins

Caption: DeMarcus Cousins with the Taiwan Beer Leopards source: Bleacher Report.

Furthermore, September 30, 2013, saw the cousins ink another four-year contract deal of $62 million with the Kings. During his time on the squad, he was suspended in addition to getting into problems.

He was suspended for one game for striking Patrick Beverley in the stomach. On February 20, 2017, he was moved to the New Orleans Pelicans after playing for the Kings till 2017. He is now a player for the Pelicans, donning the number 0 jersey.

DeMarcus participated in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup as a member of the US national team, which took home the gold medal. At the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he was also a member of the American squad that took home a gold medal.

Net Worth 2024

DeMarcus Cousins has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is around $37 million as of 2024.


Cousins also earns a lot of wealth through brand endorsements. DeMarcus has collaborated with various renowned brands and companies including Puma and Nike.

Personal Life

Regarding his personal life, DeMarcus Cousins is currently in a relationship with Christy West. His girlfriend Christy is also known as a baby mom among NBA players.

DeMarcus Cousins

Caption: DeMarcus Cousins with Christy West source: Daily Mail.

Further, The pair started dating each other in high school. The couple is blessed with a daughter, Vana, and a son, Amir. Besides that, Cousins has not shared any information regarding his past relationship or love life.

DeMarcus Cousins – Body Measurements

DeMarcus Cousins is handsome undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 6 feet 11 inches (211 cm/2.11 m) and weighs around 122 kg (269 lbs). In addition, Cousins has a dark brown pair of eyes and black hair colour.

Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @boogiecousins with 3.1 million followers. Moreover, he also has 1.2 million followers on Twitter and 1.4 million followers on Facebook.