Inside the life of Jayson Tatum: age, career, fatherhood, salary, net worth

Inside the life of Jayson Tatum: age, career, fatherhood, salary, net worth

Babu Tendu, Cyprine Apindi, Peris Walubengo
updated at February 16, 2024 at 3:03 PM

Jayson Tatum is one of the elite athletes playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) league. He plays as a small or power forward for the Boston Celtics, a team based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Jayson Tatum
The basketballer holds The Kobe Bryant MVP Trophy after the 2023 NBA All-Star Game between Team Giannis and Team LeBron at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: @Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images
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Jayson Tatum comes from a family of athletes. He took after his father and cousin. Today, he is among the top professional basketballers of the century.

Profile summary

Full name

Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr.



Date of birth

3rd March 1998


26 years (as of 2024)

Place of birth

St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Current residence

Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America





Zodiac sign






Height in feet

6’ 8”

Height in centimetres


Weight in pounds


Weight in kilograms


Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown

Marital status



Ella Mai




Justin Tatum


Brandy Cole



Alma mater

Chaminade College Preparatory School and Duke University


Basketball player

Jayson Tatum's Instagram



@Jayson Tatum



Who is Jayson Tatum?

Jayson Christopher Tatum Sr. is a professional basketballer from the United States of America. He plays for the Boston Celtics of the NBA as a small or power forward.

How old is Jayson Tatum?

Jayson Tatum's age is 26 years as of 2024. He was born on 3rd March 1998, and his Zodiac sign is Pisces.

Where is Jayson Tatum from?

The basketballer was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, and his nationality is American. His ethnicity is African-American, and he is a Christian who credits God for his success in life.

Jayson Tatum's net worth
The basketballer looks on before the 2023 NBA All-Star Game between Team Giannis and Team LeBron at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo: @Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images
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Where does Jayson Tatum live?

The basketball player lives in Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America. During the COVID-19 outbreak, he expressed that the isolation period would be easier if he had a basketball court in his home. He had a hoop branded “Big Deuce” installed for practice.

Who are Jayson Tatum's parents?

The basketballer's father is Justin Tatum, a basketball coach and gym teacher. His mother is attorney Brandy Cole.

The athlete has a brother and a sister. His brother's name is Jaycob, and his sister is Kayden. Tyronn Lue, a former NBA player, is his cousin.

Educational background

The basketballer went to Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, Missouri, United States of America. He then proceeded to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

When was Jayson Tatum drafted?

Jayson decided to go into the 2017 NBA Draft as a one-and-done after completing his freshman year. The basketballer started his career in high school. He played for the Chaminade College Preparatory School team.

Before his senior year, he made a verbal commitment to Duke University over North Carolina, Kentucky and Saint Louis University. He eventually joined Duke University, where he played college basketball. He made his college basketball debut on 3rd December 2016.

At the end of his freshman season, the basketballer chose to go directly into the 2017 NBA draft. He was projected as a first-round selection. He joined Boston Celtics in 2017 and has been playing for the team to date.

Besides playing as a small or power for the Boston Celtics, he is also a national team player. In 2014, he was part of the USA team in the FIBA Under-17 World Championship.

In 2015, he was part of the FIBA Under-19 World Championship. He also represented Team USA at the 2016 Nike Hoop Summit.

He was also chosen as one of the players on Team USA at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. The games were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The games were eventually held in 2021, and he helped the USA win the gold medal.

Jayson Tatum's stats

The basketball player has played numerous matches and contributed to his team's wins. Below is a look at his career stats.



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What is Jayson Tatum's net worth in 2024?

The basketballer is worth $25 million as of 2024, and his annual salary is about $33.7 million. His wealth comes from his NBA career and brand endorsement deals. Some of the brands he has worked with are Nike, Imo’s Pizza, Abercrombie, Gatorade, Subway, and Beats by Dre.

Who is Jayson Tatum's wife?

The basketballer is yet to get married, meaning he does not have a wife. He is currently in a relationship with Ella Mai, a British singer-songwriter. The two started dating in 2019.

Between 2017 and 2018, the basketballer was in a relationship with Samantha Amos, a professional volleyball player. Between 2014 and 2017, he was in a relationship with Toriah Lachell.

Jayson Tatum's son

The basketballer has a son named Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. with Toriah Lachell, his high school girlfriend. His son's nickname is Deuce, and he was born on 6th December 2017. Deuce's parents were 19 when he was born.

How tall is Jayson Tatum?

The basketballer is 6’ 8” or 203 centimetres tall. On the other hand, Jayson Tatum's weight is about 210 pounds or 95 kilograms. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.


  • In 2018, the basketballer made his debut television show appearance as himself on Get Up!
  • Lebron James once praised him for his excellent playing skills.
  • Before the start of the 2016- 2017 season, he missed eight games due to a foot injury.
  • He and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made history as the only rookies in playoff history to record ten games of 20 or more points scored during their first playoff runs.
  • He is good friends with Harry Giles, a current NBA player and former Duke teammate.

Jayson Tatum is one of the top basketball talents of the century. The Missouri-born star is among the most valuable players in the Boston Celtics team.

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