What is DiDi Richards' net worth? Biography and complete details

What is DiDi Richards' net worth? Biography and complete details

Ciku Njuguna
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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Deauzya 'DiDi' Richards is a professional basketball player. Her days with the Cypress Ranch High School varsity basketball team marked the start of a successful career in the NCAA and the WNBA. Find out everything about DiDi Richards' net worth and success.

DiDi Richards' net worth
Didi Richards of the New York Liberty poses during the WNBA Media Day at Barclays Center on May 7, 2023, in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE.
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From an all-time leading male or female scorer in high school to the top of the WNBA, DiDi is one of the best young female basketball players. Scroll down and discover details of her professional and personal success.

DiDi Richards’ profile summary and bio

Full name

Deauzya Richards





Date of birth

8th February 1999


24 years old as of January 2024

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Houston, Texas

Current residence

Sydney, Australia




African American


188 centimetres (6'2")


74.3 kilograms (164 lbs)

Hair colour

Honey brown

Eye colour



Ungeanetta Richards


Damian Richards Sr.


Damian Jr.


Cypress Ranch High School

Baylor University


Professional basketball player, model

Current team

Sydney Flames

Position (s)


Years active in the NCAA

2017 - 2020

Years active in the WNBA

2021 - 2022

Net worth

$1 million - $2 million

Social media pages

Instagram, X(Twitter), Facebook, YouTube

How old is DiDi Richards?

Born on the 8th of February 1999, she is 24 years old as of January 2024. Based on Didi Richards’ age, her zodiac sign is Aquarius.

What is DiDi Richards' height?

According to her WNBA profile, she is six feet and two inches tall (188 centimetres). She weighs 164 lbs (74.3 kilograms).

DiDi Richards' salary
New York Liberty's DiDi Richards lays up the ball during a game against the LA Sparks on July 3, 2022, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE.
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What is DiDi Richards' net worth?

DiDi has had significant success in her basketball career. According to tabloids, DiDi Richards' net worth averages between $1 million and $2 million.

How much is DiDi Richards' salary?

Details of her salary from the Sydney Flames remain unknown. However, per a 2021 CBA, the minimum player payment for the 2022-23 season was increased to $15,000 with a maximum salary of $37,000.

On April 21, 2021, she signed a three-year $193,370 contract with New York Liberty. During her first year with the WNBA team, she received an entry-level base salary of $61,543, which increased to $62,774 in 2022/23.

She is among 10 players who signed the WNBA’s Player Marketing Agreements in 2022. The PMA agreements guarantee each basketballer no more than $250,000 on marketing deals to promote the league throughout the season.

DiDi Richards' parents
DiDi Richards of the Baylor Lady Bears goes for a basket against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Amalie Arena on April 5, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Evert Nelson/NCAA Photos.
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Deauzya 'DiDi' Richards was born and raised in Houston, Texas, to Damian and Ungeanetta Richards. She has one sibling, Damian Richards.

She began to explore her athletic abilities in the sixth grade. Her father's involvement in this decision inspired her to choose basketball after trying karate and gymnastics. Speaking to SlamOnline, she said,

“My dad pushed me to play sports because I was a late bloomer. I did not play sports until the sixth grade. My first basketball game was in the Cipher League.”

DiDi Richards’ mom and dad have played various roles in her career growth. The former Baylor Lady Bear guard also credits her mother’s efforts and sacrifices, saying,

What happened to DiDi Richards?
DiDi Richards of the New York Liberty reacts after a basket against the Seattle Storm at Angel of the Winds Arena on September 02, 2021, in Everett, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers.
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“To watch her struggle when I was growing up to put food on a plate for me and my brother, I did not appreciate it at a young age. It took some time for me to realize all that she did.”

Is DiDi Richards married?

At the time of writing, the 2020 Waco Tribune-Herald Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year awardee was not married. Additionally, there are no indications that she is in a relationship.


Deuzya attended Cypress Ranch High School in Houston, Texas, between 2013 and 2017. At the time, she was the number two guard for the varsity basketball team.

In 2017/18, she began her college basketball journey at Baylor University with 33 appearances for the Lady Bears. Between 2019 and 2020, her talent as a notable defender earned her the 2020 NAISMITH, Texas and WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year awards and entry into the 2020 Big 12 All-Defensive Team and the All-Texas Defensive Team.

Where is DiDi Richards now?
DiDi Richards (in green) of Baylor Lady Bears defends during a NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome, on March 29, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo by Elsa.
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The top scorer who majored in Communications Studies amassed 2,251 varsity career points. She ended her junior year with an average of 22.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game. As a senior, the five-star recruit averaged 18.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.9 steals per game. Here is a summary of her college stats.





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Her journey to the top of the WNBA began with her dedicated performance on the Cypress High School varsity team. Her defensive role with the Lady Bears was instrumental in the team's triumph at the 2020 NCAA Championships. Here is a timeline of her career as one of the best defenders in the WNBA.

What are some fun facts about DiDi Richards?
Didi Richards of the New York Liberty poses during the WNBA Media Day at Barclays Center on May 7, 2023, in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE.
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What WNBA team was DiDi Richards on?

The NCAA national champion brought her upbeat spirit and A-game to the WNBA in 2021. Despite her performance in the league, she was cut from the Liberty roster, a move that paved her way into the WNBL. Scroll down for a summary of her performances with each team.

New York Liberty

DiDi Richards' WNBA career began after the New York Liberty picked her up in the 2nd round of the 2021 WNBA Draft. The 17th overall player appeared in 45 matches between 2021 and 2022 for the New Year Liberty, averaging 2.3 points, 1.0 assists, and 1.3 total rebounds.

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What team does DiDi Richards play for now?

Is DiDi Richards still in the WNBA? Entering the 2023/24 season, the defence guru will not be part of the New York Liberty line-up. However, her fans can follow her career in Australia's Women's National Basketball League.

Is DiDi Richards still in the WNBA?
DiDi Richards (2) of the Baylor Lady Bears shoots over Christyn Williams (13) of the UConn Huskies at Alamodome on March 29, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo by C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos.
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Sydney Flames

In September 2023, the WNBA announced she was the fourth signee to move to Australia’s Sydney Flames. At the time of writing, the WNBL ranks the guard highly with an average of 10.5 points. Here is a summary of DiDi Richards’ stats as of January 2024.

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Quick facts

What are some fun facts about DiDi Richards? In addition to giving her best on the court, she is known for her impeccable pre-game style and hair puffs. Here are more interesting facts about the Flames guard.

Is DiDi Richards still in the WNBA?
Didi Richards of the Sydney Flames warms up ahead of a WNBL match against UC Capitals at Quay Centre on November 15, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Mark Evans.
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1. What happened to DiDi Richards?

On October. 24, 2020, Deuzya collided with her teammate, Moon Ursin, during a practice session. The collision left Richards with temporary paralysis after suffering a spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality. In December, she made a triumphant return to the court in a match against the South Florida Bulls women's basketball team.

2. Is DiDi Richards on Instagram?

DiDi has a notable presence on various social media accounts. Her YouTube channel has over 2000 subscribers, while her Instagram, Facebook and X(Twitter) accounts have 153,000, 244, and 36,600 followers as of January 2024.

Richards is often mistaken for Angel Reese in the WNBA. In an endearing X(Twitter) exchange, the WNBA powerhouses admitted that they often allow fans to mistake them for each other.

Final word

Three years in top basketball leagues such as the WNBA and the WNBL mark the start of a successful career. DiDi Richards' net worth is expected to continue rising with her career growth.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.