In the NBA world, a few starts get the chance to shine brightly. One of them is named LeBron James. He is such an excellent basketball player with tons of achievements. No one even dares to come at his skill as he is that good. He is believed to be a legend in the making.
There is no doubt that LeBron James is one of the most successful NBA players not only on the field but also off the field. As one of the popular athletes with excellent skill, the demand for him is high. A lot of products want to make him as their representative. It is not surprising that he has earned a lot.
- Real name: LeBron James
- Date of Birth: December 30, 1984
- Gender: Male
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Savannah Brinson (m. 2013)
- Residence: Los Angeles
- Nationality: United States of America
- Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.05 m)
- Occupation: Basketball player, athlete, TV producer, screenwriter, voice actor, investments
- Net Worth: $500 million
- Salary: $100 million per year
- Endorsing Earnings: $55 million (2019)
- Endorsements: Nike, McDonald’s Sprite, Blaze Pizza, Beats Electronics, State Farm Insurance, Upper Deck, Dunkin’ Donuts, Piguet, Audemars, Samsung, Intel, Kia, Verizon
- Philanthropy: The LeBron James Family Foundation
LeBron James has an estimated net worth of $500 million. Each year, the player earns around $40 million from his job as an NBA player and about $55 million from endorsements. In total, his earnings per year is about $100 million.
Earnings from basketball
The popular basketball player named LeBron James earned more than $126 million during his first 10 seasons in the NBA. It is in salary alone. At the time, he also earned an estimated $326 million by signing contracts with some products. It makes him earned a total of $452 million in the first decade as a professional basketball player. As of 2021, the man has collected more than $600 million in salaries during his career. The number excludes taxes and expenses. The LA Lakers player just signed a contract extension worth of $85 million. When the contract comes to an end in the year of 2023, he will have gained $428 million in NBA salaries.
Earnings from entertainment industry
It has been known that LeBron James is not only a basketball player but also a movie and TV star. He has made appearance on some movies and TV shows. For the movies, he mostly acted as himself.
LeBron James is counted as one of the athletes that get paid a lot when he promotes something. Compared to any other NBA players, he earns more from the endorsements deals. The products that he has signed the contract with include Samsung, Microsoft, State Farm, Beats by Dre, Coca Cola, Nike, McDonald’s, Blaze Pizza, Upper Deck, State Farm Insurance, Audemars Piguet, Dunkin’ Donuts, Beats Electronics, Sprite, Kia, Verizon, and Intel.
There is no use of making tons on money if you cannot think about the future as the money will run out one day. That’s why investment is important. LeBron James has this kind of thing in mind, just like several other athletes. He has invested in several things with the money he has earned.
The first thing that he invests is called SpringHill Entertainment. This one refers to the production company that he and his business partner named Maverick Carter made. It has created some movies, documentaries, as well as TV shows.
The second one is named Blaze Pizza. This one was just started when LeBron James joined them in 2012. The player had so much trust in Blaze Pizza, to the point he rejected the offer from the big company named McDonald’s. As of last year, he has a good share at the company which is about $40 million.
The third one is Liverpool F.C. It might be surprising for some people as LeBron James is known as a basketball player, whose his dream is to have an NBA team. In the popular English football team, the player has a 2% share. After Liverpool winning the UEFA Champions League in 2019, the stock owned by LeBron James is worth at least $40 million.
The things that LeBron James spend his money on
LeBron James purchased a new house in 2017. He has also a mansion in Los Angeles for his time as a LA Laker player. The building consists of 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a huge walk in closet, and a private patio. The look of his place can be seen in his videos that are shared on Instagram. Besides, he also owns another building in Brentwood.
Just like most NBA players, LeBron James loves cars, especially the luxurious ones. The player has spent his money on the expensive cars, including Bentley, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Kia, Lamborghini, Dodge, Porsche, Mayback, Mercedez, and Rolls Royce. He has a huge car collection. Actually, not all of them were purchased by him, some were given by the sponsors. If you are curious, the cars that he has include 1975 Chevy Impala, Bentley Continental GT, 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger SRT, Ferrari 599, Ferrari F430 Spider, Ferrari 458 Spider, 2015 Kia K900, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57 S, 2018 Maybach S650, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and Rolls-Royce Phantom.
LeBron James’s life is not always about glamourous thing. Even though he has become one of the most successful people, he always knows the roots and knows his values. He is the kind one, he has an organization to help the others in needed named LeBron James Family Foundation. One of the biggest donations made by him is After-school All Stars, the one that is aimed to help children at risk.
The possibility of LeBron James to be a billionaire
Before being considered as a billionaire, it is needed for LeBron James to join the billion dollar athlete club first, which currently consists of Michael Schumacher ($1 billion), Floyd Mayweather ($1.1 billion), Jack Nicklaus ($1.15 billion), Arnold Palmer ($1.35 billion), Tiger Wood ($1.65 billion), and Michael Jordan ($1.9 billion).