Inside LeBron James’ $300 Million Company That Produced the Super Hit Muhammad Ali Documentary

Published 12/16/2021, 12:30 PM EST
Cast member Lebron James attends the premiere for the film Space Jam: A New Legacy in Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


Like most players in the NBA, LeBron James has made an enviable fortune through his NBA career. LeBron is a keystone at the Los Angeles Lakers and has remained a key player or talisman for all the franchises that he has played for. It is no surprise that his franchises paid him handsomely for his title-winning qualities. LeBron has put his money to good use by investing in various business ventures.

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What is LeBron James’ Net Worth?

LeBron James is one of the richest players in the NBA. His current net worth is close to a whopping $850 million. LeBron’s huge NBA contracts and various brand endorsements have added to his net worth. The profit that LeBron makes from his investments in varied business interests also fuels his half a billion-dollar net worth.

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Despite LeBron earning more than $1 billion over the course of his 18-year career, he is not a billionaire yet. LeBron is one of the league’s biggest superstars, but he is only the sixth highest-paid NBA player. His off-the-court endorsements, however, earned him $70 million last year. He signed a lifetime contract with Nike in 2016.

What is The SpringHill Company and Who are its Founders?

An entertainment development and production company, the SpringHill Company, was founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter in 2020. The duo started the company after raising $100 million from investors. The company’s self-proclaimed mission was to “empower greatness“.

Cast member Lebron James attends the premiere for the film Space Jam: A New Legacy in Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The company includes SpringHill Entertainment, which produced the documentary, ‘More Than A Game’. Some of its other projects include ‘Space Jam’, ‘What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali’, and the NBC competition show ‘The Wall’.

What Inspired LeBron James to create a Muhammad Ali Documentary?

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LeBron and Muhammad Ali both share the title of legends in their respective sports. Ali dominated the boxing ring and simultaneously the boxing world, starting as a small-time boxer in Kentucky. LeBron’s company producing a documentary about Ali is poetic considering their immense contributions to the sporting world as athletes.

LeBron said this of Ali in a statement, “It’s tough to put into words how much it means to me to be a part of this project honoring the legacy and telling the extremely important story of the great Muhammad Ali. He transcended sports and used his platform to empower people, which paved the way for all athletes and people of every race and gender that came after him, myself included.

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The documentary produced by LeBron titled ‘What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali’ was released in 2019.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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