Millionaire James Harden’s Earnings This Year Will Be $12 Million More than Joel Embiid’s Total Net Worth

Published 05/12/2022, 1:30 PM EDT
Feb 27, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden (1) and center Joel Embiid (21) check back into the game in the second quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

James Harden and his trade saga with the Philadelphia 76ers made all the headlines around the world. After spending a season with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the Brooklyn Nets, the former MVP joined Joel Embiid a few months ago.

Interestingly enough, his contract with the 76ers earns him more than Embiid’s net worth! Surely the MVP frontrunner will not be happy with this news.

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James Harden and his massive contract with the 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers certainly exceeded expectations this season. With Joel Embiid having a monstrous season, the team looked like contenders since the start of the season. However, there was a missing piece in the puzzle.

It was James Harden! After a long trade saga with the Brooklyn Nets, Harden finally joined the 76ers with Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, and Andre Drummond going the other way.

Apr 2, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden (1) reacts to his three pointer against the Charlotte Hornets during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Interestingly enough, the contract offered to Harden by the 76ers earns him more than Embiid’s net worth! According to reports, Harden earns a guaranteed $44 million a year! This is around $9 million more than Joel Embiid’s net worth!

Moreover, this contract makes Harden one of the highest earners in the league. He is just behind Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors who makes around $45 million yearly. (Source: ESPN)

What is Joel Embiid’s net worth?

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Joel Embiid has been one of the best players this season for the 76ers. Moreover, he was a serious MVP candidate as he narrowly missed out on the award to Nikola Jokic.

May 6, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) shoots a foul shot against the Miami Heat during the third quarter in game three of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Embiid earns around $31 million in salaries and has a net worth of around $35 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. 

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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