James Harden

James Harden: Net worth, Salary and Endorsements

Born on August 26, 1989, James Harden first came into the NBA when Oklahoma City Thunder drafted him with the third overall pick in the 2009 draft. James shares the same name as his father while Monja Willis is his mother.

Harden was coming into the NBA after playing college basketball for Arizona. He played three years at the Thunder before moving to Houston Rockets. Harden usually plays at the point guard position with jersey no. 13.

James Harden and Houston Rockets

Harden was traded to Houston before the 2012–13 NBA season, where he rose as one of NBA’s most prolific scorers and earned recognition as the best players in NBA. He has been an All-Star in each of the eight seasons with the Rockets. He was the NBA scoring champion for two consecutive years in 2017 & 2018. Harden also won the MVP award in 2018. It was during these years that Chris Paul teamed up with Harden in Houston. There have been rumors of the two not getting along well although Harden has said otherwise.

James Harden

Major achievements

  • NBA Most Valuable Player (2018)
  • 8× NBA All-Star (2013–2020)
  • 5× All-NBA First Team (2014, 2015, 2017–2019)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2013)
  • NBA Sixth Man of the Year (2012)
  • 2× NBA scoring champion (2018, 2019)
  • NBA assists leader (2017)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2010)
  • No. 13 retired by Arizona state

James Harden stats

After 826 games in his career, Harden has averaged 25.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game.

James Harden’s net worth

On July 8, 2017, it was revealed that Harden had signed a new contract that will be the richest player contract in NBA history. The four-year extension with the Rockets will pay $228 million, an average of $57 million per year. He is 64th in Forbes’ list of top 100 richest Celebrities of 2019 and 20th in World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list for 2019. They have estimated James’s Harden’s net worth as around $47.7 million.

James Harden’s Endorsements

James Harden is estimated to earn around $17 million through endorsements. In August 2015, it was revealed that James Harden had signed a $200 million shoe deal leaving Nike for rival sportswear company Adidas- a 13-year deal that will pay him an average of $15 million per year. He also has endorsement deals with other major firms which include BodyArmor, Electronic Arts, and State Farm.

James Harden

James Harden charity and foundation

Harden founded the “3 The Harden Way” foundation to make charitable contributions. The foundation, as per its website, “is dedicated to bridging economic and educational gaps in the Houston Metropolitan Area.”

Among his charity activities include a donation of over $240,000 to Houston to renovate outdoor basketball courts after Hurricane Harvey hit the city last year. Harden, who has been growing his bear since 2009, has once said he would shave it off if it could raise money for charity.

How to contact James Harden?

Harden isn’t as active on social media compared a few other NBA stars. He doesn’t have an Instagram account although he uses Twitter.

James Harden’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jharden13

Age 30
Marital Status Unmarried
Nationality American
Team Houston Rockets
Rings Nil
Height 6′ 5″ (1.96 m)
Weight 100 kg
Wingspan 2.1 m
Shoes Adidas
Endorsements BodyArmor, Adidas, Electronic Arts, State Farm
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