LeBron James: Net Worth, Salary and Endorsements
Often regarded as the best basketball player, LeBron Raymone James Sr. or LeBron James was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio. He started playing organised basketball in the fifth grade. His high school freshman year started with playing for St. Vincent-St. Mary varsity basketball team. James was prodigiously talented in more than just basketball. There were many people who believed he could have played in the NFL, but he is now playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
His NBA career kick-started when he was picked by his hometown team Cleveland Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. By the end of the season, he became the first Cavaliers player to win the NBA Rookie of the year award, and it took just one more season for him to earn his first NBA all-star call-up.
In the next few years, he rose as a one of the best players of basketball. He ended his contract with the Cavalliers in 2010, and was a superstar by then. As a free agent, he was reported to have been contacted by a quite a few teams before he finally signed for Miami Heat.
Four years later, he opted out of his Heat contract and moved back to his hometown team, where he became the first player to play five consecutive finals since the 1960s.
After playing four years for Cavalliers in the second stint, he once againt opted out of contract and signed for Los Angleles Lakers in 2018. After the first season at Lakers being disturbed by injuries, the 2019-20 NBA season would be a fresh start for him.
Lebron James net worth-
According to Forbes, James is the 8th highest paid athlete in 2018. His annual earning is estimated to be $89 million, out of which- around $36 million is made on-court while $53 million is earned from various endorsements. Throughout his 16 year career, LeBron James is estimated to have accumulated a net worth of $450 million.
LeBron James’s current contract-
According to sportrac, LeBron James’s current contract was signed in 2018 with the Los Angeles Lakers for a period of 4 years- which is worth $153,312,846, including $153,312,846 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $38,328,212. For the 2019-20 season, James will earn a base salary of $37,436,858, while carrying a cap hit of $37,436,858 and a dead cap value of $37,436,858.
Shoes of LeBron James-
According to a study by Forbes in 2018, King James’s $32 million shoe deal with Nike is second only to Michael Jordan’s massive $132 million deal. In addition to his main signature shoe with Nike which is now on its 16th version, LeBron James also lends his name to Nike’s Zoom Soldier line.
|Height||6′ 8″ (2.03 m)|
|Endorsements||Beats Electronics, RIMOWA, Coca-Cola, KIA Motors, Nike|