Who are the richest NBA players in the world? Some of the best NBA players in the world has worth more than you can imagine. Here is a list of the 5 richest NBA players in the world, along with their net worth and their current business.
5. Shaquille O’Neal
Net Worth: $450 Million
Date of Birth: Mar 6, 1972 (50 years)
Shaquille O’Neal is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur and television host who has a net worth of around $450 Million. There was a time when he was the highest-paid NBA player of his time. He is considered the best player after Magic Johnson for the Los Angeles Lakers. Shaq earned $292 million in salary alone and over $200 million from endorsements. He is someone who has won championships with different teams. He also won the most valuable player award with two different teams.
4. Junior Bridgeman
Net Worth: $620 Million
Date of Birth: September 17, 1953 (69 years)
Bridgeman is an American businessman and former professional basketball player net worth of $620 Million. Junior Bridgeman retired from basketball in 1987. But he is one of the very few basketball players who made his wealth after retiring from basketball. After retiring from basketball, he bought a franchisee of a restaurant, Chilli and a bottling plant for Coca-Cola.
3. Magic Johnson
Net Worth: hai $630 Million
Date of Birth: Aug 14, 1959 (63 years)
Earvin Magic Johnson Jr. entrepreneur is a retired American basketball player who has a net worth of $630 million. Johnson started his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five NBA championships and earning the title of NBA’s Most Valuable Player three times. But life gives him a tough time when he contracted HIV in 1991 at the peak of his career. He attempted a comeback before his retirement in 1996. He founded Magic Johnson Enterprises, which is now valued at over US$1 billion. It owns Magic Johnson Theaters, a movie studio, and a promotional marketing company.
2. LeBron James
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Date of Birth: December 30, 1984 (38 years)
Lebron James is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $1 Billion. Fortunately, Lebron James is playing basketball otherwise he would become a big player in football. He was an excellent player in both football and basketball when he was still in high school. He earns a salary of $70 million per year. Apart from this, he is also believed to have an endorsement deal worth $100 million per year.
1. Michael Jordan
Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
Date of Birth: February 17, 1963 (59 years)
Michael Jordan is an American businessman and former professional basketball player who has a net worth of $2.5 Billion. He is one of the best basketball players to ever played the game. He is on the list of very few sportsmen who became a billionaire. Michael Jordan is not only a phenomenal basketball player but a professional businessman too. He has a shoe brand, Jordan which is considered one of the costliest shoe brands in the world. He earned only $90 million in salaries during his basketball career, but reportedly made over $2 billion for endorsement deals from brands like Nike and his own Jordan shoes.