Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James worked really hard to make the top of the NBA and the business world, and his net worth says pretty much everything you need to know about him.
LeBron has won four titles with three teams. He won his first couple of titles in Miami as part of the Big 3, followed by a title with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and an amazing 2020-21 win with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The four-time NBA champion signed a four-year deal worth $153.3 million with the Lakers. LeBron’s salary will exceed $40 million in 2021-22. LeBron also signed a lifelong deal with Nike and runs a few other businesses. According to Forbes, LeBron’s estimated net worth in 2018 reached $450 million. This number will see a dramatic increase in the next few years.
LeBron James reached incredible net worth with his NBA accomplishments
LeBron entered the NBA in 2003 as a top pick in the draft. He was a superstar in high school, and people started calling him “The King.” His first stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers wasn’t really successful, so LeBron joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. They made four straight NBA Finals appearances and won titles in 2012 and 2013. LeBron returned home in 2014, and turned his team into a Finals franchise. The Cavs won four straight Eastern Conference Finals and snatched the title in 2016 NBA Finals following the unexpected win over Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
Los Angeles will have LeBron around for quite some time. The team better use his dominance to win a few more titles.
LeBron has been part of the NBA for 17 years. He has earned a lot of money in his career. Spotrac reports that King James had a base salary of $7,436,858 with the Lakers this past season. He will make $39,219,565 in 2020-21, and $41,002, 273 in 2021-22 before hitting free agency.
In 2003, LeBron signed a four-year deal worth $18,788,540. He re-signed with the team and earned $60,380,987. In 2010, LeBron was supposed to sign a six-year, $109.8 deal with the Cavs. However, he went to Miami and won two titles. He returned home after four years and signed a two-year $42.2 million deal. King James won a title in 2016 and signed a three-year deal worth $100 million.
After two more seasons and a couple of losses to Curry and Kevin Durant, LeBron declined his player option and signed his deal with the Lakers.
King James to add more millions to his net worth
LeBron’s career earnings hit $343,863,700 million. If he finishes out his current deal, he will hit $421,745,804 from his basketball career.
Celebrity Net Worth estimated LeBron’s current net worth at $480 million.
LeBron has also made some smart investment decisions and endorsements. He bought a stage in Beats Electronic and works with Blaze Pizza. LeBron owns the Uninterrupted platform and his production company SpringHill Entertainment has released a few hits.