LeBron James Net Worth: $325 Million
LeBron James is one of the most highly paid and sought-after American Basketball players and his net worth is measured at $325 million in 2015. He was born in Akron, Ohio in 1984 and was introduced to basketball at the age of 9 by a local football coach, Frank Walker. James was somewhat of a celebrity in high school, where it was predicted that he would be an NBA star in the future, which came true, since he currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. James married his high school girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, in 2013 and the couple has three children, LeBron James Jr., Bryce Maximus James, and Zhuri James.
How did LeBron James make his money?
LeBron James is the first player to have played five NBA finals straight. He signed a $42.1 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 after returning from Miami. James has a number of medals and awards to his name, including two Olympic gold medals, two NBA championships, and four Most Valuable Player awards, and is the leading all-time scorer for the Cavaliers. He is one of the most sought-after athletes in America and he also gets a lot of sponsorship and endorsement opportunities. The NBA superstar has endorsed a number of famous brands, such as Kia Motors, Nike, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Beats by Dr Dre, Audemars Piguet, and Samsung, among others. In 2014, his signature Nike shoes were among the most sold shoes to active sportsmen. His Cavs jersey also made it to the NBA best-seller list!