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LeBron James Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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LeBron James net worth:
$400 Million

LeBron James's salary (annual):
$70 Million

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LeBron James Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

LeBron Raymone James was born on 30 December 1984, in Akron, Ohio USA, and is a primarily basketball player, also a television producer as well as a voice actor. LeBron James plays in the position of a forward in the Cleveland Cavaliers team, for whom he played at the beginning of his professional career in 2003, although in 2010 he joined the Miami Heat, only to return to the Cavaliers four years later, after the Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in 2014 NBA Finals.

So just how rich is LeBron James? According to sources, in 2013 he earned a salary of $19 million with the Miami Heat, and collected $53 million from various endorsements. In 2014, James’ salary with the Cleveland Cavaliers amounted to $20 million. That same year, he earned $53 million from endorsements, and acquired $30 million from the sale of Beats Audio to Apple, of  which he owned 1% of the shares. In regards to his overall wealth, LeBron James’ net worth is estimated by sources to now be a minimum of $400 million, which he has gathered through his professional basketball career, business ventures, and endorsements, and very likely to increase substantially as a consequence of his current (lifetime!) endorsement contract with Nike. As such, he is one the the highest earning sportsmen in the world.

LeBron James Net Worth $400 Million

LeBron James  was born to 16 year-old single mother Gloria, who basically adopted him out to Frank Walker and his family, a very keen sporting family. He studied at the St. Vincent – St. Mary High School, and while he was a teenager, played basketball  representing the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars. When he was attending the private St. Mary High School, James focused his attention on basketball, which helped him excel as “Ohio’s Mr. Basketball”. During his high school career, James continually improved his playing statistics, and caught the attention of the media, as well as the spectators. He was featured in such magazines as “SLAM Magazine” and “Sports Illustrated”, and as a junior, won the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award. This attracted the Cleveland “Cavaliers”, as they chose him as the 1st pick during the 2003 NBA Draft. With the “Cavaliers”, James rose to prominence during the 2004-05 season, when he helped his team secure important victories, at the same time maintaining a statistical points per game(PPG) average of 27.2 points. James reached his highest PPG during the 2005-06 season, when he averaged 31.4. Of course his net worth was justifiably growing all the time, especially when the Cavaliers made it to the NBA Finals for the first time in 2007, only to lose to the Spurs.

LeBron moved to the Heat in 2010, and the team made the finals all four seasons he was there, winning the championship in 2012 and 2013, James being voted MVP both times, and leading the team on a 27-game winning streak in the process. On return to the Cavaliers, he lead them to the finals again, but this time losing to the Golden State Warriors.

During his career of over 1200 games to date, LeBron James has earned accolades and awards too numerous to name all – perhaps the highlights are the two Olympic Gold Medals he won with the US team in 2008 and 2012.  So far, James has been awarded with the title of NBA MVP four times, become the NBA Finals MVP twice, NBA Rookie of the Year in 2004 and made it to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.  Most impressively, he has been selected for the All-Star game in every season, and was also the Athlete of the Year 2012 for “Sporting News” and “Sports Illustrated” magazines.

Considered to be among the most influential sportsmen, as evidenced by his endorsement contracts, LeBron James is also a common face on television screen, often being featured on television advertisements, and the sketch television series “Saturday Night Live”, on which he has served as a host, plus the front covers of such magazines as “Vogue”. Apart from Nike, James also endorses products such as  Coca-Cola, Dunkin’ Brands, McDonald’s, State Farm, and Samsung – there is no chance of him going broke anytime soon!

In his personal life, LeBron James married childhood sweetheart Savannah Brinson in 2013, and they have two sons and a daughter.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2015 NBA All Star All Style2015TV Movie executive producer
Survivor's Remorse2014-2015TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes
The LeBrons2011TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
More Than a Game2008Documentary executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trainwreck2015LeBron James
The LeBrons2011TV SeriesBusiness
SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV SeriesLeBron James
Entourage2009TV SeriesLeBron James

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The LeBrons2011TV Series created by - 11 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 'Wastepaper Basketball' Video
2015 NBA All-Star Game2015TV MovieHimself
2015 NBA All Star All Style2015TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself
Rehab Addict2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
The 2014 NBA Finals2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Miami Heat
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Miami Heat
The 2013 NBA Finals2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Miami Heat
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2013TV SeriesHimself - Games
My Life as an NBA Rookie2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Profiles in Philanthropy2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Oprah's Next Chapter2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 2012 NBA Finals2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Miami Heat Forward
WWF Raw2003-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience Member
2011 NBA All-Star Game2011TV MovieHimself - Miami Heat
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Disney XD XTRA2011TV Series
TeenNick Halo Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2003-2010TV SeriesHimself
NBC's People of the Year2010TV MovieHimself
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny2010TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice2010TV MovieHimself
Pardon the Interruption2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 NBA All-Star Game2010TV MovieHimself
Get Schooled2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
TeenNick Halo Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
The View2009TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Get Schooled: You Have the Right2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2009TV SeriesHimself
Unique Whips: Special Edition2009TV Series
Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
BET Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The NBA on TNT2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forward
Rome Is Burning2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2009TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "LeBron")
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
James and Jill2009Documentary shortHimself
The Hour2008TV SeriesHimself
More Than a Game2008DocumentaryHimself
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad2008TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Spike Guys Choice2008TV MovieHimself
ESPY Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
Saturday Night Live2007TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
ESPYS Backstage2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2007 NBA Finals2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Cleveland Cavaliers
Sasha in da House!2007Video shortHimself
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
14th Annual ESPY Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Flintown Kids2005DocumentaryHimself
The Simpsons2005TV SeriesHimself
Crossover2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPY Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
My Wife and Kids2004TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
ESPY Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Morning Express with Robin Meade2014TV SeriesHimself
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Nike Commercial
60 Minutes Sports2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Basketball Player (segment "LeBron")
Rome Is Burning2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
60 Minutes2009TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "LeBron")
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV MovieHimself / Various (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Forbes 20 Under 25: Young, Rich and Famous2007TV MovieHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Cavaliers / Himself - Miami Heat / Himself / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Athlete

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BET AwardBET AwardsSportsman of the Year
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Male Athlete
2010Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Athlete


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#Fact
1Won Olympic Gold Medal for USA in 2012 (Basketball).
2In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $27 million.
3Is an only child.
4Children, with fiancée and high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson James: sons LeBron James Jr. (b. October 6, 2004) and Bryce James (aka Bryce Maximus James) (b. June 14, 2007 at 8 lb. 6 oz. & 21 in. long).
5On Forbes' 2006 Richest Young Celebrities List, it is reported he earned $22.5 million in 2005. He was the top earner on the list at age 21.
6His favourite film of all time is Friday (1995).
7Won Olympic Bronze Medal for USA in 2004 (Basketball)
8While he was in high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, NBA superstars, such as Shaquille O'Neal, were in attendance for his games. A few of his games were even televised nationally on ESPN2.
9His mother used her son's future earning power to get a bank loan to buy an $80,000 Hummer H2 for his 18th birthday, prompting an investigation by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). Under the OHSAA guidelines, no amateur may accept any gift valued over $100 as a reward for athletic performance. When James later accepted two jerseys from a Cleveland sports store worth $845 in exchange for him posing for pictures to be displayed on its walls, the OHSAA stripped him of his eligibility. James appealed, and a judge blocked the ruling, reducing the penalty to a two-game suspension, allowing the phenom to play the remainder of the season (February 2003)
10Had posters of Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady, Magic Johnson, Anfernee 'Penny' Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and himself on the walls of the apartment he shared with his mother.
11#1 overall pick in the NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers out of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. At a 31 March press conference, James had verbally committed to play college basketball at Maryland. (26 June 2003)


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#Trademark
1Pregame ritual: dusting at the scorers table

Is LeBron James's Net Worth Deserved?

  • Phil M. Kelley

    Part of me wants to say that ‘Bron deserves every dime of his net worth; however, there is still something fundamentally amiss with a society which pays huge athletic men a quarter of a million dollars for playing a single basketball game when research scientists who labor to find a cure for cancer must endure on little more than subsistence wages.

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