LeBron James, one of the most talented NBA players is making more money off the court and on track to be a billionaire by the end of this year.
LeBron James is the NBA’s top-earning player for the seventh straight year, including off-court income (2016-17 was the only season of his career James had the highest playing salary). He’s expected to earn $95.4 million, including an estimated $64 million from endorsements, memorabilia and media. It is a record haul for an NBA player and the highest ever in American team sports. The historic year will push his career earnings to $1 billion, including $700 million off the court. He joins Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in reaching the three-comma club while still an active athlete.
Some of his business ventures outside of basketball are his ownership in Fenway Sports Group, SpringHill Entertainment and Blaze Pizza.
Congrats to LeBron on this huge achievement!