LeBron James First Active NBA Player To Become Billionaire


As an NBA player, the 18-time All-Star and 4-time NBA champion and MVP is accomplishing things at the age of 37 that have never been done by an NBA player on and off the court. In 2021 alone, James reportedly earned more than $121.2 million, making him the second-highest paid athlete in the world behind soccer superstar Lionel Messi. During his pro career, LeBron has made more than $1.2 billion, earning more than $385 million in salaries from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers, and is currently the NBA’s highest-paid active player, according to Sportrac. Off the court, LBJ has inked deals with companies, including Blaze Pizza, home gym company Tonal and rideshare giant Lyft. On his own accord, James has created his own business ventures including SpringHill Company, an entertainment and production company he developed with longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter.


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