LeBron James: BiographyLeBron Raymone James Sr. is an American professional basketball player born on 30th December 1984 in Akron, Ohio, in the United States.
His parents are Anthony McClelland and Gloria Marie James and have one half-brother named Aaron McClelland Gamble.
James plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association and is crowned the honours of being one of the greatest NBA players in the history of basketball.
Throughout his career, LeBron has played for different entities. From 2003 to 2010 he played for Cleveland Cavaliers, 2010 to 2014 he played for Miami Heat. He made a comeback to Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 up to 2018 and later joined Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.
While playing for the above teams, he became the only player in the NBA history to have won NBA championships with three franchises as Finals MVP.
LeBron competed in ten NBA Finals, eight consecutive with the Heat and Cavaliers from 2011 through 2018.
The basketball star made several accomplishments which include four NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards and two Olympic gold medals.
LeBron James: Net worth
As of 2021, LeBron James’ net worth is estimated at $500 million.
He is ranked at the ninth position in the Forbes Magazine List of World’s 100 Richest Athletes.
In 2022, he was in the fifth position in The World’s Highest-paid Athletes while in 2016, he held the 39th position in America’s Richest Entrepreneurs under 40.
LeBron James: Salary
For a big basketball talent like LeBron, a huge salary is expected. He earns an estimated salary of $39.22 million per month.
In 2020, his annual earning is estimated to be $88.2 million.
He is reportedly earning 4.76 per cent more than in 2019 and 2020.
When he joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, he signed a four-year $153 million contract according to Forbes.
LeBron James: Endorsements
James is definitely a big brand and was, therefore, ranked third on SportsPro’s list of the world’s 50 most marketable athletes in 2020.
He endorsed big brands such as Coca-Cola’s Sprite for nearly 18 years and PowerAde brands having signed a deal with Atlanta-based Company when he entered the league in 2003.
“His most notable is Nike, where he signed a lifetime contract with them a couple of years back. The King has also landed deals with Beats by Dre, Walmart, Kia Motors, and many more.”
LeBron James: Business Ventures
James has several business platforms one of which he and his partners own 19 Blaze Pizza franchises in Chicago and South Florida. He is also an investor and paid endorser for the company.
He also has a deal with AT&T and an agreement with Pepsi. James is also a minority owner in Fenway Sports Group (FSG), which has the ownership of the Boston Red Sox, a franchise valued at over $3 billion.
“James teamed up with Cindy Crawford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lindsey Vonn in 2018 to launch Ladder, a health and wellness company.”
LeBron James: Foundation and Charity Work
For charity work, the basketball star set up LeBron James Family Foundation.
The main purpose of the foundation is to raise and donate money for several charities such as the Boys and Girls Club of America, After-School All-Stars, the Children’s Defense Fund and others,
“The LeBron James Family Foundation opened its first elementary school in 2018 and plans to spend $41 million to send kids to college.”
LeBron James: FamilyIn 2013, LeBron married his high school friend dubbed Savannah Brinson.
The two has three children named; Bronny James, Bryce Maximus and daughter Zhuri James.
LeBron James: Assets and LifestyleLeBron has maintained a flashy lifestyle according to reports.
He has three large homes, two in Los Angeles and one in Akron, Ohio. He also has an impressive car collection that features three Ferraris, two Mercedes Maybachs and a custom Lamborghini.
He also has a twin-engine business jet Gulfstream G280 worth $22 million as reported by ‘travel.com.’
LeBron James: Social Media Followers
James has 81.9 million on his Instagram handle which goes by the byline (@kingjames) and 49.5 million on Twitter.