LeBron James 2022: Net Worth, Family, Income
According to Forbes, LeBron James has a net worth of over $1.0 Billion. He is the first NBA player to ever reach this status and is the only active basketball player worth $1.0 billion. James reached billionaire status in 2022 and is just the 7th athlete in history to reach billionaire status.
James made just over $385 million in NBA contracts with the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers. His other business ventures and endorsements have netted him almost $900 million as well. As an active NBA player and businessman, James’ net worth is still growing and is sure to hit $2.0 billion in his lifetime.
LeBron James was just a kid himself when he made his NBA debut in 2003 at 18 years old. James was raised by his mother Gloria in Akron, Ohio for his elementary and high school years before turning to the NBA. James Married his high school sweetheart Savannah in 2013, 10 years after being drafted into the NBA.
James and his wife have three children together. Their oldest son, LeBron James Jr., better known to the world as Bronny, was born in October of 2004 and is currently being recruited to top colleges across the country for his own basketball talents. James and his wife had their second son, Bryce in June of 2007. Bryce is now 15 years old and is a very talented basketball player himself, already drawing comparisons to his father. Finally, the James family welcomed their only daughter Zhuri in October 2014.
The most abundant source of LeBron James’ income is his past 20 years in the NBA. With contracts from Cleveland, Miami, and Los Angeles, James has made over $385 million just in basketball contracts since 2003-04. James signed a deal with the Lakers this past summer that was for 2 years and $97.1 million that keeps him with the Lakers until 2025. The deal made him the highest-earning player in NBA history with $532 million in guaranteed money over the years.
James also makes a healthy living from his off-the-court businesses and endorsement deals. Nike has had James under wraps since 2003 when he was fresh out of high school. Nike signed him to a lifetime contract in 2015, an unprecedented move by the company. James also owns the SpringHill Company which equates to about $300 million of his earnings. He also owns stakes in Fenway Group and Blaze Pizz which nets him around $170 million combined.
Aside from his fiscal achievements, LeBron James also owns a slew of basketball records as well. He currently ranks first in most turnovers, consecutive games with at least 10 points, most All-NBA First Team selections, and is the only player in NBA history with at least 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 10,000 assists. He is also currently the all-time playoff leader in points, wins, games played, minutes played, field goals made, steals, and turnovers among others.
This is all as he is set to become the all-time leader in scoring in NBA history. James sits just 1,325 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the record which is one most thought would never be broken. James is also the 2nd player in NBA history to win an Olympic Gold Medal, MVP, and Finals MVP in the same season.
LeBron James is one of the most accomplished players in NBA history. He has been named to 18 All-Star games and 18 All-NBA Teams. He won MVP awards in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. James won 4 championships in his NBA career. He won 2 with the Miami Heat in 2021 and 2013, he won one with the Cavaliers in 2016, and he won 1 again with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020. James was named Finals MVP in all 4 championship wins and is the only player in NBA history to win a title with 3 different teams.
Along with these amazing accomplishments, James has also led the league in scoring once and in assists once. He is a 6-time All-Defensive Team selection and led the league in minutes played 3 times. He has won 2 Olympic Gold Medals and 1 Bronze while also being a member of the 2012 gold medal-winning FIBA AmeriCup team.
Foundation And Charity
LeBron James is also a giving member of the community. He founded the LeBron James Family Foundation which raises money for several different programs that provide for youth throughout the country. These programs include the Boys And Girls Club Of America, After School All-Stars, The Children’s Defense Fund, Gabriel’s Angle Foundation, and ONEXONE.
Through this foundation, James has also started the I Promise Program. Through this program, James opened an elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio in 2018. The school has a goal to teach students from grade one through grade eight and affords at-risk youth opportunities that otherwise they may not have. Every graduating student has a paid scholarship waiting for them at the University Of Akron courtesy of the pre-existing Akron I Promise Network.
LeBron James Birthday And Personal Information
Weight: 242 lbs.
Marital Status: Married (Savannah James)
Residency: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California
Annual Salary: $44.47 Million (2022-23)
Net Worth: $1.2 Billion
Birthday: December 30, 1984 (37 Years Old)
Endorsements: Nike, GMC, Walmart, AT&T, PepsiCo.