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Top 100 Richest Basketball Players

LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and Shaquille O’Neal – these are just some of the most successful personalities in the field of basketball. This sport has enabled a lot of athletes across the globe to rake in staggering millions of dollars due to their impressive performance or lucrative sponsorship deals. Aside from being one of the widely viewed sports in the world, basketball is also hailed as one of the most popular sports today. The National Basketball Association, Euroleague, Eurobasket, FIBA Americas Championship, FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, and FIBA Basketball World Cup are among the most renowned sports associations nowadays. Currently, basketball players are among the frontrunners in our list of the wealthiest athletes. It’s not really a surprise as they are known to receive sky-high annual guaranteed salaries plus staggering bonuses. This figure could further increase with the addition of earnings from commercials and endorsement deals as well as returns or profit from various investments. LeBron James only came second to Cristiano Ronaldo with his $86.2 million total earnings in 2017, but the Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes is widely dominated by basketball players. From 18 last year, the number of basketball players who were ranked as the most-paid athletes today increased to 32. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and James Harden also made it to the top 10. So who else made the cut this year? Who are the newcomers in our sports list? I’m sure you’re interested to know more about them so we’ve compiled them just for you! Be sure to check them out!

Rank Name Net Worth Age Country
#1
Michael Jordan
$1.31 Billion 55 United states
#2
Magic Johnson
$600 Million 58 United states
#3
Junior Bridgeman
$600 Million 64 United states
#4
Shaquille O'Neal
$350 Million 46 United states
#5
Kobe Bryant
$350 Million 39 United states
#6
LeBron James
$340 Million 33 United states
#7
Hakeem Olajuwon
$200 Million 55 United states
#8
Kevin Garnett
$180 Million 42 United states
#9
Grant Hill
$180 Million 45 United states
#10
Tim Duncan
$177 Million 42 United states
#11
Dirk Nowitzki
$170 Million 40 Germany
#12
Kevin Durant
$150 Million 29 United states
#13
Chris Webber (NBA)
$143.4 Million 45 United states
#14
Gilbert Arenas
$135 Million 36 United states
#15
Gary Payton
$130 Million 50 United states
#16
Carlos Boozer
$120 Million 36 United states
#17
Derrick Rose
$115 Million 29 United states
#18
Dwight Howard
$115 Million 32 United states
#19
Dwyane Wade
$115 Million 36 United states
#20
Chris Bosh
$110 Million 34 United states
#21
Elton Brand
$100 Million 39 United states
#22
Russell Westbrook
$100 Million 29 United states
#23
Chris Paul
$95 Million 33 United states
#24
Steve Nash
$95 Million 44 Canada
#25
Amare Stoudemire
$90 Million 35 United states
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