Are you wondering what Lebron James’ net worth is after he became a billionaire? Lebron James popularly known as ‘King James’ is probably regarded as one of the best basketball players in the 75 years of NBA history. With a career spanning over 18 years now, James has always been on the top of his game no matter which team he represented. Born in Ohio, Cleveland, Lebron started his playing days for Ohio State University before getting selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft. In his 18+ years, he has played in several teams starting with the Cavs, then Miami, and again in Cavs with a better stint with time and currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lebron James – The Billionaire
Still playing the hoops, the 37-year-old superstar has managed to get the 3-figure tag to its name. A total of $385 million is what he earned from playing in Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers. With L.A, he is the highest-paid active player in the league. Off-court he managed to earn a whopping $800 million through brands and endorsements. Only the second player after Micheal Jordan who achieved this feat in 2014, 10 years after leaving the court, Lebron is the only active player to do so. Despite missing just 4 playoffs in his 19 years in the NBA, Lebron is still there on top of his game. So naturally, when someone is still playing so well, they are bound to create magic everywhere.
Factors involved in becoming a Billionaire
Timely investments made that our King was on the right track. There are several business ventures that James is now a part of. A list of his investments can help you analyze how to reach the top of the peak.
1. The Spring Hill company
Named after the apartment complex in Ohio, where James and his mother managed to find their home after years of a struggle financially, The Spring Hill Company has seen a lot of growth in recent years. The company raised $100 million in investment with James having the majority of stakes (not more than 50%). Last October he sold a minority portion of his shares at $750 million. This company also produced the famous movie The Space Jam starring Lebron James and recently a Netlfix documentary on the tennis star Naomi Osaka.
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2. Minority stake in Liverpool
James has a small hand in the shares of one of the oldest and biggest football clubs, Liverpool FC. Reports suggest that he owns 1% of the group that owns the Boston Red Sox (MLB team) and Liverpool F.C.
4. Real Estate
3 properties worth almost $80 million are owned by James according to reports. His $10 million mansion in Ohio, 8 bedroom apartment in L.A, which is valued at $23 million, and the Beverly Hills mansion which costs almost $36.75 million.
Apart from all this, are other cash and investments which Lebron James manages. Other than that, there are always continuous Brand deals and advertisements round the clock. One has to keep working day and night and nothing is impossible. Starting from nothing and reaching the top doesn’t seem to be a far-fetched reality.
Official Net Worth Of LeBron James
According to Forbes, in 2022 Lebron has managed to achieve almost $1.3 billion in pretax earnings. So even if the tax is calculated, it shows his net worth to be around $1 billion which surely makes him a billionaire. Let alone last year, James earned a massive $121.2 million. Surely these figures don’t lie and it sure suits him that he became a Billionaire now.
In his career, he has managed to wear the ring 4 times and is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist with the USA. Two times with Miami Heats (2011,2012), a third one with the Cavs(2016), and the last coming with the Lakers in 2020. Who can forget the 2016 finals against Golden State Warriors, where the team was 1-3 down but came back to win it 4-3, becoming the first team in the history of NBA finals to win the trophy being 1-3 down. Lebron in partnership with Kyrie, the duo helped the team achieve the Improbable. Lebron has been the league MVP twice, and NBA finals MVP twice as well. Having such an illustrious career surely paved the way for him to become one of the biggest and the richest working athletes in the world.