We have brought you the list of the top 10 richest basketball players. Basketball is one of the biggest and most popular sports in the world with a lot of fans showing love for the game.
Basketball players are also considered to be one of the richest sportsmen in the world because of how lucrative it is, provide you are an excellent player.
Richest Basketball Players in The World
1. Michael Jordan
The popular Michael Jordan is currently the richest and most famous basketball player in the world. He has a net worth of $1.9 billion. He played for Chicago Bulls before joining Washington Wizards.
He is also the major owner of Charlotte Hornets basketball team of the NBA. Michael Jordan has over the years had a couple of endorsement deals with brands like Nike.
2. Junior Bridgeman
With a net worth of $600 million, Junior Bridgeman settles in number 2 on this list. He started his basketball career back in 1975 with the Lakers of Los Angeles.
After leaving the league, he invested in restaurant franchises and owned more than 100 of them before 2016.
3. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson is another business-minded basketball player. He started his basketball career in Lakers.
He currently owns Magic Johnson Enterprises through which he has owned movie theatres and restaurants including TGI Friday’s and Burger King. He has a net worth of $600 million, making him 3rd in the list.
4. Lebron James
Lebron James is also another of the most popular basketball player in the world. He started his career with Cavaliers in 2003 and later joined the Heats in 2010.
After four years, Lebron moved back to Cavaliers where he played for two more years. He currently plays for Lakers.
He has acquired some wealth through endorsement deals with brands like Sprite, Coca Cola, Adidas, and so on. With a net worth of $480 million, Lebron falls on number 4 on this list.
5. Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal is the 5th richest basketball player in the world, with a net worth of $400 million.
He started his basketball career in 1992 with Orlando Magic but became very popular when he joined Lakers. He retired in 2011 and became a sports analyst on Inside the NBA.
6. David Robinson
David Robinson is currently number 6 on the list of the world’s richest basketball players. he played from 1989 until the year 2003.
He spent all of his career as a Sant Antonia Spurs player and joined the Hall of Fame in 2009. His net worth stands at $200 million, making the 6th richest on this list.
7. Hakeem Olajuwon
Number 7 on the list of richest basketball players in the world is Hakeem Olajuwon who started his career way back in 1984. He played for the Houston Rockets until 2002.
He was also inducted into the Hall of Fame after six years. He has investments in real estate and he has a net worth of $200 million.
8. Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett has a net worth of $190 million and this makes the 8th richest basketball player in the world.
He started with Minnesota Timberwolves in 1997 and was there for ten years. From there, he moved to Boston Celtics, and then to Brooklyn Nets, and then back to Timberwolves briefly.
9. Grant Hill
Grant Hill takes the 9th spot on this list with a net worth of $180 million. He started his career with Detroit Pistons in 1994. After, he played for Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and L.A Clippers.
10. Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant falls last on this list with a net worth of $170 million. He currently plays for the Golden State Warriors. He was a player in the US Men National Basketball team.
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