Charles Barkley Net Worth : NBA career & Lifestyle

Retired American professional basketball player Charles Barkley has an estimated net worth is $50 million as of 2020. 

Furthermore, Charles played 16 seasons in the NBA, at the position of power forward and small forward.

Nicknamed “Sir Charles,” “Chuck,” and “the Round Mound of Rebound,” Charles played for Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1992), then he joined Phoenix Suns (1992-1996), and later played for Houston Rockets (1996-2000).

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley

In his 16 years long career, Barkley is an eleven-time NBA All-Star and an eleven-time member of the All-NBA Team, and the 1993 NBA Most Valuable Player(MVP).

He also led the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1986-87 season league, which horned him first NBA rebounding title, escorting the highest rebounding average.

Charles Barkley was born as Charles Wade Barkley on February 20, 1963, in Leeds, Alabama, the USA, to black parents.

Moreover, he joined Leeds High School and started playing basketball.

Apart, he also participated in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games and won two gold medal for United States’s “Dream Team”.

After his retirement, Charles is currently working for Turner Sports as an analyst on Inside the NBA.

Barkley is a married man and is living a blissful married life with his beautiful wife.

Quick Facts

Full Name Charles Wade Barkley
Net Worth $50 million
Gender Male
Birth Date February 20, 1963
Birth Place Leeds, Alabama, United States
Nick  Name Sir Charles, Chuck, The Round Mound of Rebound
Mother’s Name Charles Glenn
Siblings Darryl Barkley, John Glenn, Rennie Glenn
Profession Basketball PLayer
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Education Leeds High School
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse  Maureen Blumhardt (married in 1989-present)
Children One (Christiana Barkley)
Age 58  years old
Height 1.98 m, 6 feet 6 inches
Weight 252 lbs (114 kg)
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Brown
Active Years 1984-2000(retired)
Jersey Numbers 34, 32, 4
Endorsements WeightWatchers, Nike, McDonald’s, Right Guard, T-Mobile, Coca-Cola
Teams  Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1992), Phoenix Suns (1992-1996), and Houston Rockets (1996-2000)
Position Power Forward and Small Forward
Honors 11-time NBA All-Star

11-time All-NBA Team

1993 NBA Most Valuable Player

50 Greatest Players in NBA History

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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Last Update December, 2021

Charles Barkley: Net Worth & Income

Net Worth

Former American basketball player for NBA has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2021.

Moreover, he earned this tremendous fortune from his career as a basketball player, NBA analyst, gambling, and endorsement.

Additionally, Barkley makes around an annual salary of $6 million from TNT’s Inside the NBA.

As an NBA player, he earned a total of $40.3 million.

Meanwhile, Charles got the highest salary of $9 million in 1999 as a Houston Rockets player. 

Nevertheless, Charles is a wicked gambler.

He also admitted that he had lost around $10-$30 million of his net worth.

Other Source of Earning

NBA’s Most Valuable player Charles also makes a decent amount of money from Nike, T-mobile, Coca-Cola, and Right Gaurd endorsements.

Net Worth of Charles Barkley in Different Currencies

Let us determine the net worth evaluation of Charles Barkley in different currencies as of December, 2021.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 44,670,776
Pound Sterling £ 37,893,326
Australian Dollar A$ 71,500,045
Canadian Dollar C$ 64,991,513
Indian Rupee 3,569,485,393
BitCoin ฿ 7199.403313

Charles Barkley’s House, Car, and Guns

House

The former Houston Rockets basketball player Charles owns a mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Moreover, he brought this house in 1998 with a real estate price of $2 million.

Further, his main house is 6,000 square feet consisting of five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and also large garage storage of 8 cars.

Charles Barkley's house at Scottsdale, Arizona.
Charles Barkley’s house at Scottsdale, Arizona. (Source: Virtual Globe Trotting)

Meanwhile, Barkley’s house also includes a large backyard with lots of trees, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a basketball court.

Charles and his beautiful wife sold their house in Sugar Land, Houston, Texas, built in 1994.

The house sits on 17,000 square feet, including 4,000 square feet main house, four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and two master suites on the first floor.

The couple sold their house at a real estate price of around $8.9 million in 2002.

Former NBA player Charles and his wife sold their Sugar Land, Houston, house at $8.9 million in 2002.
Former NBA player Charles and his wife sold their Sugar Land, Houston, house at $8.9 million in 2002. (Source: chron.com)

Charles and his family lived in this house for over six years before moving out to the new home in 2002.

Car

Despite being a famous basketball player, he is inactive on social media. So, the exact information regarding his cars collection is still under review.

But, according to reports, Charles was once spotted with a Lincoln Navigator SUV back in 2011 outside studios in New York City.

Guns

NBA Analyst Charles also has a habit of collecting guns.

Moreover, he said that he feels safer carrying a gun with him every day.

In the TNT NBA show Inside the NBA, Charles also noted that: “carried a gun in my car, every day of my life since I was 21 or 22– never had to use it.”

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Charles Barkley’s Lifestyle, Controversy & Vacation

Lifestyle

Former Philadelphia 76ers Charles is living a happy married life with his beautiful wife and a daughter in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Moreover, Barkley tied the knot with Maureen Blumhardt on February 9, 1989.

Recently, on February 9, the couple celebrated their 32nd marriage anniversary.

Despite being a famous athlete, he loves to live a low-key life with his beautiful wife away from social media and public attention.

NBA All-star Game MVP, Charles Barkley with his wife and daughter(middle).
NBA All-star Game MVP Charles Barkley with his wife and daughter(middle). (Source: SportsZion)

He also spends his quality time with his family when he gets off his charity work.

Currently, Barkley is just enjoying a happy and wealthy life with his family.

Controversy

Former Phoenix Suns player Charles is one of the most controversial players in the history of basketball.

Besides, he was arrested multiple times for violating the law.

Barkley is a very outspoken and straightforward man on and off the court.

Back in 1991, Charles accidentally spitted on a young girl watching his match against New Jersey Nets.

Later, he clarified the incident by saying that he was bothered by a fan who continuously shouted at him for racial slurs.

Unfortunately, he missed the target and spat on a young girl.

Later, in 2009, a retired NBA player was also arrested for drunk driving and went to jail for five days.

Nevertheless, Charles is an active political speaker and also shares his view in politics.

So, in 1993 MVP, he also threatened a female reporter Alexi McCammond for different opinions in politics.

Apart, Charles also once threw the man out of the window in a bar in 1997.

Vacation

Charles is a low-key person and also inactive in social media. So, there is little known about his vacation and travels history.

When Charles is off from his work, he loves to spend his quality time with his wife and friends by going to parties and doing charity works.

Right now, he is living a peaceful life with his wife and friends in Arizona.

Charity Works & Foundation

NBA Hall of Famer Charles is an active philanthropist and donates a large sum of his net worth to a different charitable foundation.

Charles established Charles Barkley Foundation Inc. for providing scholarships for needy students, Student Finacial Aid Services, and tax deductibles.

Moreover, he provided funds for the charities like Ante Up For Africa, Boys & Girls Club of America, ENOUGH Project, and Hillsides.

He provided $1 million to Tuskegee University, a historically black college and university (HBCU).

Sir Charles loves his hometown Leeds, Alabama, very much. So, has provided over $3 million for giving scholarships to Leeds High School, as a student of it.

Back in March 2020, Former NBA star Barkley also sold his 1996 Olympic Gold Medal and 1993 NBA MVP award for building affordable housing system in his hometown.

Moreover, he sold his memorabilia for building the twenty houses in Leeds at an affordable price for people under the property.

Charles Barkley  Television Appearance, Endorsements, Gambling, & Book Publications

Television Appearance

After retiring from professional basketball, Barkley is working as a studio analyst for Turner Network Television (TNT).

Moreover, he appeared as an NBA analyst for the show, Inside the NBA from 2002.

He sits on the show with retired basketball players Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal.

As a part of Inside the NBA analyst, Barkley earns around $6 million per year.

Besides, Charles won four Sports Emmy Awards to Oustanding Studio Analyst.

Moreover, he also worked in the eighth season of Modern Family and the TV series Suits.

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Endorsement

Sir Charles also collect a large amount of money from brand endorsements.

Charles wore Nike shoes throughout his career and signed an endorsement deal for $2 million in 1992.

Besides, he also appeared in many ads for T-Mobile, McDonald’s, and Coca-Cola.

Charles endorses the Right Guard, no sweat Deodrant advertisement.

Meanwhile, Barkley worked for WeightWatchers promoting their “Lose Like a Man” program and its online ads in 2011.

Gambling

NBA outstanding rebounder Charles was a wicked gambler.

Moreover, he admitted that he had lost around $10 million of his net worth by playing gambling.

Additionally, he also lost $2.5 million just in a six-hour period while playing blackjack.

Despite his continuous loss, Charles still insists that he has also won money on other occasions.

So, he insisted on wining around $700,000 from blackjack and betting.

However, in 2008, the Wynn Las Vegas casino filed a complaint against him for not paying the debt of $400,000. 

After paying his debt, he officially announced through his show that he is willing to quit gambling forever.

Book Publication

Charles Barkley published a book named “I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It in 2002.

Back in 1991, Sir Charles, with sportswriter Roy S. Johnson, wrote Charles’s autobiography in the book, Outrageous.

Charles Barkley's Book.
                         Charles Barkley’s Book. (Source: Amazon)

Additionally, he also released his second book, Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man? His book sold paperback for $17 right now.

Career

Charles started his career as a member of the college basketball team at Auburn and played for three seasons.

He gained a lot of fame and name from his fans and crowd, which led him to play the NBA’s draft selection.

Moreover, his official career started when he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the fifth pick in the first round in the 1981 NBA draft.

He played in Jersey number 34.

In his first season of the Philadelphia 76ers, he performed an average of 14.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

He scored 23.3 points during his eight seasons and 11.6 rebounds per game for Philadephia 76ers.

Later, in 1992,  he departed from Philadephia 76ers and joined Phoenix Suns 1992-1993 seasons.

Charles played a professional basketball for Phoenix Suns at Jersey no. 34.
Charles played professional basketball for Phoenix Suns at Jersey no. 34. (Source: Golf Digest)

Moreover, Barkley played four seasons in Phoenix Suns, making 23.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Nevertheless, Charles left Phoenix Suns in 1996 and started playing for Houston Rockets.

He played Houston Rockets for four seasons before his official retirement as a professional basketball player in 2000.

He also made 16.5 points and 12.2 rebounders during his career in Houston Rockets.

After he retires from NBA, he serves as an NBA analyst.

Facts About Charles Barkley

  • Charles Barkley was the shortest player(1.98 m) in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding from 1986-1987.
  • He also appeared in the movie Space Jam in 1996, which starred Michael Jordan.
  • On December 31, 2008, Charles was arrested by DUI Conviction in Scottsdale, Arizona, for running a stop sign.

FAQs

Which political party does Charles Barkley support?

Charles Barkley was a member of the Republican party, but later, in 2006, he supported Democrats.

He also endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

Besides, he also became a critic of Donald Trump from an early stage of his Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. Presidental election.

Does Charles Barkley have children?

Yes, Charles is a father of a beautiful daughter named Christiana Barkley, born in 1989 from his 32 years of married life.

On May 6, 2021, he married his beautiful daughter to Ilya Hoffman, following Jewish tradition.

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