American Professional Basketball Player and Businessman LeBron Raymone James has an estimated net worth of $500 Million as of December, 2023.
He is one of the most dominant and globally recognized figures in the sports, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers.
King James has had a legendary NBA career, being the only player to win NBA Championships with three different franchises as NBA Finals MVP.
He is widely considered the greatest all-around player with his mind-bending offense and playoff defense, because of which he is often compared to Michael Jordan as the Greatest.
Since 2011 ESPN has ranked King James as the best player in NBA.
Along with his legendary basketball career, LeBron James has also stepped into the realm of Acting and Business.
The latter of which has greatly contributed to his net worth.
|Full Name||LeBron Raymone James Sr.|
|Alias||King James, LBJ, the Kid From Akron|
|Date of Birth||December 30, 1984|
|Birth Place||Akron, Ohio, United States of America|
|Age||38 Years Old|
|Net Worth||$500 Million|
|Salary||$100 Million (Yearly Average)|
|Source of Wealth||Basketball, Endorsements, Investments|
|Profession||Professional Basketball Player, Actor, Businessman|
|Current Team||Los Angeles Lakers (2018 – present)|
|Previous Teams||Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-2010), Miami Heat (2010-2014), Cleveland Cavaliers (2014-2018)|
|Jersey Number||#6 (USA),
#23 (Cleveland Cavaliers),
#6 (Miami Heat),
#6 (Los Angeles Lakers)
|Playing Position||Small Forward and Power Forward|
|Height||2.06m (6ft 9in)|
|Mother||Gloria Marie James|
|Major Movies||Space Jam, Small Foot, Trainwreck, More than a Game|
|Awards||2 Olympic Golds,
4 NBA Championships,
4 NBA Finals MVP,
17 times NBA All-Star
|Last Update||December, 2023|
Net Worth and Income
As one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, the net worth of LeBron James is estimated to be a massive $500 million.
Aside from basketball, his investment choices, endorsements, and other businesses have greatly contributed to his income and net worth.
Similarly, King James signed a four-year contract of $153 Million with the LA Lakers in 2018.
For the 2020-21 Season, his salary was set to be $39.2 Million.
However, the salary of the NBA players was 20% less because of the COVID-19 pandemic as NBA lacks courtside viewers.
Nevertheless, the four-time MVPs, career earnings will cross $1 billion this year, which includes $700 Million from off the court.
Therefore, he will be joining the three coma club with Floyd Mayweather, Tiger Woods, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi to achieve such a feat while still an active athlete.
Furthermore, LeBron’s off-court income this year is estimated to be $64 Million from endorsements and other media.
In conclusion, coupled with his on-court and off-court performance, King James will earn an estimated $94.5 Million in 2021, which is the highest ever for an NBA Player.
The 20% cut imposed by NBA this year will cost him $8 Million and an opportunity to earn more than $100 Million a Year.
Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather are the only American Athletes to do so.
Net Worth of LeBron James in Different Currencies
Just to be sure, let us get a better insight into LeBron’s net worth in different currencies.
|Pound Sterling||£ 363,175,000|
|Australian Dollar||A$ 669,175,000|
|Canadian Dollar||C$ 620,982,500|
|Indian Rupee||₹ 37,275,525,000|
LeBron James: Real Estate, Cars, Yacht, Watches
Like many other multi-millionaire, The King has invested his dollars in the property market mostly for himself and his family.
In 2010, he spent $9 Million for a home in Coconut Bay in Miami, Florida.
To enumerate, the house has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a home cinema, an infinity pool, and uniquely, a dock for two 60 foot Yacht.
Markedly, James sold the house in 2015 for $13.4 Million at a profit after leaving Miami Heat.
Throughout his career, James has owned two homes in Brentwood, California.
In fact, the first luxury home was purchased in 2015 for an illustrious $21 Million.
Not to mention, the 9,350 square foot mansion houses 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a marble kitchen, and a massive swimming pool and was first created by famous Mansion Architect Ken Ungar.
Similarly, the second Brentwood property was purchased in 2018 shortly after news broke of his move to the LA Lakers for $23 Million.
To Clarify, this 15,600 square foot Mansion has 8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a beautiful office, a wine cellar, a gaming room, a private cinema, a gym, an outdoor spa, and a swimming pool.
Likewise, in 2020 reports came out that LeBron purchased another multi-million dollar mansion. This time in Beverly Hills.
King James reportedly spent $39 Million on this luxury home.
Just to emphasize, the house has 4 bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, a library, two detached guest houses, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and an indoor fountain fixture.
Like the majority of Mega Athletes, LeBron James has a car collection that will make car fanatics drool.
Firstly, there is the Ferrari 458 Spider with a 597 Horsepower with a 4.5 Liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine, which the King purchased for $250,000.
If The King is in the mood for business, he’d rather drive the luxurious 2018 Bentley Continental GT in his garage, which has a top speed of 207 mph.
The Bentley was originally priced at $218,400.
Another luxury car in his garage is a 2009 Rolls Royce Phantom gifted by Shaquille O’Neal for James’ 25th birthday and costs $400,000.
However, the most iconic car in his luxury collection is a customized Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.
In fact, the Lambo has a custom floral paintwork to match James Nike shoes in 2013, “The LeBron X-1 Kings Pride”.
The King spent $670,000 on the 720 horsepower Roadster.
Furthermore, James has often quoted that the most valued car in his garage is a 1957 Chevy Impala.
Since the Classic Car is mostly stock, the only thing modern about it is a flashy purple paint job with white accents and bigger wheels with purple accents.
The net worth of LeBron James’ classic beauty is around $125,000.
Likewise, in January of 2021, James added an Electric Vehicle to his collection, a GMC Hummer EV, which retails for $112,595.
Similarly, other four-wheelers that can be found in his garage are a Porsche 911 Turbo S, Ferrari 599, Ferrari F430, Dodge Challenger SRT, a White Chevy Camaro SS, Two Mercedes Maybach, and more.
LeBron currently owns a lavish Gulfstream G280 that is priced at $22 Million.
This twin-engine business jet can host up to 10 passengers as well as two living areas.
In fact, Kanye West himself requested to tag along with The King in his private jet to attend the ten times NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony’s wedding.
Along with his love for exotic cars and designer clothes, LeBron is also an avid watch collector.
Richard Mille RM 11 -03
While walking down the NBA tunnel LeBron Sports his RMs.
One of the finest and easily recognizable luxury sports watches, the RM 11 -03 is the most popular Richard Mille’s Line.
LBJ owns not one but two RM 11 -03, a standard variant, and the limited “Jean Todt” edition.
The Jean Todt has an eye-catching blue case and costs $150,000 apiece, while its production was limited to 150 pieces.
Patek Phillippe 6102 R
LeBron comes dressed with an exotic Patek Phillippe 6102 R while attending the formal events, which costs $324,000.
Surprisingly, this beautifully crafted Patek tells the time and manages to track the pattern of the stars and phases of the moon as well.
Patek Philippe Nautilus “Rose Gold”
Surely, one of the extremely classy and desirable watches that any man can have in his collection, the Patek Philippe Nautilus, was conceived in the mid-70s.
This Particular one that LeBron wore can be purchased for a little over $60,000.
Rolex Day-Date 2
The Rolex is known as The President as it was worn by Lyndon B. Johnson in office.
Similarly, James Day-Date Rolex comes set with opulent diamonds and costs $41,000, and on his wrist, the Rolex is more like The King.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Surely, one of the priciest timepieces in LeBron’s collection, the watch is made of 18-carat white gold and is also set with 608 diamonds for a total of 8.2 carats.
When the watch was first released, it had a price tag of $178,800.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore “LeBron James”
Correspondingly, in 2013 James partnered with Audemar Piguet to produce the limited edition Royal Oak.
The watch’s case is made from 18-carat pink gold and titanium, while in 2013, it would’ve cost $51,000, today the watch can be found listed for as much as $79,000.
LeBron James Lifestyle and Vacation
King James married his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson in September of 2011.
In fact, they have three kids: LeBron James Jr (Bronny), Byrce Maximus, and Zhuri Nova.
He is widely known as a family man and makes time for his family in between games as well.
LeBron himself enjoys his luxuries, clad in designer clothes, expensive watches, and driving exotic cars.
But when it comes to his children, he wants them to learn good values and how ordinary people live.
Not to mention LBJ is highly concerned about his physical fitness as well.
Seeing that, it is reported he spends about $1.5 Million each year to keep his body in the best possible shape.
He employs a team of trainers, chefs, and massage therapists in order to keep him in tip-top shape.
James is often spotted beachside Hawaii with his family during his vacations.
The Samoan island has been a go-to destination for LBJ whenever he feels like getting some fresh air.
Similarly, his other notable holiday destinations include Italy.
In 2018, King James was spotted on a yacht in the Mediterranean with his family shortly after leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers.
One of LeBron’s biggest money spending ventures is in activism and charity.
In 2008, James Donated $20,000 to Barak Obamas Presidential Campaign.
Similarly, in 2010 his interview dubbed “The Decision,” where he announced his move to the Miami Heat was broadcast on television on ESPN.
The Interview was uniquely filmed at the Connecticut branch of the Boys and Girls Club of America, while all the proceeds of the ad revenue from the interview were donated to the club.
The proceeds are estimated to be at $3 Million and further help generating $500,000 in computer equipment and another $500,000 worth of sports equipment for the club.
Other notable club members include Shaquille O’Neal, Vince McMahon, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, and more.
In fact, James donated $2.5 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and culture in 2016.
This was to support an exhibit about legendary Boxer Muhammad Ali.
The exhibit also received donations from Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.
Furthermore, through the support of the LeBron James Family Foundation in 2018, the I Promise School was opened in Akron, Ohio.
James has stated that the foundation will pay 4 years scholarship to the students at the school with the University of Akron.
With an estimated 2300 students to benefit from the scholarship and each scholarship worth $38,000 per student, the total cost would be as much as $87.4 million.
And in 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation donated 1300 meals to the students’ families at I Promise.
Again in 2020, James group More than a Vote announced that they were donating $100,000 to pay the outstanding fees of ex-felons in Florida so that they can register to vote in the state.
Currently, ex-felons with outstanding fees are unable to register to vote according to state laws.
Movies, Investments, Endorsements, and Books
LBJ has appeared in 12 productions to date as an actor, with his biggest appearance coming in the 2015s film Trainwreck.
Similarly, he voiced the Purple Yeti Gwangi in the 2018s animated film Smallfoot alongside Channing Tatum and Zendaya.
Likewise, for 2021 King James is set to lead the much-awaited live-action animated sequel of Space Jam, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”
Most of James’ small screen appearances are cameos where he portrays some version of himself.
In brief, his most notable appearances were in The Simpsons, and Teen Titans Go!
James has made an impressive transition from Star Athlete to a Smart Businessman.
In 2011 when The King decided to invest in the world of sports, he shocked the world by putting money into the English Premier League team Liverpool Football Club.
At the time, James bought a 2% Stake in the club through his marketing company LRMR for $6.5 Million.
Since winning the 2019s Premier League and UEFA Champions League Trophy, it is estimated that James Stake is now worth $43.6 Million.
First founded in 2007 by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, the company released the Sports Documentary More Than a Game.
In 2020, SpringHill Entertainment became The SpringHill Company since raising an investment of $100 Million.
Likewise, the company is the major driving force behind the new Space Jam movie.
His media company ‘Uninterrupted’ also falls under SpringHill Entertainment.
LBJ’s savvy business dealing continues with Blaze Pizza.
In 2012 along with other investors, James plowed $1 Million into the startup pizza franchise, and since then, Blaze Pizzas has become one of the fastest-growing franchises in US history.
Moreover, James’s investment is now worth a hefty $25 Million, and the pizza company was valued at $250 million in 2017.
Due to his investment in Blaze Pizza in 2015, James walked away from an endorsement deal with McDonald’s worth $15 million.
Similarly, in 2018, he co-founded the health and wellness company Ladder along with fellow celebrities Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cindy Crawford, and Lindsey Vonn.
The company creates high-performance sports supplements and helps to achieve fitness goals.
LeBron has signed endorsement deals with Coca-Cola, Nike, Beats By Dre, Audemars Piguet, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Brands, Samsung, Kia, and State Farm throughout his illustrious career.
James, in particular, has often been the target of bidding wars among endorsers.
At the end of his high school basketball career, as a result of his popularity, at age 18, he was the subject of a three-way bidding war between Adidas, Nike, and Reebok.
Nike eventually won the seven-year endorsement contract for $90 Million, and in 2018 LeBron signed a lifetime contract worth $1 Billion.
Furthermore, In his endorsement deal with Beats, he got a 1% stake ownership of the company from which he earned an estimated $30 Million.
In 2009 James, along with celebrated author Buzz Bissinger published a sports book, Shooting Stars.
Shooting Stars tells the story about a bunch of kids from Akron, Ohio, with their love for Basketball who eventually make it to the NBA Championships.
From a High School Prodigy to an NBA All-Star, LeBron’s career has Greatness written all over it.
High School Basketball
While leading Akron’s St Vincent-St Mary High School Basketball to three Ohio State Championship, LeBron was named Ohio Mr. Basketball three times.
St Vincent-St Mary High School played at the University of Akron’s 5,492 seaters Rhodes Arena to satisfy ticket demands during many of his home games.
Fans, College, and NBA Scouts were lining up to see James Play his charismatic game.
In 2002, he became a nationwide media sensation when he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated dubbed “The Chosen One.
From there, James skipped college and made his way straight to the pros as the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He signed an initial 4 years $18.8 million contracts with the hometown team and again a 3 years $60 Million extension contract for the 2007-08 season.
Similarly, In his 2009-10 season for the team, he upped his salary to $15.8 million.
Although the Cavs were unable to win the championship during LBJ’s first run, he was twice voted as the NBA MVP and six times as an NBA All-Star.
For the 2011 season, LeBron infamously announced his decision to sign with the Miami Heat, where he took a $110 million and 6 Years contract.
James led the team to the finals in the first year, but Miami lost the championship to the Dallas Mavericks.
Then again, in the 2011-12 season, LBJ led the team to the finals for the second time in a row.
As a result of LeBron’s stellar performance, the Heats beat Oklahoma City Thunder for the championship resulting in James’ first NBA Finals MVP.
Similarly, in the 2013 season, following 27 consecutive victories (second-longest win streak in NBA history), LeBron guided Miami Heats to their second consecutive NBA finals.
Heats beat the San Antonio Spurs for the NBA Championships in the finals while LeBron was again crowned as the NBA Finals MVP.
James again led Miami to the Finals in the 2014 season in a clash against San Antonio Spurs.
However, this time the aging Miami team would lose the rematch to the Spurs, and James would opt out of his contract.
After weeks of speculations from the fans and media, LeBron returned to Cleveland, this time with multiple 1-year contracts.
With James back in, the Cavaliers went on to sign in Kevin Love while forming the star trio with Kyrie Irving.
The 2014-15 season was where he played a career-low 69 games in a season because of the knee and lower back strains.
Nevertheless, James led the young and inexperienced team to the finals.
In the finals against the Golden State Warriors, Irving and Love were benched due to injuries resulting in more offensive duties for LBJ.
With another strong season in 2016, the Cavs got their rematch with the Golden State Warriors in the finals.
Henceforth, Cleveland would bounce back from the 3-1 deficit with two consecutive victories in which James silenced the critics with back-to-back 41 points.
The Cavs won the nail-biting Game 7 and won the NBA Championship, which ended the 52 years championship drought.
As a result, LeBron was unanimously awarded his third NBA Finals MVP.
Similarly, in the 2016-17 season, James signed on a $100 Million with the Cavs and led them to their third consecutive NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
This time Cleveland could not overcome the overwhelming force of the Warriors dubbed “The Juggernauts.”
For his final season with the Cavs in 2017-18, James scored more than 40 points seven times, entering their fourth straight NBA Finals again with the Golden State Warriors.
The overwhelming talent and advantage of the Warriors were too much for the Cavs to handle.
Thereupon, the Warriors swept the series with a 4-0 victory and ended LeBron’s second run with Cleveland.
Los Angeles Lakers
Shortly after he departed from the Cleveland Cavaliers, the kid from Akron joined the Los Angeles Lakers in July 2018 with a three-year $153 million contract.
The Lakers took James as their Golden Ticket into the NBA Championships Chocolate Factory.
Unfortunately, LeBron’s debut year for the Lakers was haunted by a groin injury due to which he was forced out of 17 games (a career-high).
Likewise, the Lakers struggled without him and failed to make it to the Play-Offs.
Furthermore, in the 2020 season, James was back on the court with a vengeance whilst the Lakers reached the playoffs as the Number 1 seed in the western division.
As a result, the Lakers Ultimately defeated the Miami Heat to claim the NBA 2020 championship title, where James’s dominating performance claimed him his fourth NBA Finals MVP.
Following the 2020 win, the Lakers extended their contract with James for $85 million for two years.
For his debut, LeBron competed in the 2004 Olympics bagging the Bronze.
Similarly, James was again selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympics team, where the US bagged their first Gold Medal since 2000.
Moreover, for the 2012 London Olympics, James captained the US team, with Kobe stepping back.
The US team went on to win their second straight Olympic Gold.
Facts about LeBron James
- LeBron is a well-known wine aficionado and likes to drink quality Veno.
- James is in third place behind Kareem Abdul Jamar and Karl Malone on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
- LBJ is religious about Yoga and Stretching, which he learned from Kareem Abdul Jamar’s book.
Where did LeBron James get the nickname “King James”?
During his high school basketball career, a local newspaper dubbed him “King James” since then, the name has stuck along.
Why did LeBron change his jersey number from 23 to 6?
James changed his Jersy Number from 23 to 6 out of his respect for Michael Jordan and has also added that no NBA player should wear that number in recognition of MJ.