NBA is a North American biggest sports league for professional basketball players. The biggest platform and the universally known event, NBA, has time and again gave birth to the world’s richest NBA players. This platform not only gives the players fame but also help them earn a good and enduring fortune.
Here are the list of top 10 richest NBA players
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Top 10 Richest NBA Players
10. Kevin Durant
A two time Olympic Gold Medalist has recently signed a contract with Brooklyn Nets. He was previously associated with Oklahoma City, Golden State Warrior and Seattle Supersonics. His lifetime medal of honour includes the ‘National College Player of the Year’ and the NBA Most valuable player in 2013-14. His estimated salary is 42 million dollar from NBA making him the Tenth Richest NBA player. He has the net worth of 170 million dollar.
9. Hakeem Olajuwon
Inducted in the ‘FIBA Hall of Fame’, 2016, he is one of the greatest NBA players. He was previously associated with Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. He have signed many shoe endorsement deal with LA Gear and Spalding. He also has interests in real estates. In 2018, SLAM’s Magazine he was ranked at 12th position among 100 players. He had a total earning of dollar 103 million which ranks him next to David Robinson and has a net worth of 200 milliom dollar.
8. David Robinson
He is the receipent of ‘NBA’ s Most Valued Player’. He was previously associated with San Antonio Spurs and has served in the US Navy. He has also appeared in the Olympic games representing three US Teams where they were able to bring home two gold medals. He has whole-heartedly contributed for the foundation of Carver Academy. He has earned over 116 million dollar from his carrer in NBA and has the net worth of dollar 200 Million making him eight richest NBA players.
7. Grant Hill
He spent his 19 years giving his best in the NBA. He was associated with Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. He is the co-owner and Executive head of the Atlanta Hawks. Besides having a successful carrer in basketball, he has also appeared in many TV series. He also hosts the NBA’s Inside Stuff. His total earnings from NBA is estimated at 140 million dollar and owns a net worth of 250 million dollar.
His 14 year in NBA has brought him a less earnings but considering his engagements in business he is ranked as the 6th richest NBA player. He was formerly associated with Seattle Supersonics, Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs. He is also the founder, Chairman and CEO of Piston Automotive. Throughout his carrer he was known by the name ‘The Microwave’. He has a net worth of Dollar 400 million. He is in sixth place in the list of richest NBA players.
5. Shaquille O’Neal
He is currently a NBA analyst. His carrer began when he left college for pursuing carrer in Basketball. He first joined Orlando Magic and is also associated with Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers snd Boston Celtics. His induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball hall of fame was his life time achievement. Beside being a well known basketball player, he is also a musician, actor and owns various businesses. He has earned dollar 292 million throughout his basketball career and has a net worth of 400 million dollar. He is in fifth position in the list of richest NBA players.
4. Le Bron James
Formerly associated with Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers is one of the most emerging and valued NBA player. He joined NBA in 2004 and during his career, he was regarded as ‘the chosen one’ by Sports Illustrated. At one point of time he was able to break the record of Michael Jordan. Previously, he signed a 90 miliion dollar contract with Nike. Winning over three MVP titles, he has earned over dollar 306,984,009. His net wroth is estimated at 500 million dollar and is likely to hit a billion dollar. This would in fact, make him the world’s richest NBA player.
3. Magic Johnson
Formerly associated with Los Angeles Lakers has earned huge fame in his entire 13 year carrer. He inherits the name ‘Magic’ for his outstanding skills in ballhandling. His dedication in this field helped him earn the title of ‘Most Valuable Player’. He is now a settled businessman and a HIV/AIDS activist. His net worth is dollar 600 million. His earnings during his NBA carrer is estimated at dollar 40 million.
2. Junior Bridgeman
A former basketball player turned entrepreneur was part of the Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. His highest earning was dollar 350,000. He is also the President and CEO of Coca-Cola. In his post basketball carrer he purchased over 15 Wendy’s Franchise under his brand name ‘Bridgeman foods’. Later, he purchased Ebony magazine worth 14 dollar million. His entire carrer brought him total of dollar 4,200,000. His net worth is dollar 6 million which makes him the second richest NBA players.
1. Michael Jordan
The person having a real time net worth of dollar 1.6 Billion is the most awarded and respected NBA player. He owns and chairs Charlottee Hornets, Co-owns NASCAR team and is a special advisor to the Board of Draftkings. He was formerly associated with Chicago Bulls and was able to grab six titles. His major earnings from endorsement comes from the valued ‘Air Jordan’, Hanes and Gatorade and is estimated at around 1.8 million dollar. This makes him the richest NBA players of all time.