NBA superstars are emassing wealth both on and off the court with their spectacular skills and huge brand endorsements. We give you the net worth of the 20 richest NBA players of all time.
20. Steve Nash – $95 Million (net worth)
Canadian Steve Nash retired from the NBA in 2015. He was an eight-time NBA All Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. The former MVP was one of the greatest threats on offense.
19. Vince Carter – $95 Million (net worth)
6’6”, Vince Carter quickly emerged as a league star in 2000, entertaining crowds with his leaping ability and slam dunks. He was an eight-time NBA All Star and also an Olympic gold medallist.
18. Tony Parker – $97 Million (net worth)
Parker is a French professional player who first played two years in the French basketball league before entering the 2001 NBA draft. He is currently the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs. He just signed a three-year extension with the Spurs worth 43.3 million.
17. Dwight Howard – $100 Million (net worth)
In 2013, American-born, Dwight Howard signed with the Houston Rockets. He is an eight-time All Star, eight-time All-NBA team selection and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. Howard has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league and has set numerous franchise and league records.
16. Ray Allen – $100 Million (net worth)
Ray Allen is a ten-time NBA All-Star and has also won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the 2000 United States men’s basketball team. He has also successfully acted in movies, including Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’ in which he starred alongside Denzel Washington.
15. Chris Bosh – $105 Million (net worth)
Chis Bosh has appeared in 840 games during his 12-year NBA career. He is now the new face of the Miami Heat. The Heat rewarded Bosh with $118 million for the next five years.
14. Dwayne Wade – $110 Million (net worth)
Drafted in 2003, Wade has experience an accomplished, award-winning career. His latest contract is a two-year deal worth 31.1 million. In March 2011, Wade earned sole custody of his two sons. In 2014 he married actress, Gabrielle Union.
13. Dirk Nowitzki – $120 Million (net worth)
Dirk Nowitzki is a German player who is currently contracted with the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki is the highest-scoring foreign-born player in NBA history. In 2011, Nowitzki was named the German Sports Personality of the Year, the first basketball player to receive the award.
12. Yao Ming – $120 Million (net worth)
The 7’6” player from China had a short but impressive career. Ming was able to cash in on $120 million through his playing career and with endorsements from companies including Apple.
11. Gary Payton – $130 Million (net worth)
Payton, nicknamed “The Glove” for his excellent defensive ability. He was a nine-time NBA All-Star and a nine-time All-NBA Team member. He is most famous for his 13-year tenure with the Seattle Supersonics.
10. Carmelo Anthony – $142 Million (net worth)
Since entering the NBA, Anthony has been named an All-Star nine times and an All-NBA Team member six times. He recently scored a five-year contract worth $124 million with the New York Knicks.
9. Tim Duncan – $150 Million (net worth)
The greatest power forward in NBA history, Duncan has resurrected his career in his late 30s. He has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs. He holds an honourary degree in psychology and created the Tim Duncan Foundation to raise general health awareness and fund education and youth sports.
8. Grant Hill – $180 Million (net worth)
Hill is a retired NBA player who played for the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers. Unfortunately, injuries derailed his career. He is now the co-host for NBA Inside Stuff.
7. Kevin Garnett – $190 Million (net worth)
Garnett was drafted into the NBA in 1995, becoming the first player to be drafted directly out of high school. He has been playing with the NBA for almost 20 years and is considered one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history.
6. Hakeem Olajuwon – $200 Million (net worth)
From 1984 to 2002, Olajuwon played the centre position for the Houston Rockets and the Torento Raptors. In 2008 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He is now a personal coach for upcoming players, charging over $100,000 for his lessons.
5. Kobe Bryant – $260Million (net worth)
Kobe Bryant is the highest paid player in the NBA. He has signed several lucrative contracts since he came out of high school at 18. The five-time champion has accumulated over £220 million (net worth) in salaries and endorsements making him one of the wealthiest players on the NBA.
4. LeBron James – $270 Million (net worth)
LeBron is still in the prime of his NBA career. He has won two NBA championships, two Olympic gold medals and is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer. Off the court, James has accumulated considerable wealth and fame from numerous endorsement deals. He has been ranked asone of America’s most influential and popular athletes.
3. Shaquille O’Neal – $350 Million (net worth)
Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal, listed at 7’1” and weighing 325 pounds, was one of the heaviest players in NBA history. O’Neal played for six teams throughout his 19-year NBA career.
The retired player has gone on to carve out an accomplished career as a TV and movie personality.
2. Magic Johnson – $500 Million (net worth)
Magic Johnson won 5 NBA Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and is considered to be the greatest point guard to ever play the game. After retiring, Magic went on to own several successful businesses in Los Angeles and also part owns the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1. Michael Jordan – $1 Billion (net worth)
The only billionaire in this list, Michael Jordan is considered the greatest basketball player of all-time and is also the current owner of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons for the NBA and once retired, added to his wealth with huge endorsements including Gatorade, Nike and Coca Cola.