Basketball is a sport that has produced some of the wealthiest athletes in the world. Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and LeBron James are just a few of the names that come to mind when thinking about the richest basketball players. But who is the wealthiest basketball player of all time?
Forbes recently released their list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world and there are a few basketball players who made the cut. The top spot on the list went to Floyd Mayweather, who earned an impressive $285 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. Mayweather is followed by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, who are all footballers. Basketball players take the next four spots on the list, with LeBron James coming in at fifth with earnings of $85.5 million.
Kevin Durant is the next basketball player on the list, coming in at ninth with earnings of $65 million. Durant is followed by Stephen Curry, who is the highest-paid player in the NBA with earnings of $37.5 million. Russell Westbrook rounds out the top 10 with earnings of $36.5 million.
So, who is the wealthiest basketball player of all time? Based on the Forbes list, it is safe to say that it is LeBron James. With career earnings of $233 million, James has made more money than any other basketball player in history. He is also the youngest player on the list, with Durant being the only other player who is younger than 30.
While there are a few players who are close to James in terms of career earnings, it is safe to say that he is the wealthiest basketball player of all time. He is still in the prime of his career and shows no signs of slowing down, which means that his net worth is only going to continue to grow in the years to come.
So, there you have it! LeBron James is the wealthiest basketball player of all time, with career earnings of $233 million. He is also the youngest player on the Forbes list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, which just goes to show that he is only going to continue to grow his net worth in the years to come.