LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
James is also the first player in the history of the NBA to earn a total of one billion dollars while still actively playing in the league.
James has been able to increase both his wealth and his fame off the court thanks to the several endorsement contracts he has signed.
He has been featured in a variety of media, including books, documentaries (for which he was an executive producer and won two Sports Emmy Awards), and television ads.
He is the recipient of 19 ESPY Awards, has hosted Saturday Night Live, and was a main character in the sports movie Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021).
Since 2011, James has been a part-owner of Liverpool F.C., and he also serves as the leader of the LeBron James Family Foundation, which is responsible for the establishment of a community center, housing complex, retail plaza, and elementary school in Akron.
Is LeBron James A billionaire now?
According to estimations provided by Forbes, LeBron James has accomplished a significant financial goal this year when he pushed his career earnings above the $1 billion mark before taking into account taxes and agent’s fees. This brought his net worth up to approximately $850 million.
This week, he took another step toward becoming a billionaire when the SpringHill Company, which he owns and operates in the media and entertainment industry, announced the sale of a minority stake at an estimated price of approximately $725 million.