NBA celebrity LeBron James has joined the sporting billionaires’ membership, in keeping with a brand new report.
The “Area Jam: A New Legacy” star is the primary lively NBA participant ever to succeed in that stratosphere, sports activities enterprise web site Sportico reported on Thursday.
James, 36, has earned $330 million in participant salaries and one other $700 million off the court docket from endorsements, merchandising, licensing and his media enterprise, in keeping with the report.
His present endorsement companions embrace Nike, PepsiCo, AT&T, Walmart, GMC, Epic Video games, Beats, Blaze Pizza and Rimowa.
The one different athletes to earn $1 billion whereas nonetheless lively are golfer Tiger Woods, boxer Floyd Mayweather, tennis star Roger Federer and soccer greats Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
A 17-time All-Star, four-time league MVP and four-time NBA champion, James averaged 25.0 factors, 7.8 assists and seven.7 rebounds in his third season with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020-21.
On the NBA’s all-time lists, James ranks third in factors (35,367) and eighth in assists (9,696) by means of 18 seasons.