Richest Basketball Players– Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States of America. So popular is the sport that even the evolution of Major League Soccer has not been able to overshadow the importance of the sport. A few days ago we brought you the list of highest-paid basketball players in the NBA. The list included LeBron James, Kevin Durant, John Wall, and others. You can read this article here. This time, however, we bring you the list of the top 10 richest basketball players of all-time.
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CARMELO ANTHONY-$130 MILLION
Carmelo Anthony entered the NBA draft in 2003 and has been named an NBA All-Star 10 times. He has spent 16 years in the NBA playing for Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Houston Rockets. Currently a free agent, Anthony has won the USA Male Basketball Player of the Year twice. His 4-time appearance in the USA Olympic basketball team four is a record breaker. Anthony has earned a net worth of $130 million during his career and may retire soon.
TIM DUNCAN-$150 MILLION
Tim Duncan is of the richest basketball players around. The former SanAntonio Spurs power forward entered the NBA draft in 1997 and has gone on to have a successful career. Before his retirement in 2016, he made himself a household name in the NBA winning the NBA Championship 5 times and NBA Finals MVP Award 3 times. The 15-time NBA All-Star was part of the 2004 USA Olympic team and won the bronze medal. Presently serving as an assistant coach with San Antonio Spurs, Duncan is worth $150 million.
GRANT HILL- $180 MILLION
Grant Hill had a long playing career starring for Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Pistons and Los Angeles Clippers. Hill played for the USA Olympic basketball team in Atlanta 1996 winning a gold medal in the process. The 7-time NBA All-Star has a career statistic of 16.6 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game and 4.1 assists per game before retiring 2013. Grant Hill is one of the richest basketball players with a net worth of $180 million.
KEVIN GARNETT-$180 MILLION
Kevin Garnett’s career spanned two decades. He spent his time in the NBA playing for Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and had two spells with Minnesota Timberwolves. The 15-times NBA All-Star now retired led the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals in 2004. He was part of the USA Olympic basketball team in Sydney 2000 winning a gold medal. He also won gold in the FIBA Americas Championship in 1999 at San Juan. Garnett is seventh on our list of richest basketball players with $180 million net worth.
HAKEEM OLAJUWON- $200 MILLION
The Nigerian-American spent 18 years in the NBA playing for Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. Olajuwon was a member of the Olympic gold medal-winning team for the USA in Atlanta 1996. The two-time NBA Champion has been selected as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history and was a 12-time NBA All-Star. He has also been inducted into the Basketball and FIBA Halls of Fame. Olajuwon is one of the richest basketball players with a net worth of $200 million.
SHAQUILLE O’NEAL- $400 MILLION
The seven feet tall Newark native is next on our list of richest basketball players. O’ Neal’s net worth is estimated at $ 400 million. He entered the NBA draft in 1992 playing for Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He retired with Boston Celtics in 2011. He won the NBA Championship 4 times and is a 15-time NBA All-Star.
LeBRON JAMES- $400 MILLION
LeBron James appears on almost all of the NBA records list. He is one of the highest-paid basketball players, NBA top scorers, and richest basketball players. The Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward has also played for Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. He joined the NBA draft in 2003 and has gone on to win 3 NBA Championships, 3 NBA Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. James’ net worth is $400 million.
KOBE BRYANT- $500 MILLION
Kobe Bryant is number three on our list. The Philadelphia native is the third richest basketball player with $500 million net worth. His two-decade career saw him win 5 NBA Championships, 1 NBA MVP Award, and 4 NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards. Playing for Los Angeles Lakers throughout his career, Bryant was named an NBA All-Star 18 times. His career statistics include 25 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per game. He also won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games.
MAGIC JOHNSON- $600 MILLION
Magic Johnson played 13 full seasons for Los Angeles Lakers as a point guard. He also had a 1-year spell with Magic M7 Boras. After retiring in 1991 he came out of retirement to have a second spell with Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson was a winner throughout his career winning high school and college championships. The 6ft 9in Lansing native won 5 NBA Championships, 3 NBA MVP Awards, and 2 NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards. He also featured in the NBA All-Star team 12 times.
MICHAEL JORDAN- $1.9 BILLION
Jordan is definitely king on the court and king in the bank. He is the only billionaire on the list of richest basketball players. He is the greatest player to have ever played the game. His career was spent playing for Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. He has also ventured into television, movies, clothing, and shoes. The phenomenal Jordan is also the present owner of NBA side Charlotte Hornets. His career highlights include 6 NBA Championships, 5 NBA MVP Awards to mention but a few.