LeBron James To Join Billionaire Club

Contributed By Scott Lipscomb

LeBron James is undeniably one of the biggest names in sport. The Lakers Star player is not only one of the greatest ever on the court, but also one of the most influential off it. With endorsement deals from Nike, Mountain Dew, Beats, Walmart, Rimowa, GMC and owning multiple Blaze Pizza franchises, James makes an estimated 64 million off the court.

An Article in Forbes stated “LeBron James is the NBA’s top-earning player for the seventh straight year, including off-court income (2016-17 was the only season of his career James had the highest playing salary). He’s expected to earn $95.4 million, including an estimated $64 million from endorsements, memorabilia and media. It is a record haul for an NBA player and the highest ever in American team sports. The historic year will push his career earnings to $1 billion, including $700 million off the court. He joins Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in reaching the three-comma club while still an active athlete.”

With only four other athletes ever reaching the milestone while active, James will be in elite company.

With involvement in several successful business ventures (Blaze Pizza, Uninterrupted, Fenway Sports Group, and SpringHill Entertainment), it should come as no surprise that James has built his brand as so much more than the average athlete. Who knows what more he’ll be able to do once he retires from the game!