LeBron James Becomes The First Active Billionaire In The NBA

LeBron James has made history by becoming the first active player billionaire in the NBA.

James, who joins Michael Jordan and the late Kobe Bryant on that list, earned $121.2 million in 2021, making him the second highest-paid athlete in the world. Fútbol star Lionel Messi is the first highest-paid athlete according to Forbes.

Reports state that James made $387 million playing on the court, but a lot of his income came from his multiple business deals off of the court. 

James and Maverick Carter’s Springhill Entertainment, his entertainment company is worth $300 million, his Fenway Sports Groups stake is worth $90 million and he also has a 10% share in Blaze Pizza which is worth $30 million. 

The basketball star has also earned $80 million from his three properties in Beverly Hills, Ohio, and Los Angeles. James’ investments have earned him $500 million, including his payment from Beats by Dre in 2014. 

Congratulations to Lebron James.