Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

Clearly, basketball pays, and it pays the best basketball players more than well. The net worth of each of the richest basketball players is amongst the highest in all of sports. These athletes are also making major bucks with endorsement deals off the court.

Some of the most well-paid basketball players to date include Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and James Harden. But since they haven’t been around long enough, their net worth hasn’t accumulated as high as some of the legends. So that’s why their not on our Richlist.

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The boys on our Richlist have an estimated combined net worth of $4.6 billion. Part of that wealth comes from Daddy NBA, which forks over more than $540 million for top players. Those top players combine that money with endorsements for super high net worth.

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Grant Hill

Net Worth: Approx. $180 million

Grant Hill played for the Detroit Pistons. He got drafted in 1994 and later on received the award of the NBA Rookie of the year. This is a rough estimate of his net worth, which shows that he did a little better than rookie at his job.

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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Kevin Garnett

Net Worth: Approx. $190 million

Kevin Garnett is a basketball player from Greenville, South California. He was the 5th overall pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995. His net worth shows his value as a player and he continues to accumulate more wealth through his various business ventures.

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Net Worth: Approx. $200 million

From the name, you can tell that this is a Nigerian-born NBA player that has since retired. He is from Lagos, Nigeria and from 1984 to 2002, he was a player with the Houston Rockets. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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David Robinson

Net Worth: Approx. $200 million

He was known as “The Admiral,” David Robinson grew up in Key West, Florida and spent his career playing for the San Antonio Spurs. He was picked to play in the NBA during the first round in 1987 and is considered the best center in the history of the NBA.

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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Kobe Bryant

Net Worth: $350 million

The Late Kobe Bryant amassed a fortune during his 20-year career with the LA Lakers. He left a legacy of being one of the best basketball in the world. Bryant joined the NBA in 1996 and was part of the celebrated one-two punch with his opponent Shaquille O’Neal.

The amount of money he left clearly demonstrates his excellence in the game and his commitment to being one of the best in the world.

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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Shaquille O’Neal

Net Worth: Approx. $400 million

Shaquille O’Neal is considered one of the greatest basketball players to have ever lived. He is currently retired, but at the height of his career, nobody could stop “The Shark.” He played for many teams, and in each one of them he excelled

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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LeBron James

Net Worth: Approx. $440 million

He is known as “The King,” so it’s no wonder he accumulated this kind of wealth. Not only is he a current NBA player, but an entrepreneur as well. Born in Akron, Ohio, James has become one of the best NBA players in the world.

The Cleveland Cavaliers was his team until he left and became a free agent in 2019. Still playing for the NBA, it is estimated that his net worth is steadily increasing.

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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Magic Johnson

Net Worth: Approx. $600 million

Magic Johnson is one of the most well-known NBA players in the world. Even before his retirement however, Magic Johnson had accumulated plenty of wealth, and now that he is an entrepreneur, he continues to gain more.

He has partnerships with companies such as Fridays, 24 Hour Fitness and Starbucks, which means his net worth won’t be shrinking any time soon.

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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Junior Bridgeman

Net Worth: Approx. $600 million

He is a retired NBA player who now owns more than 160 outlets of Chili’s restaurant and 118 branches. He was born in East Chicago, where he started playing soccer, and in 1999, he was elected to the Wisconsin Athletics “Hall of Fame.”

Basketball Richlist: Top 10 Basketball Players with the Highest Net Worth

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Michael Jordan

Net Worth: Approx. $1.5 Billion

Arguably the richest NBA player of all time. Michael Jordan continues to amass more wealth even after his retirement. He is so synonymous with basketball, that it is almost hard to separate the two names – NBA and Michael Jordan.

He is also an avid businessman whose sports shoe is one of the most famous and sought after in the world.

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Basketball Richlist Conclusion

Well, with such figures, we would all love to become basketball players, but some of us were blessed with a few more b-ball skills than others. Anyways, if you can’t play, you can at least watch the greats do their thing and appreciate the finesse of the sport. 

 

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