Basketball is one of the most well-known names in the present time. It is as famous as football, cricket, hockey and other games. Basketball players are always in high demand like the game itself. Because of their over-qualification, good looks, height and lavishing lifestyles they are still a center of attraction for clubs, reporters, and photographers. In this article, you will know about 10 richest basketball players. So here they are:
Richest NBA Players:
- Richest NBA Players:
- 10. Carmelo Anthony- $90 Million
- 09. Steve Nash- $95 Million
- 08. Dwyane Wade- $95 Million
- 07. Ray Allen- $100 Million
- 06. Dwight Howard- $100 Million
- 05. Dirk Nowitzki- $120 Million
- 04. Tim Duncan- $130 Million
- 03. Kevin Garnett- $190 Million
- 02. Kobe Bryant- $280 Million
- 01. LeBron James- $300 Million
10. Carmelo Anthony- $90 Million
Carmelo Anthony is one of the top 5 players of all time. He was born on May 29,1984. Carmelo Anthony is an American small forward, and his net worth is $90 million. He plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and he is the 2nd best-paid player of the Oklahoma City Thunder this year. In 2003 NBA, Denver Nuggets drafted Carmelo Anthony after two picks. Carmelo Anthony has also achieved gold medals at 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.
09. Steve Nash- $95 Million
Stephen John Nash was born on 7th February 1974 in South Africa. But he was raised in Canada and became a Canadian professional basketball player. Phoenix Suns drafted Steve Nash, and he won both of the MVP awards as the first Canadian player during his time with Sun. The most valuable player of NBA is now working as the general manager of the Canadian national team, and his net worth is $95 million. Steve Nash attained the honor of 8 time NBA all-star selection, three-times all NBA first team selection and was renowned for the high basketball talent.
08. Dwyane Wade- $95 Million
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is one of the highest paid NBA players in the world, born on 17 January 1982 in Chicago. The net worth of this American professional basketball player is $95 million. Dwyane Wade became the fifth overall pick in 2003 NBA draft (drafted by Miami). He achieved great success and made his name in his college career at Marquette University. This player made the Miami Heat champion in 2006 NBA championship final, and in 2016 he left Miami and started working as a free agent.
07. Ray Allen- $100 Million
His full name is Walter Ray Allen Jr. He was born on 20th July 1975. His high school was in South Carolina. Ray Allen is a retired professional basketball player. He played in NBA (National Basketball Association) for almost 18 seasons in his entire career. Ray Allen was in the position of shooting guard under NBA. Allen considered as the best free shooters in the basketball history. He also played for Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Seattle Supersonics. Ray Allen also won the award in 2008 when he was playing for Celtics and in 2013 (playing for Heat). He has a foundation named ‘Ray of Hope.’ Ray Allen name is up there with the wealthiest basketball players. He has an earning of $100M.
06. Dwight Howard- $100 Million
Dwight is an American professional basketball player born on 8th December 1985. He was born in Atlanta. He is from a strong athletic family. Dwight full name is Dwight David Howard. His extra-ordinary playing technique led him to Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy from his high school. Dwight career started with Orlando Magic. He played for Charlotte Hornet of NBA (National Basketball Association). Dwight David Howard also won the NBA award in 2004. He is best known for his free throw attempts, field goal percentage, goal blocks. Dwight Howard played some leagues under one franchise for a long time. He also earned almost $100M like Allen.
05. Dirk Nowitzki- $120 Million
Dirk was born on 19th of June in 1978. He was born in Wurgberg. He is also from a strong athletic family. His mother Helga Nowitzki is a former basketball player. Dirk is the most famous German basketball player and even one of the wealthiest basketball players. He has almost $120M in his hands. Dirk has played for Dallas Mavericks. He has held the position of the most significant power forward in NBA(National Basketball Association). Dirk Nowitzki won the German Sports Personality award in 2011. He was the first non-American to achieve the Naismith Legacy Award in 2012.
04. Tim Duncan- $130 Million
His full name is Timothy Theodore Duncan. He was born on 25th April 1976. He is a retired American professional basketball player. Duncan considered as the most magnificent spurs player in the history. He has played under San Antonio Spurs of NBA (National Basketball Association) for 19 years. Theodore Duncan is the one to be selected in all NBA games. When Hurricane Hugo destroyed his home in Saint Croix, US and ruined his pool, he was distraught and started doing swimming there and played basketball in that condition. He has two sisters. The name of his foundation is Tim Duncan foundation. Now he is one of the wealthiest players. He has an earning of $130M.
03. Kevin Garnett- $190 Million
One of the most productive basketball players is Kevin Garnett. He has almost $190M in his sack. His full name is Kevin Maurice Garnett. He was born on 19th May 1976. Kevin Garnett is the second child of the three siblings. He is a professional American basketball player. Kevin Garnett has played as a power forward and center. His career shined at Farragut in 1995 after he won the national year award. He had also won the Star MVP award in 2003. After 1995, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected him 5th overall.
02. Kobe Bryant- $280 Million
Kobe Bryant is probably the most loved and admired basketball players in the history. He was born on 23rd August 1978. His father Joe Bryant is a Philadelphia 76ers player. So, he has a strong athletic background. His full name is Kobe Bean Bryant. He is an American businessman and a basketball player. After high school, he joined NBA. He has played five years for LAKERS of NBA. Kobe Bryant played with only one franchise in his entire career. He grabbed the position of 1st guard in NBA in the history of 20 seasons. His earning is around $280M.
01. LeBron James- $300 Million
Lebron James is the most famous basketball players in the basketball history. His full name is LeBron Raymone James Jr. He is an American professional basketball player. He was born on 12th December 1984. His father Anthony had a bad criminal record. So his mother Gloria worked as a single parent and raised James on her own. According to NBA (National Basketball Association), he is the greatest player till now. He has won the NBA most valuable player award. Lebron James has been NBA Rookie of the year, won two Olympic Gold Medals and many more. He has done an impressive job under Cavaliers. Lebron James career started in Cleveland with the Cavaliers. Despite having a harsh past, now he is the wealthiest basketball player. His earning is $300M.
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