NBA players not only have a professional career to look forward to with all its notoriety, but they also have incredibly lucrative salaries to match it of course. This usually comes with a lineup of endorsement deals, business partnerships and forays into the entertainment industry. Read on below for some of the wealthiest NBA players in history.
Gary 'The Glove' Payton has been playing basketball for over 2 decades and is the only point guard to have received the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. His net worth is $130 million.
Tim Duncan is considered one of the foremost forwards of all time, which has earned him big bucks for his skills on the court. His net worth is $150 million.
Although Hill retired in 2013, he has still been raking in a great deal of endorsement deals. He's known for his contributions on the court at Duke University, two NCAA championships and his participation in the 1996 Olympics. His net worth is $180 million.
In 1995, Garnett was the first player to be recruited to play for the NBA straight out of high school. This move was unheard of and has made him one of the wealthiest basketball players of all time with a net worth of $180 million.
LeBron James, aka "The King" and "The Face" of NBA, may just be one of the most famous NBA players in the world. LeBron has earned bronze and gold medals in the 2004 and 2008 olympics. His net worth: $250 million.
Having the moniker Magic is something huge to live up to, but Johnson earned it at the tender age of 15 when he played ball in high school. Fast forward a few years, his net worth is now over half a billion dollars.
Although Jordan retired over a year ago, his savvy endorsement deals are what have continued fuel his wealth. His net worth is $1 billion.