LeBron James Net Worth: Lifestyle & Houses

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The American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, LeBron James’s net worth is a staggering $500 million.

James is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time and is often compared to Michael Jordan.

Nicknamed “King James,” he is one of the most dominant and globally recognized faces in the sports who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat and is currently playing for the LA Lakers.

He is the only player to have won NBA championships with three franchises as NBA Finals MVP.

King James has competed in 10 NBA finals, eight of which are with the Miami Heat and the Cavaliers from 2011-2018.

LeBron has accomplished four NBA championships, four NBA Finals MVP awards, four NBA MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals.

LeBron
LeBron “King” James

Throughout his 18 years, a career in NBA, LeBron holds the record for all-time playoffs points, eighth in career assists, and is third in all-time points.

King James has been selected to the All-NBA Team a record 17 times, named an All-Star 17 times, made the NBA All-Defensive First Team five times, and three All-Star MVP selections.

Moreover, James played high school basketball for St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

While playing high school basketball, his name was heavily hyped y the national media as a future NBA superstar. And you know what? They were not wrong.

Cleveland Cavaliers selected James with the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft.

Early Life

LeBron James was born LeBron Raymone James Sr. on 30th December 1984 in Akron, Ohio, United States.

His mother, Gloria Marie James, was 16 at the time he was born. Likewise, his father, Anthony McClelland, was not involved in his life and as an extensive criminal record.

His mother struggled to find a steady source of income. They moved from apartment to apartment in Akron because of financial hardships.

Later, Gloria let James move in with the family of Frank Walker, a local youth football coach, thinking that he would be better off in a more stable family environment.

LeBron James Early Days
LeBron James Early Days

Frank was the one who introduced James to basketball when he was just nine years of age.

James started playing basketball in fifth grade. Similarly, he later played Amateur Athletic Union basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars.

The team was pretty successful on the local and national levels.

James has not limited himself to basketball but also dipped his feet in acting and Business sectors.

Quick Facts

Birth Name LeBron Raymone James Sr.
Nick Name King James, LBJ, the Kid From Akron
Birth Date December 30, 1984
Place of Birth Akron, Ohio, United States of America
Age 36  Years Old
Net Worth $500 Million
Annual Income $100 Million (Yearly Average)
Source Basketball, Endorsements, Investments
Profession Professional Basketball Player, Actor, Businessman
Current Team Los Angeles Lakers (2018 – present)
Former Team Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-2010), Miami Heat (2010-2014), Cleveland Cavaliers (2014-2018)
Jersey Number #6 (USA),

#23 (Cleveland Cavaliers),

#6 (Miami Heat),

#6 (Los Angeles Lakers)

Position in Team Small Forward and Power Forward
Height 2.06m (6ft 9in)
Ethnicity African-American
Nationality American
Religion Catholic
Mother’s Name Gloria Marie James
Father’s Name Anthony McClelland
Marital Status Married
Wife Savannah Brinson
Children Bronny James, Zhuri James, Bryce Maximus James
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Sun Sign Capricorn
Active Since 2003
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Movies Space Jam, Small Foot, Trainwreck, More than a Game
Last Update  December, 2021

LeBron James’s Net Worth and Income

Net Worth

The American professional basketball player and business personality LeBron James has an astounding net worth of $500 million.

Most probably the most known faces in today’s sports and business world, LeBron James is one of the world’s highest-earning and powerful celebrities.

Reportedly, James earns more than $50 million each year from brand endorsement alone.

Similarly, James has a $1 billion lifetime contract with Nike.

King has capitalized on his fame and fortune into a proper business empire with huge investments in numerous startups.

It is safe to say that LeBron is to be a billionaire, and some sources have projected that with current earning rates, James will reach his billionaire mark somewhere around 2035.

Reportedly, James is also a part-owner of Liverpool football club.

Each year LeBron James earns about $100 million. He earns about $40 million in salary from the NBA and approximately $55 million from endorsement deals.

Income

James earned over $86 million between 2016 to 2017.

Likewise, he earned $85.5 million between June 2017 and June 2018.

Similarly, James bagged over $85 million between 2018 and June 2019.

Furthermore, James earned $39.22 million for his salary alone in 2020, let alone his endorsement deals.

Throughout his 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association, James earned over $126 million in salary alone.

Similarly, James earned about $326 million from endorsement deals, which makes up for $452 million from his first decade as a professional.

LeBron extended his contract with the Lakers for two years’ worth $85 million, which means by the time contract expires in 2023, James will have earned $428 million in NBA salaries.

If we talk about his career earnings, then James has earned little over $700 million for his contracts and endorsement deals as of this writing.

NBA Contracts and earnings

LeBron James signed his first contract with Cleveland Cavilers, which paid $18.8 million over 4 years.

After that, James signed the three-year extension contract with the Cavs worth $60 million before the 2007-2008 season that hiked his yearly salary from $5.8 million to $13 million, $14.4 million, and ultimately $15.8 million for the 2009-2010 season.

Following that, LeBron announced his intention to leave the Cavs for Miami Heat in 2011.

During the time he made his move to Miami, he took lower than a market rate for $110 million over six whole years.

Throughout his first season with Miami, he actually earned $1.2 million less than what he was making at the Cavs.

After four successful seasons with Miami, LeBron moved back to Cavs. He purposely chose a single-year contract to maximize his earning potential.

LeBron During Cavs Days
LeBron During Cavs Days

He signed a three-year contract with the Cavs worth $100 million in 2016 after winning the NBA championship.

LeBron was paid $23 million in the first year, followed by $30.96 million in the second year and $33.28 million in the third year.

King Moved from Cavs to LA Lakers ahead of the 2018-2019 season with a four-year contract worth $153 million which pays an annual salary of $38 million.

Similarly, LeBron signed an extension with the Lakers for two years worth $85 million, which shall keep in the team through 2023. The extension made sure to pay $42.5 million per year in a base NBA salary.

Apart from these, LeBron also earns decent money from his business deals.

Net Worth of LeBron James in Different Currencies

Just to be sure, let us get a better insight into LeBron’s net worth in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 421,837,500
Pound Sterling £ 363,175,000
Australian Dollar A$ 669,175,000
Canadian Dollar C$ 620,982,500
Indian Rupee ₹ 37,275,525,000
BitCoin ฿ 15,007.335

LeBron James’s Private Jet, Cars, Houses, and Watches

Private Jet

Gulfstream G280

NBA stars earn tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars each year, and LeBron James is no exception.

It’s no surprise that one of the greatest of all-time basketball players owns a private jet. Numerous top athletes, let alone business personalities use private jets as a faster mode of commute.

Because of their jam-packed schedule, it’s just a way of transportation, not a thing to show off.

And also, LeBron is a big fan of flying in his jet. It allows him to make a short appearance in events across the United States and even overseas.

One time LeBron flew in between Lakers games to watch his son Bronny’s high-school game.

LeBron currently owns a Gulfstream G280, a twin-engine jet with a staggering $22 million cost.

The jet is known for its maximum range of 3,600 Nautical miles, which is like flying about 6,667 km.

With two living areas, Gulfstream G280 can comfortably host ten passengers.

Cars

As one might expect, LeBron James has a huge collection of vintage and modern luxury automobiles.

He likes cursing around in his exotic whips when he is not flying on his $22 million private Gulfstream G280.

Let’s check them out, folks.

Ferrari

King James owns not one but three of these beasts. First in his collection of Ferrari is his 599.

James owns a 2009 model of Ferrari 599 and purchased it for his 25th birthday. The car is equipped with a 612 brake horsepower 6.0-liter V12 engine. Similarly, it has six-speed annual transmission.

The Ferrari can reach the top speed of 345 km per hour and can go from rest to 100 km per hour in just 3.3 seconds.

Likewise, another Ferrari in his garage is his 458 spider.

Ferrari
LeBron in his Ferrari

This one was given an individual paint job with a slightly darker shade of yellow than the original one.

The car can go from 0-100 km per hour in 3.4 seconds and can reach the top speed of 300 km per hour.

Under the hood is a 4.5-liter V8 engine which pumps 570 brake horsepower at 9,000 RPM and 540-pound feet of torque. This might have set LeBron $300,000 or more.

Apart from that, LeBron also owns Ferrari F430. This one is pretty fast too. Under the hood is a 4.3-liter V8 engine that can accelerate from 0-100 km per hour in 3.6 seconds and can reach the top speed of 315 km per hour.

It comes with a price tag of $281,618.

Mercedes-Maybach

Just like the fleet of Ferrari, LeBron seems to have a huge fan of Mercedes-Benz Maybach.

He owns two top-of-the-line models of these German machines.

First in his collection of Maybach is his 57s. Maybach’s are known for the luxurious amenities and are designed for the ultra-rich, unlike LeBron James. Nah, Just Kidding.

His 57s is special because it has a custom nameplate that reads “KNG OF OH,” which is his tribute to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The car is equipped with a Mercedes-AMG V12 engine which goes from rest to 100 km per hour in 5.1 seconds which is considered super-fast for cars this size.

Also, the car has a top speed of 275 km per hour.

Besides 57s, LeBron has Maybach S650. Under the hood of this car is a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The car has a top speed of 250 km per hour and can go from 0-100 k per hour in 4.1 seconds.

Rolls Royce Phantom

Well, it’s not actually a car collection if it does not have a Rolli in it.

James did not purchase this one himself but was gifted by former teammate Shaquille O’Neal for his 25th birthday.

The car comes with a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that produces 563 brake horsepower.

It is costly even for celebrities. The car comes with a sticker price of $450,000.

Rolls Royce Phantom can go from rest to 100 km per hour in 5.1 seconds and can reach the top speed of 250 km per hour.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

LeBron also has a floral printed Aventador with an estimated cost of $670,000.

This is a flagship model from Lamborghini.

The car comes equipped with a 6.5 liters V12 engine, which can go from rest to 100 km per hour in 3 seconds and reach the top speed of 300 km per hour.

Apart from these, LeBron James owns a luxurious 2018 Bentley Continental GT, which has a top speed of 333 km an hour.

This Bentley comes with a price of $218,400.

Moreover, LeBron considers the 1957 Chevy Impala as his most prized possession.

This classic beauty is valued at $125,000.

The vintage car has a custom paint job with flashy purple paint with white accents and slightly bigger wheels with purple accents.

Furthermore, LeBron purchased an Electric vehicle for his collection in 2021. He has a GMC Hummer EV, which retails for $112,595.

Besides these, other wheels in his collection include Porsche 911 Turbo, Dodge Challenger SRT, and White Chevy Camaro SS.

Houses

Just like his fleet of wheels, LeBron likes to splash his fortune on some cool real estate.

Just like other millionaires, King has invested his dollars in property mostly for himself and his family.

Beverly Hills Mansion, California (Current Residence)

The house was built in the 1930s and has been home to some famous celebrities over the years.

The house was formerly owned by academy awards nominated actor Charles Boyer, Howard Hughes. Since 1986, the mansion belonged to Bill and Lee Phillip Bell, creator of some of the most known soap operas.

When Mr. Bill passed away in 1995, Lee continued to live in the mansion until she passed away in early 2020.

During their stay, the couple made sure that the property was intact and lovingly maintained.

Even though the house was owned by the couple way back in 1986 for $2.9 million, they made significant upgrades to the house.

The property spreads over 2.5 acres of multi-compound land.

Brentwood
LeBron James Current Mansion (Source: Forbes)

There’s a large motor court for all his luxurious automobiles and also boasts a beautiful view of downtown Los Angeles and even Santa Monica Mountain.

Inside of the house spans over 13,000 square feet of living space with four massive bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

The main house spreads over 9,100 square feet. The house also has two separate detached guesthouses.

Also, a pool house with two bathrooms flaunts the luxury in the compound.

Apart from that, the inside of the house has multiple entertainment areas with seven fireplaces, a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, carpeted library with built-in bookcases, and a gorgeous dining place.

Similarly, there is a state-of-the-art movie theater and a home gym.

King spend over $39 million on this property in 2020.

Brentwood Mansion, Los Angeles

The house was built in 2017, which was all new at the time LeBron moved in. LeBron paid $23 million for this beautiful mansion in 2017.

This served as his main residence before moving into the newer Beverly Hills mansion.

The house was built in contemporary style and has a marble finish in almost all rooms. Inside of the house spans over 15,846 square feet of living space with eight bedrooms and eleven bathrooms.

The French Oak floor with an open floor plan on the main floor certainly gives the cozy vibe, and even it does not have floor-to-ceiling windows will definitely do the job.

Other amenities of the mansion include an office room, game room, Movie Theater, cigar room, and an amazing onyx bar.

There is also a home gym with a sauna, spa, and massage room.

Similarly, the outdoor of the mansion features a heated dining area, an outdoor kitchen, and an oversized pool with a spa.

Brentwood mansion number II, Los Angeles

LeBron James purchased this mega-mansion back in 2015 for $21 million.

The colonial-style mansion spans 9,350 square feet inside with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

The mansion has every luxurious amenity possible but stays vacant most of the time since King has two other bigger and better mansions.

The interior is fitted with a wood plank floor with ample living and dining areas with fireplaces.

Other features of the house include a master suite with two-way fireplaces, a private sitting room, and a terrace.

Likewise, the outdoor of the mansion has a massive swimming pool with a spa and tons of lounging areas.

House in Summit County, Akron, Ohio

Los Angeles is not the only place LeBron owns massive mansions. He also owns a mega-mansion in his hometown Summit County just northwest of Akron, Ohio.

He purchased this house in 2003 for $2.1 million and spent some other millions on an upgrade.

The property spreads over 7 acres of land. The house spans about 30,000 square feet of living space with a total of 19 rooms, including six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

It additionally features a recording studio, home theater, sports bar, a bowling alley, an aquarium, and even a barbershop.

Isn’t that crazy seems like he never has to leave the house, even for a haircut.

Also, the master suite features a two-story walk-in closet. The mansion is worth at least $9 million to date.

Watches

LeBron “King” James has an impressive collection of expensive and luxurious timepieces from different watchmakers.

Rolex Day-Date 2

What good is a watch collection with a Rolex in it? Rolex is a luxurious watch brand manufactured in Switzerland.

James owns Day-Date Rolex, which comes with opulent diamonds and costs over $41,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Similarly, another priciest timepiece in the collection includes his 18-carat white gold and 608 diamond-studded Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. The 8.2-carat diamond watch comes with a price tag of a staggering $178,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore “LeBron James”

Surely, Offshore Chronograph is not the only watch from Audemars Piguet in King’s collection.

James partnered with Audemars Piguet in 2013 to produce the limited edition Royal Oak.

The case of the watch alone is made from 18-carat gold and platinum. Back in 2013, it would’ve cost a massive $51,000, but if we adjust the inflation, it costs as much as $79,000 today.

Patek Philippe Nautilus “Rose Gold”

Another classy and desirable in LeBron’s collection is his Patek Philippe Nautilus. This Rose Gold timepiece costs over $60,000.

Patek Philippe 6102 R

If LeBron has to attend formal events, he comes wearing this Patek Philippe 6102 R.

An interesting spec of this particular watch is that it tracks the pattern of the stars and phases of the moon.

This is the most prized possession of LeBron James in terms of timepieces which costs little over $324,000.

Apart from these, LeBron owns Richard Mille 11 -03 and Limited Edition Jean Todt worth $150,000.

LeBron James’s Lifestyle and Vacations

Given his huge net worth and continuously flowing money, LeBron James enjoys a luxurious lifestyle.

He wears designer clothes, expensive watches and flies in his private jet looking suave.

But when it comes to his own kids, he wants them to learn how ordinary people live and learn good values.

In September of 2011, James married his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson.

Together they have three kids Bronny James, Zhuri James, and Bryce Maximus James.

Despite his busy schedule, he loves spending time with his wife and kids.

Similarly, he also has to stay fit for his games, is really concerned about his physical fitness, and has a strict workout regime.

Vacation
LeBron James Family Vacation Hawaii

In an interview with Business, Insider LeBron mentioned that he works out five days a week during the off-season and every day during his NBA season.

Reportedly, he spends over $1.5 million every year to keep his body in the best possible shape.

Similarly, LeBron has his own team of trainers, chefs, and massage therapists who continuously work to keep him in shape.

In terms of vacations, LeBron travels during his off-season. He has been spotted in exotic vacation spots such as Hawaii with his family.

Likewise, he also loves going to Samoan Island to relax.

Furthermore, he was spotted spending quality time in the Mediterranean along with his lovely family on a private yacht.

He has also been spotted a number of times in Italy. Probably one of his favorite destinations.

LeBron James’s Charity

Most probably, LeBron spends most on charity.

When LeBron announced his move to Miami Heat in 2010, it was broadcasted on television on ESPN.

The interview was filmed at the Connecticut branch of the Boys and Girls Club of America, and the revenue generated, which was about $3million from ads were donated to the club.

Similarly, in 2016 James donated about $2.5 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and culture.

Likewise, LeBron also helped financially through LeBron James Family Foundation to open I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, in 2018.

James also stated that his foundation would pay four scholarships to the students in the school with the University of Akron.

Besides that, James also donated $200,000 to Barak Obama’s Presidential Campaign in 2018.

Furthermore, the foundation also donated 1300 meals to the student’s families at I Promise during COVID-19 in 2020.

Movies, Investments, and Endorsements

Movies

LeBron James has made an appearance in 12 productions to date.

Not only that, he has lent his voice to an animated character Purple Yeti Gwangi in the film Smallfoot.

Similarly, he is also set to lead an animated sequel of Space Jam titled “Space Jam: A New Legacy” in 2021.

Likewise, he also appeared in The Simpsons and Teen Titans Go.

Investments

LeBron James has made some savvy business deals throughout his career.

His investment includes Springhill Entertainment, Blaze Pizza, and Liverpool FC.

LeBron James made a deal with Liverpool FC back in 2011 to acquire 2% in stake. LeBron’s stake is worth at least $40 million to date.

James also invested in Blaze pizza Franchise back in 2012. In Fact, he turned down a $15 million extension offer from McDonald in 2017.

He owns at least 21 franchises of Blaze Pizza today. If we talk numbers LeBron’s stake is worth at least $40 million.

Another of his notable investment includes SpringHill Entertainment which is a production company. It has produced documentaries, movies, and television shows.

SpringHill Entertainment became The SpringHill Company since raising an investment of $100 million in 2020.

Endorsements

Since LeBron makes most of his money through endorsement deals, we can take a guess what companies he really endorses.

He has signed deals with companies such as Beats by Dre, Audemars Piguet, McDonald’s, Samsung, Kia, and State Farm.

Endorsements
LeBron James Endorsement with KIA

Not to mention his lifetime contract with Nike worth $1 billion, which he signed in 2018. He has already bagged $90 million from the brand within his first contract spanning seven years.

Similarly, his endorsement deal with Beats by Dre actually got him a 1% stake in the company from which he was able to make about $30 million.

LeBron James’s Career

After rocking the high school basketball world, LeBron was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft as the first overall pick.

He played for Cavs for eleven seasons, where he was named 2004 Rookie of the year, among other titles. After that, he announced his move to Miami Heat.

LeBron James LA Lakers
LeBron James LA Lakers

He played for Miami for four seasons before making a move back to the Cavs in 2014.

After playing few seasons with Cavs, LeBron moved to Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 and is playing ever since.

Similarly, King extended his stay in Lakers for two more years which is supposed to last till 2023.

See, for some people skipping college really pays off.

Unknown Facts About LeBron James

  • He was big physically as a child as opposed to other kids, and most people thought LeBron was too big to be 9 years old.
  • ESPN called LeBron “Next” while he was still in high school.
  • His nickname “King James” started in his high school days.
  • LeBron once rescued a fellow basketball player from drowning during a vacation in the Bahamas.

FAQs

Why has LeBron changed his Jersey number to 6 from 23?

It was because of respect to Michael Jordan, who wore number 23.

Why does LeBron wear a sleeve?

Reportedly, it is his style, and he does not feel right without it while in-game.

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