Cologne A one followed by nine zeros – basketball superstar LeBron James is said to have earned this buzzer in the course of his career. No active NBA player has ever done that before him.
According to Forbes magazine, LeBron James became the first active NBA player to break the $1 billion mark in earnings. In the past year alone, the basketball superstar from the Los Angeles Lakers is said to have earned 121.2 million through salary and advertising.
Although Michael Jordan is also a billionaire, according to Forbes, the NBA icon only reached the mark in 2014 – more than ten years after the end of his career. Jordan (59), now owner of the NBA team Charlotte Hornets, led the Chicago Bulls to six titles in the 90s.
Four-time NBA champion James (37) has received a total of 385 million dollars (360 million euros) from his clubs (Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Lakers).
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