Outstanding player, outstanding businessman. Basketball player LeBron James has become the first active player in NBA history to become a billionaire, according to Forbes magazine. After earning $ 121.2 million (€ 112 million) between May 2021 and May 2022, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar has surpassed $ 1 billion in profits.
He does better than Michael Jordan, who had to wait 11 years after retiring to become a billionaire in 2013. Kobe Bryant, who died in 2020, had also spent a billion.
He owns shares in the Liverpool club
A professional since 2003, four-time NBA champion and four-time MVP, LeBron James is a basketball monument. But the second best goal scorer of all time is also an extraordinary businessman and star. He appeared especially last summer in the movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, the sequel to the first part where he played Michael Jordan in the ’90s.
James, the second highest paid athlete this year after PSG star Lionel Messi ($ 130 million), is also heavily invested in Hollywood productions. He is a co-owner of Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Liverpool football club and the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise. He recently reached an agreement to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins team in the NHL.