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Lebron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. Lebron James net worth is estimated as $480 million in 2020.
Lebron James Profile
James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio to Gloria Marie James, who was 16 at the time of his birth. His father, Anthony McClelland, has an extensive criminal record and was not involved in his life.
James began playing organized basketball in the fifth grade. He later played Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars.
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The team enjoyed success on a local and national level, led by James and his friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willie McGee. The group dubbed themselves the “Fab Four” and promised each other that they would attend high school together.
In a move that stirred local controversy, they chose to attend St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, a private Catholic school with predominantly white students.
Before the start of his junior year, James was featured in Slam, an American basketball magazine, and writer Ryan Jones lauded him as possibly “the best high school basketball player in America right now”.
During the season, James also appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first high school basketball underclassman to do so.
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James earned his first NBA All-Star Game selection in 2004–05, contributing 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists in a winning effort for the Eastern Conference. Around the league, teams took note of his rapid development.
Lebron James Achievements in NBA
3× NBA champion: 2012, 2013, 2016
3× NBA Finals Most Valuable Player: 2012, 2013, 2016
4× NBA Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
16× NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
3× NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2006, 2008, 2018
15× All-NBA selection:
12× First team: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
2× Second team: 2005, 2007
Third team: 2019
6× NBA All-Defensive selection:
5× First team: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Second team: 2014
NBA Rookie of the Year: 2004
NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2004
NBA scoring leader: 2008
3× NBA minutes leader: 2007, 2017, 2018
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award: 2017
2× Olympic Gold Medal winner: 2008, 2012
2004 Olympic Bronze Medal winner
2006 FIBA World Championship Bronze Medal winner
2007 FIBA Americas Championship Gold Medal winner
2012 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year
Commemorative banner in Miami’s American Airlines Arena (for his 2012 gold medal won as a member of the Miami Heat)
Lebron James net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $480 million. Aside being an NBA player, James is also a successful businessman, Philanthropist.
James has signed numerous endorsement contracts; some of the companies that he has done business with are Audemars Piguet, Coca-Cola, Dunkin’ Brands, McDonald’s, Nike, State Farm and Beats by Dre.
Coming out of high school, he was the target of a three-way bidding war among Nike, Reebok, and Adidas, eventually signing with Nike for approximately $90 million. His signature shoes have performed well for Nike.
In 2011, Fenway Sports Group became the sole global marketer of his rights, and as part of the deal, he was granted a minority stake in the English Premier League football club Liverpool, who he has claimed his support for.
As a result of James’s endorsement money and NBA salary, he has been listed as one of the world’s highest-paid athletes.
In 2013, he surpassed Kobe Bryant as the highest paid basketball player in the world, with earnings of $56.5 million.
In 2014, James realized a profit of more than $30 million as part of Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics; he had originally struck a deal to get a small stake in the company at its inception in exchange for promoting its headphones.
In 2015, he was ranked the sixth highest earning sportsperson, and third highest in 2016 (after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi). James has stated that he would like to own an NBA team in the future, albeit in a hands-off capacity.
In 2011, James co-founded the designer retail store UNKNWN in Miami, Florida.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 9, 2020