Basketball is arguably one of the most popular and known sports in the World. A game very popular in America, the sport has one of the biggest and richest sportsmen in the World currently.
The National Basketball Association popularly known as the NBA has produced some of the best Players in the game of Basketball over the years, these Players have gone on to make names for themselves, earning popularity and becoming some of the richest personalities in the sport.
Here are the top 5 Richest Basketball Players in the World currently:
5. Shaquille O'neal
The retired Basketball Player who played for La Lakers during his time in the NBA earning popularity for his powerful style of play and his partnership with former Lakers star, Kobe Bryant. A very successful Player and currently a Businessman, O'neal's has a net worth of 400 million US dollars making him the fifth richest Basketball Player in the World currently.
4. Lebron James
Regarded as one of the greatest Players of all time alongside Michael Jordan. James who currently plays for La Lakers is one of the most popular names not just in basketball but in the World of sports in general. A successful athlete with lots of endorsements, James has a current net worth of 450 million US dollars making him the fourth richest Basketball Player in the World currently.
3. Magic Johnson
Another former La Lakers Player, Johnson who is a retired Basketball Player is now a successful Businessman whose companies runs different Sports merchandise. Johnson has a net worth of close to 600 million US dollars making him the third richest Basketball Player in the World currently.
2. Junior Bridgeman
The retired American Basketball Player played for Milwaukee Bucks during his playing days in the 90s. Currently a Businessman and an owner of some very popular Magazines, Bridgeman has a current net worth of close to 650 million US dollars making him the second richest Basketball Player in the World currently.
1. Michael Jordan
Regarded as arguably the greatest Player of the sport, Jordan's achievements in the sport of Basketball cannot be overlooked. The former La Lakers Player too who is currently a very successful Billionaire Businessman has a current net worth of close to 1.7 Billion US Dollars making him the richest Basketball Player currently in the World.
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