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LeBron is the first active player in the NBA with a fortune of $ 1 billion

LeBron James, 37, is considered one of the best basketball players in history, with four NBA championship rings, four Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards and 18 All-Star Game selections.

The league’s second all-time leading scorer, James managed to max out his career and business to more than $1.2 billion in pre-tax profits, according to the publication.

In the NBA, James received salaries of more than $385 million from the three teams he belonged to during his 19 active years: Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Lakers.

Off the court, the player has earned more than $900 million in revenue from sponsorships, investments and other projects, such as his starring role in the movie ‘Space Jam: A’ last year. new era”.

The striker holds a stake in Fenway Sports Group, a company which owns various sports teams such as Liverpool of English football and the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

His investment in the Blaze Pizza chain is estimated to be around $30 million, while his $80 million in real estate includes two homes in Los Angeles, California, and a mansion in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. .

LeBron had a turbulent final season with the Lakers, missing the playoffs for the fourth time in his career. Still, last May he was number two on Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid athletes with $121.2 million, surpassed only by Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi (130 million).

James is the son of a single mother, Gloria, who gave birth at the age of 16. In his childhood, he had to move several times and live with different parents and even a coach, until he became a basketball star in high school.

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