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World’s Richest Basketball Players, 2021

With a net worth of roughly $1.9 Billion, Michael Jordan is the wealthiest basketball player in the world, followed by Magic Johnson ($650 million), Junior Bridgeman ($600 million); and Quinn Cook ($500 million). LeBron James is the fifth-richest basketball player in the world, with a $440 million fortune. Shaquille O’Neal ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $400 million, followed by Kobe Bryant with $350 million.

Basketball is one of the most popular games that everyone in the world loves to enjoy. The sport has helped lots of athletes around the world earn good sponsorship deals and millions. Today such is the popularity of the game that some NBA players worth more than million dollars. Here in this article below, we have compiled a list of the richest basketball players in the world who have inherited a fortune due to their performances.

Overall, among the top 10 richest basketball players in the world, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Garnett, and Grant Hill. Who are the richest basketball players in the world?

World’s Richest Basketball Players, 2021

RankNameNet worthCountry
1Michael Jordan$1.9 Billion United states
2Magic Johnson$650 Million United states
3Junior Bridgeman$600 Million United states
4Quinn Cook$500 Million United states
5LeBron James$440 Million United states
6Shaquille O'Neal$400 Million United states
7Kobe Bryant$350 Million United states
8Hakeem Olajuwon$200 Million United states
9Kevin Garnett$190 Million United states
10Grant Hill$180 Million United states
11Tim Duncan$177 Million United states
12Kevin Durant$170 Million United states
13Dirk Nowitzki$170 Million Germany
14Chris Webber (NBA)$143.4 Million United states
15Gilbert Arenas$135 Million United states
16Gary Payton$130 Million United states
17Russell Westbrook$125 Million United states
18Carlos Boozer$120 Million United states
19Derrick Rose$115 Million United states
20Dwight Howard$115 Million United states
21Dwyane Wade$115 Million United states
22Chris Bosh$110 Million United states
23Chris Paul$95 Million United states
24Steve Nash$95 Million Canada
25Amare Stoudemire$90 Million United states
26Reggie Miller$90 Million United states
27David Robinson$90 Million United states
28Stephen Curry$90 Million United states
29Patrick Ewing$85 Million United states
30Carmelo Anthony$85 Million United states
31Nene Hilario$81.9 Million Brazil
32Juwan Howard$80 Million United states
33James Harden$80 Million United states
34Gerald Wallace$80 Million United states
35Pat Riley$80 Million United states
36Tracy McGrady$75 Million United states
37Kevin Love$75 Million United states
38Rasheed Wallace$75 Million United states
39Dikembe Mutombo$75 Million United states
40Karl Malone$75 Million United states
41Jason Kidd$73 Million United states
42Alonzo Mourning$70 Million United states
43Elton Brand$70 Million United states
44Jermaine O Neal$70 Million United states
45Paul Pierce$70 Million United states
46Antawn Jamison$70 Million United states
47Andre Miller$70 Million United states
48LaMarcus Aldridge$68.2 Million United states
49Corey Maggette$68 Million United states
50Michael Finley$65 Million United states
51Yao Ming$65 Million China
52Pau Gasol$65 Million Spain
53Emeka Okafor$64.2 Million United states
54Wally Szczerbiak$62.7 Million United states
55David Lee (NBA)$61.3 Million United states
56Blake Griffin $60 Million United states
57Shawn Marion$60 Million United states
58Vince Carter$60 Million United states
59Jayson Williams$60 Million United states
60Baron Davis$60 Million United states
61Jerry Stackhouse$60 Million United states
62Joe Johnson$60 Million United states
63Josh Smith$60 Million United states
64Mike Bibby$60 Million United states
65Luol Deng$60 Million United kingdom
66Kevin Martin$57.6 Million United states
67Lamar Odom$56 Million United states
68Deron Williams$55 Million United states
69Tyson Chandler$55 Million United states
70Allan Houston$55 Million United states
71Jerry West$55 Million United states
72Paul Millsap$53 Million United states
73Rajon Rondo$51 Million United states
74Ray Allen$50 Million United states
75Richard Jefferson$50 Million United states
76Scottie Pippen$50 Million United states
77Andre Iguodala$50 Million United states
78Doug Christie$50 Million United states
79Ben Wallace$50 Million United states
80Roy Hibbert$48 Million United states
81Jose Calderon$48 Million Spain
82Eric Gordon$45.6 Million United states
83Vlade Divac$45 Million Serbia
84John Stockton$45 Million United states
85Jamal Mashburn$45 Million United states
86Shawn Kemp$45 Million United states
87Larry Bird$45 Million United states
88Stephon Marbury$45 Million United states
89Chauncey Billups$45 Million United states
90Andrew Bynum$45 Million United states
91Andris Biedrins$45 Million Latvia
92Danny Grainger$45 Million United states
93Michael Redd$45 Million United states
94Jason Richardson$45 Million United states
95Peja Stojakovic$45 Million Croatia
96Jameer Nelson$44 Million United states
97Derek Fisher$40 Million United states
98Anfernee Penny Hardaway$40 Million United states
99Jason Terry$40 Million United states
100Rudy Gay$40 Million United states

Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.

Micheal Jordan: Micheal Jordan is one of the top names in the basketball. Ever since his debut, the player has managed to grab headlines due to his wonderful game. Even though he is retired now the former NBA player cum businessman rakes in loads of money due to his long-standing endorsement with Nike. His current net worth stands at 1.9 billion.

Magic Johnson: Magic Johnson is a retired American professional NBA- player from Michigan. He left the game after he was found to have contracted HIV. After a voluntary retirement, Johnson started his journey as an entrepreneur and has since then partnered with Starbucks, T.G.I Fridays, and more. His current net worth is around $650 million.

Junior Bridgeman: Junior Bridgeman is a retired NBA player from East Chicago. Currently, he owns 160 outlets apart from 188 branches of Chilli’s restaurant. Junior Bridgeman’s net worth is calculated as $600 million as of now making him one of the richest basketball players in the world.

Quinn Cook: Quinn Cook is another big name in the basketball sector. The player is also regarded as one of the richest players due to his total earnings. His net worth currently stands at $500 million which makes him feature on our list as one of the wealthy basketball players.

Lebron James: Lebron James is another professional player from Akron, Ohio. Throughout his professional career, Lebron James has been a star guard for Cleaveland Cavaliers. Due to his commitment and sincerity towards the game, the player has a net worth of $440 million.

Shaquille O Neal: Shaquille O Neal is a former NBA basketball player from Newark. O Neal became one of the most favoured best centres in his team. His professional journey has been so overwhelming that the current worth of the player stands at $400 million making him the richest player.

Kobe Bryant: Kobe Bryant is another basketball player who originally hails from Philadelphia. He is also one of the highest-paid players in the world and became a part of a one-two punch with centre player Shaquille O Neal. His current net worth is around $350 million.

Hakeem Olajuwon: Hakeem Olajuwon is a Nigerian NBA player. He had a professional journey from 1984-2002 and played as the centre for Houston Rockets. His whole journey as an ace football player has made him induct into the Basketball Hall of Fame. With total earnings that stand at $200 million, Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the richest players on earth.

Kevin Garnett: Kevin Garnett is another big name in the sphere of basketball. The American professional player was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2004, and in 2008 he was awarded the NBA Defensive player. His current net worth stands at $190 million.

Grant Hill: Grant Hill is a retired basketball player who mostly played for Duke University’s Blue Devils. He has even led his team in many matches which have ultimately resulted in them winning. Aside from playing with the NBA, Grant Hill also has led Team USA to win Gold in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. His net worth stands at $180 million.


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Anna Papadopoulos
Vice President & Executive Editor. Anna Papadopoulos is the Vice President and Executive Editor of the CEOWORLD magazine. In that role she resumes responsibility for the CEOWORLD magazine newsroom, setting daily news priorities, and directing all of CEOWORLD magazine's news-gathering teams. Previously, Anna was the senior supervising editor of CEOWORLD magazine's International Desk. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or connect on LinkedIn. Email her at AP@ceoworld.biz
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