He could end up earning in excess of 1 billion by the time he is 64. While the details of james s lifetime nike deal the first lifetime deal nike has ever done have never been officially disclosed it was released that the partnership was worth more than the 10 year contract that kevin durant signed with nike worth 300 million.
That would put james s deal in the range of over 30 million per year.
Lebron james nike salary. Lebron endorsements and ventures according to experts about 65 of james income is from endorsements. While this is a huge amount of money it s only a portion of his total income. And in hindsight the choice was a brilliant one as currently lebron is on a lifetime contract with nike.
The nba s top 10 earners will make an estimated 540 million this year from salaries endorsements appearances royalties and media pacts. When lebron james signed his first shoe deal for 87 million with nike he chose the swoosh over reebok which had offered him 115 million. Lebron james agreed to a four year contract worth 154 million with the los angeles lakers in 2018.
Lebron james nike deal lebron however went ahead with the nike deal with perhaps michael jordan s legacy having played a role there. The tally is up 180 million versus five years ago.