He made 53 million from endorsements 19 million from basketball playing 1 5 million salary from nba 1 million as spokesman and 30 million after selling company to apple. At 60 million in 2020 endorsement income james ranks as the second highest endorsement earning athlete tied with tiger woods and trailing only roger federer who brought in 100 million.
2019 saw the release of his first signature sneaker the nike air zoom freak 1.
Lebron james career endorsement earnings. Here are the top 10 earning nba players as calculated by forbes. 4 yr s 153 312 846. Lebron leads the way lebron james leads tops the list of nba endorsement earners.
Current contract lebron james signed a 4 year 153 312 846 contract with the los angeles lakers including 153 312 846 guaranteed and an annual average salary of 38 328 212. As of june 5 2018 according to forbes james ranks 6th in. A large part of james income comes from his deal with nike to produce the lebron s signature sneakers.
Endorsements deal and contracts made a huge impact on lebron james net worth. Lebron james career earnings. Lebron endorsements and ventures according to experts about 65 of james income is from endorsements.
Lebron raymore james annual salary of career james lebron annual salary of career is about 70 million yearly which is really a commendable amount. Due to his splendid career most of the great international companies like nike samsung coca cola upper deck microsoft mc donald s and many other great companies have signed endorsements contracts with him. Counting salary and endorsements lebron will make 92 4 million this season making him the highest earning nba player according to forbes magazine.
He has the nba s top endorsement portfolio as well as his own production company. The basketball player s 10 figure career earnings can be attributed by roughly 65 to endorsements according to espn s darren rovell. The highly anticipated shoes like most athlete endorsed sneakers sell like anything for nike.
The greek freak is one of nike s top three contract holders lebron james and kevin durant are the first two earning 10 million each year just from nike shoe sales. In 2020 1 james will earn a base salary of 39 219 565 while carrying a cap hit of 39 219 565 and a dead cap value of 39 219 565. This is the sixth straight season lebron has topped their list.
730 million the nba s top pitchman added intel and verizon this year to his endorsement portfolio which already included nike coca cola beats by dre and kia motor. Four time nba mvp lebron james joined the los angeles lakers in 2018 under a four year 153 million contract.