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Introduction

Are you on the lookout for the richest NBA players in the world?

Rich NBA players have two things in common, which are talent and professionalism.

For those that watch and follow up the popular sport, you might guess probably be thinking of the right candidates that may be included in the post.

Listed below are the 20 richest NBA players in the world:

20. Yao Ming

Net Worth: $120 Million

Kicking off the list of the richest NBA players in the world is Yao Ming.

The Chinese professional NBA player started his career playing for the Shanghai Sharks.

He has an estimated net worth of around $120 million.

19. Dwyane Wade

Net Worth: $120 Million

Dwyane Wade is an American professional NBA player.

He is one of the iconic NBA players that played for Miami – leading them to their first championship.

He has an estimated net worth of approximately $120 million.

18. Carmelo Anthony

Net Worth: $120 Million

Carmelo Anthony is an American professional NBA player.

The basketball player (presently) plays for the New York Knicks and is known to be one of the successful NBA stars.

He has an estimated net worth of around $120 million.

17. Russell Westbrook

Net Worth: $125 Million

Coming in next on the list, Russel Westbrook is an American professional basketball player.

The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is one of the talented NBA players and has garnered a total of around $125 Million in net worth.
 

16. Tim Duncan

Net Worth: $130 Million

Aside from being a professional NBA player, Tim Duncan is also a philanthropist.

He is the founder of Tim Duncan Foundation – an establishment that works towards helping youths across the states.

He has an estimated net worth of around $130 million.

15. Gary Payton

Net Worth: $130 Million

Up next on the list, Gary Payton is the 15th richest NBA player in the world.

He is nicknamed The Glove and is a former professional basketball player.

He has played for various Basketball teams and has earned an estimated net worth of $130 million.

14. Dwight Howard

Net Worth: $140 Million

Dwight Howard is one of the talented basketball players in the game.

He holds the record for winning Defensive Player of the Year for three consecutive years.

He boasts of an estimated net worth of approximately $140 million.

13. Dirk Nowitzki

Net Worth: $140 Million

Dirk Nowitzki is a German professional NBA player.

He has captured the All-star award on ten occasions and was nominated as the 2007 NBA MVP.

Dirk Nowitzki has an estimated net worth of $140 million.

12. James Harden

Net Worth: $145 Million

James Harden is one of the best American NBA players.

The LA-born basketball player plays for Houston Rockets.

He has an estimated net worth of around 145 million dollars.
 

11. Kevin Durant

Net Worth: $170 Million

Kevin Durant is an American professional NBA player.

He was part of the US team that captured the gold medal in 2012 and is presently playing for the Golden State Warriors.

He has an estimated net worth of approximately $170 million.

10. Grant Hill

Net Worth: $180 Million

Coming in next on the list, Grant Hill is the 10th richest NBA player in the world.

The Detroit Pistons retired NBA player has won several awards and is one of the iconic basketball stars.

9. Kevin Garnett

Net Worth: $190 Million

Kevin Garnett is an American basketball player.

The South California-born NBA star came 5th in Minnesota Timberwolves draft which happened in 1995 – 1995.

He has an estimated net worth of around $190 million.

8. Hakeem Olajuwon

Net Worth: $200 Million

Hakeem Olajuwon is a Nigerian-American retired NBA player.

The Lagos-born NBA star is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and has garnered an impressive net worth of around $200 million.

7. David Robinson

Net Worth: $200 Million

Coming in next on the list, David Robinson is one of the richest NBA players in the world.

Nicknamed The Admiral, the American former professional NBA player is one of the most talented centres in the game.

He has an estimated net worth of around $200 million.

6. Kobe Bryant

Net Worth: $350 Million

Kobe Bryant is one of the skilled American basketball players.

The Philadelphia-born NBA player is a former Lakers star and has an estimated net worth of around $350 million.
 

5. Shaquille O’Neal

Net Worth: $400 Million

Shaquille O’Neal is a former American NBA player.

He is one of the most talented centres in the game in pro-ball and has an estimated net worth of $400 million.

Favorite Quote

“Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God’s way to say nobody’s perfect.”

4. LeBron James

Net Worth: $440 Million

Breaking in among the “top four” richest NBA players in the world is LeBron James.

Nicknamed King Jamesis, he is a professional NBA player and businessman.

He plays for Los Angeles and has an estimated net worth of around $440 million.

3. Magic Johnson

Net Worth: $600 Million

Magic Johnson is the third richest NBA player in the world.

The former American professional basketball player is a businessman – a path which he took when he contracted HIV.

He has earned an estimated net worth of around $600 million.

2. Junior Bridgeman

Net Worth: $600 Million

Missing the top spot on the list, Junior Bridgeman is the second richest NBA player in the world.

The American former professional basketball player is a member of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

The NBA star has an estimated net worth of around $600 million.
 

1. Michael Jordan

Net Worth: $1.5 Billion

Beating all others on the list, Michael Jordan is the richest NBA player in the world.

The retired professional basketball player is an entrepreneur and is one of the best NBA stars in history.

He has lots of endorsements deals and has a high estimated net worth of around $1.5 Billion.

Conclusion

Listed below is a quick summary of the 20 richest NBA Players in the world:

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Junior Bridgeman
  3. Magic Johnson
  4. LeBron James
  5. Shaquille O’Neal
  6. Kobe Bryant
  7. David Robinson
  8. Hakeem Olajuwon
  9. Kevin Garnett
  10. Grant Hill
  11. Kevin Durant
  12. James Harden
  13. Dirk Nowitzki
  14. Dwight Howard
  15. Gary Payton
  16. Tim Duncan
  17. Russell Westbrook
  18. Carmelo Anthony
  19. Dwayne Wade
  20. Yao Ming

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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