LeBron James’ Career Earnings Surpass $1 Billion Mark

LeBron James’ Career Earnings Surpass $1 Billion Mark

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(Cleveland, OH, 05/19/18) Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James waves his finger in the air after scoring during the third quarter in Game 3 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena In Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Boston Herald/ Christopher Evans

New Los Angeles Laker LeBron James has just completed a milestone. No, it isn’t his move out West to the legendary franchise, but his career earnings have gone past a certain major milestone.

Thanks to his new four-year, $154 million deal to join the Lakers, James’s career earnings have now passed the $1 billion mark, according to to ESPN’s Darren Rovell (via George Mills of Express.com).

Per Rovell, “will hit $1 [billion] in career earnings in his next deal, about 65 per cent of which will come from endorsements.”

With the achievement James became the first NBA player to earn over $1 billion while still playing the game.

This doesn’t come as a surprise, as Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen stated that James had a net worth of $275M back in December 2016, some serious Forbes Sports Money, even at that time.