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LeBron James’ Career Earnings Surpass $1 Billion Mark



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

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.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.