Lebron James is no stranger to awards and accolades in the world of sports. As an 18-time National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star, four-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, James is decorated.
However, this weekend, the NBA player once again made history as the first active NBA player to become a billionaire and the second NBA player in history to reach the status after retired basketball star Michael Jordan.
James is also the NBA’s highest-paid player who earned US$121 million last year on and off the court. He earned the second spot on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes of 2022 list as a result.
The current small forward for the Los Angeles Lakers has also made US$387 million from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers.