LeBron James and Steph Curry are two modern-day NBA greats. But who is richer among the two of them?
When you are an NBA superstar and legend, it becomes obvious that you will get paid well. The case is no different for the NBA star duo of LeBron James and Stephen Curry.
LBJ is in the league for 20 years now while Steph Curry is in the league for 14 years. They both are certified superstars in the league and with their massive talent they have built that wealth from the ground up.
But who is richer? LA Lakers star LeBron James or GSW star Stephen Curry?
Who is the richer NBA star? LeBron James or Stephen Curry?
LA Laker star LeBron James is one of the richest athletes ever. According to Forbes, four-time NBA champion LeBron James has hit a milestone that no other active NBA player has ever done.
As per Forbes, LBJ is the only active NBA player who has a net worth of $1 billion. In short, King James is a billionaire while still in the league.
Currently, James is drawing a massive $86 million salary from the Lakers, and his estimated career earnings amount to a huge $432 million.
Along with this salary, LBJ has several businesses, investments, and rakes in huge dollars from various endorsements.
His most famous endorsements are that of Nike, Mcdonalds, Microsoft, State Farm, Beats by Dre, Coca-Cola, Dunkin-Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Samsung, and more. Reports say that he has earned around $900 million in income from endorsements and other business ventures.
So, LBJ’s off-court earnings and on-court earnings have made him a billionaire.
On the other hand, GSW star Stephen Curry is also one of the highest-paid athletes ever, as per Forbes.
But 34-year-old Stephen Curry’s net worth is nowhere near 38-year-old LeBron James’ net worth.
As per sources, Curry has an upward net worth of $160 million as of 2023.
But Curry’s contract with GSW is huge. His current 4-year contract with GSW will earn Curry a massive salary of $216 million. However, Curry’s career earnings from NBA are around $303 million.
Curry also has huge earnings from endorsements. Steph’s endorsements include likes of 2K Sports, Callaway Golf, CarMax, FTX, Google, Panini, Rakuten, Under Armour, and more. Sources say that his endorsement earning is around $47 million.
LeBron James is richer than Stephen Curry
Records have clearly made LA Lakers star, LeBron James the winner. Stephen Curry’s $160 million net worth is a lot less compared to LBJ’s $1 billion.
However, there is one milestone where both these NBA legends are on a level playing field. Yes, it is the number of championship rings.
LeBron James and Stephen Curry both have won four NBA championships to date.
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