Lebron James joins the big league, becomes first NBA player to hit billionaire status

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Top basketballer, Lebron James has joined the exclusive big boys’ league becoming the first NBA player to hit billionaire status while still playing.

According to Forbes, the basketballer became a billionaire after another “monster year of earnings, totaling $121.2 million last year.”


The 37-year-old superstar has a net worth of $1 billion. The magazine claim he is the first active NBA player to make the billionaires list. Michael Jordan, the only other basketball billionaire, didn’t hit become one until 2014, more than a decade after he retired.

Culled from Punch

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