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Charles Barkley Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Charles Barkley worth? $40 Million.

How did Charles Barkley earn his money and wealth?

Charles Barkley, real name Charles Wade Barkley, was born on 20 February 1963 in Leeds, Alabama. He attended the Leeds High School and later majored in business management while he attended Auburn University from the years 1981 to 1984. He had a passion to play basketball since his high school days which led him to make a name as a professional basketball player later on.

Charles Barkley is an American former professional basketball player but currently is a sports analyst on the television show ‘Inside the NBA.’ While he attended the Auburn University, Barkley was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the fifth pick in the first round of the NBA Draft in 1984. He continued his professional basketball career for 16 years during which he played for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Phoenix Suns as well as the Houston Rockets.

Barkley became the NBA All-Star 11 times and also became an NBA MVP once in the year 1993. Barkley has also won gold medals for the US at the Olympics in the years 1992 and 1996. Charles Barkley admits to have been a notorious gambler and has lost about $10 million in gambling during his lifetime that includes $2.5 million which he lost in just a matter of six hours of playing blackjack.

Throughout his career, Barkley has been a famous brand endorser for several products. He has appeared in a popular Nike advertisement and later on has also endorsed for companies like T-Mobile as well as McDonald’s. In the year 2011, Barkley was appointed as the main male spokesman for the campaign ‘Lose Like a Man.’ While he played for the Auburn University, Barkley was awarded as the SEC Player of the Year in the year 1984 and later went on to his #34 retired by the 76ers and the Suns. In the year 1991, Barley was named as the NBA All-Star Game MVP.

He is also known as one of the famous NBA television analysts to have worked with TNT. After retiring from his NBA career, he went on to be a part of the TNT show titled ‘Listen Up!’ Later, he also wrote two books titled ‘I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It’ as well as ‘Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?’ Barley currently is working as an analyst in the Emmy award-winning show ‘Inside the NBA.’ He shares a good on-screen chemistry with the host of the show Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal. The show is known to be one of the most famous and entertaining shows due to the hard work they all have put in as a team.

What are the highest grossing earnings of Charles Barkley?

  1. Salary as basketball player (1999): $9,000,000
  2. Salary as basketball player (1996): $4,600,000
  3. Salary as basketball player (1997): $2,200,000
  4. Salary from broadcasting (2017): $1,500,000
  5. Salary as basketball player (1998): $1,000,000

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