World’s Top 10 Richest Basketball Players 2016

Basketball is known as one of the popular sports andalso pays remarkable income to the players. The athletes get handsome salary from the well-known teams of NBA or National Basketball Association and they also earn from their endorsements and sponsors. They cumulatively get annual income which is pretty similar to what other athletes get from famous sports. Most of the modern basketball legends like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant make huge money from their team along with their endorsements. Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 richest players in basketball.

10. Chris Paul – Net Income: $22.7 Million

Chris PaulCurrently he is playing for Los Angeles Clippers as a Point guard. New Orleans Hornets drafted him with 1st round 4th pick in NBA Draft 2005. He is listed with 175 lbs of weight and height of 6 feet in NBA. His earning includes $22.7 million of total income in 2013-14 National Basketball season and his salary is $18.7 million and his endorsement income is $4 million. His official salary is $20,068,563 for NBA 2014-15.

09. Dirk Nowitzki – Net Income: $23.2 Million

Dirk NowitzkiHe is playing for the Dallas Mavericks as the Power forwarder in the NBA. Milwaukee Bucks drafted him as the 1st round and 9th pick in NBA Draft 1998. He is listed with 245 lbs of weight and 7 feet of height in NBA. In 2013-14 Season, he made the sum of $23.2 million which includes the salary of $22.7 million and endorsements worth $500,000 from different brands. Currently, he is playing for the team through Bird Rights. His official salary is $7,974,482 for NBA 2014-15 season. His guaranteed income is $16,307,816 for the next consecutive seasons.

08. Dwight Howard – Net Income: $26.5 Million

Dwight HowardCurrently, he is playing for Houston Rockets as Center in the NBA. Orlando Magic drafted him with 1st pick and 1st round in NBA Draft 2004. Currently, he is listed with weight of 265 lbs and height of 6.11”. He made the sum of $26.5 million in NBA 2013-14 Season which includes endorsements of $6 million and salary of $20.5 million. He is getting official salary of $21,436,271 for NBA 2014-15 Season from team. He will get $22,359,364 as official salary for NBA 2015-16 Season.

07. Amar’e Stoudemire – Net Income – $28.2 Million

Amare StoudemireHe is playing for New York Knicks as a Power forward. Phoenix Suns drafted him as 1st round 9th pick in NBA Draft 2002. He is listed with 245 lbs of weight and 6.10 feet of height. His total earning is $28.2 million in NBA Season 2013-14 which consists of salary of $21.7 million and endorsements of $6.5 million from different brands. He is reserved with team through Bird Rights. For NBA Season 2014-15, his official salary is $23,410,988.

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06. Carmelo Anthony – Net Income: $30.4 Million

Carmelo AnthonyHe is playing for New York Knicks as Power forward and Denver Nuggets drafted him as 1st round and 3rd overall pick in NBA Draft 2003. He is listed with 240 lbs of weight and 6.8 feet of height. His overall earning was $30.4 million in NBA Season 2013-14 and his salary is $21.4 million and endorsements of $9 million from different brands. He is getting the official salary of $22,458,000 for NBA Season 2014-15 as per the contract. His total worth is $96,136,140.

05. Dwyane Wade – Net Income: $30.7 Million

Dwyane WadeHe is playing for Miami Heat as a guard and this team also drafted him in 2003 NBA Draft as 1st round 5th overall pick. He is listed with 220 lbs of weight and 6.4 feet of height. His net worth is $30.7 out of which he makes $18.7 million from winnings and $12 million from endorsements from different brands. Currently, he is reserved to get the official salary of $15 million for NBA Season 2014-15. He will get official salary of $16.12 million for NBA Season 2015-16.

04. Kevin Durant – Net Income: 31.8 Million

Kevin DurantCurrently he is playing for Oklahoma City Thunder as a Forward. Seattle Supersonics drafted him in NBA Draft 2007 as first round second overall pick. Currently, he is listed with the weight of 220 lbs and 6.11 feet of height. His total earning is $31.8 million in NBA Season 2013-14 which includes the salary of $17.8 million and endorsements of $14 million from different brands. He is getting official salary of $18.99million for NBA Season 2014-15 and his official salary will be $20.15 million for NBA Season 2015-16.

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03. Derrick Rose – Net Income: $38.6 Million

Derrick RoseCurrently, he is playing for Chicago Bulls as a Forward. He was drafted in NBA Draft 2008 by Chicago Bulls as 1st round and 1st pick. He is listed with 190 lbs of weight and 6.3 feet of height. His total earning is $38.6 million in NBA Season 2013-14 which also includes $17.6 million of salary and endorsement of $21 million from different companies. He is getting official salary of $18.86 million for NBA Season 2014-15 and $20.09 for NBA Season 2015-16.

02. LeBron James – Net Income: $61.8 Million

LeBron JamesCurrently he is playing for Cleveland Cavaliers as a Forward, which has also drafted him in NBA Draft 2003 as 1st round 1st pick. He is also listed with 250 lbs of weight and 6.8 feet of height. He earns $61.8 million of total earning in NBA Season 2013-14 and it includes salary of $19.1 million and endorsements of $42 million from different brands. He is getting official salary of $20.64 million for NBA Season 2014-15 and $21.57 million for NBA Season 2015-16. Currently his guaranteed worth is $20.64 in the upcoming seasons.

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01. Kobe Bryant – Net Income: $64.5 Million

Kobe BryantHe is playing for Los Angeles Lakers as a Shooting Guard. Charlotte Hornets drafted him as 1st round 13th pick in NBA Draft 1996. He is listed with 212 lbs of weight and 6.6 feet of height. He is getting total income of $64.5 million in NBA Season 2013-14 which includes endorsements of $34 million and salary of $30.5 million. He is also getting official salary of $23.5 million for NBA Season 2014-15 and his official salary will be $25 million for NBA Season 2015-16. Currently his net worth is $48.5 million.

There are several well-known basketball stars like Chris Both and Joe Johnson also deservestheir unique position in this list of top paid players in basketball.

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Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always trIES to share top 10 listS for India and worldwide to increasE THE knowledge of internet users.

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