10 Highest-Paid Basketball Players of 2016

According to Forbes, Floyd Mayweather tops the list of 100 highest-paid athletes in the world between 2016, losing out Tiger Woods who has been hailed by Forbes as the highest earning athlete from 2001-2011. Woods landed in the third rank with total earnings of $59.4 million. Mayweather got a huge payday amounting to a total of $85 million for his fights against Victor Ortiz with $40 million and Miguel Cotto with $45 million. He is part of the 4 biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view events throughout the boxing history. He owns the Mayweather Promotions which he uses to promote his fight thereby increasing his earnings substantially.

The total earnings of the athletes are derived from their bonuses, salaries, appearance fees, prize money, endorsement and licensing from June 2013 until June 2014, according to Forbes. The athlete’s agent’s fees and taxes were not deducted from their earnings.10 Highest-Paid Basketball Players of 2016.

10 Highest-Paid Basketball Players 2014

LeBron James:-

LeBron James

LeBron Raymone James, nicknamed “King James”, is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

  • Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $53 million
  • Salary/winnings: $13 million
  • Endorsements: $40 million ( Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, State Farm and others)
  • Born: December 30, 1984 (age 29), Akron, Ohio, United StatesSpouse: Savannah Brinson (m. 2013)
  • Current team: Miami Heat (#6 / Small forward, Power forward)
  • Parents: Anthony McClelland, Gloria Marie James
  • Children: Bryce Maximus James, LeBron James Jr.

Kobe Bryant:-

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant, nicknamed the “Black Mamba”, is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

  • Total Earnings between June 2011 to June 2012: $52.3 million
  • Salary/winnings: $20.3 million
  • Endorsements: $32 million
  • Born: August 23, 1978 (age 35), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Height: 1.98 m
  • Spouse: Vanessa Laine Bryant (m. 2001)
  • Current team: Los Angeles Lakers (#24 / Shooting guard, Small forward)
  • Parents: Joe Bryant, Pam Bryant

Dwight Howard:-

Dwight Howard

Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

  • Total earnings: $25.6 million
  • Salary/winnings: $14.6 million
  • Endorsements: $11 million
  • Born: December 8, 1985 (age 28), Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Height: 2.11 m
  • Current team: Houston Rockets (#12 / Forward-center)
  • School: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
  • Children: Braylon Howard

Kevin Durant:-

Kevin Durant

Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.

  • Total earnings: $25.5 million
  • Salary/winnings: $12.5 million
  • Endorsements: $13 million
  • Born: September 29, 1988 (age 25), Washington, D.C., United States
  • Height: 2.06 m
  • Current team: Oklahoma City Thunder (#35 / Small forward)
  • Movies: Back for the Future
  • Education: University of Texas at Austin, Oak Hill Academy, Montrose Christian School
  • Parents: Wayne Pratt, Wanda Pratt

Dwyane Wade:-

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr., nicknamed Flash or D-Wade, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the NBA.

  • Total earnings: $24.7 million
  • Salary/winnings: $12.7 million
  • Endorsements: $12 million
  • Born: January 17, 1982 (age 32), Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Height: 1.93 m
  • Spouse: Siohvaughn Funches (m. 2002–2010)
  • Current team: Miami Heat (#3 / Shooting guard, Point guard)
  • Children: Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade, Xavier Zachariah Wade
  • Parents: Jolinda Wade, Dwyane Wade Sr.

Carmelo Anthony:-

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Kyam Anthony, nicknamed “Melo“, is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

  • Total earnings: $22.9 million
  • Salary/winnings: $14.9 million
  • Endorsements: $8 million
  • Born: May 29, 1984 (age 29), Red Hook, New York City, New York, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 2.03 m
  • Spouse: La La (m. 2010)
  • Current team: New York Knicks (#7 / Small forward)

Amar’e Stoudemire:-

Amar'e Stoudemire

Amar’e Carsares Stoudemire is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

  • Total earnings: $22.7 million
  • Salary/winnings: $14.7 million
  • Endorsements: $8 million
  • Born: November 16, 1982 (age 31), Lake Wales, Florida, United States
  • Current team: New York Knicks (#1 / Center, Power forward)
  • Partner: Alexis Welch
  • Siblings: Hazell Stoudemire Jr., Marwan Wilmore
  • Parents: Carrie Stoudemire, Hazell Stoudemire

Kevin Garnett:-

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Maurice Garnett, nicknamed “K.G.”  is an American professional basketball power forward and center with the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association.

  • Total earnings: $21.1 million
  • Salary/winnings: $17.1 million
  • Endorsements: $4 million
  • Born: May 19, 1976 (age 37), Greenville, South Carolina, United States
  • Height: 2.11 m
  • Spouse: Brandi Padilla (m. 2004)
  • Current team: Brooklyn Nets (#2 / Forward-center)
  • Children: Capri Garnett

Chris Paul:-

Chris Paul

Christopher Emmanuel “Chris” Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Paul was born and raised in North Carolina.

  • Total earnings: $19.2 million
  • Salary/winnings: $13.2 million
  • Endorsements: $6 million
  • Born: May 6, 1985 (age 28), Lewisville, North Carolina, United States
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Spouse: Jada Crawley (m. 2011)
  • Current team: Los Angeles Clippers (#3 / Point guard)
  • Siblings: C.J. Paul

Tim Duncan:-

Tim Duncan

Timothy Theodore “Tim” Duncan is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

  • Total earnings: $19.1 million
  • Salary/winnings: $17.1 million
  • Endorsements: $2 million
  • Born: April 25, 1976 (age 37), Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands
  • Height: 2.11 m
  • Spouse: Amy Duncan (m. 2001)
  • Current team: San Antonio Spurs (#21 / Power forward, Center)
  • Children: Sydney Duncan, Draven Duncan

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