Best known for his frisky beard, James Harden is a professional basketball player, and he has an estimated net worth of $80 million (2017). The point guard plays for Houston Rockets of NBA (National Basketball Association). He made his debut in NBA back in 2009 and now is widely known for his strong play and unique style. He is one of the most marketable players in NBA.
Born on 26th August 1989, the 28-year-old is also the member of US' national basketball team. Back in 2012, he won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics and later in 2014, won another gold medal at the FIBA World Cup.
Today, we are going to share some information about the basketball player's net worth, salary, endorsements, career, and awards.
James Harden net worth and salary
Back in 2017, Horden had an estimated net worth of $80 million, and his net worth as of 2018 is under review. He is the fourth highest-paid players in NBA. In 2017, he was ranked 4th by Forbes with an earning of $46.5 million in the year and salary of $26.5 million.
He was succeeded by Stephen Curry in the 3rd place with the total earnings of $47.1 million and salary of $12.1 million. Moreover, following him was Russell Westbrook in the 5th place with an earning of $41.5 million and salary of $26.5 million.
Meanwhile, the first place was abducted by LeBron James with an earning of $86 million and salary of $31 million.
As mentioned above, James' salary in 2017 was 28.3 million, and as in 2018, he is receiving a base salary of $30.4 million.
Talking about his earnings throughout the years, his career earning from 2009 to 2017 is staggering $88.6 million.
Take a look at Harden's 2018 highlights
Furthermore, his net worth and salary can be expected to rise drastically by 2019 as in July of 2018, it was announced that the player had signed a contract with his team Houston Rockets for four years. The extension is expected to increase his salary to $228 million through 2022 and 2023 season.
Sources have started claiming that by the age of 40, he will become a billionaire if he spends his money wisely. Let's make it clear that the additions are inclusive of both Horden's salary and endorsement deals.
James Harden endorsements
Forbes claims that James Harden is the most marketable players in NBA. So, it is evident that he gets massive endorsement and sponsorship deals from companies. According to sources, he earned a massive $20 million in 2017 just by endorsing products.
In August of 2005, Harden signed a $200 million endorsement deal with Adidas for 13 years.
James Harden in as for Adidas