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.
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.
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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.
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
According to sources, the basketball player has signed endorsement deals with 20 different companies like BBVA, New Era, Stance, and many others.
James Harden in as for New Era
Moreover, he is also listed among the player who earns more through endorsements than NBA salary.
With such a massive net worth and earnings, it is no hassle for him to buy properties that he wants.
In 2015, the basketball player bought a $2 million mansion located in Houston. The mansion covers 7,100 sq ft and is three stories tall. Moreover, it is a Mediterranean style house built in 2002 and features four bedrooms, 5.5 baths, stone fireplace, theater, game room, walk-in closets and many more.
James Harden $2 million Houston mansion
Source: Baller Status
Another real estate he owns lies in Palm Beach. The house which is massive and features a lavish swimming pool is worth $3 million.
James Harden $3 million Palm Beach mansion
Moving on to his vehicles, James took GQ to his home and gave an insider to his closet and garage. One of the cars which is his absolute favorite is a gorgeous black Range Rover.
Watch Harden give a sneak peek of his wardrobe and garage
Following the car, and some of his favorite styles, he shows off his Rolls Royce two-tone Wraith. The red and black car looks impressive. The price of the car starts from $350,000. Another car which is featured in the video is a white 2016 Bentley SUV. The SUV has a price tag of over $230,000.
James Harden made his debut in NBA back in 2009 after he was selected by Oklahoma City Thunder. He played for the team for three years until 2012. While his years with the team, he was named NBA All-Rookie in 2010. Moreover, he was also named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month four times and NBA Western Conference Player of the Week 14 times.
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In 2012, the player signed deals with Houston Rockets and has been playing for the team since. While playing for the team, he was named NBA minutes leader in 2015 and 2016 and NBA All-Star six consecutive times from 2013 to 2018.
James Harden showing off his Olympic gold medal
Source: The Quad-City Times
Apart from NBA, he is also a part of US' national basketball team. While playing nationally, he along with his team won an Olympic gold medal in 2012 and also the FIBA World Championship in 2014.