Published On: Tue, Jul 11th, 2017

Top 10 Richest Basketball Players In The World 2017

Basketball is a very famous game and this game was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891 it is been played in rectangular Corte in each team there are 5 players and equally famous worldwide and been played in the venue of indoor and outdoor as well. Basketball is the part of summer Olympic since 1936 basketball is one of the most played and viewed game in the entire world, national basketball association is considered as the top most Professional academy in the world.

The players of NBA is said to be the most professional and highly paid players in the world cup of basketball FIBA attracted all the top most teams from the world and second biggest event of basketball is Euro Basket which is very popular among the basketball lovers and viewed worldwide.

This is one of those games which is equally famous among men and women like men’s basketball world cup there is FIBA women’s basketball world cup is been played and attract all the top teams of women basketball from the world.

Here is the list of top 10 richest Basketball Players in the World 2017.

10: Kawhi Leonard – Net worth $36m

Kawhi Leonard starts his career in 2011 and currently declares as one of the richest basketball player in the world with the net worth of 36 million US dollar. He was selected by Indiana Pacers at the position of small forward. In 2014 he won an NBA Championship with the Spurs and declares as of the most valuable player in the whole world he also won two-time All-NBA First Team member. In this year 2017 he set his position with best high 32 points and became very popular among the people of world.


9: Russell Westbrook – Net worth $45M

Award winning Russell Westbrook was born on November 12, 1988 in Long Beach, California he win three consecutive awards in 2015 and 2016 he is very talented American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association he is six-time All-NBA Team member and led the league in scoring during 2014–15 and 2016–17. In this current year Russell became one of the two basketball players in history to average a triple-double for a season also make record for the most triple-doubles in a season, with 42.


8: Paul George – Net worth – $53M

Another richest basketball player in the world with the worth of $53 million Paul George was born on May 2, 1990 he start his career in 2010 in few year of his career he became richest American basketball player he got fame all over the world. Player of Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association has been three times to the All-NBA Team and NBA All-Defensive Team also declare as one of the most improved player during 2013 he start playing basketball in his school and college time and become world best and wealthy player.


7: Dwight Howard – Net worth $70m

American professional basketball player Dwight Howard was born in Atlanta he is 31 years old he played in center during school time he has outstanding high school career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy he is very brilliant basketball player. He start his career in 2004 with Orlando Magic till then 2012, he received the gold medal in 2008 Olympics when he was playing for the center of team USA. He is also one of the highest paid and world richest basketball players in the world with the net worth 70 million US dollar.


6: Kevin Durant – Net worth $80m

Another American professional basketball player Kevin Durant declared as one of the richest basketball player in the world his net income is about 80 million US dollar he play for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He won the most valuable player award, four NBA scoring titles, two gold medals and Rookie of the Year Award he is also one of the highest-earning basketball players in the world. In very first game of his career against the Denver Nuggets he registered 18 points, 5 rebounds, and three steal he is very successful player in his career.


5: Carmelo Anthony – Net worth $90m

33 years old Carmelo Anthony is well known and richest basketball player in the world his total worth is near to 90 million US dollar due to highest paid player, he start his career in 2003 with NBA draft as a third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. This American professional basketball player receive the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and gold medals at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics. He is leading scorer all the time and always d his best for the team and very famous all over the world with his successful career.


4: Dwyane Wade – Net worth $95m

Dwayne Wade start his career in 2003 and made himself one of the most famous and well known basketball player in the whole world and earned lot of money in his career he is an American player. During college life he select to play basketball at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then in 2001 he get the chance to play for the 2001–2002 season and become successful. During 2016 he announced the in a letter to Miami and agreed to join Chicago bills for two year with the amount of 47.5 million US dollar.


3: James Harden’s – Net Worth $120 million

With the worth of 120 million US dollar James Harden is declare one of the richest basketball player in the world also highest paid player. He is very young with the age of just 27 and he earned lot of money and fame in whole world. He starts his career in 2009 and selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder he became successful throughout his career. In 2012 summer Olympic and 2014 FIBA World Cup he win the gold medals also two-time member of the United States national basketball team. During 2015 he received the first National Basketball Players Association MVP.


2: Dirk Nowitzki – Net worth $170m

German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Net was born on June 19, 1978 in Würzburg, Germany he is very talented and world famous basket ball player also declare as one of the richest basketball player in the world with the net worth of $170m he received the bronze medal in the 2002 FIBA World Championship and silver in EuroBasket 2005. According to Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport he is announces as Euroscar European Basketball Player of the Year Mister Europa European Player of the year in 2015 and FIBA Europe Men’s Player of the Year two time in 2005 and 2011.


1: LeBron James – Net worth $300m

American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) he is also successful businessman one thing is famous about LeBorn that he is smart enough in business and never miss anything. He is one of the top basketball player also richest in the world with the worth of 300 million US dollar in 2014 his net income was just 13 million dollar but after his time on with Miami and Cleveland he became more and more rich basketball player. He won three time NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two Olympic gold medals and so many other awards throughout his career.


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