By: ShaCamree Gowdy
LeBron James is on track to reach his “biggest milestone” as he is expected to cross $1 billion in career earnings in 2021.
While playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and now Los Angeles Lakers, James has brought in a total of $330 million, according to Lakers Daily’s Orel Dizon. His off-court earnings of $700 million have also help push him above the billion-dollar level.
The star athlete is expected to make $95.4 million this season, per Sportico’s Kurt Badenhausen, with $31.4 million coming from his earnings as the Lakers’ small forward. The remaining $64 million will be through endorsements.
LeBron has become the first NBA player with $1 Billion in career earnings 👏💰
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 22, 2021
James already has a lifetime deal with Nike for reportedly more than $1 billion, and is also in the process of negotiating a new endorsement contract with Pepsi.
One of James’ goals is to one day use his billions in career earnings to buy an NBA franchise, per Badenhausen.
The four-time NBA MVP is already one of the wealthiest, and arguably greatest, athletes in history.