The well-known American former professional basketball player, Charles Barkley is one of the legends in the American team and will always be an inspiration for the younger talents. He goes by the nicknames like “the Round Mound of Rebound” and “Sir Charles”. Barkley has been the most established player of his time under the National Basketball Association as the greatest Power Forwards/Small Forwards of all time. He has added a dozen of accolades to his name and has lived a career worth to be discussed.
Barkley is an 11 time NBA All-star and has been an All-NBA Team member 11 times. He was chosen as the NBA’s most valuable player of the year in 1993. Apart from his game, Barkley was a popular name among the fans and media for his interviews in the 13 seasons of the league. Likewise, he is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was inducted for the first time for his individual career in 2006 and the second time as a member of the ‘Dream Team’ in 2010. Barkley was often involved in fights, both on and off-screen, and became a topic of discussion at the national level.
The Olympic player, Barkley has been leading a successful career as an NBA analyst after his retirement. Therefore, talks about his works, and earnings are high in the market. Thus, in this article, we will discuss the player’s net worth, unfolding some of his greatest achievements, side by side.
Charles Barkley Net Worth
Charles Barkley’s Net worth in the year 2021 is estimated to be around $40 million. The NBA legend Charles Barkley has been a professional player of the ‘dream Team’ and is considered as the best player of all times. He is a versatile player who has made his name in all aspects like creating scores, creating plays, and defending. He retired in 2000 as the fourth player in the NBA history to get 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists. After retirement, Barkley went on as an NBA analyst and currently works with Turner Network Television, also called TNT. Charles works alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson.
Barkley has a property value of around $2.4 million, whereas his TNT salary is over $1.3 million. Despite of wasting lots and lots of money on gambling, Barkley has managed to make his earnings valuable. He was also a part of Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Nike, Right Guard, and T-Mobile as the brand ambassador and featured in various brand endorsements and commercials too. One of his famous commercials was of Nike, where he stated, ‘I’m not a role model’.
More about the NBA legend Charles Barkley
Charles was born in Leeds, Alabama. The 55-year-old star was the first black baby born in an all-white hospital. Since childhood, Barkley was hardworking but had to do improvements in a high quantity than any other player. It took years of practice to get recognized by the school scouts in the state high school semi-finals. He was a fat guy and needed much more practice, which was often termed as a negative point in his career. But, Charles was dedicated enough to overcome this issue of his own. Barkley is a graduate in business management from Auburn University.
He has written a book titled ‘I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It’, in a form of a memoir. It was released in 2002 and became a best-seller, selling over 125,000 copies. Barkley was selected as a member of the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1985, from where his life changed. He won his first NBA rebounding title in the season of 1986-87. He was chosen for the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1991. Later in 1993, he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History at the 50th anniversary of the NBA. As a member of the United States’ ‘Dream Team’, Barkley played in Olympics twice, in 1992 and in 1996. He also won two golds there.
Barkley played for teams like Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets, in the same chronology. He was the SEC Player of the Year in 1984. Charles has been ranked among the top 20 players of All-Time, by SLAM magazine. He was the most outspoken and dominant player in the history of basketball, and nobody in his 16 years of career, would have ignored this fact.