There is probably no one who hasn’t heard of Micheal Jordan, a well-known basketball player who plays for the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jordan was a star NBA player who earned a fortune from his game in exchange for his amazing game. The league has many other star players as well including Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, etc who have earned name, fame and money through the NBA. This article presents the list of top 15 richest NBA players in the world 2023.
Top 15 Richest NBA Players in the World in 2023
Find below the list of 15 richest NBA players in the world 2023 along with their net worth and position:
|Name||Net worth (2023)||Position|
|Michael Jordan||$2 billion||Shooting guard|
|LeBron James||$1 billion||Small forward|
|Magic Johnson||$620 Million||Point guard|
|Junior Bridgeman||$600 Million||Small forward/ Shooting guard|
|Shaquille O’Neal||$400 Million||Center|
|Hakeem Olajuwon||$300 Million||Center|
|Grant Hill||$250 Million||Small forward|
|David Robinson||$200 Million||Center|
|Kevin Durant||$200 Million||Small forward|
|James Harden||$165 Million||Point guard/ Shooting guard|
|Dirk Nowitzki||$140 Million||Power forward|
|Dwight Howard||$140 Million||Center|
|Gary Payton||$130 Million||Point guard|
|Tim Duncan||$130 Million||Power forward/ Center|
|Kevin Garnett||$120 Million||Power forward|
World’s 15 Richest NBA Players in 2023
Now that you know who the world’s richest NBA players are, what are their net worth, and the position they played, etc, let us learn a little bit more about them in detail.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan is probably the greatest basketball player of all time and is the richest NBA player as well. He has a net worth of staggering $2 billion which he owns to both basketball and his successful business ventures. Jordan is currently the owner of NBA team Charlotte Hornets.
LeBron James is among the greatest NBA players in history, often being compared to Micheal Jordan. He is called as King James by his fans owing to his amazing skills in basketball. In 2023, LeBron ranked 2nd in the list of top 15 richest NBA players in the World 2023 with a net worth of $1 billion.
Earvin Johnson, also known as Magic Johnson, is considered as the greatest point guard of all time. During his career, Johnson has not been presented with multiple awards but has also accumulated significant amount of wealth. Currently Johnson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist broadcaster and motivational speaker.
Junior Bridgeman is the 4th richest NBA player in 2023 with a net worth of $600 million. However, the main source of income for Bridgeman is through his corporate career rather the basketball. He started and ended his career with NBA team Milwaukee Bucks and also played for the Los Angeles Clippers in between.
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Shaquille O’Neal is a former basketball player and a sports analyst honored as one of the league’s greatest players of all time. Other than being a great basketball player and sports analyst, O’Neal is also an entertainer and has appeared in numerous films and his own reality shows.
Considered one of the greatest centers, Hakeem Olajuwon is a Nigerian-American former basketball player who was active from 1984 to 2002. Over the years, Olajuwon has won numerous awards and accolades and is counted among the all time greatest players of basketball. He is the first non-American to start in an NBA All-Star Game and to win the NBA MVP and NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Grant Hill is a former NBA player, co-owner and executive of the Atlanta Hawks team and basketball analyst for CBS and Turner Sports. An amazing player at the peak of his career, Hill has to take retirement due to multiple injuries followed by life-threatening complication occurring season after season. In 2018, Hill was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
David Robinson is a renowned NBA player who played for the team San Antonio Spurs his whole career. Robinson is not only an NBA champion but also a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner whose name is included twice in the US Olympic Hall of Fame. Other than his game, David is known for his charity works.
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Kevin Durant is one of the highest-earning basketball players in the world along with being one of the richest. Started his career in 2007 with Seattle SuperSonics/ Oklahoma City Thunder, presently Kevin is a part of team Brooklyn Nets since 2019. At only the age of 34, Durant is one of the richest NBA players in the world in 2023.
James Harden plays for the Philadelphia 76ers and is one of the most prolific scorers of the league. Harden is also one of the basketball players to be included in the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, thus marking his greatness among the NBA players. He is also one of the richest basketball players in 2023.
Dirk Nowitzki is a German former NBA player considered as the greatest European player of all time. He is known for his versatility, accurate shooting and trademark fadeaway jump shot. Dirk was the first non-American player to receive the Naismith Legacy Award in 2012. presently, Dirk works as the Special advisor for the team Dallas Mavericks.
With a net worth of $140 million, Dwight Howard is among the world’s richest NBA players. During his career, he has played for multiple teams with his last team being Los Angeles Lakers for the last season (2021-2022). Howard has been eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member and three-time Defensive Player of the Year.
One of the greatest point guards of all time, Gary Payton is also one of the wealthiest basketball players in the world. for his defensive abilities, Payton is also known as ‘the Glove’. Other than basketball, Payton is also interested in entertainment business and has made movie and TV appearances multiple times.
Tim Duncan, also known as ‘the Big Fundamental’ has played for NBA for a total of 19 seasons with San Antonio Spurs and even after retirement, he is working as the assistant coach for the team. He is also the founder of Tim Duncan Foundation that raise health awareness and fund education and youth sports programs.
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Kevin Garnett has played for 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association and has been a part of teams Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. His first and last teams were Minnesota Timberwolves for which he played for around 13 seasons. Garnett has being named in the NBA 75th Anniversary Team list making him one of the greatest players.
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