LeBron Raymone James Sr., famously known as LeBron James, is an American professional NBA player and an entrepreneur.
Stage Name: LeBron James
Full Name: LeBron Raymone James Sr.
Birthday: December 30, 1984
Place of Origin: Akron, Ohio
Height: 6 ft. 9 in.
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Spouse: Savannah Brinson
Profession: Professional Basketball Player, Entrepreneur
Total Net Worth: $500 million
LeBron Raymone James Sr. was born on December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio to parents Gloria Marie James and Anthony McClelland. Gloria Marie gave birth to LeBron when she was just sixteen years old while Anthony McClelland was not present in LeBron’s life because of his extensive criminal record.
Gloria raised LeBron on her own with the help of her mother, Freda. Freda died when LeBron was just 3 years old. LeBron’s life growing up was hard because his mother, Gloria, was struggling to find a stable job. They were also moving from apartment to apartment in the neighborhood of Akron. Gloria then made one of the hardest decisions of her life, she allowed her son to live with Frank Walker, a football coach, and his family. Gloria was just 24 years old at that time.
Frank introduced LeBron to basketball. LeBron rose to fame a few years later. The hardships they faced, LeBron and his mother, have finally paid off.
In fifth grade, LeBron started playing organized basketball and later on played in the Amateur Athletic Union basketball for the Northeast Ohio Shooting Stars. LeBron and his friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, and Willi McGee, led Northeast Ohio to local and national level success. The four friends dubbed themselves as the Fab Four, and they promised each other that they would go to high school together. They attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, a predominantly white student school, which at that time caused quite a stir.
When LeBron was a sophomore, he was the youngest to ever join the USA Today All USA first team. In his junior year, he was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year and also got the name, King James.
It was in high school when James appeared on the cover of SLAM magazine and Sports Illustrated. Even at such a young age, people already knew that he would become an NBA superstar.
With LeBron’s relationship, he is married to Savannah Brinson, his high school sweetheart. The couple has 3 children namely: Bronny, Bryce Maximus, and Zhuri Nova. It was on December 31, 2011, when LeBron proposed to Savannah, and the couple got married in San Diego, California, on September 14, 2013.
LeBron also appeared in some television shows and several films such as More than a Game, Square Roots, Trainwreck, Smallfoot, and his latest movie ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy” in which he is the main character playing himself.
LeBron was chosen as the overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA Draft. He set a record for the most points scored in his first season. In the same year, LeBron was named rookie of the year.
LeBron then rose to stardom within a few seasons. He was then featured in his first-ever All-Star game. He received numerous awards for Most Valuable Player. Furthermore, he became a free agent in 2010 and was sought after by many teams to sign him. He then chose to sign for the Miami Heat.
He played for four seasons with the Miami Heat and then decided to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Awards and achievements
LeBron James has won numerous awards and honors in his career starting from high school.
He has received numerous achievements in his high school such as 3x State Champion, 2x Gatorade National Player of the Year, 2x Mr. Basketball USA, Gatorade Male Athlete of the Year, McDonald’s High School All-American, EA Sports Roundball Classic MVP, 2x USA Today High School Player of the Year, 3x Ohio Mr. Basketball, 2x PARADE High School Player of the Year, Second-team Parade All-American, Naismith Prep Player of the Year, McDonald’s National Player of the Year, McDonald’s Slam Dunk Contest, Jordan Capital Classic MVP, and Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year.
He has received awards from the United States National Team such as 3x Olympic medalist, FIBA Worlds Cup, FIBA AmeriCup, and USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
In the NBA, he has received awards and achievements such as 4x NBA champion, 4x NBA Finals MOSt Valuable Player, 4x NBA Most Valuable Player, 17x NBA All-Star, 3x NBA All-star Game MVP, 16x All-NBA, 6x NBA All-Defensive, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA Scoring Champion, 3x NBA minutes leader, J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship, and NBA assists leaders.
LeBron has other recognitions and achievements such as Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Sporting News Athlete of the Year, Sporting News NBA MVP, Sporting News Rookie of the Year, Sports Illustrated NBA All-Decade First Team, 7x Best NBA Player ESPY Award, 3x Best Male Athlete ESPY Award, etc.
LeBron James Total Net Worth
LeBron Raymone James Sr., undoubtedly, is one of the best NBA players in history. Being one of the best shows how passionate, talented, and hardworking he is as could be seen in his plays, recognitions, achievements, and awards he received.
LeBron is also one of the richest NBA players. He entered the NBA at only 18 years old. Since then, he has made millions in his career up to this point. Furthermore, the four-time NBA MVP also earns millions from his endorsements and investments.
In NBA, LeBron has the top endorsement portfolio. He has his own production company called SpringHill Entertainment and also a media company called Uninterrupted. He has a health and wellness company called Ladder which he teamed up with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cindy Crawford, and Linsdey Vonn. Not only that, but he also has franchises of Blaze pizza in Chicago and South Florida.
LeBron James has an estimated net worth of $500 million.