Charles Barkley is an American former professional basketball player, who is considered to be one of the best power forwards of all time. He was named the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1991 and the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 1993. He participated in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, bagging a gold medal on both occasions. He was famously a member of the United States' "Dream Team" for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Barkley was drafted into the NBA in 1984. He is the fourth player in NBA history to have over 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. He retired in 2000 and has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame twice, once for his individual career in 2006 and once for being a member of the “Dream Team” in 2010. The Philadelphia 76ers have retired his jersey #34 and he was awarded the Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor. He now works with Turner Network Television (TNT) as a studio analyst for its coverage of the NBA games.
Although it didn't pan out, Barkley has entertained the idea of running for Governor of Alabama a few times since his retirement. He created his own show with TNT called "The Racecard" in 2017, which talked about how the country was divided racially.
How much is Charles Barkley worth in 2022?
Charles Barkley's net worth is estimated to be over $50 million. His net worth is generated using his earned NBA salary, his current TNT salary, his numerous properties, and his endorsement deals.
Barkley has a history of gambling and has reportedly lost over $30 million doing so, including an incident when he lost around $2.5 million in under six hours playing blackjack.
Estimated Net Worth
Capital One, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Nike, Right Guard, T-Mobile
Charles Barkley's Earnings
Charles Barkley officially earned $40.3 million in his NBA career. He received his peak salary ($9 million) during his final year with Houston. Barkley draws a $6 million salary from his TNT analyst gig. Some of his endorsements include Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Nike, Right Guard, and T-Mobile. The 59-year-old owns a mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona, estimated to be worth $2.2 Million. He is a luxury car enthusiast and his garage has cars like Lincoln Navigator and Bentley.
"I don't think people are aware of how focused he is on philanthropy and entrepreneurism" - Charles Barkley's business partner reveals Hall of Fame forward will donate $1 million to HBCU Spelman College
"As much faith as Chuck has had in the Warriors and jump shooting teams winning championships" - Steph Curry says Charles Barkley has no chance of finishing in the top-70 at the American Century Championships
"Screw the family, your coaches, your friends!" - Charles Barkley appeals to injury-plagued former All-Star to be a better player for himself, Shaquille O'Neal discusses how he needs to improve his nutrition