Born on August 26, 1989, James Edward Harden Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harden is honoured as one of the greatest shooting guards and scorers in NBA history. He started his professional NBA career after being selected as the third overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2009 NBA draft.
He played basketball for the Arizona State Sun Devils during college and was regarded as Pac-10 Player of the Year. He led the Thunder to reach the NBA Finals, and he was named “NBA sixth man of the Year” in 2012. The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games. Before the 2012-13 season, he was traded to the Houston Rockets. He assisted the team in many leagues and was titled the “NBA Most Valuable Player” in 2018.
|Name||James Edward Harden Jr.|
|Net Worth||Estimated $165 million|
|Position||Shooting Guard/Point Guard|
|Source of Wealth||Basketball, Endorsements|
|Salary||$33 million (2022-23 season)|
|Endorsements||Adidas, Body Armor, Beats Electronics, Stance Socks and State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance|
|Endorsement Earnings||Roughly $45 million|
How Much is James Harden's Net Worth in 2023?
As per the latest reports, the Net Worth of James Harden is approximately $165 million. He is considered one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
James Harden was selected as the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder and began his professional basketball career. His earnings from the basketball court have a significant contribution to his wealth with over $300 million.
Along with basketball, James Harden is also a famous figure in the world of endorsements. He has been sponsored by many prestigious brands, including Adidas, Stance Socks, Body Armor, Beats Electronics and State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance. He has earned around $45 million from his brand endorsement deals.
James Harden's Salary
James Harden is signed with the Philadelphia 76ers for on a two-year deal worth $68,640,000. He will earn a base salary of $33,000,000 for the 2022-23 season, with a guaranteed annual average salary of $34,320,000. The dead cap and cap hit values are fixed at $33,000,000 for this season but will change to $35,640,000 in the coming season.
Harden has signed many contracts with several teams throughout his basketball career, including the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers. He signed the first contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder i.e. worth $17,835,366. This contract has guaranteed him an annual average salary of $4,458,842. The Thunder selected him as the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.
He led the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals, but unfortunately, they lost five games. The Thunder suspended him, and later, he was traded to the Houston Rockets on a five-year sign-and-trade deal worth $78.78 million.
James Harden's Endorsements
With his impressive skills on the court, Harden has earned a legion of fans and endorsements from renowned brands. His partnership with Adidas was one of his most notable endorsement deals. This brand signed him to a 13-year contract worth $200 million in August 2015.
Moreover, Harden has collaborated with several major brands, including Body Armor, Beats Electronics, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance and Stance Socks. He has made nearly $45 million from his brand endorsement deals.
James Harden's Investments
James Harden has made impressive investments throughout his career. He has invested in organizations like Jackpot, Art of Sport, workstream, and Pura.
His most recent acquisition was in Mitchell & Ness (A sports company producing best quality apparel and headwear). He raised around $42 million for Jackpot (the world leader in the online lottery sector) on June 22, 2022.
James Harden's Other Sources of Income
Apart from his investments in many organizations, he had invested in many businesses. He had an equity stake in BodyArmor (a sports drink company) and raised around $15 million to purchase a small stake in the Houston Dynamo of MLS.
James Harden's House
James made a huge investment in a house worth $10 million (comfortably nestled over 3.5 acres). The Frankel Building Group designed this house, which took three years to build. James bought this house in 2020 which is located in the suburbs of Houston.
The house's structure is custom-built from commercial-grade steel with minimalistic designs. This mansion features various luxury features, including a gym, a theatre, a library, a game room, a wine room and a beautiful kitchen with the latest appliances. Along with this, the house has a large outdoor garden and an infinity swimming pool.
James Harden's Cars
James Harden enjoys his lavish lifestyle and has a fantastic car collection to ride on. The first car in his garage is Chevrolet Camaro SS which he purchased in 2015 for $37,500. This car had a 6.2-litre engine with 400 hp. The next car in his collection list is a Bentley Bentayga SUV with a V8 engine producing 542 hp. He purchased this car in 2016 for around $1,80,000.
Harden has a great passion for luxury SUVs. He purchased a Range Rover Autobiography in matte black colour. This car is powered by a powerful 44.4-litre engine, generating 335 BHP. The most luxurious vehicle in his collection is Rolls Royce Wraith which is specially customized for James Harden. This car has a 6.6 Litre V12 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission. This car cost him around $3,45,000. James also has a Mercedes Benz S-Class salon. This car has an attractive exterior look with a glossy white interior. This car's 6 Litre V12 powertrain has a 362 hp and 9-speed automatic transmission with a top speed of 130 MPH.
James Harden's Charity Work
Along with basketball, James Harden stays involved in many charity works. He founded the "3 The Harden Way" to provide higher education to poor children. This foundation provides financial support to students in the Metropolitan Area.
James and his foundation also helped families affected by death, illness and other hurdles. This event was held at the Walmart in South Philadelphia. They provided $2000 to the families as rent and offered free shopping up to $2,000 at the store.