Kobe Bryant – $260 million
To put it simply – Kobe was born a winner and his lineage in the NBA is all the proof we need. He hails from a family that plays basketball, including his father, Joe “Jellybean” Bryant a former Philadelphia 76ers player. He is one of NBA’s highest paid players and even received $83.5 million for a three-year extension contract with The Lakers.
Kobe’s earnings did take a hit in 2011 when he was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife, Vanessa but the NBA jumping prodigy is still one of the wealthiest basketball players.