LeBron James – $250 million
“The King” and “Face of the NBA,” LeBron James is currently one of the most famous NBA players. LeBron earned a bronze and gold medal in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics respectively and already has a few championships under his belt playing for the Miami Heat. He was the youngest player to have ever earned 40 points in a game and has also claimed several MVP awards.
LeBron currently holds endorsement deals with a number of companies such as State Farm, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Samsung. His first endorsement with Nike paid him 90 million in just seven years and today he earns $20 million annually from them. LeBron was also an endorser of Beats and had a 1% ownership of the brand.