LeBron James is an American professional basketball player and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $500 million. 

After setting the high school basketball world on fire, LeBron skipped college and was drafted as the #1 pick by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in the 2003 NBA draft.  

LeBron played for the Cavs from 2003 to 2010. He then "took his talents" to Miami, where he played for the Heat from 2010 to 2014. He led the Heat to two NBA championships, 2012 and 2013. 

He returned to the Cavs from 2014 to 2018, winning a championship in 2016. In 2018 he moved to the Los Angeles Lakers. He won a championship with LA in 2020.

As of this writing he is the sixth-highest paid player in the NBA in terms of salary alone. His annual base salary is $41.1 million.

LeBron is one of the highest-earning and globally powerful celebrities on the planet. He earns more than $50 million per year in endorsements and has a $1 billion lifetime contract with Nike.  

He has parlayed his fame and wealth into a veritable business empire, with investments in a number of startups. He is a part owner of Liverpool F.C..

Every year, LeBron James earns around $40 million in salary from the NBA and roughly $55 million from endorsements.