Top 5 NBA Stars Who Can Be the Next Billionaires

By: Fatima Roshni Image credit: Getty Images

As one of the established leagues of today where the competition is fierce, the National Basketball Association, with its fast-paced, growing popularity, has left a significant mark in the industry.

From the regular season games to the playoffs, All-Star games, and national games, NBA players as part of the league have made their prominence through their individual performances and achievements.

Some of these legendary players that have already left a mark in the league for the current stars who are currently in their growing periods have been able to achieve much financial success.

Exceptions such as former legends, including Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, and current Lakers star LeBron James have, however, been the top 3 players to attain the elite group of billionaires.

Some existing or current players, as probable billionaire include Milwaukee Bucks retired player Junior Bridgeman, with a net worth of $600 million from a yearly career earning of $350,000.

2-time NBA Champion with a 13-season career, former Detroit Pistons sixth man, and San Antonio Spurs retired No. 15 Vinnie Johnson with a career earning of $5 million is currently worth $420 million.

Shaquille O'Neal, aka the Big Diesel, with a net worth of $400 million, has been a prominent part of the league with a 19-season career with six franchises and as the greatest center of all time.

An eminent personality himself, NBA Hall of Famer and retired Hakeem Olajuwon, drafted in 1984 and the only player to record 200 blocks and steals in a single season, boasts a $300 million net worth.

Atlanta Hawks co-owner and former legend Grant Hill, with a 19-season career alongside various achievements and accolades as part of four franchises, has an estimated net worth of $250 million.

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