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What Is Charles Barkley Net Worth In 2020?

Charles Barkley Net Worth

Net Worth: $50 Million
Salary: $6 Million
Date of Birth: Feb 20, 1963 (57 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)
Profession: Basketball player, Announcer, Athlete, Actor, Sports analyst, Author, Spokesperson
Nationality: United States of America
Last Updated: 2020

Charles Barkley Net Worth In 2020

US basketball player Charles Barkley arrives for the 2019 NBA Awards at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by LISA O’CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O’CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images)

Charles Barkley’s net worth is valued at $50 million in 2020. Though his fortune does not rank among the wealthiest in the basket world, for a player who retired more than a decade ago, his fortune ranks high.

He also has seen success in his various business investments, despite losing about $4 million in investment fraud deal with a former business associate, Donald Watkins. He has investments in tech start-ups such as SubSafe, Zorpads, with his latest investment in medical start-up NeuroVice.

Charles Barkley Early Life

Charles Wade Barkley was born on the 20th of February, 1963, in Leeds, Alabama. Barkley attended Leeds High School. He failed to make the varsity team and was named as a reserve. However, during the summer Barkley grew to 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and earned a starting position on the varsity as a senior.

Barkley garnered no attention from college scouts until the state high school semifinals, where he scored 26 points against Alabama’s most highly recruited player, Bobby Lee Hurt.

Charles Barkley’s Wife

Posted by Maureen Barkley on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The retired NBA star, Charles Barkley, has been married to his wife, Maureen Blumhardt, since 1989. They both have a daughter together named Christina.

During their younger years, Charles Barkley’s wife, Maureen, use to have a career as a model promoting Noblerex K-1, and also a legal aid; while Charles was was playing for the Philadelphia 76ers who picked him in the 1984 NBA Draft.

Charles Barkley House & Real Estate

Charles Barkley owns a mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona, which he bought for $2 million in 1998. The villa, which covers 6,000 square feet, has an eight-car garage, a golf course, a tennis court, and a swimming pool. While playing for the Pheonix Suns, Barkley lived in a four-bedroom, three bathrooms and one half bathroom apartment well equipped with master suites and swimming pools.

Charles Barkley’s NBA years

Barkley played at Alabama’s Auburn University during the early ’80s. Then, in the 1984 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers picked him fifth overall. He played mostly as a power forward for eight years with the team. Then he spent four years with the Phoenix Suns and four more with the Houston Rockets.

Barkley earned NBA MVP honors in 1993, participated in 11 NBA All-Star games, became NBA All-Star MVP in 1992, and joined the All-NBA First Team five times. He also played on the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team in the 1992’s Barcelona Games and 1996’s Atlanta Games.

During that 16-year period, Barkley made 20,000 points and had 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in 2006 for his individual career and again in 2010 as a member of the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team.” The NBA has even retired his No. 34 jersey.

During his NBA years, Barkley reportedly earned $40.3 million, including $9 million he made with the Rockets in his final year.

Barkley’s commercials and work as a pitchman

No athlete has earned as much from Nike as Michael Jordan. But certainly, some pros have or continue to pick up a handsome sum from the brand.

In 1992, Barkley said he had, “two million reasons not to wear Reebok.” He was being paid by and wearing Nike at the time. Whether he had a $2 million contract or received that amount from Nike is not clear. Through at least 2015, however, Barkley still earned money from Nike reissuing his shoes.

Undeniably, Sir Charles’ most infamous commercial came in 1993, when he stated, “I am not a role model,” in a Nike ad. While knowing full-well that children look up to athletes, Barkley didn’t feel he should be responsible for anyone. He adamantly said, “Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”

In 2012, Barkley became a spokesman for Weight Watchers. Appearing in a black dress, heels, and a wig, the 6-foot-6 athlete touted the benefits of the weight-loss program for men. “If this is what I gotta do to get you to listen, then take a good look,” he said, comically adding, “My eyes are up here, guys.”

Charles Barkley Career

Barkley did not play the senior season for Auburn. Instead, he made himself available for the 1984 NBA draft. Eventually, Philadelphia 76ers chose him as their fifth pick in the first round.

In his first season in professional basketball, Barkley played 82 games, started 60 of those, and scored 14.0 points per game in average. The 76ers made it to the playoffs, where Barkley appeared in 13 games, started two of those, and scored 14.9 points per game on average

He was in 24 games in the playoffs and he eventually led his team to the NBA finals where they lost to Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.

He would play for three more seasons for the Suns before he was traded to Houston Rockets in 1996. His first season with the Rockets did not go that well as he was constantly plagued with injuries.

He appeared in 20 matches, started 18 of those, and scored 14.5 points per game on average.

On December 8, 1999, he suffered a ruptured left quadriceps in a match against the 76ers. Following this injury, it seemed his career was at an end. However, not wanting the injury to be the final moment of his career, Barkley returned for one more match.

Summary

Charles Wade Barkley is a former professional basketball player who is currently affiliated with the ‘Inside the NBA’ television show as one of its hosts.

Regarded as one of National Basketball Association’s most dominant players, Barkley played professionally for 16 years, during which he appeared as part of three different NBA teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets.