Here’s how much he earns

Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has earned tens of millions of dollars during his playing years and continues to make big bucks as a television sports analyst. Here is an overview of his net worth and career.

During his 16-year NBA career, Barkley was considered one of the most controversial, outspoken, and dominant players in basketball history.

Before being recognized as one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history, Barkley, 59, played college basketball for Auburn University for three seasons.

He was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the fifth overall pick in the 1984 NBA Draft. During his time with the Sixers, he played in six All-Star Games and was twice named MVP.

He became a household name after eight seasons in Philadelphia and had his own signature shoe line with Nike by this point.

The 11-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist went on to play for the Phoenix Suns (1992 to 1995) and Houston Rockets (1996 to 2000).

He earned a total of $40.6 million in salary as a player, according to Spotrac. He earned $307,000 in his first year. He was paid $9 million for his final season with the Houston Rockets in 1999.

He has also earned tens of millions of dollars through endorsements with companies such as Nike, McDonald’s and T-Mobile.

However, while the basketball superstar has amassed a significant fortune through his earnings on and off the court, he admitted to losing around $10 million, potentially as much as $30 million, from gambling.

Barkley also claimed during a podcast appearance in 2021 that his first player manager cheated on him out of $100 million early in his career.

Today, his net worth is estimated to be around $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

After retiring in 2000, Barkley joined TNT’s “Inside the NBA” as a sports analyst.

His net worth would be generated by his TNT salary. He earns $1.5 million a year working as a sports analyst, Fox Sports reported.

Barkley has won three Sports Emmy Awards for his work as a sportscaster. He previously announced his intention to retire from television in 2023.

Barkley made headlines this week after Golden State Warriors fans appeared to throw objects at him during the season finale of “Inside the NBA” on Thursday, USA Today reported.

The incident happened on TNT’s post-game show outside the Chase Center in San Francisco, Calif., following the Warriors’ 120-110 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

Barkley, who dissed Warriors fans and the city of San Francisco for weeks, was also the target of “Chuck you suck” chants.


Ernie Johnson, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley
Ernie Johnson, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley
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