Charles Barkley Net Worth:$50 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$50 Million (approx.)|
|Salary:||$6 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 20, 1963 (59 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)|
|Profession:||Basketball player, Announcer, Athlete, Actor, Sports analyst, Author, Spokesperson|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Charles Barkley net worth is around $50 million. Charles Barkley is a famous former American professional basketball player who is now a television analyst on TNT.
Nicknamed “Sir Charles“, “Chuck“, and “the Round Mound of Rebound“, Charles Barkley played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for three teams.
Charles Barkley Net Worth 2022:
Charles Barkley net worth is around $50 million. During his playing career, Charles Barkley earned a total of $40.3 million in salary alone.
Charles Barkley also earned tens of millions from endorsements with companies like Nike. Charles Barkley has also lost an estimated $10-30 million during his life gambling.
Charles Barkley Salary:
Charles Barkley’s Salary is $6 Million. Charles Barkley peak salary year was his final season with the Houston Rockets in 1999 when he was paid $9 million. This is the same as around $14 million today after adjusting for inflation.
Charles Barkley Biography:
|Born||February 20, 1963 (age 59)|
Leeds, Alabama, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 4+3⁄4 in (1.95 m)|
|Listed weight||252 lb (114 kg)|
|High school||Leeds (Leeds, Alabama)|
|NBA draft||1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Position||Power forward / Small forward|
|Number||34, 32, 4|
Charles Barkley was born on February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama. When Charles Barkley was a baby, his father abandoned the family. Charles Barkley mother later remarried and had two more sons, and his stepfather tragically died in an accident when Charles was just 11 years old.
Charles Barkley attended Leeds High School and failed to make the varsity basketball team as a junior, but improved his senior year well enough to garner attention from Auburn University’s head coach who was at one of his better games.
Charles Barkley was recruited to the university and majored in business management from 1981 to 1984. Charles Barkley played college basket for Auburn for three seasons. Barkley quickly became well known for his crowd-pleasing dunks and blocked shots.
Charles Barkley did not have the typical body type of a basketball player–Bekrley was shorter than the average player and he struggled to lose extra weight. However, Charles received many accolades through his time at Auburn including Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year.
Charles Barkley NBA Career
Charles Barkley left Auburn in his junior year and was introduced as the fifth pick in the first round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. By the 1986-87 season, Barkely was the team leader, and the following season he became the Sixers’ franchise player.
Charles Barkley played in six all-star games during his time with the Sixers and was named MVP for two of them. Barkley’s eight seasons in Philadelphia made him a household name and at this point he even had his own signature shoe line with Nike.
In July 1992, Charles Barkley was traded to the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 25.6 points and a career high 5.1 assists per game, which led the Suns to an NBA best record. Charles Barkley was awarded Most Valuable Player almost immediately after being traded, just the third player ever to have achieved the title so soon after being traded, and qualified for his seventh All-Star Game.
Severe back pain cut his time with the Suns short, and Charles Barkley announced that the 95-96 season would be his last in Phoenix. During his tenure, Charles Barkley had led the team in rebounds, steals, and scoring, and accomplished a All-NBA and All-Stars honors, along with a career-high .777 free throw shooting.
In 1996, Charles Barkley was traded to the Houston Rockets, and it got off to a rough start. He was suspended for the season opener for a fight with Charles Oakley during a preseason game. He continued to battle severe back pain and had to miss fourteen games out of 67.
Charles Barkley did become the team’s second-leading scorer. The Rockets ended the season with a 57-25 record and advanced to finals, to be defeated by the Utah Jazz. Still plagued with injuries and pain, the 1999-2000 season proved to be his final year in the NBA. On April 19, 2000, he walked off the court to a standing ovation, immediately retired and ended his 16-year Hall of Fame career.
Throughout his career, Charles Barkley has been a popular pitchman for a variety of products. During his career Charles Barkley appeared in a very famous Nike commercial stating “I am not a role model”. He has also endorsed McDonald’s and T-Mobile.
Charles Barkley & Olympics:
In 1994, Charles Barkley was invited to try out for the U.S. men’s basketball team for the Summer Olympics of 1984. Charles Barkley made it to the final cuts of trials, but ultimately was not accepted.
Charles Barkley formed part of the infamous “Dream Team” in the 1992 Olympics, consisting of fellow greats like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Scottie Pippen, and won a gold medal as part of the men’s team.
Charles Barkley ended up being the highest-scoring member of the team, and set a U.S. men’s Olympic record for highest three-point field goal percentage (87.5%). Known by now for his trash-talking and ribbing of opponents, fans were not surprised when he intentionally elbowed a fellow player during a game. In 1994, Charles Barkley led the team to Gold yet again in Atlanta.
“The Dream Team” made history with its incredible roster, and they were inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. Sports Illustrated noted of the group that they were “arguably the most dominant squad ever assembled in any sport”. The Dream Team craze seemed to spark a worldwide and nationwide re-interest in the sport.
Charles Barkley TV Career
Charles Barkley has appeared as a studio analyst for TNT’s network NBA coverage since 2000. Charles Barkley is on “Inside the NBA”, a post-game show where Barkley and other former NBA stars recap the NBA games that have taken place during the day.
Charles Barkley has won three Sports Emmy Awards for his work as an outstanding studio analyst. Charles Barkley has also been a studio analyst for joint coverage of the NBA games for CBS. Charles Barkley has worked as an analyst in every Final Four broadcast since 2011. He has stated plans to retire from TV in 2023. Charles Barkley salary with TNT is $6 million per year.
Charles Barkley Dating, Relationship, Childrens:
Charles Barkley married Maureen Blumhardt in 1989, and the two have a daughter, Christina (b. 1989).
Charles Barkley Fun facts:
- Charles Barkleyis a notorious gambler. He has admitted to losing roughly $10 million, potentially as much as $30 million, gambling in his lifetime including $2.5 million lost playing blackjack in under six hours.
- A former Republican, Charles Barkley reversed his stance and declared support for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
- Charles Barkley toyed with the idea of running for Governor of Alabama as an Independent.
- Charles Barkley is an outspoken supporter of gay rights.
- Charles Barkley has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump.