James Harden is an American basketball player. He has been playing basketball professionally for many years. The basketball player has been a part of many successful matches and has many achievements to his credit. Let’s get to know more about the net worth, career, and other stories about his life.
James Harden was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended Artesia High School. James was interested in playing basketball at an early age and he led his team to the state title for two years straight. He was named an All-American by popular magazines like McDonald’s and Parade. Not much is known about his early life and family. James Harden likes to keep things private and doesn’t reveal much about his life. That is why not many details about his personal life are revealed to the world. He is one of those very few basketball players who have achieved so much success at an early age.
James was recruited by Arizona State, and he played matches for the team during his college days until 2009. The Oklahoma City Thunder drafted him and earned him a lot of success. His debut year with the Thunder was great, and he earned the title of the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. The 2012 season was also great for shooting guard, and James earned a lot of success during the time.
This period was considered to be high in his career and he scored 40 in a single game. James enjoyed his most successful season and achieved an average of 16.8 points in each game. He received the title of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in the 2012 season. He was also the top-scoring reserve player in the year 2012. James has had a fantastic career run and his career is still running smoothly even now.
Net Worth and Career Earnings
James Harden has a net worth of $165 million dollars and he earns an annual salary of $40 million. James Harden signed a $200 million deal in 2015 and left Nike for the sportswear company Adidas that is an arch-rival of Nike. The 13-year deal paid James an estimated amount of $15 million each year. He earns approximately $14.7 million as his basketball salary.
In June 2016 and June 2017, James Harden earned $47 million after he played successful NBA matches. He also earned a good amount of money from endorsements. It was revealed that Harden signed a new contract which is considered to be the richest contract in NBA history. He also extended his contract with the Rockets and will be paid $228 million, which makes an average of $57 million each year.
During his fourth year of the contract, Harden will be earning more than $530,000 per game! When this contract ends his salary and endorsements will be estimated to be $560 million. James is a successful basketball player and his net worth continues to grow as his career is still very much on track.