L.A. Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Is The Richest In The NBA

L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant Is The Richest In The NBALeBron James still has some work to do. According to a report from Wealth-X.com (via Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times), Kobe Bryant has the highest net worth in the NBA. The Black Mamba is estimated to be worth a whopping $220 million.

‘Lakers mogul’

Endorsements with Nike, Coca-Cola, Turkish Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, Lenovo, Panini and Hublot have helped Kobe amass a fortune greater than any other superstar in the Association. A global reach, specifically in China, has also aided in the creation of the Los Angeles Lakers mogul.

Rounding out the league’s top five richest players are Kevin Garnett ($190 million), LeBron James ($130 million) and Ray Allen and Tim Duncan ($100 million).

‘Obscenely rich’

If you remember, LeBron had hoped to become a billion-dollar athlete upon entering the league. A $130 million net worth certainly isn’t chump change, but he’s got some ground to cover. Catching Kobe will have to be first on his list. Bryant is worth nearly $100 million more than LeBron. He’s been in the league almost twice as long as The King, but that’s still an impressive figure.

In truth, LeBron’s earnings don’t really matter much—Kobe is going to remain obscenely rich either way. No matter when he retires or what he does when he finally walks away, we’ll always know that the stacks of cash under Kobe’s mattress are far bigger than ours.

Well, in terms of wealth, do you think LeBron James will be able to top Kobe Bryant in the next couple of years? And just to push it — who do you think is the better basketball player between the two?

Source: Dan Favale | Bleacher Report

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Financial Worth Of The British Royal Family

The top members of the British royal family are worth more than $1 billion, with Queen Elizabeth II topping the list at $510 million, according to a recent report.

That tops soccer star David Beckham’s net worth, reported to be $260 million. And is more than the value of the reigning soccer champions of England, Manchester City Football Club,  reportedly worth $443 million.

In honor of the queen’s Diamond Jubilee, financial firm Wealth-X calculated the net worth of the top members of the British royal line of succession. The figure does not include the Crown Jewels or the Royal Collection of art.

Prince Charles, the monarch’s son and first in line to the throne, had the second-highest net worth of the family. His worth is estimated at $210 million, according to Wealth-X. Prince Andrew, who is Charles’ brother and was once married to Sarah Ferguson, is worth $75 million, according to the study. Princes William and Harry, sons of Charles and the late Princess Diana, are worth $19 million and $16 million, respectively.

Business Insider reported that Mykolas D. Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, said, “The fact that the combined wealth of the top 14 members only reached $1 billion reflects what has been suspected for some time: that new wealth is overtaking old wealth in Britain.”

New wealth overtaking old wealth in Britain — do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? Share your opinions with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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