Charles Barkley was a superstar in his era of NBA as he competed against Michael Jordan and many other greats. He is also regarded as one of the best power forwards ever in the league as fans nicked him the “Round Mound of Rebound” and “Sir Charles” for his great skills near the rim. Charles is also an 11-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympics Gold Medallist as a part of the Dream Team.
He has also been inducted to the Hall of Fame twice keeping in regard to his individual career and role as a member of the “Dream Team”. After retirement, Charles Barkley has stepped into the entertainment side of the NBA as he now is a successful NBA analyst for NBA on TNT (Turner Network Television) as he welcomes controversies and is afraid of none.
The professional side of his is known by many but his endorsements and net worth are quite hidden as he keeps it low and private. Chuck early in his career got cheated by his manager as claiming the theft in an interview he quoted: “I probably got cheated out of 100 million dollars. My first agent was a crook. He stole all my money. After four years I was broke. I don’t want to mention his name that a**hole… stole all my money.”
Charles has also lost a significant amount in gambling as he washed his hands on $2.5 million in under six hours playing blackjack. But after all these losses Barkley got on the track and today stands sharp on the financial end trying to get the bag. Know more about his endorsements and net worth here below:-
Charles Barkley Net Worth
Charles Barkley in 2022 is marked at the net worth of $50 million and more where he earned around $40 million during his career via contracts and endorsements. He received his peak salary ($9 million) at Houston Rockets playing his final season in the league. Charles was one of the very first players in the league who made a video game of himself. During his MVP season, he released “Barkley Shut up and Jam” a multiplayer video game that boomed the market and helped him make many dollars. In 1996, he also appeared in “Space Jam” and secured a bag for his acting career.
Barkley has also published many books and made thousands of dollars selling them. But the major part of his wealth came from his sneakers and commercials with different companies like Nike, Right Guard, Taco Bell, Weight Watchers, Capitol One, T-Mobile, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, ESPN and NBA on TNT. Sir Charles started slow but being the smart one stands good and tall enough on financial stability today. Currently, he is an active analyst for NBA on TNT and makes around $1.5 million and more per year as he is the star of the show sitting alongside Shaquille O’Neal.
Charles Barkley even though has lost a lot financially has always been giving back to society and helping the poor as he helped a lot of Charity Foundations during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also contributes towards the educational side as he has donated millions of dollars to high schools and colleges for better and improved facilities.