Whatâ€™s a king if he isnâ€™t worth anything? Back in December of 2007, James was ranked No. 1 in Forbesâ€™ Top 20 earners under 25 list, with annual earnings of $27 million. Fast forward to 2010 with a new Florida zip code and Jamesâ€™ earnings hit $43 million, courtesy of the $15.8 million he made in the last year of his Cavs contract, $10 million from his Nike deal extension, $4 million in McDonaldâ€™s endorsement money, and other endorsement deals with Sprite, State Farm, Power Strips, Upper Deck, etc. His current net worth stands at $90 million. When you make that much, you can easily spend ridiculous amounts in Vegas and not even flinch as evidenced by the rumored bar tabs that recently surfaced on the net.
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