James Harden is an American basketball player and his estimated net worth is around 50$ million.
James Harden was born on August 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. he grew up in L.A. and even as a small boy he spent most of his time on the court playing basketball. He attended Artesia High School and he played basketball throughout his whole school years.
He mostly played on shooter position because of his height and also because of his precision. He grew constantly when he was younger so he was perfect for the game. Harden also had asthma problems when he was younger, but he managed to keep it under control so he could play without troubles.
He scored amazing results even as an amateur and during his college years he played for Arizona State University. During his time in the team he won several awards including the Player of the year award. Because of his impressive game he led his team to win several times and set few point lifetime records.
He decided to leave the University and try out for NBA drafts. This turned out be the right decision for him because he showed amazing moves during the tryouts.
Professional basketball career
He started his professional career at the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009. He showed amazing talent and skill at his game that he managed to earn a Sixth Man of the Year award from the NBA. In 2012 he signed a contract with Houston Rockets for 80$ million.
Since then he has been playing for this team and in 2016 he extended his contract for 118$ million. The sponsorships with different brand sonly add to his impressive net worth. Harden has a contract with Adidas. The company actually paid him to leave his former sponsor, Nike, and the sum was staggering 15$ million per year.
Harden was often named as the most valuable player of the team, and judging by the size of his salary that is probably true.
The contract caught the eye of the media because a number so big hasn’t been detected for a while. It has been signed for 13 years so he will be their face for another decade. The amount he has been offered only speaks about his talent and worth in the basketball world.
In 2012 he played for the US Olympic team and the team won 2 gold medals.
He is also sponsored by other brands and companies. It is estimated that this athlete earns around 30$ million each year just from his endorsements.
In 2015 he was listed on the 100 richest athletes on the Forbes list. He appeared on the covers of many magazines and was named as one of the desirable bachelors. In his career so far, he has played against some of the best players and teams in the NBA and scored many points against them.
His game style is often aggressive and because of his height and weight, he is on the position of a shooter. Even during his college years he has set several all-time records in points.
James Harden has often said in his interviews that he is a Christian and that he thanks God everyday for everything he has been given. He also says that his trademark beard grows only because he doesn’t like to shave and he is too lazy to do that.
Throughout his career he dated many women. Harden was in relationship with Amber Rose, Kyra Chaos and Trina. None of his relationships lasted for too long and he hasn’t had a more serious or longer relationship.
In 2015 he announced that he was dating Khloe Kardashian. The couple was together for a while until Khloe went back to her ex-husband, Lamar Odom, to help him recover from a life-threatening experience caused by overdose. Khloe also said that during her relationship with him, he wasn’t faithful and that he had cheated on her.
Many of his ex-girlfriends have described him as a player or a womanizer and he earned that nickname for a reason. He is currently single and there haven’t been rumors about his new love interest.
His beard actually became a meme and his own Twitter and Facebook account was made. It has often been used in conversation and probably no one remembers him without his signature facial hair.
Harden often endorses charity events and gives a lot back to the community. He is still young and we will probably see more of him in the future. So far, he has had an impressive career and showed us amazing game talent and skill.
Full Name: James Harden
Date of Birth: August 26, 1989
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Age: 28 years
Profession: professional basketball player
Height: 1.96 m
Weight: 100 kg
Net worth: 50$ million