LeBron James Biography
In 2006, Forbes ranked him in the Richest Young Celebrities List, with reported earnings of $22.5 million in the previous year. He topped the earner list at just 21 years.
James is the only child in his family. He married his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson James, with whom he has three children – Bronny James, Bryce Maximus James, and Zhuri James.
In December 2016, James became the first player in NBA history to record 27,000 points, 7,000 rebounds, and 7,000 assists.
On January 25, 2020, James moved up to third on the all-time scoring list, demoting Kobe Bryant to fourth. Kobe paid tribute to James Tweeting “Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother #33644,” a few hours later after that tweet Kobe passed in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Throughout his career, James has never lost a first-round playoff game and has won a total of 21 in a row.
He created the LeBron James Family Foundation in Akron, Ohio, to help less privileged children to stay in school. The foundation later opened LeBron James I Promise School in Akron, which offers children a full-ride scholarship to the University of Akron.
He also has a production company, SpringHill Studios, which he named after the SpringHill Suites Apartment complex where he grew up in Akron.
LeBron James also played football in high school and was recruited by several Division I programs, like Notre Dame. Upon finalizing his sophomore year, he was listed fort team all-state and as a junior, he led the Fighting Irish to the state semifinals. However, he did not play in his senior year due to a wrist injury he sustained in an AAU basketball game. His stint playing football had many coaches and experts believing that he could have made in in the National Football League.
James stands at 6 feet 9 inches and weighs 150 pounds (68 kg) according to this pounds to KG conversion tool. He started his professional basketball career as a point guard, shooting guard, small forward, and the power forward. His play has often drawn comparison to legends Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, and Michael Jordan. Since 2011, James has been ranked the best NBA player by the Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
LeBron James also supports a number of non-profit organizations such as After-School All-Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Children’s Defense Fund.