Does LeBron make his dream of the first $billion athlete? Bizzzz baby

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He's probably making about 50mil this year including endorsements.

Wins first MVP and has just really started the prime of his career.

Does he reach his dream of being the first billion dollar sports figure?

Id say it is possible towards the end of his career, but Tiger would probably take it first.
 
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I dont think you guys realize how hard it is to make $1 billion. The "$50 million" that OP predicts that LeBron makes this year does not take intoaccount 50% of those earnings going to the tax man. Even if he made $50 mill/yr in net, he'd have to invest that money super carefully and it'd take acouple of decades for LeBron to get to the $1 bill. mark.

I doubt LeBron will come close.
 
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http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/05/woods-beckham-jordan-biz-sports-cx_lr_0806athletes_slide_6.html?thisSpeed=30000
Worlds Best paid athletes

[h1]1. Tiger Woods[/h1]
Sport: Golf

Estimated Earnings: $115 million
[h1]2. David Beckham[/h1]
Sport: Soccer

Estimated Earnings: $50 million
[h1]3. Michael Jordan[/h1]
Sport: Basketball

Estimated Earnings: $45 million
[h1]4. Phil Mickelson[/h1]
Sport: Golf

Estimated Earnings: $45 million
[h1]5. Kimi Raikkonen[/h1]
Sport: Auto Racing

Estimated Earnings: $44 million


-Tiger is way ahead of him

Damn Ferrari pays well i remember Michael Schumacher got paid 70 million a year or something like that
 
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Worlds Best paid athletes

[h1]1. Tiger Woods[/h1]
Sport: Golf

Estimated Earnings: $115 million
[h1]2. David Beckham[/h1]
Sport: Soccer

Estimated Earnings: $50 million
[h1]3. Michael Jordan[/h1]
Sport: Basketball

Estimated Earnings: $45 million
[h1]4. Phil Mickelson[/h1]
Sport: Golf

Estimated Earnings: $45 million
[h1]5. Kimi Raikkonen[/h1]
Sport: Auto Racing

Estimated Earnings: $44 million

According to Forbes.com

Tiger Woods worth $600 Million

Michael Jordan $525 Million

Magic Johnson $500 Million

Source



So I am going to say no to Lebron I think Tiger will be first.
 
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Originally Posted by JStar25

Worlds Best paid athletes

[h1]1. Tiger Woods[/h1]
Sport: Golf

Estimated Earnings: $115 million
[h1]2. David Beckham[/h1]
Sport: Soccer

Estimated Earnings: $50 million
[h1]3. Michael Jordan[/h1]
Sport: Basketball

Estimated Earnings: $45 million
[h1]4. Phil Mickelson[/h1]
Sport: Golf

Estimated Earnings: $45 million
[h1]5. Kimi Raikkonen[/h1]
Sport: Auto Racing

Estimated Earnings: $44 million
According to Forbes.com

Tiger Woods worth $600 Million

Michael Jordan $525 Million

Magic Johnson $500 Million

Source



So I am going to say no to Lebron I think Tiger will be first.


Then why even quote me

you posted their total net worth i posted what they made for a year
 
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you posted their total net worth i posted what they made for a year

Were you thinking Lebron was looking to make a billion in a year?


Anyway I apologize I should have known that was what you were posting. My bad.
 
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Originally Posted by JStar25

you posted their total net worth i posted what they made for a year
Were you thinking Lebron was looking to make a billion in a year?


Anyway I apologize I should have known that was what you were posting. My bad.


nope not that dumb
...that list has Lebron at 7 making justabout under 40 mill a year.

I know he'll increase that in 2010 but as for now Tiger has the edge
 
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I don't want to sound like a broken record, but Tiger Woods will be the first to do so.

If Jordan played in todays league, he would've earned it a long time ago.
 
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Yes.

Inflation + new Nike deal soon + 2 more massive contracts = he will get there if he is smart with his money.
 
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