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Charles Barkley Net Worth

Charles Barkley Net Worth 2019
Net Worth$40,000,000
Full NameCharles Wade Barkley
Date of Birth/AgeFebruary 20, 1963 (age 56)
Source of wealthProfessional Basketball Player
Country of originU.S
State/City of originLeeds, Alabama
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Charles Barkley net worth is 40 million dollars.

Barkley spent 16 years in the NBA. That not only left quite a legacy as an athlete but in financial terms as well. His highest paying season was in 1999, during which he earned 9 million dollars as a basketball player.

Since leaving the NBA, Barkley has worked as a sports analyst for his own TV show, Inside the NBA. He has also worked with TNT and CBC as a sports commentator. Total Sportek estimates that the yearly average for his analyst positions is $1.5 million.

But Barkley also has streams of income from his endorsement deals. He has worked for companies such as McDonald’s, T-Mobile and Weight Watchers. Barkley’s net worth also includes gold medals that he won for playing basketball in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.

In addition to earning money, Barkley has been known to lose a good deal of it. He has admitted to having a gambling addiction in the past, noting that he lost more than 10 million dollars to the habit.

Like most celebrities, he also likes to spend big on his house and cars. His Scottsdale, Arizona mansion cost him more than 2 million dollars. He also owns multiple cars, including a Bentley and a Lincoln Navigator.


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The former NBA player is known as much for his antics on and off the court as he is for his playing ability, but he has been able to use that distinctive personality to further his career.

Known as Sir Charles and The Round Mound of Rebound during his career, Barkley has added “sought after sports analyst” to his list of titles since retiring.

Early Life

Charles Wade Barkley was born in Leeds, Alabama, on February 20, 1963. His parents were Frank Barkley and Charcey Glenn. Barkley had two brothers, John and Darryl.

While growing up, Barkley began to develop an interest in basketball but faced difficulty in succeeding due to his height.

While at Leeds High School, he was placed on the reserve spot of his high school basketball team because he was only 5’10.”

But while he was on reserve during his junior year, the following summer saw his height increase by six inches.

As a result of his growth spurt, he was able to become a starter on his high school team. While at Leeds High School, he led his team to the state semi-finals with 19 points and 17 rebounds.

At the semi-finals against Butler High School, Barkley scored 26 points and attracted the attention Sonny Smith, Auburn University’s head coach.


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Personal Life

Barkley has been married to Maureen Blumhardt since 1989, and the couple has one daughter, Christiana, who was also born in 1989.

When the two married, Barkley was playing for Philadelphia and the interracial marriage between Maureen, who is white, and Barkley, who is black, upset some residents of the city.

At the time of their marriage, Maureen was working as a legal aide, but she has also worked as a model. While Charles Barkley tends to be very open about all of his opinions, Maureen prefers to keep a lower public profile.

Christiana has revealed through social media that she currently studies journalism at Columbia University.

Her famous father also revealed to USA Today that Christiana was a big fan of the Villanova basketball team. Barkley ended up cheering their team on during the championship game in her honor.


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Barkley began his career playing for the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984. While there, he developed an important relationship with Moses Malone, who would serve as Barkley’s mentor. Malone would help Barkley get down to 275 pounds and into shape.

After Malone’s death, Barkley would tell ESPN that Malone was responsible for making Barkley the player that he became.

Barkley would go on to play for the Phoenix Suns beginning in 1992. It was during his career with the Phoenix Suns that Barkley made the most success in his career. During his career with the Suns, Barkley achieved all of the following career moments:

  • Averaged 25.6 points during the first season
  • Won the Most Valuable Player Award for the 1992-93 season
  • Led the team to their first finals since 1976
  • Earned All-Star and All-NBA honors during every season
Charles Barkley net worth reached $40,000,000 by 2019.

His basketball career also included going to the Olympics as part of the “Dream Team” in 1992 and 1994. Barkley was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. His all-time record includes more than 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds.

Following his retirement, Barkley immediately began work as a sports analyst. He has won three Emmy Awards for his analysis on TNT.

Barkley has also had a career as a writer. Barkley and Roy S. Johnson wrote an autobiography of Barkley titled Outrageous! Barkley would go on to write I May be Wrong, But I Doubt It and Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?. He also wrote the forward for Rick Reilly’s book, The Life of Reilly.

His career as an actor has included appearing in Space Jam. He’s also appeared in television shows such as Modern Family and Suits.


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Interesting Facts

In December 2008, Barkley was arrested for a DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was briefly suspended of his analyst duties as part of the fall-out from the arrest.

Barkley’s career as a sports analyst has been defined by Barkley’s frequent tough remarks on players. During one incident, Barkley commented on Joel Embiid’s performance, which resulted in Embiid criticizing Barkley. In response, Barkley stated, “I’m going to criticize guys if they deserve it.”


Charles Barkley spent his high school days being told that he wasn’t good enough to play basketball.

Even after gaining an impressive six inches over the course of the summer, Barkley still had to prove that he was more than just “fat guy playing basketball.”

He would go on to win Olympic Gold, earn household name status as a basketball player have his own signature shoe line with Nike and forge an impressive post-basketball career as a sports analyst.

He would also be named one of the 50 greatest NBA players of all time.


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Favorite Quotes from Charles Barkley

“I don’t care what people think. People are stupid.”

“The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.”

“You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.”

“We better not be doing the Bulls this year. Man, they suck! Bunch of high school kids with $70 million contracts…I hate my mother for having me too soon.”

“If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming. “

Tips for success from Charles Barkley

  1. Controversy in your career can cause you to doubt yourself, but don’t give into the urge. Barkley has been followed by controversy during his entire career, but it has never stopped him from earning millions in multiple fields. 
  2. Admit your mistakes so that they do not interfere with your success. Barkley’s gambling addiction could have threatened his millions, but he admitted that he had a problem and sought help. This prevented the loss of his $40 million fortune.