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James Harden Biography & Net Worth

James Harden Net Worth

Popular Name: James Harden
Real Name: James Edwards Harden
Birth Date: 26 August 1989
Birth Place: California, United States
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Height: 196cm
Weight: 100kg
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Spouse(s):
N/A
Children: N/A
Profession: Professional Basketball Player
Years active: 2009 Till Date
Net Worth: $150 Million
Last Updated: 2020

James Harden is a popular American basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He started out as a professional in 2009 with the Oklahoma City Thunder before signing for the Rockets three years later. James is known for his skilful play and ability to score high points that help his team win deciding matches. His dedication toward the sport and impeccable set of skills have won him several accolades, such as the PAC Player of the Year and the NBA Most Valuable Player. He has also been included in the NBA All-Star and All-NBA teams on several occasions. Fans all over the world have found his beards impressing, that it has become the player’s trademark. He hasn’t shaved since 2009 when he became famous for his beards.

Nicknamed “The Beard”, James Harden and his beard has been seen on T-shirts and various songs. He holds the record of being the first player in the NBA to hit 60 points while scoring a triple-double, a feat he achieved in 2018, breaking Calvin Murphy’s previous record of 57 points. He plays the shooting guard position, and has represented the United States basketball team at the 2012 Olympics, and at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. A fine career in the sport has led to a steady growth of James Harden net worth since he began playing, as well as being involved in other enterprises such as endorsements and merchandise sales. To find out more, simply read on.

James Harden’s Early Life

James Edwards Harden is the son of James Harden Sr. and Monja Willis. He was born in California, United States on 26 August 1989. Before embracing the life of drug addiction, James’ father worked for the Navy. James never liked his dad so never uses Jr. in his name. His mother was as an administrator in Pasadena, and assisted in raising Harden and his two elder siblings.

Upon completing his studies at Artesia High School located in Lakewood, California, James attended Arizona State. While studying at Arizona State, the NABC and the USBWA included him in the first-team All-District.

James Harden’s Career

It was when Oklahoma City Thunder picked him in the 2009 NBA draft that James Harden began his journey as a professional basketball player. He scored his highest point (40) in a match against Phoenix Suns in April 2012. He soon joined the Houston Rockets and became one of the best shooting guard as well as one of the best scorers in the NBA. He was suspended for one game in March 2015 for kicking LeBron James.

James Harden was less than 21 years of age when he achieved a record of the fourth highest 3-point percentage in NBA history during his first season as a professional in the 2009-2010 season. In two consecutive games, he connected on 7 straight 3-point field goals. It was the most consecutive 3-point hit by a player since Michael Dickerson did 8 straight a decade ago.

In his first season with Houston Rockets, he had one of the best seasons in team history. He became the 5th player in the history of the team to reach 2,000 points in a single campaign.

Awards & Records

James became the second-youngest player to win NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and helped his team Oklahoma City Thunder reach the NBA finals in the 2011-12 season. He holds the record of being the only player in the history of NBA to record 900 assists, 600 rebounds, and 2000 points in a single season. He is also the youngest player in history to reach 1,000 career 3-pointers made. In the season-opening match, Harden is the first and only player in the entire NBA history to earn at least 17 assists as well as 34 points. He was named Most Valuable Player (MVP)  at the inaugural annual awards of the National Basketball Players Association in 2015.

James Harden net worth
James Harden Net Worth 2020

Personal Life & Legacy

James was in a relationship with reality TV star Khloé Kardashian 2015. They broke up the year that followed because of his discomfort with the media attention. In the past, he was rumoured to be in relationships with Instagram model Jessyka Janshel and rapper Trina.

He is also known for his philanthropic works. He founded an organization called ‘3 The Harden Way Inc.’ which works to provide better opportunities for the youth. To support victims of Hurricane Harvey, he pledged the sum of $1 million in 2017.

In 2015, he signed a sponsorship deal worth $200 million with Adidas until 2028. His trademark beard has a big following on social media.

Age & Physical Features

James Harden is 30 years old. He is recognized for his thick beards which he has not shaved in over a decade. He is tall at 196cm and weighs 100kg.

James Harden Net Worth

American professional basketball player James Harden is widely popular for playing as a shooting guard and point guard for Houston Rockets of the NBA. His wealth has been generated in the 11 years of his career as a professional athlete. He also earns income from endorsements and sales of merchandise, so below is a breakdown of his financial data and the constituents of his wealth.

Salary & Earnings

According to several sources, James Harden ranks as one of the richest and highest paid basketball players alongside the likes of Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant. Besides earning from his career, he also gains massively from his presence on social media. As of 2019, it was reported that he around $20,193 to $33,655 for each sponsored post he made on instagram where he has over 10 million followers. He also makes extra money from endorsing popular brands and products like Adidas, State Farm, EA Sports, Foot Locker, Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics, and more.

For being too lazy to shave in 2009, he set a trademark for his bushy beards which has appeared in many clothing and songs. From his appearance, he bagged a $30 million deal with Trolli. He partners Jeff Bezos‘ amazon to sell supplements and products, and this also contributes to James Harden net worth. He owns a minority stake in Huston Dynamo which he bought in 2019.

Assets, Houses, Cars, Lifestyle

Being millions rich, the superstar enjoys a luxurious lifestyle. There is no record of children associated with him neither is he married, so we can say he’s living his life of lavish all alone. He resides in a $2 million mansion in Houston, and owns a big collection of expensive cars such as Rolls Royce Wraith ($462 thousand), Lamborghini Aventador ($443 thousand), Bentley Bentyga ($245 thousand), and others.

James Harden net worth is $150 million. It is expected that this amount increases generously within the next few years from his earnings from deals and other engagements.

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