Charles Barkley Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, Career, and Awards
Charles Barkley Net Worth 2020 – Charles Barkley is famous for being one of the most phenomenal American basketball players of all time. Now retired, Barkley didn’t completely abandon the sports. He is working as a TV sports analysts.
He was born on 20 February 1963 as Charles Wade Barkley. Retired American professional basketball player Charles Barkley was born and raised in Leeds, Alabama. His mother’s name is Charcey Glenn and father’s name is Frank Barkley. Charles has two brothers: John Glenn Barkley and Darryl Barkley. He does not have any sister. He is of North American ethnicity and has American nationality.
Charles Barkley got married in 1989 to his wife, Maureen Blumhardt, a former model and honorable member of the Fresh Sart Women’s Foundation. At the time they met, she was reportedly working in Buck County as a legal aide.
Later that year, they had a baby daughter and named her Christiana.
The Barkley’s marriage is said to be one of the happiest among NBA players. The couple has only one daughter, Christiana Barkley. Nonetheless, it has been circulated a handful of times that they have other kids. But then, there are no reasons to believe the story. They have only one child and, are living together in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Barkley studied at Leeds High School and attended Auburn University.
Barkley’s unqualified body stats was not a worry for the Philadelphia 76ers who selected him in the NBA 1984 draft. He was picked in the 1st round as their fifth choice. Barkley soon learned to control his weight and improve his game with veteran teammate three-time MVP Moses Malone as his guide. His average 14.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per game was enough to earn him a berth on the NBA All-Rookie Team.
His improved performance in the second year (1985/1986) earned him a berth on the All-NBA Second Team. The departure of star teammates like Irving and Malone paved the way for Barkley’s rapid rise to stardom.
His 8-year career with the Sixers ended after the 1991/1992 season. Barkley’s NBA career was characterized by his controversial outspoken nature which got him trouble more often than not. He was among the gold-winning USA Team for the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympic games.
Barkley continued his NBA career with the Phoenix Suns (1992-1996) and ended it with the Houston Rockets (1996 – 2000). One of NBA’s most dominating power forwards, Barkley made it to the All-NBA First Team 5 times, the NBA All-Star team 11 times. More to that, he was the All-Star MVP in 1991 and the NBA league MVP in 1993. He ended his career as the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists.
Barkley’s NBA career earnings, from salary alone, was over $40 million. As an active player, he endorsed brands like T-Mobile, Nike and McDonald’s.
In his college game, he has won numerous awards including Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year, three All-SEC selections, one Second Team All-American selection, and SEC Player of the Decade for the 1980s by the Birmingham Post-Herald. He forgoes his final year and made himself eligible for the 1984 NBA draft.
In addition, this talented basketballer for his contribution has received three Sports Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Studio Analyst”.
As of July 2020, Charles Barkley has a net worth of about $45 million. His main source of income is his career as a professional basketball player. Having worked for three NBA teams, he has made money by signing various contracts with them. After retirement from basketball, things did not stop there.
He works as an NBA analyst at the Turner Network Television. That, together with being CDW’S spokesman, have contributed to his current wealth.
Charles Barkley is a retired award-winning and skilled basketball player who has left a legacy in the arena. He defied all odds because he did very well as a power forward despite having a big body. The teams he has played for are Philadelphia 78ears, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets. He has also participated in the Olympics. Since retirement, he has been an NBA analyst.