Charles Barkley is a former American professional basketball player. His position was usually as a power forward. During his career as a basketball player, Barkley played for three teams of the National Basketball Association. They include Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns as well as the Houston Rockets. His vast playing skills have paid off because he has won many titles and awards. Here is a quick summary of Charles Barkley’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Charles Barkley was born in 1963 on 20th February, and his parents gave him the name Charles Wade Barkley. His birthplace and where he also grew up in was Leeds, Alabama. He is also a graduate of Auburn University, and while there, his major was business management.
Since 1989, Barkley has been married to Maureen Blumhardt. On the year mentioned above which they held their wedding, the two welcomed their firstborn who was a baby girl. They gave her the name Christiana.
Initially, Charles played college basketball. He played for the Auburn University for three seasons. Upon being drafted in the NFL draft of Philadelphia in 1984, he did not stay at the University for his senior year. He joined the team and would play alongside Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks as well as Moses Malone. He remained there until 1992.
In the year mentioned above, he was traded to Phoenix and played for them in the 1992-93 season. He stayed with the team until in 1996. He was traded to the Houston. It was in exchange for several players including Robert Horry, Chucky Brown, Sam Cassel as well as Mark Bryant. While with his new team, his teammates included Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon who were among the top 50 Greatest Players in NBA.
Regarding Olympics, he has two gold medals. He took part in the Olympics of 1992 as well as 1996 as part of the United States men’s basketball team. However, back in 1984, he had tried but did not qualify. During the FIFA American Championship held in Portland in 1992, Barkley also won a gold medal.
Currently, he is an NBA analyst at the Turner Network Television. Usually, he works together with Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Shaquille O’Neal.
Awards & Achievements
In 1993, Barkley was the NBA Most Valuable Player. For 11 consecutive years, i.e., 1987-1997, he was an NBA All-Star. Between 1988 and 1981, he was an NBA All-Star Game MVP, and the case was similar in 1993. As far as the All-NBA Second Team is concerned, he has succeeded in one for five times in 1986, 1987, 1992, 1994 as well as 1995.
In 1984, he was both an SEC Player of the year and a Third-team All-American-NABC. The following year, he was an NBA All-Rookie First Team. In 1987 and 1996, Barkley was an NBA Rebounding Leader and an All-NBA Third Team, respectively.
Net Worth of Charles Barkley
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’S 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.