- Full name: Charles Wade Barkley
- Net worth: $30 Million
- Occupation: Sports analyst, basketball player (retired)
- Nationality: United States
- Marital status: Married
- Ethnicity: African American
Charles Barkley Net Worth – Has Increased Even Afterhe Retired From Professional Basketball
Professional Life And Basketball Career Of Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley net worth of $30 million was primarily earned during his professional basketball career. In these years, he was very successful and popular power forward in several successful NBA clubs: Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers. He also played in Olympic Team (twice) when USA won olympic gold medals. Along with successful basketball game, he signed lucrative endorsement deals with Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Taco and T-Mobile. He also served as spokesperson for Weight Watchers when he was working on weight loss. During his playing years, he was known for his notorious bad temper and tendency to fight with everyone. With his bad temper, he was often involved in controversial situations, one of them involving spitting on a young girl. For this incident he was suspend for certain period of time (without pay), and fined $10.000. Charles Barkley eventually apologized to girl and her family, and often gave them free tickets for his games.
Charles Barkley has also confessed that he has had problem with gambling addiction that he openly confesses-he said that he lost about $10 million in gambling his life, with $2.5 million lost in blackjack round of 6 hours. These days, Charles Barkley has settled down as a TV reporter and sports analyst for TNT network. When we wonder how much is Charles Barkley worth, it is estimated that his current net worth, despite these huge gambling losses, is around $30 million, thanks to his endorsements and television career. Other athletes also use their sports popularity to sign lucrative endorsement deals that are high earning both for them and those bih companies. We shall mention just few of those who have earned a fortune with their marketing activities: Michael Jordan and Dwyane Wade. Do you think that popular players give added value and credibility to certain products when they advertize them? Please feel free to comment bellow.
Charles Barkley Private Life And Family
Charles Barkley wife since 1989 is Maureen Blumhardt. Their marriage sparked some controversy at the beginning, because Maureen is Caucasian and he is Afro-American. However, there has never been any doubt among them in regard to race, what is obvious as they have managed to stay together all these years, even with his problematic character. Charles Barkley children include just one girl named Christiana Barkley he got in marriage with Maureen. Christiana is a carbon copy of her father, what you will notice as soon as you see two of them on a family photo. Charles and Maureen have been married for 25 years now, and this definitely makes them one of the most enduring celebrity couples, especially since they have always managed to keep a low profile when it comes to their personal family life. It is the fact that there is not much info about Maureen. When she and Charles met, she was a legal aide and part-time model, and after they married she generally devote to family, although she was and remained being active in Fresh Start Women Foundation that is a charity organization for Arizona women in need. These days, Charles Barkley and wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona, and their daughter has married and moved to New Jersey. Charles Barkley is now sports analyst but he states that he would like to try himself out in politics once his television contract ends; he recently chatted with President Obama, so maybe we are into another Afro-American influential politician? What do you think about Charles Barkley future in politics, is it likely to happen? Do you think that he managed to control his temper as years went by? Please feel free to comment.