LeBron James Really A Billionaire
LeBron James was "officially" anointed billionaire status.
In our opinion (and we have been tracking LeBron James' net worth longer than any publication in existence), LeBron James is not a billionaire at the moment.
We currently peg LeBron's net worth at $600 million – an extremely respectable figure, but still a few hundred million shy of cracking the coveted three-comma athlete club.
$600 million leaves LeBron James tied for sixth place, behind only Tiger Woods and Dwayne The Rock Johnson who both sport roughly $800 million fortunes.
The first is the windfall he received when Apple acquired Beats by Dre in 2014 for $3 billion. As it turned out, LeBron owned an estimated 1% of Beats.
If we see real evidence that LeBron is a billionaire right now we'll happily jump on the bandwagon and eat crow.