Born on February 20, 1963, Charles Wade Barkley would become one the most well-known basketball players of his day. Barkley was born in Leeds, Alabama, an eastern suburb of Birmingham. His parents divorced while Charles was quite young, he and a younger brother were primarily raised by his mother and grandmother. Today, Barkley and his wife Maureen Blumhardt primarily live in Arizona. The couple married in 1989 and has one daughter, Christiana, who was also born in 1989.

After playing college basketball at Auburn, Barkley was chosen by the Philadelphia 76’ers in the 1984 NBA draft. At about 6’6” and generally well over his listed 250 pounds, Barkley was shorter and wider than most NBA power forwards earning him the nickname “The Round Mound of Rebound”. In fact, Barkley is the shortest player to ever lead the NBA in rebounding. After 16 years in the NBA, Barkley retired in 2000 after being selected to 11 All-NBA Teams and winning two gold medals in the Olympics. Barkley’s salary varied greatly in the NBA, from a low of about $440,000 for the 1985-86 season to a high of $9,000,000 for the 1999-00 season.

Today, Barkley’s net worth is estimated at about 40 million dollars. This money includes about 40 million that he made as a player, millions in endorsement deals with companies such as Nike and McDonald’s as well as his post playing career income as an NBA analyst. Barkley’s current contract with the TNT network has paid him about 1.5 million dollars in 2012 and 2013. Barkley’s high net worth is particularly noteworthy due to his admitted struggles with gambling. He has stated that he has lost about 10 million dollars due to gambling.

How much is Charles Barkley’s Net Worth? $40 Million!